4 Tasty Tailgating Treats
There's no better way to tailgate than with your NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry slow cooker. This appliance is ideal for showing off your favorite dips, stews and meats while you're mingling with your friends before the big game.
As you're planning your tailgating adventure, consider one of the following recipes to impress fellow football fans at your festivities.
1. Fiesta Dip for Starters
Chips and dip are as important to your tailgate as the pigskin is to the big game. Tailor your dip to your taste, picking one that suits your favorite flavors and foods. If you're feeling festive, opt for a fiesta dip that combines salsa, refried beans, cheddar cheese and green chili peppers. Be sure to serve this veggie-filled concoction with tortilla or corn chips, topped with shredded lettuce and sour cream. Meat lovers can feel free to add pulled chicken or cooked ground beef to the mix as well.
2. Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs
No tailgate is complete without a hearty meat. Ribs are a fun and delicious choice, as they can not only be easily shared, but they offer a fair deal of flavor to all eaters. To really impress your friends, opt for sweet and saucy ribs that combine barbecue sauce, cherry jam and Dijon mustard to pack a thrilling punch to your taste buds. If you're preparing them on low, they take about six to eight hours to prepare, meaning you can let these bad boys simmer while you're getting ready for your the evening game.
3. Savory Meatball Sliders
If your friends would prefer a delicious handheld option, consider serving savory meatball sliders. You may need some small plastic plates or bowls to catch any sauce drippings, but these bites are ideal for large groups of people. To begin, use your slow cooker to prepare some zesty Italian barbeque meatballs, allowing them to simmer in tasty sauce for several hours. After they've cooked completely, serve them on a set of baked buns along with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
4. Finish with Fondue
There's no better way to end your evening than with a large helping of chocolate fondue. Bring along your favorite fruits - like sliced bananas, strawberries and pineapples - or other dip-able foods, like graham crackers, marshmallows or pretzels. They'll go perfectly with this chocolate dessert fondue that has been prepared with your slow cooker.