Celebrate Football Season with Tailgate Tacos!


Celebrate football season with tailgate tacos!With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a terrific football party, including my easy recipe for Tailgate Tacos! Click on their links below to join in!

Y’all. After nearly 8 months of waiting, it’s FINALLY football season!!! 

If you’ve followed me at all for the last several years, you’ll remember that my entire family, including my dear husband, is really big on football, and in recent years, particularly on tailgating. 

Every year we tailgate at a few games, and not only is it a wonderful way to get out in the gorgeous fall weather and spend time with our loved ones, it’s also a great excuse to create tasty dishes to share!

Between my huge family and the dozens of guests who inevitably stop by, making sure we have enough food for everyone has become embraced as a good-natured challenge. 

Because of the nature of tailgating (You’re outside all day, but no crockpots allowed!) it has been fun coming up with ways to make sure we not only have enough food, but that we can quickly and easily heat it back up on the grill.

Enter: Tailgate Tacos

You simply mix up a bunch of your preferred taco meat (I’ll show you how to make delicious chicken today!), throw it in an aluminum foil pan, throw it in the cooler with all the fixins, and heat the entire pan back up on the grill. So simple!

Here’s how to make delicious chicken tacos:

    64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

    64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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    Salsa Verde by A Dish of Daily Life
    Skillet Sausage Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
    Sausage, Peppers + Onions Pigs in a Blanket by A Little Gathering
    Grilled Jalapeno Poppers by A Mind Full Mom
    Beer & Brats Bake by A Simpler Grace
    Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars by An Oregon Cottage
    Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings by And She Cooks
    Blackberry BBQ Sticky Wings by Around My Family Table
    Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread by Beer Girl Cooks
    Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted
    Roasted Garlic BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe by Bread Booze Bacon
    Smoky Jalapeno Poppers by Brunch-n-Bites
    Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos by Bucket List Tummy
    Deconstructed Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno by Cafe Terra
    Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread by Cake ‘n Knife
    Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas by Casa de Crews
    Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family
    Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal
    Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Coffee Love Travel
    Sea Bass Skewers + Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
    Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Dash of Herbs
    Easy chicken roll ups with cream cheese and veggies by Family Food on the Table
    Bottled Tailgate Cocktails by Feast + West
    The Best Tex-Mex Arrachera Fajitas by Foodal
    Loaded Guacamole by foodbyjonister
    Cincinnati Nachos by Foodtastic Mom
    Cajun Red Beans and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by For the Love of Food
    Grilled Shrimp Pizza by Glisten and Grace
    Mini Bell Pepper Nachos by Hello Little Home
    Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch
    BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren’s Kitchen
    Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life’s Ambrosia
    Ricotta & Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen
    Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy
    Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes
    Cincinnati Chili Dip by Love & Flour
    {Slow Cooker} BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes
    Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
    Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
    Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer
    Beer Sangria by Mixplorology
    Crab Pretzels by Mom’s Messy Miracles
    Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks
    Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path
    Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen
    Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom
    Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
    Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook
    Pretzel Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF, SF) by Shaws Simple Swaps
    Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory
    Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love
    Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers
    Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama
    Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite
    German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake
    Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass
    Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie
    Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian
    Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is
    Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate
    Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once
    Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest
    Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats

8 thoughts on “Celebrate Football Season with Tailgate Tacos!

  1. Wait….this is brilliant! Clever way to enjoy chicken at a tailgate. Burgers + hotdogs can get redundant. Also Tajin! Now I need to get my hands on some of it. Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. Sounds like things are pretty fun at your house during football season. I love the chicken shredding tip! That is one cooking task I am not a fan of so I am more than happy to put my mixer to good use.

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