12 Recipes to Tailgate Like a Texan

Everything is bigger and better in Texas, and the same holds true for tailgating parties! Whether you’re gearing up for a thrilling football game or simply enjoying the camaraderie of friends and family, tailgating in Texas is an event like no other. And what better way to add a dose of Texas flair to your tailgate than with mouthwatering beef recipes? 

From juicy Brisket to savory tacos, Texas tailgating recipes promise to satisfy even the heartiest appetites. So fire up the grill, put on your team colors, and get ready to indulge in a tailgate experience that’s as big and bold as the Lone Star State itself!

Grilled Jalapeño Cheddar Meatballs

These meatballs are the ultimate game-day appetizer. This recipe will quickly become a fan favorite, with delicious jalapeño, cheddar, and smoky flavor from the grill.

Smoked Brisket

No Texas tailgate would be complete without the crown jewel of barbecue – the beef Brisket.

Sirloin Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

For a zesty and spicy appetizer to kickstart your tailgating party, try these beef and jalapeño poppers. Wrapped with Sirloin and stuffed with cheese, these little bites are addictive!

Beef Fajita SmashBurger

You can’t go wrong with a delicious and crispy beef patty topped with cheese, veggies, and spicy mayo.

Tex Mex Queso with Grilled Steak

Texans love their queso, and this queso is a crowd-pleasing choice for your tailgate party. Packed with bold flavors and topped with fresh ingredients, this queso is sure to be a touchdown!

Friday Night Lights Frito Pie

Nothing says Texas and football like frito pie! Frito pie is more than just a dish; it’s a symbol of Texan pride, flavor, and heartiness. A must-have for your Texas tailgate. 

Easy Roast Beef Potluck Rolls

Everyone loves a good potluck roll. Think about doubling the recipe, because these will go fast!

Air Fryer Nacho Cheese Meatballs

This mouthwatering snack recipe is made with Ground Beef, crusted with crispy nacho cheese-filled tortilla chips, and filled with gooey cheese. Serve with a taco dipping sauce for the ultimate pairing.

Smoked Chuck Beef Ribs

If you really want to get the crowd hyped, hand them a Beef Rib. These are a lot easier than traditional dino ribs, but just as delicious. 

Tex-Mex Street Tacos

No Texas tailgate is complete without tacos. Enjoy the explosion of flavors in every bite of these mouthwatering Tex-Mex Street Tacos! 

Brisket Stuffed Poblano with Queso

Be the MVP of your football party with these Brisket Stuffed Poblanos with Queso.

Cheeseburger and Grillo’s Pickles® Eggroll

With these sizzling eggrolls, you’re guaranteed to elevate your tailgate party to a whole new level.