Kraft Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.
This Labor Day weekend, sports fans can look forward to the unofficial start of football season! My husband is a huge football fan and I can pretty much expect for football to completely consume my household for the next several months. As for me I look forward to some fantasy football, Game Day camaraderie, and of course tailgate parties! If I’m being totally honest, these are the three things I love most about football season (but don’t tell my husband!)
This season, I’m preparing for seemingly non-stop sports TV, I can also be really excited about some great game day entertainment and fun. But let’s face it, nothing makes for a great tailgate party like some good food! I’m happy to share 3 great recipes for your tailgate party that are sure to please any fans – big and small. Best of all, these are all simple recipes that are packed with taste and you can all of the products you need with just one stop at your local Walmart.
Appetizer: Harvest Salad To-Go
1/2 cup thin Granny Smith apple wedges
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
1/4 cup seedless red grapes
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, cut into strips
2 cups tightly packed torn mixed salad greens
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
1-1/2 tsp. OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
Toss apples with dressing in medium airtight container.
Top with layers of remaining ingredients; cover with lid.
Toss salad just before serving.
Main Course: Slow Cooker Beef Ribs
4 lb. beef short ribs
1 large onion, quartered
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup HEINZ Tomato Ketchup
1/4 cup HEINZ Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
1 tsp. potato starch
Place ribs, onions and garlic in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray. Mix remaining ingredients until blended; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid.
Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
Remove ribs and onions from slow cooker; cover to keep warm. Skim and discard excess fat from sauce.
Return ribs and onions to sauce in slow cooker; stir until evenly coated.
Sips: Non Alcoholic Moscow Mule
2 bottles (12 oz. each) non-alcoholic ginger beer, divided
1/4 cup COUNTRY TIME Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
4 fresh lemon slices
Add 1/4 cup beer to drink mix in 1-qt. plastic or glass pitcher; stir until mix is dissolved.
Stir in remaining beer.
Serve over ice in glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.
You can find each of these delicious recipes, plus more tailgate recipes at GrabGoWow.com! Game on!