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Make Blackstone’s Tailgating Trifecta For the Big Game Get-Together

Our Backyard BBQ associates understand one thing: When it comes to tailgating, it can be done so many different ways that the perfect parking lot setup is never a “one size fits all” kind of design. Some people are happy with a small grill and cooler of drinks. Others aren’t satisfied until every piece of the tailgating outfit is color-coordinated and made for a magazine spread. Some are loyal to their chosen brands of grills and coolers, some fans are always ready to try out something different that does that certain “something” really well. Lately, the brand that’s been getting taken home for tailgating purposes in bigger numbers is Blackstone flat top griddles.

Depending on your needs, we recommend two Blackstone models for tailgating. The Blackstone Tabletop Griddle is perfect for a small group of fans that need an easy but powerful heat source that can run on a propane bottle or a regular tank.

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For the “No Holds Barred” super fan with plenty of friends and space, we recommend the Blackstone 4 Burner Griddle with Hood.

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Blackstone’s Tailgating Treats Trifecta

Just because you’re cooking on a grill or griddle in a huge parking lot doesn’t mean you necessarily need to keep the recipes simple. You can make some pretty savvy appetizers with a little preparation and a cold-rolled steel flat top. So let’s dive in to some primo pre-game appetizers that just about any big game fan will love. We present Onchos, Game Day Pizza Dip and Stuffed Party Peppers, otherwise known as Blackstone’s Tailgating Treats Trifecta!

Onchos (Onion Ring Nachos)

Tailgating Treats from Blackstone Onchos


  • 2 Servings of Frozen Onion Rings
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Salsa
  • Jalapeños

You can jump over to Blackstone’s Recipe section for cooking instructions, or just watch the step-by-step video here!

Game Day Pizza Dip

Tailgating Treats Pizza Dip


  • Sliced Pepperoni
  • Ground Mild Italian Sausage
  • 8oz Cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 C Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 C Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 C Shredded Parmesan
  • Pizza sauce or marinara
  • Bag of Chips
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1tsp Garlic powder
  • Fresh Basil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Aluminum Tin Pan

You can jump over to Blackstone’s recipe section to find out how to make it, or you can watch this step-by-step video here!


Stuffed Party Peppers

Tailgating Treats Stuffed Peppers


  • 1 lb Bag Sweet Mini Peppers, or Jalapeño
  • 1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 block Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Parmesan Romano Cheese
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Mexican Blend Cheese, grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • Salt and Pepper

You can jump to Blackstone’s recipe section to find out how to make this, or just watch this step-by-step video


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