The last weekend of September is going to be a huge one for footy fans, with the AFL and NRL Grand Finals falling on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Regardless of which code you follow, it’s a great chance to get some mates around for the big game. We’ve got some ideas for low-maintenance food that you can cook for a crowd, as well as drinks to match. The best thing about these dishes? They won’t keep you tied up in the kitchen – so you won’t miss a second of the match.
This one is sure to be a fan favourite. It’s all the flavour of pizza, without any of the fuss of sticky dough. Simply serve and pull-apart, it’s as easy as that.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
We think that an Italian-inspired dish should always be served with a great red. Try a glass (or two) of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz or Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet.
This dish is basically nachos, but fancier. It’s everything you already know and love, just dressed up a little.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Pair this dish with a Whisky Ginger. Mix 1 part Teacher’s Scotch Whisky with 4 parts ginger ale in a tall glass over ice. The ginger will also take some of the edge of the heat from the jalapeños.
It’d be heretical to watch a Grand Final without a sausage roll. For this occasion, we’re giving the staple a new lease on life with a mixture of barbecue sauce and Japanese Kewpie mayo.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
You can’t go wrong with sausage rolls and beer. We’d recommend a light, fruity brew – either Vale’s Bright Ale or James Squire’s 150 Lashes Pale Ale.