This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallMoments#CollectiveBias These kielbasa sausages with onions and peppers are a great tailgating food tradition. Simple to clean up and packed with flavor, they may be you next lucky charm.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be, home sweet home to me! Good ol‘ Rocky Top! …. oh hey there! Forgive me for indulging in my football fight song that will always be firmly implanted in my memory. Good times, good memories. Around here, one of the most beloved aspects of fall is football. And football means tailgating! If you have never been tailgating at a stadium, it is a culture and an experience all its own. At some of the major venues, the sounds of the stadium and the friendly banter create an electricity in the air that has no rival. Even though the touchdown celebrations will be inside, the vibe is definitely carried over to the tailgate fete. Oh, and the smell of grills and local fare add their own flavor to the mix. Food is by far the most important factor to a tailgating party and it is known to cause some friendly competition.
Even among hoards of strangers, you immediately feel right at home. All year we have looked forward to fall and tailgating and it is finally here! Now planning your tailgating party is also a big deal. There are a few rules to tailgating food. First, it must be easy to set up and easy to clean up. Second, it must not suck. That is unless you want to be target of all your rowdy friends trash talking.
Fortunately, all of the ingredients are rather easy to find. A few stops in Bakery, Produce, and wall cooler sections at Walmart made it easy to pick up what I needed.
These Grilled Kielbasa Hoagies with Peppers and Onions fit the bill perfectly. They can be made on an open grill or even at home on the stove. And they are packed with flavor. Although my husband is a huge fan of sauerkraut, I can’t stand the stuff. He tops his hoagie with sauerkraut and I opt to stick to mustard. That is what makes simple recipes great. They are so easy to customize.
As always, I will add a few tips. These hoagie sandwiches can be made at home in a skillet as well without much change from the original instructions. If you do not have a skillet or foil pan to cook over an open flame, the onions and peppers can be wrapped in aluminum foil packs while the kielbasa is grilled separately.
If you are looking for more entertaining ideas for fall, whether it involves tailgating or having company over for a simple meal, check out the Simple Entertaining Social Hub.
Happy Fall, ya’ll!