Become a ‘football foodie’ with these Super Bowl-inspired recipes
Want to have your Super Bowl party stand out from the rest? Ditch the store bought snacks and do your own catering. Here are 3 simple recipes that are sure to please the entire team.
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Like most things done in the kitchen, the key to making the perfect batch of nachos are heat and meat. Believe us, come Super Bowl Sunday you are going to want your nachos to be spicy and hearty, that’s why we’ve elevated nachos from snack food to entrée.
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb extra lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic
2 sweet red peppers
1.5 tbsp Cumin
1.5 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup Warm Water
2 (or more) Jalapeño Peppers (diced)
2 big squeezes of Sriracha (secret ingredient for getting slow cooked spice in zero time)
2 large tomatoes (diced)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 bag nacho chips
Half head of iceberg lettuce (diced)
· In a large pan (or wok) add the oil, chalets, and garlic. Cook everything at medium to low heat until the chalets start to soften.
· Add the ground beef, turn the heat up to medium-high, and cook until nicely brown.
· Toss in the Cumin, Chili Powder, Salt, Pepper, Sriracha and water.
· Cook until the water has nearly evaporated.
· Remove beef mixture from heat.
· In a large serving bowl, toss in chips, cheese, Jalapenos, tomatoes and lettuce.
· Mix the chips and veggies so that everything is evenly distributed.
· Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until the chips start to brown.
· Pour the beef mixture in the centre of the serving bowl on top of the chips. We recommend making a nest in the centre of the bowl.
· Squeeze the limes over the entire thing and serve.
Good homemade guacamole is one of, if not the most, important staples of any good Super Bowl party . I’m not joking. If I show up to watch football and there is no guacamole I’m out faster than Mark Sanchez after throwing 4 interceptions. Best of all, it is alarmingly fun and simple to make. Now, I don’t own a mort and pestle. The good ones are bulky, heavy and difficult to clean. I substitute in a combination of a good old fashioned mixing bowl and a potato masher and so should you.
2 Ripe Avocados
1 Lime (juice only)
Dash of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
1 Jalapeno (roughly chopped)
1 Small Tomato (diced)
1 Clove Garlic (finely diced)
· Throw all of the above into the mixing bowl.
· Mash to your heart’s content.
· Seriously, that’s it.
· Eat with nacho chips.
Sliders into the End Zone
Sliders are the be all and end all of my Super Bowl feast. I defy you to name one red blooded, meat eating individual that doesn’t love a good slider. They’re savory, delicious, easy to cook and they make you feel like a giant. Kids love ‘em, girls love ‘em, boys love ‘em, everybody loves ‘em. They're great.
1 lb extra lean ground beef
½ cup Oatmeal (that’s right, oatmeal)
3 shakes of Worcester Sauce
Pinch of salt
Dash of Pepper
2 Squeezes Sriracha for extra kick
Enough Tiny Hamburger Buns.
· Add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
· Mix until everything is blended together evenly.
· Form the meat into as many ping pong sized balls as possible.
· Flatten the balls between the palms of your hand.
· Place a good sized skillet over medium-high heat
· Fry each paddy on both sides until the sliders are cooked through (approximately 1 minute per side depending on how hot your pan is and how thick your sliders are).
· Plate with a bun and all of your favourite burger toppings.