By Gail Leino | Submitted On January 02, 2008
You can easily get a fantastic Tailgate party menu together with a little helpful advice. It’s not difficult to pull together a great meal plan for the Tailgate party; you’ve just got to make sure your food is highly portable.
When you are supplying the dishes for the Tailgate party, the crock pot and the grill are your friends. You’ll learn to love them and keep them well supplied with tasty treats for everyone at the party. Try filling up the crock-pot with some mini sausages and bbq sauce for nibbling on. Or you can cook up some brats on the grill. Packets of veggies in butter with seasoning can be made of foil and tossed in the coals to supply food for veggie lovers. One of our favorite dishes is enchilada casserole, which you can make in the crock pot and take warm to the tailgate party. Don’t forget the desserts. Smores are an excellent way to use the residual heat from your grill.
For this tailgate party dish you’ll need the following: one big crock-pot, two enchilada sauce mix packets, two cans tomato sauce, two cups water, tortilla chips, half cup cooked rice, cup of browned ground beef or shredded cooked chicken, 3 cups cheese preferably sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack.
Combine he two enchilada sauce packets, cans of tomato sauce and two cups of water in the warming crock pot. Mix thoroughly and let cook until it thickens. This may take a long time so you can also thicken the sauce by cooking it in the microwave or on the stove.
Once the sauce has thickened, remove about half of it and set aside. Pour a layer of tortilla chips into the crock pot with remaining sauce. Use spatula to make sure they are on the bottom of the crock-pot. Sprinkle a good layer of cheese into the crock-pot, then a layer of meat. On top of this apply another layer of tortilla chips and press down with spatula.
Place all of rice on top of this layer, and then layer as before with cheese, meat and tortilla chips. Once your layers of ingredients reaches the top of the sauce begin pouring the excess sauce you set aside on top of each layer as you create another one. Finish with a thick layer of cheese when you fill the crock pot and or run out of ingredients. Cover and let simmer for an hour.
You can take this Enchilada Casserole dish to your next tailgate party and make a big hit with all the guys. Spoon the casserole into bowls with rice or beans and extra toppings for a real treat. Make sure you purchase your paper goods with a proper tailgate theme on them.
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