Super Bowl Sunday Favorite Snack Recipes

JeffreyW's Awesome Nachos

JeffreyW’s Awesome Nachos

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, when you sit down to stuff your face with favorite snack foods, drink beer and watch the Super Bowl Commercials.  I think there is some football in there somewhere.

It seems to have become a tradition to repost these recipes, some of my favorites. I’ve added JeffreyW’s Hot Wings to the group. Click here for his deep fried wings (pictured above) and Bleu Cheese Dip. For all his Hot Wing variations, click here.

You can’t go wrong with nachos – easy and easy to pile high with your favorites ingredients.

Here’s a kinda healthy version: Black Bean and Corn Nachos, recipe here.

JeffreyW gets creative with his pizzas, here , herehere  and if you want to see them all, here (the man does love a good pizza).

For something a little different, Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is here.

Now it’s your turn, what are you planning on making this Sunday and more importantly what beer are you serving?  Do you make chicken wings or buy them from a favorite place? Most importantly, Broncos or Panthers?

Tonight’s featured recipes – one traditional, one a bit more creative:

Quick and Easy Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3-5 Jalapenos finely chopped (depending on heat)
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped
  • Lg. can V8 Juice
  • 2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Original Ro-Tel
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Brown ground beef and drain. Saute jalapenos, green pepper, onion and garlic. In large pot combine all ingredients bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered for at least 30 minutes.

In my house we serve chili with fritos and shredded cheddar, layered in a bowl – fritos, chili, cheese and more fritos.

Slow Cooker instructions:  Following instructions above, add everything to slow cooker, cook on high for 15 minutes, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 6 to 8 hours.

Also, if you are serving at a party, you can cook in large pot above for 30 minutes and then transfer to slow cooker on low or warm to keep it hot during the festivities.

Looking for a little more kicked up chili? Check out JeffreyW’s Chorizo Chili here.

And my favorites to take to a party:

Basic Tortilla Pinwheels

  • 1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup chopped ham slices

You spread the ingredients on the tortillas, roll them up and slice them into 1 inch pinwheels. Couldn’t get much easier.

So how do we add some dazzle? Flavored tortillas and a variety of fillings.

Here are some ideas I had:

Jalapeño & Cilantro Tortillas and Black Bean Tortillas

  • Cream Cheese
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Sliced green chilies
  • Turkey
  • Salsa
  • Black olives
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Tortillas and Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Tortillas

  • Cream cheese mixed with crushed roasted garlic
  • Spinach
  • Pepperoni
  • Grated Parmesan

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What will you be doing during the big game? Have any fun snack recipes to share? Don’t be shy, I’m always looking for something new and unusual.

I will have a Bixby/Scout update this weekend! And I have the makings for a post on how to overcome the winter cooking blues (when I really need to have some lighter, fresher dinner ingredients about this time of  year). Until then…



 

Thursday Friday Recipe Exchange: Chili Party

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So I hear there is some kind of football game happening during a Beyoncé concert on Sunday. Last year we tackled a bunch of Super Bowl foods that started with nachos and ended at pizza (you can find them here).

I didn’t see how we could top that, so I was at loss this year what to post pre-game. I finally settled on chili. I figured we could find plenty to argue with there, since I think just about everyone has a favorite chili recipe and will throw down to defend it. So have at it. What’s your favorite chili recipe? What are you noshing on at the big game?

Personally, I’ll be having tea and crumpets with the Dowager Countess. “Scones anyone?” (said with a very prim British accent).

Here are some of the chili recipes that we’ve tackled over the years:

First, from the oldest of my brothers: Quick and Easy Chili (recipe here)

JeffreyW’s Chorizo Chili (recipe here)

And tonight’s featured recipe from JeffreyW:

Beer Chili

I’ve used beer in recipes before but I don’t remember using any in chili before today.  A quick search turned up plenty of evidence of prior art so there won’t be any recipe patents applied for today, alas.  Aside from the bottle of stout in it there isn’t much to say about this recipe:  1 lb of ground beef, 1/2 lb of my homemade chorizo, 1 can of tomato bits with green chilies, 1 can of chili beans, a diced onion, 5 minced cloves of garlic, a fair amount of chili powder, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and the bottle of beer.

