Top Tailgating Recipes

November 2, 2011 by staff 

Top Tailgating Recipes, Don’t have a ticket or a parking space to tailgate at a Rams game? No worries. Pack up the goodies and support the Mehlville Panthers or Oakville Tigers, where the gridiron action makes for great tailgating.

Zesty 100-Yard Bites

1/3 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (or hot pepper sauce)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
12 slider buns
12 slices deli-style Honey Ham
12 slices deli-style Roasted Roast Beef
3 Kraft Big Slice Colby Jack Cheese Slices, cut into quarters
2 plum tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
12 Bread ‘N Butter Pickle Chips
12 stuffed green olives
Mix mayo, Sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Spread each bun with 1/2 tablespoon (1 1/2 teaspoons) mayo mixture.

Fill each bun with 1 folded slice each ham and roast beef, a cheese slice quarter, tomato slice and pickle. Top each bun with a small decorative bamboo skewer, skewered with an olive. Makes 12 servings.

Potato Dog Skins

3 large baking potatoes (2 1/2 pounds), baked
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 beef franks
1/3 cup barbecue Sauce, warmed
1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
Heat grill to medium heat. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and spoon out the flesh, leaving half-inch shells. Mix garlic and melted butter. Brush potatoes on both sides with garlic butter mixture.

Grill franks 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through, turning occasionally; slice into rounds. Grill potatoes until crisp, about 4 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side. Spoon sliced franks into the potato shells; drizzle with barbecue sauce and top with cheese. Grill until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and chives.

Alternative Cooking Method: If you prefer, bake the buttered potato skins in a 250 degree oven until crisp, about 15 minutes, before adding the toppings. Fill as directed and bake 5 minutes more. Makes 6 servings

Tailgate Turkey Pile-On

1 12-inch loaf Italian bread with sesame seeds, sliced in half horizontally
1/4 cup Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil Cracked Pepper Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
24 slices deli-style roasted turkey breast
6 slices fully cooked bacon, crisped
1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup drained roasted red pepper strips
Hollow top of bread slightly; discard removed bread or save for another use. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread. Fill with remaining ingredients. Slice into 6 (2-inch) pieces. Tailgating Tip: To make for easy eating, wrap sandwich in parchment paper (like at a sandwich shop) and then slice with a serrated knife. Wrap in foil for transport. Makes 6 servings.

Chipotle Chile Mac and Chesse

1 package (14 ounces) Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup Kraft shredded cheddar cheese
6 Ritz crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown beef with onion and bell pepper in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Drain. Add meat mixture to prepared dinner and stir in chipotle pepper. Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with green onions, cheese and cracker crumbs. Bake 15 minutes or until mixture is hot. Makes 6 servings.

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