Food is a pretty important part of the whole tailgating experience. Everyone wants a delicious spread, but RV tailgating experts tell us that you better keep the food pretty simple if you really want to have fun spending time with your family, friends, and fellow fans.
Lucky for us, RVFTA listener Kelli Hall has three favorite tailgating recipes that she was willing to pass along. They all sound completely yummy and ridiculously simple…which is the perfect RV tailgating combination! You can download and print recipe cards by clicking here.
Kelli gathers with a group of 40 of her closest family and friends every year at Ohio State University. As far as we can tell, these folks are pretty dialed in on how to have a great time while rooting for your favorite team.
To hear more about RV tailgating, make sure you check out RV Family Travel Atlas podcast episode #165: RV Tailgating 101.
Easy Golden Meatballs
- 1 pound bag of frozen meatballs
- 1 can of Golden Mushroom Soup
- 1.5 ounces of red wine
Mix soup and wine together and pour over meatballs in an electric skillet heated to 350 degrees. You can use a crock pot if you prefer. Cook, stirring frequently, until meatballs are hot through the center. Turn down to lowest heat and keep warm for serving.
Mark’s Taco Salad
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 head iceberg lettuce shredded or cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 bottle Catalina dressing
- 1 large bag of Doritos, crushed in bag
Cook the ground beef, seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder, or use a package of taco seasoning if preferred.
Prepare all ingredients before event, but keep separate until ready to serve. Mix all items in a large bowl and toss with the Catalina dressing.
Sweet Sausage and Peppers
Note: this recipe feeds a crowd of 40 tailgaters, so adjust amounts accordingly…
- 5 pounds Mild Italian Sausage (Kelli buys the Costco package)
- 24 multi-colored bell peppers (Kelli buys 4 packages at Costco)
- 4 large onions
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
Bake the sausages in a 350 degree onion for 35 minutes. Cut peppers and onions into long slices. Coat the bottom of a roaster pan with olive oil. Add the balsamic vinegar. Add peppers and onion and cook until they are lightly browned and sweet. You can add the sausages to the peppers and onions, or keep them separate for serving!
A big, huge thanks to Kelli for sharing these three delicious and easy recipes that are perfect for RV tailgating. And even if you’re not tailgating anytime soon, they would taste just as yummy at the campground.
See ya at the tailgate!