Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The FoodPair Weekender: tailgate like a champ!

It's a great time of year to be a sports fan: college football on Saturdays; pro football on Sundays & Mondays; and the baseball season keeps going and going well into November.

So, what's the best way to celebrate and what should you eat? FoodPair to the rescue!

Invite some friends over to watch the games on that new HDTV you just bought or take the gang on the road for an old-fashioned tailgate. Regardless of where you go or what you do, you're going to need some drinks & grub.

While there are plenty of casual main course options, like burgers and hot dogs, the focus of any good game-day experience is the snack table. We love chips, dips, cheese, and crisp fresh veggies.

Here, FoodPair lays out a bounty of great snack ideas for your next outdoor or indoor tailgate. Enjoy!

Crispy Tortilla Chips with Guacamole
Everyone loves guac and you can easily make tortilla chips in the oven.
Ingredients in this recipe: avocado, cilantro, lime, olive oil, thyme, chili pepper, black pepper, flour tortillas, sea salt

Quick & Easy Artichoke Dip
Another classic dip that's great with chips or fresh veggies.
Ingredients in this recipe: Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, mayonnaise, canned artichokes

7 Layer Bean Dip
We're all fans of 7 layers of deliciousness.
Ingredients in this recipe: tomato, avocado, bacon, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, salt, refried beans, chili powder, cumin powder, pickled jalapeno peppers, black olives

Hot Crab & Salsa Dip
A hearty and savory dip that's sure to please.
Ingredients in this recipe: crab, salsa, breadcrumbs, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce

Light as Air Potato Chips with a Sweet & Smoky Dip
Easy homemade potato chips with a kick-ass dipping sauce.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, salt, cumin powder, black pepper, mayonnaise, smoked paprika, Russet potato, cooking oil

Juicy Beef Skewers with Horseradish Dip
For something on the meaty side, try these great beef skewers.
Ingredients in this recipe: olive oil, beef, rosemary, sour cream, chive, horseradish, red wine vinegar, kosher salt, Worcestershire sauce, Port, Dijon mustard

Let’s get cooking!

Any other favorite game-day recipes? Post them in the comments section!


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