Foods The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate  

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List of the best tailgate foods. In the United States, there is a tradition celebrated all over the country at football games and other sporting events. Fans cook food and drink beer out of the back of their vehicle in the parking lot of the sporting event stadium, while celebrating their love for their team before or after the game. Sometimes tailgate parties are even held during concerts. Food is a pivotal part of these events. Since many of these tailgate parties have grills, favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs are often featured. Usually the food is simple to make with very little ingredients. After all, the purpose is to have fun not to spend all afternoon cooking.

Mostly tailgate parties include classic American cuisine from chicken wings with barbeque sauce to baked potatoes. Sometimes other worldly favorites are also introduced such as empanadas and guacamole. Appetizers like stuffed mushrooms, seven layered dip, and potato salad are also included, as well as simple desserts like brownies and cookies.

What is the best tailgate food? As long as the food is American cuisine, simple to make, easy to transport, and no-hassle to get rid of, you may likely find it at a tailgate party. If you know of any essential tailgate snacks that aren't on the list of must have tailgating foods, make sure to add them.

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Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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42 9
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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40 9
Tortilla chip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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42 11
Chili dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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40 10
Slider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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41 13
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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39 14
Salsa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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37 13
Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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36 15
Guacamole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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33 14
Grilled Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate
Grilled Shrimp

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29 12
Fried onion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate
Fried onion

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30 13
Pigs in blankets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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29 13
Potato salad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Corn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Chili with Beans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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29 16
Seven layer dip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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27 15
Chocolate brownie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Baked Potato Skin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate
Baked Potato Skin

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JalapeƱo popper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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27 18
Sausage bun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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23 15
Fajita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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22 15
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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23 16
Baked Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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22 16
Spinach and Artichoke Dip is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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22 20
Cupcake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Deviled egg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Polish Boy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Peanut butter and jelly sandwi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Biscuit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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Meatball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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12 20
Whoopie pie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate
Whoopie Pie

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15 24
BK Chicken Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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13 22
Empanada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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12 21
Stuffed Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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15 26
Trail mix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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13 24
Bean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate

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13 26
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Foods for a Tailgate