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Game Day Grilling

Game Day Grilling…It doesn’t get any better than Football + Grilling + Beer + Buddies. The Big Game is one of the biggest grilling days of the year. We’ve gathered some of our favorite game-day recipes to inspire you right out of your hot-dog-rut. Wings, Burgers and PIZZA are all better when grilled on GrillGrates. We’ve even got some ideas for INDOOR game-day grilling.

Concerned about being stuck cooking during kickoff? You should be! Check out our Game Day Grilling Blog for a timeline to get you prepped for the big day.

Appetizers & Dips

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Everyone loves bacon and onion rings. Why not try them together? These are the perfect appetizer for any get together or game day party. Simple and tasty!
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

You can't go to Nashville without enjoying some Nashville Hot Chicken! We decided to do ours as wings because they're perfect for tailgating.
TikTok Famous Nachos

TikTok Famous Nachos

These nachos made us go viral on TikTok so we had to bring that magic back on the road. But we went bigger and better for the fans that joined us on this stop of the Crove Food Co. Tailgate Tour.
Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers makes the perfect tailgating appetizer because they are a one-bite treat and full of flavor!
Pig Shots

Pig Shots

These are great for a tailgate because they are a one bite treat and very easy to eat. We began slicing the sausage into bite sized coins and then wrapped the sausage in bacon and pinned it all together with a toothpick. The rim of the bacon allowed us to have a hole where we filled it with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and our new Crove Fajita Rub & Seasoning.
Game Day Quesadilla

Game Day Quesadilla

Tortillas make great bases for quesadillas on the grill and nifty appetizers. Sometimes they’ll bubble up with air on the grill. Hot off the grill it is 5-minute grill duty. Of course, I’ll grill the vegetables first over a beer or two, and maybe some brats, but mostly its tortillas for healthy grilled appetizers. Got to have some hang time at the grill before kickoff!
Southwestern Crab Cakes

Southwestern Crab Cakes

These are not your typical crab cakes. I made them for a video shoot and added a Southwestern twist, and they were a huge hit. The crunchy tortilla chips add great texture to the creamy crab mixture.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

The ultimate grab-and-go appetizer, these pork tenderloin medallions are skewered with a lollipop stick before being grilled and served with soy-ginger dipping sauce.
Grilled Party Wings 4 Ways

Grilled Party Wings 4 Ways

Next with Dave knows how to throw down on some wings. Four flavors endless oportunites.
Hamburger Bean Dip

Hamburger Bean Dip

This dip utilizes multiple aspects of the grill to bring you a party favorite.
Grilled Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Skewers

Grilled Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Skewers

Inspired by lazy days hanging out at the park with a group of friends. Shrimp and sausage skewers are super easy to prepare ahead of time and will add a gourmet flair to the everyday cookout. Take your GrillGrates...
Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

It doesn't get any easier than pigs in a blanket! But add some Pepperjack cheese and grill them to make the perfect Game Day snack even better.

Burgers & Sandwiches

Beer Bathed Brats

Beer Bathed Brats

One method of cooking bratwurst we have seen has you actually steaming the brats in beer and then finishing on the grill. In our recipe we skip the initial steam bath and simply bathe the brats in beer while they are on...
Red Ale Smash Burger

Red Ale Smash Burger

A true delight for the taste buds rests with this amazing blended burger that’s not only big enough to satisfy hunger pains, but is packed with perfectly paired flavors and textures to elevate your backyard burger game.
“Molly” Smashburger

“Molly” Smashburger

Thomas Scarano of The Gallery Backyard BBQ shares his recipe for this brown sugar infused smashburger, made on his Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker 1050.
Malcom Reed’s Cheesesteak Sandwich

Malcom Reed’s Cheesesteak Sandwich

Tailgating season is upon is and the days are getting shorter. When we saw that Malcom Reed had come out with a video on how make cheesesteaks we knew we had to feature on our website. Malcom uses our Griddles to...
Prime Rib Guacamole Bacon Cheese Burger!

Prime Rib Guacamole Bacon Cheese Burger!

Prime Rib Guacamole Bacon Cheese Burger!
The Mexican Chorizo Slider

The Mexican Chorizo Slider

The Mexican Chorizo Slider
Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Dip? Love it. Buffalo Chicken SLIDERS? Even Better! We can't wait to try these the next time we host a game day gathering.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

If Buffalo Chicken is a little too spicy for you, these Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders are a delicious and flavorful alternative for game day eats!

Pizza

Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

We started grilling pizzas for lunch here at GrillGrate HQ a while back. The barbecue pizza was hardly a stretch for us- we always have some leftover bits of smoked meat from the weekend. This recipe...
Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza

Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza

Two great foods that go great together! This recipe combines store bought par-baked pizza crusts with all the flavors of a Cheeseburger. Of course we cook ours on the grill so you get that slightly...
The Don Framptonio Pizza

The Don Framptonio Pizza

If you want to know why this pizza rocks, you should call the Urban Slicer.
Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Longtime friend and co-founder of the Steak Cookoff Association, Brett Gallaway dropped by the office recently for a quick visit and share his recipe for Philly Cheesesteak pizza. His Kelley's Mustard base made all the difference and really tied the flavors of the pizza together.
Grilled Supreme Pizza

Grilled Supreme Pizza

All the goods you want on a pizza and right from the grill!!

Indoor Grilling

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Using the flat or griddle side of the SearNSizzle™ gives the tortilla a chewy consistency with a bit of crunch while you enjoy melty cheese and other zesty ingredients with every bite. Our quesadilla is a blank canvas for ingredients...
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

A perfect snack for game day even a low carb lunch. Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos are a delicious balance of spicy and salty with just the right amount of creaminess in every bite.
BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Urban Slicer Pizza Dough, Kelley's Mustard, and Chef Joe. What else do you need?

Serious Eats

“If you want to turn your grill into a beast, you need to get a GrillGrate.”

The GrillGrate Griddle and Defrost Plate

Available in 8 sizes
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