When football season comes around, it’s time to gather up friends and fire up the grill. Healthy tailgating food should involve recipes that satisfy but don't weigh you down for the day. These calorie-conscious burgers and sandwiches are healthy enough to keep you feeling good, but definitely fit in with the indulgent feel of football food. Between bite-size sliders, barbecue sandwiches, Italian hoagies, and hearty burgers, you’re sure to find something for all guests to enjoy. Keep it traditional with beef burgers and Sloppy Joes, or get funky with Sriracha shrimp rolls and chicken parmesan sliders.
Chicago-Style Italian Beef Hoagies
Whether you prefer an easy grab-and-go sandwich or a messy burger piled high with toppings, this gallery features tailgating sandwiches that are sure to satisfy every guest.
Chuck roast translates to big flavor when braised until tender for this sandwich. Instead of simmering on your stovetop, you can also place the Dutch oven in a 350° oven and bake for 2½ hours, turning once after 1 hour.