20-Plus Ways to Tailgate Like a Pro

By Nicole Finkbiner
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1 pound ground beef

8 hot dogs

8 hot dog buns

1 (15 ounce) can sloppy joe sauce


1. Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the sloppy joe sauce, and bring to a simmer. Add the hot dogs, and cook until heated through.

2. Place hot dogs into buns and cover with the sloppy joe mixture. Eat with a fork, or use just a little bit of the sauce and eat like a regular hot dog.

Beer-Cheese Spread (Serves 10-12)


1 (2-lb.) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 small onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 (12-oz.) bottle amber beer, at room temperature

Salt and pepper to taste

Thyme sprig for garnish


Beat together first five ingredients at low speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add beer, beating until blended after each addition. Beat at medium-high speed one minute or until blended and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill two hours. Garnish, if desired. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to two weeks. Serve with crackers or bread. (Courtesy of Southern Living)

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1. popeye said... on Jan 19, 2014 at 05:10PM

“im looking at coming down from Canada to tailgate in the parking lot with my large 5th wheel.i plan to stay overnight,i cant imagine partying in the lot then having everyone pack up and leave with a designated driver.im kinda new at this,but ide like to stay in the lot overnight and leave the next day,is this possible,and is there places to view the game in the lot,im sure everyone just doesn't leave the lot and go to the game,thanks.”


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