Yesterday was our first official tailgate of the football season. With a little one now, it’s a little more difficult to organize and pull it off, but yesterday we had a babysitter, and took full advantage of it!
With some help from the grocery, as well as some of my fellow tailgaters, we put together a great spread! We had burgers, hotdogs, macaroni salad, hummus and pita, black bean-corn salsa, brownies, cookies, and my favorite……
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
2 lbs ground chicken
1 large egg
1 cup plain bread crumbs
4 tbsp wing sauce
2 tbs milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups buffalo wing sauce (I used Ken’s)
1 1/2 cups light ranch dressing
Place ground chicken in a large bowl, add in egg, breadcrumbs, wing sauce, milk, salt and pepper.
Mix well with your hands.
Form into balls (not to big) and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
In a large pot combine wing sauce and Ranch dressing, heat it through, stirring often.
Once meatballs are out of the oven add them gently to the sauce and heat through for a bit (about 10-15 minutes).
I then transferred them to a foil pan, and covered with foil to take to transport to the game. Once we got to the game and unloaded everything, I placed the covered meatballs on the grill over low heat just until warm.
**Recipe inspiration: Soufflé Bombay
Along side, I served some celery sticks and additional ranch dressing. They were a huge hit!!
Unfortunately, my team did not win, but we had a great time at our tailgate!