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Tried-and-True Tailgating Recipes

Tried-and-True Tailgating Recipes
Labor Day has come and gone, and football season has officially kicked off (finally!). Though we’ve been grilling out all summer long, there are some recipes that just scream football season. For your first tailgate of the year, keep it classic by serving these tried-and-true tailgating recipes. Ideal tailgating foods should be portable, finger-friendly, shareable and flavorful. Trust us, these four recipes fit the bill. But, before you begin prepping, check out our Top 10 Tailgating Tips
This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip requires just 5 ingredients and can be prepared in under 30 minutes! Prepare the dip the night before the game and reheat it before traveling to the tailgate. You may want to double the recipe, because one dish may not last long!
½ bottle Moore's Buffalo Wing Sauce
½ cup ranch
2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 cup mozzarella, grated or blue cheese crumbles
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Sliders are great for tailgates because they are easier to eat than full-size burgers. Also, these crowd-pleasing sliders can be prepared ahead of time and baked the day of the game.  
12 Hawaiian dinner rolls, sliced open
12 pieces of ham
12 pieces of Swiss cheese, cut to fit roll size
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 T. minced onion
1/2 T. yellow mustard
1 T. Moore's Original Marinade
1/2 T. poppy seeds
1 tsp. sugar
  1. Melt butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat.
  2. To the melted butter add onion, mustard, Moore's, sugar and poppy seeds. Stir to mix.
  3. Separate rolls and place the bottoms in a sprayed 9"X13" oven safe dish.
  4. Brush butter mixture over the bottoms of the rolls.
  5. Stuff each roll with a piece of ham and a piece of cheese.
  6. Brush the tops of the rolls (inside and out) with the butter mixture. 
  7. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate up to two days before baking. 
  8. To bake, cover the dish with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. 
  9. Then uncover and bake for about 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown. 
Pigs in a Blanket are always a favorite finger food at tailgates. Made with Moore’s Honey BBQ Wing Sauce, these 3-ingredient Honey BBQ Pigs in Blankets are a must-have for any tailgate. 
1 large package cocktail wieners
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 bottle Moore's Honey BBQ Wing Sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate crescent rolls into triangles and then cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles.
  3. With a pastry brush, brush the triangles with Moore's Honey BBQ Wing Sauce.
  4. Place a cocktail wiener on the wider end of the triangle and roll to the point.
  5. Place on a baking sheet, point side down.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with extra Moore's Honey BBQ Wing Sauce for dipping.
Lastly, you can’t throw a tailgate without some tasty chicken wings. Get our tips for making the perfect chicken wing here
1 cup Moore’s Original Marinade
1 cup Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 pound fresh or frozen chicken wings; if frozen, thaw
1. Pour Moore’s Original Marinade over meat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Grill wings until cooked throughout. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
3. In a large bowl, pour Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing sauce over wings and toss until thoroughly mixed.