There’s nothing quite like football season. For many, it’s the best time of the year because it provides a fun environment where you can truly combine good food & drinks with good friends. According to Bradley Smoker, that’s a surefire recipe for fun.
Food has long been a motivation for watching football. Take the Super Bowl for example. Granted, a large portion watch it out of love for the game and good competition. But the next biggest reason usually involves the social aspect of Super Bowl parties, which always include a plethora of mouth-watering eats. And let’s be honest, grilled food is the first to disappear.
So before another football season comes to an end, take a look at our top 10 grilling eats for this football season. These delectable party portions will make your tongue melt.
Applewood BBQ Chicken Wings
The mighty hot wing is most often the first to disappear at any party. If your vegetarian friend doesn’t cave on this one, I’ll be truly impressed. For general grilling, soak your applewood chips in water beforehand. Cook them up nice and slow to impart more smoke and retain the juices.
Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Dogs
Fit for a real he-man, this is the perfect way to add some excitement to an otherwise boring game day dog. There’s nothing wrong with your typical hot dog, but Sunday Night Football just deserves something a little more special, don’t you think?
BBQ Potato Skins
This one takes a bit of preparation since the spuds have to be pre-cooked. After pulling them out of the oven, cut them in half and let them cook an additional 5 minutes over the grill. Now you halve yourself a tasty treat everyone can enjoy! Top with all of your favorite stuffed potato toppings and garnish with chives. Delicious.
Dragon’s Chicken Wings
If you’re looking to spice things up with a south-of-the-border dish then you have got to try this hot wing recipe. You can make these puppies as hot or mild as you like. Whatever you choose, your guests will love them – they’ll be begging for the recipe before a single point gets put on the board.
Game Day Burgers
Before we get too ahead of ourselves. The classic game day burger cannot go unmentioned. We recommend seasoning the patties well prior to grilling. Cooking time varies depending on your grill, but whatever you do… be sure to flip the burgers just once. Otherwise they’ll come off dry, and that makes for a lousy burger.
Whether you’re adding it to a juicy burger or slicing it up to serve as a vibrant appetizer, you just can’t go wrong with grilled pineapple. It cooks up quickly and tastes incredibly good while still warm. The sweetness goes well with grilled chicken wings, and provides something sweet for people to finish their meal with.
Party Jalapeno Poppers
These ever-popular jalapeno poppers are the perfect addition to Sunday Night Football or College Game Day. However, instead of pan-frying them in oil, carefully place them on your grilling rack and cook over medium-high heat until lightly charred. Doing this will bring out the inherent qualities of cooking over a fire, leaving all of your friends craving more!
Pork Side Spareribs
“Low and slow” is the name of the game when it comes to barbecuing ribs. What? Ribs for game day? Think about it – If you offer single portions of spareribs at your next tailgate party or game night, then you will know what it feels like to save the day… on game day. Your friends will praise you to no end. If you haven’t tried your hand at barbecuing ribs, give it a try this football season!
The saltiness of the meat in this recipe really eliminates the need to add anything else to the asparagus. Simply wrap up a pair of asparagus tips and cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until lightly charred and tender. These make terrific presentations for parties – you might even earn the title of chef!
1/4 lb. cheeseburgers might be a little heavy for some parties. Try these “bite-sized” burgers called sliders instead! It’s everything you love about a juicy charbroiled burger, but it’s wrapped up in a gut-friendly portion so you have room for everything else.
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