This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. #fanfoodleague
Homegating for the big game is one of our favorite events of the year.
We enjoy celebrating with friends and family cheering on our team. It’s always fun to create a party atmosphere and share a good meal.
Our homegate menu is inspired by stadium food and let’s face it, also for ease of preparation for the hostess! Have you ever hosted an event and realized later that you didn’t even get to enjoy your guests because you were too busy tending to the food the entire time? Our menu will make your tabletop tailgate party fun for you!
After planning my easy menu, I head out to our newly remodeled super Kroger Store for my ingredients including Ball Park® Angus Beef Franks found in the refrigerated section, Tyson® Any’tizers® found in the frozen section and Wright® Brand Bacon in the refrigerated section. These are my go to snack hack products!
Grab my free printable menu and let’s get this party started!
We are hot dog lovers from way back. Have you seen our hot dog tour on the blog? A hot dog buffet is perfect for Homegating. Be sure to serve all the trimmings and sides including our scrumptious Crockpot Maple Beans & Franks recipe below made with Ball Park franks which are 100% beef with no nitrates or artificial preservatives. The juicy hearty texture and premier blend of seasonings adds flavor to our recipe. Our menu also includes a crowd pleasing sandwich option with our Tyson Any’tizer sliders served on hawaiian rolls.
Our favorite way to cook hot dogs is on a stove top griddle. Ours covers two burners. It’s a good hack option instead firing up the grill.
After those delicious franks are grilled to perfection, place them in the buns. Then place each one carefully back into the bag and seal it. The heat will steam the buns and keep the hot dogs warm until your guests arrive.
Our Homemade Cole Slaw can be made a day or two in advance. The recipe is not labor intensive, it’s an easy recipe beginning with a bag of slaw mix from the grocery store. We like easy! There is no baking involved in our Sweet & Salty Candied Pretzels. You will have to melt the chocolate but we use microwavable chocolate. Did I mention these are easy snack hacks?
Tyson Any’tizers are so easy to prepare in the oven and ready in literally minutes! Just slice open your Hawaiian rolls and slide one Any’tizer into each. One bag of Tyson Any’tizers will yield around 30 sliders so they are also an affordable party food.
I fired up two Crockpots for our party. The smaller pot has our Chili Dip/Topping warming. No recipe needed folks. Just dump a couple cans of chili with no beans into the pot and cook on low. Once the chili is nice and warm, stir in about 8 oz. of shredded sharp cheese and stir. How easy is that? Now you have both a hot dog topping and a chip dip!
My recipe for Crockpot Maple Beans & Franks is the perfect side for our party. It’s a hearty, delicious stick-to-the-ribs favorite and why not with Ball Park franks and bacon! We might even call it a casserole and add it to our dinner menu! Wouldn’t a bowl full be nice by the fireside this winter?
Our tabletop tailgate is easy and affordable to pull off. The look is created with a combination of dollar store plastic table cloths and streamers. A buffalo plaid blanket creates a layered look and brings our team colors out. The no-sew banner is an easy DIY project found here.
Grab our free printable Team Positions bottle labels here.
Now that you are ready to plan your Big Game Homegating party, you can head out to Kroger for your Ball Park Beef Franks, Tyson Any’tizers and Wright Brand Bacon. You will be well on your way to an awesome Homegating party!