Cook the onion in a bit of oil, add the garlic and the meat and brown everything well.  Remove the fat and then add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer for at least an hour.  Serve with your favorite garnishes.

Mrs J and I agree on the cheddar cheese, she takes a pass on the peppers and prefers the nacho chips crumbled and stirred in.  I like to scoop the chili with the chips like it is a big bowl of dip.  This batch of nacho chips are just a bit too thin for that, they break too easily.  Nice flavor, though.  I just wish I hadn’t purchased the jumbo case lot of them.  LOL

One last note from TaMara: For the foreseeable future, recipe exchange will be on Fridays. See you next week.

Super Bowl Sunday

It’s the big day and all I want is tomato soup (homemade naturally) and orange juice.  Still nursing this cold and the weather nicely cooperated – a big snow storm closed down everything on Friday so I could work at home.  Under a big comforter.  In sweats.

The sun is shining today, so I will probably try to get out a bit.  But no super bowl party for me.  If you still need recipes, we got a few right here:

Super Bowl Recipes 

I particularly like the Drunken Chicken skewers

Have fun.  Enjoy the game.  Go Patriots!

I’ll be watching Downton Abbey.    

Super Bowl Recipes: Chili Pizza

My Aunt June takes my brother Gary’s Chili recipe one step further.  I think this would also be awesome on a cornmeal crust.

Chili Pizza

  • Pizza dough
  • Chili
  • Shredded Cheddar

Roll out on pizza pan, spoon chili on top, try to use less of the liquid.  Add shredded cheddar cheese on top.   450 oven, for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

I’m going to add another favorite here, too.  Layer tortilla chips in a single layer in a baking sheet, add layer of shredded cheddar, layer chili, another layer of chips and top with shredded cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly.

Thursday Recipe Exchange: Super Bowl!

JeffreyW's Awesome Nachos look "super" in a "bowl"

It’s that time again.  Super Bowl Sunday, when you sit down to stuff your face with favorite snack foods, drink beer and watch the Super Bowl Commercials.  I think there is some football in there somewhere.  What’s on your Super Bowl party menu? Do you make your own snacks or go for the quick and reliable chips and dips?  Need some ideas for quick and easy snacks?

You can’t go wrong with nachos – easy and easy to pile high with your favorites ingredients. Here’s rather healthy (?) version: Black Bean and Corn Nachos,  JeffreyW gets a little more creative with his pizzas, here , here and here (the man does love a good pizza).

I’ll never turn down nachos, or pizza for that matter, but when I was thinking about favorite party foods, tortilla pinwheels came up pretty quickly.  So many things you can do with them. Four variations follow.

Now it’s your turn, what are you planning on making this Sunday and more importantly what beer are you serving?  Who has the best recipe for hot wings, a football must have food? (Up next week: Slow Cooker/Crock-Pot ideas)

Basic Tortilla Pinwheels

  • 1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup chopped ham slices

You spread the ingredients on the tortillas, roll them up and slice them into 1 inch pinwheels. Couldn’t get much easier.

So how do we add some dazzle? Flavored tortillas and a variety of fillings.

Here are some ideas I had:

Jalapeño & Cilantro Tortillas and Black Bean Tortillas

  • Cream Cheese
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Sliced green chilies
  • Turkey
  • Salsa
  • Black olives
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Tortillas and Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Tortillas

  • Cream cheese mixed with crushed roasted garlic
  • Spinach
  • Pepperoni
  • Grated parmesan

Plain Tortillas and Whole Wheat Tortillas

  • Cream cheese
  • All-fruit style strawberry preserves
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

The list is endless, limited only by your creativity.

Cross-posted at Balloon-Juice.

