The South is known for their legendary football teams. But Southerners also cherish an all-out tailgating feast. Every college has their own traditions and every true tailgater has their go-to recipes. Today, we’ve highlighted just a few of our favorite Tasty Tailgating Treats. These wonderful treats can be served at tailgates, wedding showers, and any backyard Bar-B-Que.
Here are a few of a favorite tailgating recipes:
Denice’s Deli Delights
We have served these little snack bites at graduations, baby showers, craft parties, cookouts and any party in between. They are a favorite among our friends and family and are extremely easy! The namesake for these Delights is a wonderful, sweet co-worker of Georgia’s who originally created the recipe but never gave the recipe a title. We think she would be thrilled to know that we named them for her.
- 2 packages (7 1/2 oz each) small party rolls
- 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
- 1 (or 2) tablespoons of prepared yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion (optional)
- 1 (or 2) tablespoons of poppy seed
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces of deli ham or turkey
- 6 ounces of shredded or sliced Swiss or Cheddar cheese
Melt butter; add mustard, poppy seed, onion and Worcestershire sauce in a medium skillet. Cook over low heat until onions are transparent.
Without separating the rolls, slice party rolls horizontally. Spread both sides evenly with butter mixture. Fill evenly with ham/turkey and cheese. Wrap each package tightly in foil and refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese in melted. Serves 8 to 10.
At any party thrown by Daughter, you are likely to find some sort of salsa dip on the menu. Some people have a taste for bar-b-que or wine, Daughter has a palate for good, fresh salsa. Her favorite store bought brand can only be found at Ingles or Publix in the fresh produce section. This year, Daughter and her husband had a small tomato crop and they made fresh salsa for the first tailgate at Clemson.
- 5-6 small tomatoes or 2-3 large ones (Daughter and her husband use heirloom tomatoes – Tomatillo, Garden Peach, etc
- 1 red onion
- 2 jalapenos (remove seeds if you don’t like it hot!)
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ bunch of cilantro (adjust to taste)
- Juice of one lime
- ½ tablespoon of salt and pepper
Dice all ingredients and then add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until you reach your desired consistency.
These are Daughter’s absolute favorite Margaritas! The recipe is named for the family that introduced this fine concoction to Daughter and her husband. The Richardson Ritas aren’t too sweet and have slightly fewer calories (or so we are told!). Pour into your favorite glass, we prefer a mason jar, and garnish with lime.
- 1 Corona beer
- 1 12 oz can of Sprite
- 1 can of frozen Limeade
In a large pitcher, pour 1 Corona beer, 1 12 oz can of Sprite, 1 can of frozen Limeade and then fill the empty Limeade can with Tequila. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with lime.
We hope everyone enjoys the opening weekend of college football – no matter who you root for. Our family will be in Death Valley, cheering on our beloved Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!
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~georgia & daughter