Tackle Tailgate Menus with Flavorful Foods

When football teams are in the locker room laying out game plans, fans are fueling up with tantalizing tailgate foods. One trendy way to feed your crowd is with small plates, appetizers, samplers and innovative sides that feature a variety of flavors like these ideas from the experts at Aramark.

An easy hack for your next game day meal can be a recipe you prepare at home before heading to the stadium. The toppings are what set these Korean-inspired Sweet and Spicy Bratwurst Subs apart. Just make the crunchy kimchi, bright mango slaw and spicy sesame mayonnaise up to two days ahead of time so grilling the bratwursts is all you need to do before kickoff.

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Sweet and Spicy Bratwurst Subs

Servings 8



  • 1 1/2 cups green cabbage cut into thick strips
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang paste
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced peeled ginger root
  • 1/2 cup daikon radish strips
  • 1/4 cup shredded peeled carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion

Mango Slaw

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/3 cup diced mango chunks thawed from frozen
  • 1/4 cup shredded peeled carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

Spicy Sesame Mayonnaise

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 8 bratwursts 4 ounces each
  • 8 hoagie rolls 6 inches, split



  • Place cabbage in microwavable bowl.
  • Add water.
  • Cover and microwave on high 2 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  • Rinse with cold water and drain well.
  • In large bowl, mix vinegar, gochujang, fish sauce, garlic and ginger.
  • Add steamed cabbage, daikon, carrot and onion; toss to coat.
  • Cover and chill.

Mango Slaw

  • Mix cabbage, mango, carrot, onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, ginger, vinegar, salt and garlic.
  • Cover and chill.

Spicy Sesame Mayonnaise

  • Mix mayonnaise, sriracha, sesame oil and vinegar until well blended.
  • Cover and chill.


Source: Family Features