Super Bowl Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Dip

No secret I have friends in Patriot-land and it seems in the last few years Colorado/Denver and Boston/New England have gone against each other in various sporting events and I’m forced to fall back on my original upbringing – New England all the way.  Although I will admit I was truly torn between the Red Sox/Rockies World Series match-up.  I alternated between my Rox gear and my BoSox gear.  This year, no such dilemma as the Patriots face off with the Giants.

So from the land of the Patriots comes another Super Bowl recipe from my friend Butch Maier.  Take it away, Butch:

Now that the Patriots are in the SuperBowl I will reveal my winning dip that I have been making. by the way the Pats record is 7-0 when I make ths dip,Alabama won a national championship with this dip so here goes………….(btw)NO GIANTS FANS can use this weekend.

BUFFALO (not bills) CHICKEN DIP…..

  • 8oz pkg of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of blue cheese or ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup of Texas Pete hot sauce or Franks Hot Sauce will do
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • I use 2-12oz cans of chicken or use 2 boneless breasts
  • plenty of scooping chips.

Stir is softened cream cheese,dressing,hot sauce,cheese,and chicken mix it all around in a big bowl then put in a 9 inch pie plate smooth out and I bake 20 mins at 350 until its bubbling…..

In the interest of blog equity, I’m willing to post a Giant’s fan recipe.  Email me with it or hit the comments with it.  😀

Super Bowl Recipes: Quick and Easy Chili

I’m nursing a cold, so I put together a spicy chicken soup and let it slow cook all day.  It was the perfect dinner when I returned from work.  That was not the first recipe I was going to try.  I was going to try one of the many recipes I’ve stumbled on since I bought the new crock-pot.  It seems I have under estimated the usefulness of slow cookers and am now going to really explore some new ideas like meatloaf and scalloped potatoes – both favorite dishes that take too long for week nights when baked in the oven.  If you have any favorite slow cooker recipes, hit the comments, I’d love to hear them.

But until then, I put out a request on facebook for favorite Super Bowl recipes.  I was rewarded with some great ideas.   Well start with my oldest brother’s chili, including stove top and slow cooker instructions.

Chili layered with fritos and shredded cheese Photo fom Fritos.com

From Gary:

Quick and Easy Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3-5 Jalapenos finely chopped (depending on heat)
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped
  • Lg. can V8 Juice
  • 2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Original Ro-Tel
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Brown ground beef and drain. Saute jalapenos, green pepper, onion and garlic. In large pot combine all ingredients bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered for at least 30 minutes.

In my house we serve chili with fritos and shredded cheddar, layered in a bowl – fritos, chili, cheese and more fritos.

Slow Cooker instructions:  Following instructions above, add everything to slow cooker, cook on high for 15 minutes, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 6 to 8 hours.

Also, if you are serving at a party, you can cook in large pot above for 30 minutes and then transfer to slow cooker on low or warm to keep it hot during the festivities.

Drunken Chicken Appetizers

I was surfing around the web looking for a drink recipe (that’ll be tomorrow) when I came across this blog and this wonderful appetizer recipe.  Had to share it with you.  There are a lot of nice recipes over there, you should check it out.

Photo by Robin at Apples to Zucchini

Drunken Chicken Lollipops

45 min | 10 min prep

12 -15 appetizer servings

* 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

* 1 (1 lb) package sliced bacon

* 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

* 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder

* 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

* short wooden skewers

* 1 cup bourbon whisky

A day ahead of time soak your skewers in the bourbon. Taste it first, to make sure it is a good one. I mix mine with ginger ale.

Now, this is how to prepare them. Make sure you have taken an Advil to help with the hangover you acquired the night before at your bourbon “tasting”.

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch X 2-inch cubes.

3. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a bourbon soaked skewer inserted on the diagonal starting where bacon seam overlaps.

4. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder and cayenne. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.

5. Coat a rack and broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken on rack in broiler pan.

6. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 22 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

Or, you could grill them, or broil them, but wrap your stick with foil so they don’t burn the hell up. And for Gawd’s sakes don’t over cook the chicken.

Might as well finish off that bottle of bourbon if you have any left.

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I think I’m going to be taking these to the family reunion in July.  That’ll wow them.