Big 12 Tailgating

Kick off football season with a flourish. Take time to plan your tailgating menu with these Big 12-inspired recipes.

  • New Mexico Green Chile and Frito Burgers
    Blair Rumley, Annabelle Breakey

    Baylor: Green Chile Burger

    Break out the green and gold at your Baylor tailgate. Craft a burger with green chilies and golden Fritos for a crowd-pleasing combo.
  • Blackberry Pineapple Mojito
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    TCU: The Purple Punch

    Serve a purple-hued sipper that packs a punch (like your linemen) at your TCU tailgate.
  • Kansas City Barbecued Chicken
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Kansas: Kansas City Chicken

    Try the taste of Kansas at your tailgate. The sweet, smoky rub is perfect on chicken, but equally delicious on pork, steaks, or ribs.
  • Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches with Red Onion and Aioli
    Blair Rumley, Becky Luigart-Stayner

    K-State: Eggplant Sandwich

    Plan a pregame party with sandwiches that wear royal purple with pride.
  • Crimson Spice Champagne Cocktail
    Blair Rumley, James Carrier

    Oklahoma: Crimson Cocktail

    Pour a classy crimson cocktail as you prepare for a Sooner showdown.
  • Cowboy Caviar
    Blair Rumley, Norman A. Plate

    Oklahoma State: Cowboy Caviar

    Cheer on the Cowboys to conquest with this spicy spin on caviar.
  • Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Peach Chutney
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Oxmoor House

    Iowa State: Cardinal Chuck

    These turkey burgers scream school spirit dressed a cranberry-peach chutney—the colors of cardinal and gold
  • Smothered Burgers
    Blair Rumley, Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Texas: Lone Star of the Show

    Burgers are bigger in Texas. Pile onions and mushrooms and smother in cheese. Serve on Texas toast, of course.
  • Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish
    Blair Rumley, Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Texas Tech: Scarlet and Black Burger

    Hues of red and black make for a Red Raider-approved tailgating trademark.
  • Grilled Blue Cheese Burgers
    Blair Rumley, Becky Luigart-Stayner

    West Virginia: Blue and Old Gold Burger

    Enjoy a tailgate tradition in true Mountaineer manner with a burger that shines with school spirit.
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