Knowing 3 tailgating recipes for chilly game days are important so that you can have something to warm you and the other fans up before you go to the stands to cheer on your team. When it comes to cooking in a parking lot however, specific items are needed to be able to pull off these warmer dishes that are good for these chilly game days, such as batteries that provide electricity or inverters that can run off the power in the car. Grills that have charcoal are also helpful for a number of these dishes. Once you have these items, you'll easily be able to make these chilly game day dishes listed below for your tailgate.
A hot stew is key for these especially cold game day situations, as it will warm you from head to toe and make you forget about the cold, at least for a certain amount of time. You'll need your charcoal grill for this one and a lot of foil, which you will spread over the top of the grill once those charcoals are hot. On the foil place four patties of beef that total about two pounds. Put them in the center of the foil and then pile chopped carrots and potatoes on top of them as they cook together. Season the meat and vegetable concoction with dehydrated onions, pepper flakes, A1 sauce, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Each side should be cooked about ten to fifteen minutes per side and then cut apart and served in bowls with Frito Lays.
Queso has an entirely different meaning than being simply cheese when you go to a tailgate, especially a Southern tailgate. You'll need an inverter or battery and a crock-pot, but the crock-pot is nice and warm, you can start to cook. Take a block of Velveeta cheese, add it to the crock-pot, and then pour salsa over it. Then, add fresh or pickled jalapenos, onions, some cooked ground beef, and whatever other fixings you want inside your Queso. As the cheese begins to melt, all these other ingredients and flavors will slowly but surely mix in with it, creating an addicting, hot and flavorful snack. It's important to stir everything together a little as the cheese melts so that it mixes together well. You can eat it on top of other items, like hot dogs, or just by itself with chips.
With hot coals and a large iron skillet with a cover, pizza can be made the same way it would be in an oven. Dress your pizza on prepared dough or crescent roll dough so that it already has some shape and is a little precooked. Add a little olive oil, tomato sauce, and then whatever vegetables and meat you want on the pizza. Then grate cheese and spread it over the top. Now place this dressed pizza into the hot skillet and set it over the grill for about 20 to 30 minutes, covering occasionally to bake the top and melt the cheese more thoroughly. Remove it to let it cool once the crust is lightly browned.