Tailgate Fan Fare
Grills Gone Wild
Fire up the barbie for the fiesta football flavors folks love.
Steak will keep those linebacker appetites focused on the task at hand…
Taunting the other team.
Crunch time chips with Homemade Salsa add fresh good-for-you taste.
Offer an array of easy toppers to keep this help yourself tailgate idea stress-free.
Grilled Steak Fajitas
makes 6 to 8 servings
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, pressed
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 of a small Vidalia onion, minced
1 1/2 lbs flank steak
2 small vidalia onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 green bell peppers, cored & cut half
Warm Flour Tortillas * Sour Cream * Homemade Salsa * Avocado *Lime Wedges * Cheddar
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.
Stir in the minced onions.
the mixture will be very thick & much like a paste
Coat both sides of the flank steak with the seasoning.
Cover & refrigerate 1 to 24 hours.
Preheat the grill to Medium-High, about 350 to 400 degrees.
Let the steak stand 20 minutes at room temperature.
Brush the onions & the peppers with oil.
Grill the onions & the peppers for 5 to 6 minutes per side
or until grill marks appear.
Remove the vegetables from the grill & cut the peppers into strips.
Sprinkle the vegetables generously with kosher salt & pepper.
Grill the steak 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Remove the steak from the grill & let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve with the tortillas & toppings.
FROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
How To Organize A Fajita Bar
A buffet-style tailgate lines up the game day spread
long before the play clock reaches zero.
The crowd will be cheering your impressive efforts
& helping themselves freeing you up to watch every down of the game.
Organize items several days ahead.
Designate a spot in your home for party planning so that as you gather,
everything is easy to find & in one place.
Pull serving pieces such as platters & ramekins for diced toppers.
Pick up paper goods in team colors to have on the ready.
Create a separate spot for beverages to keep bottle necking at bay.
The Pre-Game Food Prep
Prepare salsa & other homemade chilled dips.
Slice & dice toppings.
Place in zip-top sandwich bags up to 2 days ahead of time.
Simply portion into small bowls just before the feast.
Push a large table against the wall to plug in slow cookers, if using.
Have an area set with plates, utensils & napkins.
Leave room for guests to rest their plate to load up on the goods.
The Cocktail Cart
offer a signature beverage to guests & keep the party theme going
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