The Kansas Beef Council is the Official Tailgate Partner of K-State Athletics!
Get your tailgate and grill ready, because when you serve up beef at any K-State home game, you become eligible to win prizes. K-State Athletics and beef producers will be traveling the parking lots looking for the beefiest dishes to crown a weekly tailgate champion. The winning tailgate each week will be featured during the game, receive a grocery store gift card and be entered into a chance to win two executive suite tickets to the last home game of the year.
How to Win
Tailgate at any K-State home game in designated parking lots and make sure beef is featured at your tailgate. Be on the lookout for our team handing out swag and checking on tailgates. Need inspiration on what to cook up? Check out our list of recipes below.
CLASSIC BEEF CHEESEBURGERS
The ultimate grilling recipe. No fuss, no hassle and always a winner.
SMOKY CHIPOTLE CHILI
Your friends will rave for this beef chili packed with layers of flavors including beer, smoky chipotle peppers, and black beans.
Grilled Ribeye Steaks
Ribeye Steaks and potatoes never lose. There's a reason this is a classic.
SWEET ONION AND PEPPER BEEF SANDWICHES
Tasty flavors of slow cooked beef, sweet onions and bell peppers are combined with your favorite cheese and French bread for an incredible sandwich.
Did plans change? These delicious and easy-to-make recipes come together quickly and deliver when it matters most.
BRISKET QUESO DIP
Chopped brisket gives this queso plenty of smokey flavor while adding zero dirty dishes to a game day favorite.
BACON CHEESEBURGER FRIES
Take a pound of ground beef and combine it with your favorite burger toppings atop a bed of crispy waffle fries and anyone, sports fan or not, will be cheering in no time.
Nacho beef dip
Ground Beef, salsa and cheese dip meet in the skillet for a family-favorite recipe. Try this dip with tortilla chips or veggie strips.
BIG GAME FRITOS® PIE
Wow your Big Game fans with this perfect on-the-go recipe. Ground Beef chili served in a bag of FRITOS® Corn Chips.
HOT STREAK RECIPES
These recipes keep delivering, time and time again.
SMOKED TRI-TIP STREET TACOS
This smoked Tri-Tip recipe starts in the smoker then ends on the grill for a complete recipe.
Smoked herb rib roast
When you bring smoked Prime Rib to the cookout, it's a guaranteed victory. Those are the rules.
Classic Smoked Brisket
Big time moments call for a big time meal and this Classic Smoked Brisket is a big time recipe.
SMOKED STEAK SKEWERS WITH TOMATOES, ONIONS AND OLIVES
Smoked Sirloin Steak paired with veggies is the perfect way to secure a win this summer.
TWO-MINUTE DRILL RECIPES
The versatility of beef makes it a go-to protein when you just don't have much time. These recipes don't need much prep, but taste like you've been working all day.
grilled T-Bone Steaks with BBQ Rub
Grilled T-Bone Steaks with a BBQ rub in 25 minutes? Talk about clutch.
FLAT IRON PHILLY CHEESESTEAK
This recipe takes a classic sandwich and makes it even easier with tender slices of flat iron steak.
zesty barbecue cheeseburgers
When the cookout is on the line, make it zesty with these Barbecue Cheeseburgers.
Skirt Steak Tacos
This recipe brings in the smoke flavor associated with Kansas City to a beautifully seasoned Skirt Steak without the need of an expensive smoker.
EXTRA POINT RECIPES
From tacos and steaks to sliders and brisket sandwiches, these recipes are perfect before or after the big game.
steak soft tacos
So simple but so delicious. Use leftover steak and a few pantry items to enjoy delicious tacos.
grilled steak and vegetable salad
This recipe is up and it's good with a variety of vegetables and leftover steak.
BBQ BRISKET AND MAC 'N CHEESE SANDWICH
If you're a seasoned pitmaster and prefer to smoke your own brisket, adding coffee and chili powder to store-bought BBQ rubs is a simple way to level up your brisket game.
EASY ROAST BEEF SLIDERS
Get this recipe. Thinly sliced Deli Roast Beef is sandwiched between rolls and baked with cheese til golden and delicious.