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Tasty Tailgating Eats to Cheer the Eagles

Whether the Birds win or lose Monday night, you can be sure to score some points with these recipes.

What better way to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night than with some delicious comfort food-meets-tailgate recipes?

Courtesy of Taste of Home, these dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers as the Birds take on the Saints for Monday's 8:30 p.m. away game. (ESPN/PHL 17)

Sandwich for a Crowd

What you need

  •  2 loaves (1 pound each) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound thinly sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound thinly sliced roast beef
  •  12 to 14 thin slices dill pickle

Make it

  • Cut the bread in half lengthwise. Hollow out top and bottom of loaves, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • In a large bowl, combine cheeses, onions, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; spread over cut sides of bread. Layer with ham and roast beef on bottom and top halves; place pickles on bottom halves. Gently press halves together.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1-1/2-in. slices. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Easy Meatballs

What you need

  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet-and-sour sauce

Make it

  • Place meatballs in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the sauces; cover and heat on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Pour over meatballs; cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 2 dozen.

Cookies N Cream Brownies

What you need

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  •  1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed

Make it

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth; set aside. For brownie layer, combine the butter, sugars and cocoa in a large bowl. Beat in eggs. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to cocoa mixture. Stir in cookie crumbs.
  • Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

 

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