If you are going to tailgate, you might as well do it the right way and go all-out. You are not tailgating because you are thinking about your health or your diet. You are doing it because you want to eat well and have a great time with your buddies before the game. As you swap lies and drink beer, you might as well eat terribly delicious food that will eventually kill you.


Honey-glazed chicken wings




  • 2 lbs. meaty chicken wings
  • 4 oz. honey
  • 3 oz. hot sauce
  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 3 oz. red-wine vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper



  1. Fry the chicken wings the night before your tailgaiting extravaganza.
  2. Mix the honey, hot sauce, butter, red-wine vinegar and black pepper.
  3. Pour the mixture over the wings and then slow-cook them over hot coals.





  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Celery flakes
  • Beer
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Pre-Soaked Kidney beans
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  1. Brown your ground beef ahead of time.
  2. Chop your onions and garlic and fry them in oil over medium heat.
  3. Combine the ground beef, garlic and onions in the crock pot with all the other ingredients for two hours.



Bacon Burgers


  • 2 lbs bacon
  • 4 lbs. ground beef
  • Garlic
  • Salt Pepper



  1. Fry up the bacon. Mix the ground beef with garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Form thick hamburger patties from the ground beef mixture. For full effect, make sure you cook them rare or medium rare.
  3. Slice raw onions and have sourdough hamburger buns at the ready.
  4. Slather the entire burger with ketchup.



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  • 4 slabs of ribs
  • 6 cans of beer
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Hot mustard


  1. Soak your rib slabs in beer. Keep the rib-beer mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Slap your ribs on the grill and make sure you have a high heat.
  3. Cook them until tender and in the last 10 minutes before serving, slather them with a barbeque sauce/hot mustard mix.
  4. Never, under any circumstances, use yellow mustard. That will ruin your sauce and make your ribs inedible.



Those east of the Mississippi and west of the Rockies probably don’t understand the appeal of this Midwestern delicacy, but bratwurst is a scrumptious and overwhelming meat that comes in sausage casing.



  • 6 lbs. bratwurst
  • 6 cans of beer
  • Red sauce
  • Brown mustard
  • Onions
  • Onion roll


Soak your bratwurst in beer overnight (sense a pattern here?) and then grill them up on game day.

Use red sauce, brown mustard and chopped onions to top your brat.

Serve it on an onion roll.


Shrimp Skewers



  • 4 lbs. shrimp
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Green peppers
  • Red peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions


  1. Prepare the shrimp the night before by shelling and cleaning them.
  2. Stir up a mixture of butter, garlic, shallots and oil. Fry your shrimp and then refrigerate overnight.
  3. Place the shrimp on the grill and make sure you also grill green peppers, red peppers, onions and mushrooms.
  4. Have your top assistant skewer the shrimp and vegetables and then serve it up hot.






  • Rib eye or T-bone steak
  • Garlic salt
  • Steak sauce



  • Place your steaks over a high heat on the coals and cook until rare or medium.
  • Season the steaks with garlic salt and serve with steak sauce.