Food Tips

We have been tailgating for years, and have amassed some great recipes and some cool tips and tricks on putting together a great tailgate spread. Below you will find some great recipes and instructionals on how to make some of the great tailgate food we sometimes serve at our parties. The great thing about our recipes and tutorial videos is that none of us are trained chefs or cooks, but just a regular bunch of guys who enjoy cooking and having fun goofing off doing it. If we can cook this crap, believe me, you can too!

kielbasa with brown sugar kraut slow cooker recipe

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Kraut Kielbasa

December 9, 2014

When it comes to planning and executing the perfect tailgate, planning and time management with regard to the menu is really important. I always strive to grill up as much as possible on site, but depending on equipment, what I want to cook, and how many people I have to feed, I also incorporate some [...]

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Thank You Subway – Signature Burger

November 21, 2014

If you are from Brooklyn, Staten Island, or even Manhattan you probably know of John’s Deli and their famous roast beef sandwich. That roast beef, and more so the fresh mozzarella and midnight gravy and onions is stuff of legend. In coming up with an idea for a “cold weather burger,” lol, wtf is a [...]

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Jets-Pesto Burger – Signature Burger

October 6, 2014

For the 10/12/14 Jets game vs the Broncos we are doing a “Italian Tailgate” theme for Columbus Day weekend. I wanted to come up with something special for the burgers with an Italian twist. The obvious choice was to go the route that every diner in the country has as an Italian burger and just [...]

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tri-tip steak sandwich

Beef Tri-Tip, Smoked & Grilled

March 4, 2014

Today I am playing around with a new cut of beef for the first time, tri-tip. It is a small roast that comes from the bottom sirloin and weighs about 2lbs per side of beef. Now, most of you are probably scratching your heads and thinking “why have I never heard of this cut of [...]

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The Tailgate Double – Signature Burger

December 16, 2013

Last season we came up with our first signature burger, the TGJ Lot Burger. It was a big hit when we served it at our parties. For the end of the 2013 season I wanted to do another special burger, and here it is, The Tailgate Double. I have to shamefully admit my most guilty [...]

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TailgateJoe Appearance – Anderson Live

January 31, 2013

Tune in to the Anderson Live Show on Friday 2/1/2013 as tailgating expert and authority Joe from TailgateJoe.com appears in studio to give Anderson and the audience some money saving tailgate tips. TailgateJoe is the biggest and best game day fan club and tailgate party for New York Jets fans at every home game as [...]

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grilled spiral ham

Grilled Spiral Ham

December 14, 2012

Check out this idea for the holidays, a spiral ham kicked up a little with some BBQ spices and grilled outside. This post won’t include any actual recipes as recipes for rubs and glazes can be found all over the web or easily bought.

First we took a bone-in spiral ham. The great thing about the [...]

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Filet Mignon Sliders

October 22, 2012

Ok, I really think the whole slider thing has jumped the shark, everything has turned into a slider. Since when is smaller better? Have you met my family? Sliders are just a tease. So why another slider, after our pulled pork sliders and meatball sliders? Why am i perpetuating this miniaturization of tailgate fare? Well, [...]

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Crown Verity, official grill of tailgatejoe

Crown Verity, Official Grill of TailgateJoe

September 11, 2012

I have been tailgating regularly for Jets games since 2000. Always having enjoyed cooking
and hosting parties, I always gravitated towards organizing and cooking at these tailgates. In that time, I have borrowed, bought, and used a wide range of devices for cooking out in the parking lot. As the group of friends [...]

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TGJ Lot Burger lafrieda

The TGJ Lot Burger

September 3, 2012

Last week we made the announcement that we will be serving burgers from LaFrieda at our tailgate parties. I figured with using the best meat possible, we should really create the first TailgateJoe signature burger. It has to be something that we can make for the 300+ people at our parties, but still fresh and [...]

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