Here are 12 awesome Tailgate recipes that can be cooked on your smoker or grill for you to enjoy this year whether you’re at the game live or while watching your favorite game on tv!
Even in the dead of winter, people area willing to fire up the grill for their favorite Football team, especially for the Big Game! So we had to chime in with a roundup of our favorite tailgate recipes! From dips, to meats, to drinks, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.
Smoked Sausage and Hatch Chili Beer Cheese Dip
Smoked pork sausage. Beer. Cheese. More cheese. Melted into gooey deliciousness. What’s not to love about this tailgate chili recipe?! Grab the recipe for Smoked Sausage and Hatch Chili Beer Cheese Dip.
Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip
It’s not the Super Bowl without at least 50 “Buffalo” flavored dishes. Try this version with shredded smoked chicken, a mix of creamy cheeses, and the one and only Frank’s RedHot hot sauce. Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Smoked Buffalo Chicken Wings
Want the best crispy wings ever? Make the ultimate smoked buffalo chicken wings. Learn what it takes to make the perfect wings on the smoker, with crispy skin, smoky flavor, and the perfect sauce. Crispy Smoked Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
My Mama’s Basic Blender Salsa
Ok, in all honesty this salsa is neither smoked nor grilled. BUT you’ve gotta have a wide range of salsas and guac options at your party. And this tailgate recipe has never failed, ever. 30+ years and still going strong, this salsa has won the hearts of everyone it has encountered. And you’ll never guess the secret ingredient. Basic Blender Salsa Recipe
Smoked Bacon & Tomatillo Guacamole
Guac is a must (an absolute must!!) for a Super Bowl Party. Don’t disappoint your guests, and don’t buy the store bought mushy kind. Smoke up some bacon and get on this dip! Smoked Tomatillo & Bacon Guacamole
Smoked Tomatillo Salsa
If you’re smoking tomatillos for the guac you may as well throw on some extra for this salsa. For something different, yet deliciously smoky, try this salsa, made with smoked tomatillos, cilantro, and apple cider vinegar. Try this tailgate recipe solo with chips, or served over smoked sausages. Smoked Tomatillo Salsa Verde
And speaking of sausages…
Simple Smoked Sausage Sandwiches
Super easy slider sized sandwiches that come together in no time? Recipe here
Pro Tip: You can do everything with ease by cooking all your meats at the same time. Throw on the bacon for the guac (above) and the jalapeño poppers (below), the sausage links for the sandwiches, and the crumbled sausage for the beer cheese dip. Everything goes on at the same time, and comes off just before the game starts. Boom.
Smoked Jalapeño Poppers
Mmmmm, jalapeños, crispy bacon, and creamy cheese. This is the kind of tailgate recipe that Super Bowl dreams are made of. Smoked Jalapeño Popper Recipe
Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos
Thinking of making a brisket for the big day? Stretch your dollar and impress your friends with these (award-winning!!!) Smoked Brisket Nachos. I bet none of your friends will be making nachos this indulgent this year. You know you want some. Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos
Want to just keep it simple and do one big filling sandwich instead of a bunch of apps???
Smoked Meatball Sandwiches
These meatball sandwiches are hearty, smoky, and outstanding covered in marinara sauce and melted cheese. Oh yeah… find this tailgate recipe for Smoked Meatball Sandwiches here.
Or make the same meatballs golfball size and serve them appetizer style.
Smoked Pork Ribs with Asian Spice Rub
Combine the 3-2-1 method for making ribs with a savory, spicy, and sweet sauce for these finger licking ribs. Yes yes yes!!! Smoked Ribs with Asian Spices
Smoked Bloody Mary with Smoked Bacon
Need some cocktail inspiration? Try these Bloody Mary’s with Smoked Bacon! Or perhaps you’re more of a bourbon person (that’s okay, so is Sean). In that case these Smoky Old Man Cocktails made with smoked ice should have your covered!
For more tailgate food recipe ideas for your smoker or grill check out the recipe index.