Five Bobby Flay Recipes Perfect for Your Watch Party

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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay signs an autograph at the 2016 Belmont Stakes. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

Whether the hottest racing action is at Saratoga Race Course or Del Mar in the summer or at Keeneland Race Course or Santa Anita Park in the fall, if you can’t get to the track be sure to make the most of a great racing weekend by hosting friends to watch racing's signature events.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is an ambassador for the Breeders' Cup World Championships; so we put together five recipes of perfect finger food (or drink) from the Iron Chef himself to have on hand when hosting a racing watch party.

If you see a recipe you want to try, just click the name of the dish in the list below to head to Bobby Flay’s website for all of the ingredients and a detailed guide to preparing each item.

<a href="">1. Crushed Avocado with Tomatillo </a>

1. Crushed Avocado with Tomatillo

Guacamole is almost universally beloved, and it’s also a perfect snack to have on hand for watching top-notch racing on TV. Bobby Flay’s version includes tomatillos, which are a tart, meaty type of tomato originating in Mexico.
<a href="">2. Sangria Sunrise </a>

2. Sangria Sunrise

Nothing says summer quite like sangria: a glass of the fruity, tart beverage can cool you down and put you in a festive mood with just one sip. Bobby Flay’s recipe calls for pineapple and blackberry, which lends a depth of flavor not normally found in purely citrus-based sangrias.
<a href="">3. Pizza with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Toasted Garlic </a>

3. Pizza with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Toasted Garlic

Pizza is good; this is a fact. Bobby Flay’s pizza with garlic, bacon and caramelized onions is sumptuous; plus, what goes better with watching sports on TV than a piping hot pizza pie topped with delicious, decadent, savory goodness?
<a href="">4. Bar Americain&#039;s Pickled Shrimp Deviled Eggs with Cornichon Remoulade  </a>

4. Bar Americain's Pickled Shrimp Deviled Eggs with Cornichon Remoulade

Deviled eggs are a warm-weather favorite, and they’re also the perfect finger food for a horse racing viewing party. This recipe incorporates delicate pickled shrimp, which compliment the velvety eggs.
<a href="">5.  Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara </a>

5. Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

Macaroni + cheese + pancetta = bliss. That’s just math. Make this dish … you won’t be sorry.

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