Posted on Aug 09, 2018
College football season is set to kickoff soon and that means it is almost tailgating time! Food is our favorite part of tailgating but preparing it all on game day can take too much time away from all the fun. We’ve gathered five of our favorite sorghum recipes that are perfect to prepare ahead of the game to ensure you tackle your tailgate-fare!
Whether you have tried sorghum or not, it is a great pick for any recipe playbook because it is versatile and easy to use. Use whole grain sorghum in salads, salsa, stuffed peppers, deviled eggs and many other unique ways. One of the greatest benefits of using sorghum in your tailgate-fare is that you can prepare a large batch in a pressure cooker and store it in the refrigerator or freezer to help save time with later recipe prep. That’s a win! Below you’ll find our top five recipe picks for tailgate season.
Every tailgate needs a good side dish to complement tasty grilled chicken, brisket and ribs. This Three Bean Salad from Wondergrain is the perfect addition not only because it is delicious, but it is also super easy to make! Combine the three types of beans, sorghum, vinaigrette and green onions and you have a side-dish score. Best of all, this recipe tastes even better when prepared ahead of time because it allows the sorghum and beans to marinate in the vinaigrette.
Deviled eggs make for the perfect outdoor gathering snack. This Sorghum Deviled Egg recipe provides a pleasant textural experience with the addition of whole grain sorghum. Whip up a batch in no time and store them in a portable plastic egg carrier. You can even add a little football spirit by topping the eggs with sriracha in the shape of football laces.
This Sorghum Pico de Gallo by Triad to Wellness is an easy, fresh addition to any tailgate. Simply dice up the fresh ingredients and mix them with your pre-prepared whole grain sorghum and refrigerate. You can even prepare this recipe up to four days in advance of the big game. Serve this pico de gallo alongside queso, guacamole, jalapenos and chips for a DIY nacho bar at your tailgate.
These lettuce cups add a refreshing spin to street tacos. Before your tailgate party, chop and mix together the components of the sorghum and corn salsa mixture and refrigerate. It may also be helpful to purchase pre-washed lettuce. On game day, simply grill your shrimp and then set up the components in a make-it-yourself station for guests. If you would prefer, serve the delicious corn salsa and grilled shrimp on a tortilla instead of a lettuce cup.
If you are looking for a healthier option for your tailgate-fare, this Sorghum BLT Salad is an excellent option. To get ready ahead of the big day, prepare the ingredients and put the pre-measured proportions in plastic containers or baggies for easy transport to your tailgate. When it is time to eat, simply mix the ingredients together and enjoy this refreshing salad in no time!