The Quick and Easy Tailgate Plan for a Bills Fan Brought to you by Swanson Chicken Traveling Tailgate

Check out this collection of quick, easy and delicious recipes for your Bills’ tailgating and football parties! Whether cooking for the whole team or just the defensive line, these dishes are guaranteed to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Go Bills!

Starters:
Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Chicken Dip:

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cans (9.75 oz each) Swanson® Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, drained
½ cup Frank’s® RedHot® Sauce
½ cup blue cheese salad dressing
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
Assorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers

Directions:
1) Stir cream cheese in 9” deep dish pie plate until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
2) Bake at 350°F. for 20 min. until hot and bubbling. Stir. Serve with vegetables and crackers.

Tips:
– Substitute ranch dressing for blue cheese dressing and shredded cheddar cheese for blue cheese crumbles.
– Make it tailgate friendly – prepare ahead of time and transport in a disposable heavy foil pan. When you get to the
tailgate heat it on a grill and serve nice and hot!
– Make this in the microwave by heating it on high for 5 minutes instead of baking
– Keep it warm in a crockpot or slow cooker

Buffalo Hot Wings

18 chicken wings (about 3 pounds)
4 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups V8® 100% Vegetable Juice
1 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:
1) Cut wings at joints into 54 pieces. Discard tips or save for another use. Place chicken in shallow-sided baking pan. Bake at 400°F. for 30 min. Pour off fat.
2) In small saucepan mix cornstarch, vegetable juice, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, hot pepper sauce and garlic powder until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
3) Brush chicken with vegetable juice mixture. Bake 15 min. more or until chicken is no longer pink. Heat remaining vegetable juice mixture to a boil. Serve with chicken for dipping. Makes 36 appetizers.

The Main Event
Tangy Grilled Beef

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 1/2-pound boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4-inch thick

Directions:
1) Stir the soup, sugar, lemon juice, oil, Worcestershire, garlic powder and thyme in a medium bowl.
2) Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the steak for 10 minutes for medium-rare or to desired doneness, turning the steak over once halfway through cooking and brushing often with the soup mixture.
3) Heat the remaining soup mixture in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Slice the steak and serve with the soup mixture.

Turkey Pita Burgers
1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 can Campbell’s® Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup
1/3 cup water
3 pita breads (6″), cut in half, forming 2 pockets
2 green onions, sliced
Bean sprouts

Directions:
1) Shape turkey into 6 patties, 1/2″ thick.
2) Heat oil in skillet. Add patties and cook until browned. Pour off fat.
3) Add soup and water. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 min. or until done.
4) Place patties in pita halves. Top with onions and sprouts.

The Game Winner:
Football Cake

2 Pepperidge Farm® Chocolate Fudge 3 Layer Cake
Assorted decorating gel (black, white)
1 package (4.9 oz.) Pepperidge Farm® Mini Milano Cookies

Directions:
1) Remove cakes from freezer. Trim 1 edge of styrofoam plate even with cake, using scissors. Repeat with other cake. Place these two sides together. Carefully trim corners of cake to form a “football”. Set corners aside. Let stand 15 min. or until frosting softens.
2) Smooth frosting where cakes are joined, using a metal spatula dipped in water. Smooth frosting on sides of cake. If needed, use additional frosting from corners pieces.
3) Make an outline of a football on top of cake and laces down center, using white piping gel.
4) Decorate sides of cake with Mini Milano® cookies, pressing gently to adhere. Make football laces on cookies using black piping gel. Makes 1 cake.

For more easy and delicious recipes check out: www.Campbellskitchen.com and www.Swansonchicken.com


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