As the temperatures drop and the leaves change to eye-popping shades of orange, yellow and red, it can only mean one thing. No, the answer is not Pumpkin Spice Lattes, at least not for this exercise. Try again.
It’s football season. Whether you can’t remember the difference between an extra-point and a field goal or you could trump every ESPN employee at a game of Football Trivial Pursuit, there’s something fun about getting out to MetLife Stadium to cheer on the Jets or Giants or heading to your alma mater for a healthy dose of nostalgia. And if there’s one thing fans of all teams can agree on, it’s that tailgating is more than half the fun of the game-day experience. It’s an excuse to keep your grill out well past summer barbecue season and indulge in the finer delicacies in life, you know, like burgers, tortilla chips, wings and of course, beer.
This season, take your pre-gaming to the next level with these five tailgating recipes.
Crown Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs
Because maple syrup is way too rich and complex in flavor to simply be reserved for pancakes. Get the recipe.
Mini Sloppy Joe Phyllo Cups
Starting early? Mix up a Bloody Mary and tame the hair of the dog from Friday night’s happy hour. Get the recipe.
Bacon and Cheddar Dip with Almonds
As the temperatures begin to plummet, warm up with a bowl of this mouthwatering chili that will keep you in the tailgating game all day long. Get the recipe.