Appetizer Recipes For Tailgating Parties

Most people who love watching football game at any stadium also love tailgating parties before heading to game and what makes this experience more exciting is when they are preparing for an appetizer to take on their tailgating. Have you got new appetizer recipes for your tailgating party? If not, the appetizer recipes for tailgating party given below might be a good start for more tailgating parties to come.

Appetizer Recipe for Tailgating Party 1: Taco Salad

Taco Salad has been proven to be a great appetizer for all types of events and parties specially for tailgating and ever since, its ability to get the raves has never failed. Is it because of the zesty and sweet dressing? What's the secret behind it? Whether it is for supper, potlucks or tailgates, this appetizer would prove to be perfect.

Preparation Time: 1 hour or less
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


Bite sized sliced lettuce (use 1 head)
1 lb. ground beef
1 packet of taco seasoning
Diced tomatoes (use 2 medium sized)
Diced Sweet Onions (use 2 medium sized)
8 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag of nachos or cheese-flavored chips
White vinegar
Vegetable oil
Worcestershire Sauce


1. Mix vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, diced onion, salt and pepper.

2. Mix until smooth and transfer to a sealable container and cool for one hour.

3. Drain the ground beef and following the direction in the packet of taco, season the meat with it.

4. Cool for at least 20 minutes.

5. Layer the lettuce, the ground beef, diced onion, tomatoes and cheddar cheese in a bowl.

6. Before serving it, crush the nacho or chips.

7. Layer the chips on top of your chilled salad. Serve it with dressing.

Appetizer Recipe for Tailgating Party 2: Cheese Spread Recipe

Also great for picnics, football parties, entertainment parties especially for tailgating parties, the cheese spread recipe is great with beer.

Tools you need:

Electric Mixer or Food Processor
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Bottle Opener


½ lb. finely shredded white cheddar cheese
½ lb. finely shredded Swiss cheese
2 cloves of garlic -- minced
½ tsp. of dry mustard
1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
Half cup of beer


Use electric mixer or better, a food processor in combining all the ingredients except for the beer. Mixed the ingredients thoroughly until the cheese is smooth and gradually add the beer until it is blended. Chill for one or 2 hours prior to serving.

Taco Salad or Cheese Spread Recipe, whichever you choose will perfectly start your craving for a wonderful tailgating party!

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