Football season is here again, and with it comes one of our favorite food experiences: tailgating. We've put together four great menus to satisfy any hungry group of sports (or grill) fans. All the salads and desserts can be made a day or two ahead, and everything else will cook right on the grill, whether it's in a stadium parking lot or your own backyard. Make a full menu, or mix and match; either way you'll be well fed and ready to root for your team.
A Kansas City-style rub and sauce flavor the chicken and potato salad, but the slow-cooked ribs are pure Texas. Add a sophisticated
grilled-peach dessert, and this menu will make you stand up and cheer.
Kansas City Barbecued Chicken
Ribs with Texas Barbecue Dry Rub
KC-Style Potato Salad
Grilled Peaches with Amaretto-Pecan Caramel Sauce
Mix up the meat and seasonings for the bratwurst a day ahead, then grill the patties and simmer in beer for Midwest-style
flavor. Be sure to set some aside to use in place of Italian sausage in the braised cabbage as well.
Turkey Bratwurst Patties with sauerkraut and Caramelized Onions on Brown Beer Rye Bread
Braised Red Cabbage with Sausage and Apples
Marinated Green Bean and Potato Salad
A traditional steak and a spicy, unconventional burger team up here, alongside some tasty sides and a red velvet cake to die
for. Double the slaw part of the burger recipe so steak-eaters can have some too.
Basic Grilled Steak
Chipotle Barbecue Burgers with Slaw
Grilled Corn with Lime Butter
Orzo Salad with Marinated Mushrooms and Edamame
Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting
For even more recipes and fun, head to MyRecipes.com's tailgating channel.