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20 of the Best Big Game Recipe Ideas

The one thing better than watching your team take out the big game is doing so while eating some delicious food, so we’ve gathered ten recipes that are perfect to feed a crowd with. Each recipe is quick and easy to prepare, can be adapted to feed large numbers, and most importantly - is delicious to eat!

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls are a great way to feed a crowd, but make no mistake - these aren’t just any sausage rolls! This recipe kicks it up a notch, putting a Greek twist on a Kiwi classic.

Sticky Hoisin Ribs

These sticky hoisin ribs are an absolute winner on game day! They’re easy to share, packed full of flavour, and a breeze to cook and prepare with the oven doing most of the work.

Leftover Brisket Roti Wrap

Looking to whip something up in a pinch at halftime? If you've got some leftover brisket or lamb shoulder in the fridge, then why not try out these roti wraps? Ready in no time at all, this simple but delicious recipe is a real winner.

Kiwi Lamb Burger

What better recipe is there to watch the All Blacks with than this Kiwi classic? Get everyone to assemble their own, it's sure to be messy but extremely tasty.

Lamb, Pumpkin, & Cashew Pizza with Lemon Aioli

Just because you’re feeding a crowd, it doesn’t mean you can’t go a bit gourmet. This pizza recipe is full of delicious ingredients that together are truly satisfying.

Brisket and Cheese Pies

With brisket being such a large cut of beef, it’s not unusual to have some leftovers from your weekend cooks. Fortunately, there are a few great ways to use it up and brisket and cheese pie are one of the easiest and tastiest. Juicy beef brisket, a decadent onion, tomato, and beef broth gravy, and a hefty dose of melted cheese - you're onto a winner!

Steak and Wedges with Homemade Vegetable Sauce

Sharing platters are perfect for the World Cup as they’re low-fuss and tailored towards feeding a crowd. This Steak and Wedges with homemade vegetable sauce recipe is one of the better platters out there.

Lemon, Honey & Rosemary Lamb Ribs

ThisLemon, Honey & Rosemary Lamb Ribs recipe is one of the most popular on our website, and for good reason, they're quick to prepare, easy to eat, and packed full of flavour. Whether you're having them as a complete meal or served up as a tasty appetiser, be sure to have the serviettes on hand.

Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream

The Jalapeno salsa gives these beef sliders a kick and is a perfect match for the Avocado cream. Enjoy these with family and friends while watching the All Blacks win.

Rubbed Beef Fillet with Two Salsas

Here’s another great sharing-plate idea that you can get stuck into over the weekend. This beef fillet recipe spices up the traditional steaks on the barbie with both salsas complement the beef beautifully, yet offer very different combinations of flavour.

Beef Tacos

Tacos make for an easy-to-prepare meal that you can serve up pre-game or at half-time. The fresh ingredients topped with juicy pieces of tender beef will make your mouth water. Have a bit of fun with the salad ingredients you use to build the tacos - variety in texture and colour is key.

Melting Mediterranean Lamb Rolls

The flavours rolled within these melting Mediterranean lamb rolls will be sure to wow your guests. It’s one of our most popular recipes - and for good reason!

Steak Wraps

Easy to prepare, this recipe is perfect if you’ve got the kids watching the football with you. Form an assembly line and get little hands in your family to get creative and help put together the ingredients. Simple is that.

Beef Quesadillas

Mexican food is a favourite for Kiwi’s looking for a flavour-packed feast, and we think this Mexican-style toasted tortilla is perfect for an easy pre-game meal.

Steak, Cheese, and Onion Melts

This recipe takes steak sandwiches to the next level. These steak melts serve four and can get on the table in 30 minutes - the perfect half-time feed.

hereLeftover Brisket Dumplings with a Dipping Sauce

Looking for a meaty twist on dumplings? Matt Melville cooked up these delicious dumplings using leftover brisket (lamb shoulder works well here too), a handful of fresh and frozen veggies, and some chili. Comfort food at its best - and a great recipe to get the kids involved with!

Kebabs with Southern-Style Spice Rub

These beef kebabs are a surefire winner, whether you’re feeding a crowd or just looking to whip up something quick for the family before enjoying the rugby.

Beef Nachos with Avocado Salsa

Who doesn't love nachos? These beef nachos are a big-game favourite and for good reason! They’re scrumptious, healthy, packed with flavour, and super easy to make!

Lamb Cutlets with a Quinoa Crust

If you’re looking to go the extra mile then this lamb cutlet recipe is a must! You can use this recipe with a variety of different lamb cuts and it will always taste great.

BBQ Lamb Ribs

These delicious lamb ribs are an easy option when you've got a crowd over for the game. They're cooked low and slow over indirect heat, allowed to rest in tin foil, and then put back on the BBQ to get them succulent and tender. Seasoned with a dry rub and coated with sauce, they’re absolutely packed with BBQ flavour.

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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