Tailgate Tacos
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Tailgate Tacos Recipe

Do you miss tailgating? Do you enjoy tacos? Then you should probably make these Tailgate Tacos!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, tacos
Servings: 6
Author: Nick @ DudeFoods.com


  • 6 brats or any other type of sausage you prefer
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups spinach dip

Caramelized Onions

  • 3 small onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light beer

Beer Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light beer
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded


Caramelized Onions

  • Slice onions 1/4" thick.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter and add brown sugar and onions.
  • Add beer and stir for a few minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook onions for 45 minutes


  • Grill brats over medium-low heat — turning frequently — for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.


  • Separate ground beef into 6 equal-sized patties and season with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt.
  • Grill burgers for 5 minutes per side over medium heat or until they reach your desired level of doneness.

Beer Cheese Sauce

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons flour and whisk until golden in color.
  • Add 1/4 cup beer and 3/4 cup milk and reduce heat to low.
  • Slowly add in 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese and continue stirring until the sauce is smooth. If you’d like a thicker sauce add more flour (1 tablespoon at a time) and if you’d like a thinner sauce add more milk (1 tablespoon at a time).

Tailgate Taco Assembly

  • Take your corn tortillas — 2 at a time — and spread spinach dip between them.
  • Assemble your Tailgate Tacos by taking each spinach dip filled pair of tortillas, adding a bratwurst and topping it with caramelized onions, a chopped up burger patty, beer cheese sauce and diced green onions and tomatoes.