Tackle Your Tailgate: 3 Touchdown-Worthy Recipes

Super Quick Chili

Tailgate season has arrived! Now the real question arises: How are you going to make your tent the talk of the tailgate? According to Yahoo! the football faithful are searching up a storm to find the best recipes for game day. We've rounded up our picks for these top-searched recipes that are good enough for a first down.

Super Quick Chili

Slice tops from hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon Super Quick Chili into them. Keep the chili warm in a slow cooker during the game.

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (16-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
2 (16-oz.) cans small red beans
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes

1. Brown beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef to Dutch oven; sprinkle with chili powder, Creole seasoning, and cumin, and sauté 1 minute.

2. Stir in diced tomatoes and next 2 ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Serve with toppings.
Sausage PoppersSausage Poppers

When all your attention is on the big screen, you need food that's easy to munch on. You'll love our spin on the jalepeño popper.

12 large fresh jalapeño peppers
1½ cups all-purpose baking mix
½ (1-lb.) package ground pork sausage
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 oz. cream cheese, softened

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Pat dry with paper towels.

2. Stir together all-purpose baking mix and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly blended.

3. Stuff peppers with sausage mixture. Place peppers on a lightly greased wire rack in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

4. Bake at 400° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly heated. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Angela's Spicy Buffalo WingsAngela's Spicy Buffalo Wings

Hot wings may be the quintessential game-day food. Cool down these kicked-up wings with Ranch sauce and celery sticks.

2 1/2 pounds chicken wing pieces (wings already cut)
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil
Spicy Buffalo Sauce
Cool Ranch Sauce
Celery sticks

1. Sprinkle wings with salt and next 3 ingredients. Dredge in flour, shaking to remove excess.

2. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a large deep skillet; heat to 350°. Fry wings, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Toss wings in Spicy Buffalo Sauce; serve immediately with Cool Ranch Sauce and celery sticks.

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