Tailgate Touchdown

Wings and chili are MVPs on game day

Few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. Nailing the food lineup is key during football season. These easy recipes bring the perfect blend of flavor and heat, and will get you enjoying the festivities in no time, whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or “homegating” on your couch.

To make sure you lock in a win at your party, serve Buffalo wings. There’s at least three reasons these wings keep defending their champ status: they’re tasty, easy to make and easy to eat.

It’s always good to have more than one play in your back pocket. Turn to another tried-and-true, one-pot classic: chili. You can cook it on a portable stove or in a slow cooker. All you need is 15 minutes to build flavor and you’re good to go. Enjoy your chili on its own or spoon it on top of hot dogs or nachos. For more tailgate tips and game day recipes, visit franksredhot.com/recipes.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

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Game Day Chili Recipe

Prep for safety

Food safety should never be left on the sidelines at a tailgate! Items to bring include:
  • Moist towelettes and/or hand sanitizer
  • At least two coolers — one for food and one for beverages
  • Plenty of ice for coolers
  • Two sets of cooking utensils
  • Paper plates and disposable silverware
  • Food thermometer
  • Clean containers for leftovers

If you have questions about keeping food safe, you can search by topic at foodsafety.gov, call the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854 or chat live online with a food safety specialist at AskKaren.gov from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

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