Homegating for the big game is one of our favorite events of the year. It doesn’t get better than watching the game in the comfort of your living room surrounded by friends and family with a really delicious buffet of football part food!
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!
Homegating Easy Menu:
- Stovetop Grilled Hot Dogs
- Any’tizer Chicken Sliders served on Hawaiian rolls
- Crockpot Maple Beans and Franks
- Homemade Creamy Cole Slaw
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Candy coated pretzels
- Corn Chips
Grab my free printable menu and let’s get this party started!
A hot dog buffet is perfect for Homegating. Be sure to serve all the trimmings and sides including our scrumptious Crockpot Maple Beans & Franks. Using delicious Tyson Any’tizer to make the sliders saves on time! See my hack for keeping the hot dogs warm below.
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.
Cooking hot dogs on a stove top griddle makes them almost taste like they were really grilled. Please don’t boil the hot dogs! That just ruins the flavor! They only take a few minutes to grill on the stove top. If you don’t have a griddle, use a big skillet. The trick is to rotate them often so they cook evenly on all side. I love them with just a small touch of char on the outside.
How To Keep Your Hot Dogs Warm and Steam the Buns at the Same Time!
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. It’s an easy recipe beginning with a bag of slaw mix from the grocery store. We like easy!
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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.
Easy Chili Dip and Hot Dog Chili in One!
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!
Get those really big corn chips for dipping the chili. Such a yummy combo!
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 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?
Cheap Homegating Decor Hacks!
Table Cover layers are created beginning with a green plastic tablecloth from the Dollar Store. We are in Georgia and our team is Atlanta Falcons with red and black colors. So, I grabbed one of my thin flannel blankets and used it on the table! It’s machine washable folks, so easy clean up if there are spills.
Our Party Table Backdrop is created using black plastic tablecloths and red streamers from the Dollar store. Cheap and super easy to put up.
Did you notice the cute red and black polka dot banner hanging on the front of the party table? The no-sew banner is an easy DIY project found here.
Grab our free printable Team Positions bottle labels here. They fit around water or soda bottle and secure with a piece of tape and they print five per page.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. #fanfoodleague