7 Beer-Spiked Recipes to Make You a Tailgate Legend

Posted: September 12, 2021 10:46 am


Football season is a fun time to relax with friends and family while cheering on your favorite team. If the crew has appointed you top chef for this event, help your friends have an even better time by serving these beer-spiked recipes.

Beer Can Chicken

The quintessential tailgating recipe is Beer Can Chicken. This option tastes great when you make a simple spice blend of olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme to rub on the outside of the chicken. The spice blend can easily be changed to suit your tailgating crew’s favorite. You will want to cook this for about 100 minutes over indirect heat. The great news is that this dish cooks without you constantly having to tend to it, so you can start it before the game and have it ready by halftime.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are the perfect finger food for a tailgating party. While the recipe calls for cream cheese, onion and bacon, you can easily add some diced jalapenos to kick up the spice level. These call for little white mushrooms, but you can use different types of small mushrooms depending on what you can buy at the store or collect locally. These are perfect for doing in a skillet on the grill or make them in the oven ahead of time so that you can warm them up to get your tailgating fun started.

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

Aleppo peppers are grown in northern Syrian. Once they are ripe, they are semi-dried and ground. You can find the spice in the Middle Eastern spice section f the store. If you cannot find them, you can use Hungarian sweet pepper or paprika. While this recipe puts only chicken with yogurt on the skewer, you can easily change it up and add vegetables, like bell peppers, onion, tomatoes or your other favorite grilled vegetables. This recipe goes together so fast, and it cooks quickly, so you may even want to let everyone prepare their own before you grill it for them.

Mexican Beer and Lime Marinated Grilled Short Ribs

Give your tailgating event a Mexican flair by fixing Mexican Beer and Lime Marinated Grilled Short Ribs. Start this at home and let it marinade on the way to the game. You can even start it the day before when you are so excited to leave that you can no longer sit still. This recipe is so easy to put together. You can easily adjust the heat level by changing up the spices. While ancho powder gives the ribs a delicious smoky flavor, you can combine chili powder and crushed red pepper. You may even want to put some jalapenos in the marinade.

Give your tailgating event a Mexican flair by fixing Mexican Beer and Lime Marinated Grilled Short Ribs. Start this at home and let it marinade on the way to the game. You can even start it the day before when you are so excited to leave that you can no longer sit still. This recipe is so easy to put together. You can easily adjust the heat level by changing up the spices. While ancho powder gives the ribs a delicious smoky flavor, you can combine chili powder and crushed red pepper. You may even want to put some jalapenos in the marinade.

Beer Braised Barbacoa

Head to your favorite butcher and get some lamb or goat meat to make this recipe. If they do not have any in stock, get a beef short roast. This Latino-inspired barbecue recipe uses dried guajillo, but if you cannot find it, then substitute diced Cascabel peppers. Be careful with the amount of Ancho peppers that you add because they are very hot. You can choose to leave them out if you want a milder version. Banana leaves should be available in the Latino cooking section of most grocery stores. This recipe takes 3 hours to cook, so get it on the fire as soon as possible after reaching your tailgating spot.

Jalapeño Beer Cheese Burger with Beer Candied Bacon

The secret to these great burgers is the beer candied bacon, which you can easily make with brown sugar and stout beer. You will also need cayenne pepper, but the amount you use is up to you. You want to make the cheese sauce for these burgers as it gives them a very creamy taste. You can opt to season the beef as the recipe calls for or use one packet of dry ranch dressing mix and add the jalapenos.

Beer and Mustard Marinade Rack of Lamb

This recipe goes together quickly, and everyone will love eating the lollipop lamb. Spurge for a good-quality Belgian beer for this recipe. If you have trouble finding a rack of lamb in your market, you can use lamb chops. You can even use short ribs if your region does not eat lamb. The great news is that this cooks in about 15 minutes so that you can catch all the game’s action.

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