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14 Touchdown Worthy Recipes to Devour this Tailgate Season

October  3, 2014

Calling all newcomers and veterans to one of America’s great pastimes: the tailgate. The season has come to eat, to drink, and to cheer on your favorite team -- all from the comfort of your hatchback.

We’ve huddled together to compile a list of touchdown-worthy recipes to ensure that your tailgate is a win. Whichever way your tailgating mood sways you, we have the answer. So load up your trunk full of these crowd favorites (or enjoy them on your couch -- that’s fine too) because tailgating season is in full effect.

Kalbi-Style Short Ribs by Cara Nicoletti

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Kalbi- Style Short Ribs


Tuxedo Chili by TheRunawaySpoon

Tuxedo Chili


Bacon-Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Avocado by lorinarlock

Bacon-Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Avocado


Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese by Genius Recipes

Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings by Genius Recipes

Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip by Oui, Chef

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip

Herbed Butternut Squash Chips by Merrill Stubbs

Cheeto-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers With Bacon by molly yeh

Cheeto-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers With Bacon

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole

Party Pretzel Bites by fiveandspice

Party Pretzel Bites

Bulk Bin Snack Bars by Kendra Vaculin

Bulk Bin Snack Bars

Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, and Coconut Cookies by Sarah | strawberryplum 

Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

Moscow Mule by Amanda Hesser

Moscow Mule

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer by Catherine Lamb 

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer


And you can stock up on everything you need to make your tailgate a touchdown in one place: 


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Meghan M. October 4, 2014
Bacon stuffed burgers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Audra C. October 3, 2014
there are some intriguing recipes here. Thanks