One of America’s great pastimes is in season: The Football Tailgate. It’s time to eat drink and root for your favorite time from the comfort of your hatchback. Tailgates down, foam fingers up and plenty to eat and drink. Last week I gave you a few ideas that were on the lighter side. Today it’s all about easy, portable and delicious.
I’ve picked my three favorite sausages from Heinen’s meat department. The beauty of these is that they are all fully cooked. Simply grill them to add delicious caramelized grill marks, slice and serve. Beef & Bleu is fantastic. Any sausage that oozes cheese when you slice it is a winner.
I’ve teamed these up with three sauces. One is classic buttermilk ranch from the deli department. Choose your favorite.
Spicy Red Sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup course grain mustard
- 1 Tbsp Franks hot sauce
- Simply stir together and serve.
Apricot Sweet Paprika Mayo
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup apricot preserves
- 1 Tbsp sweet smokey paprika
- mix and serve.
Ok, these are embarrassingly easy but so many of you tell me that recipes with more than 5 ingredients are too complicated. This is delicious warm or room temperature. Easy to transport to the game and no fuss to serve. Everyone’s a winner!
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features via Table and Dish on Instagram and on her website at TableAndDish.com.
Have you heard about Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ program? Sign up for free to receive exclusive weekly specials via email and earn Heinen’s rewards. As a Tasteful Rewards™ membership benefit, Heinen’s will donate up to 1% of your qualified purchases made between September and April to a local school of your choice through their Teaming Up for Education Program. CLICK HERE to sign up for Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards™ and, trust me, this is one email that will always please your palate!
Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meatheads) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit Heinens.com.