Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. I’m a Panther fan. Because I’m a Cam Newton fan–I can appreciate
a snazzy dresser raw athleticism. But honestly–this year and every year–all I really ever care about on Super Bowl Sunday is the food.
Buffalo chicken dip. Wings. Chili. Rice Krispies Treats. All my favorites. Yum, yum, yum, yum.
Need some recipe ideas to serve if you’re hosting a party? Or to take with you if you’re heading to a viewing party? Keep reading–I have you covered.
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Start with buffalo chicken dip. It’s my old faithful–and everyone always loves it. Use this recipe for your shredded chicken, just don’t add the wing sauce yet. Halve it (freeze half for dinner next week and leave the rest in your crockpot. Add a (8 oz) package of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup Frank’s Buffalo Wing sauce, 1/2 cup ranch dressing and 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Let everything melt together on low in your crockpot, stirring occasionally. Serve with carrots, celery and tortilla chips.
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Then make these drumsticks. Go ahead and use a little cayenne this time too–it’s the Super Bowl. Dip them in ranch.
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Then make Mel Joulwan’s Chili. This is my favorite chili recipe of all the chili recipes. It’s healthy and filling–and Whole30 compliant. Plus, no beans–so no bad gas at halftime. Boom.
I made it last night. And then I ate it again for breakfast today. It’s really that good.
Chocolate Chili from Well Fed
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted, chopped tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 cup water
Melt your coconut oil in a big, deep pot. Add your onions, cooking and stirring until they’re translucent, about 7 minutes. Add your garlic and after about 30 seconds add the ground beef to the pot, mixing everything to combine. Continue to cook the meat, stirring often, until it’s no longer pink.
In a small bowl, mix the oregano, chili powder, cumin, cocoa, allspice, and salt. Add that mixture to the pot, stirring like you mean it.
Then add your tomato paste and stir until combined, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, beef broth and water to the pot. Stir well.
Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer your chili uncovered for at least two hours. It’s going to turn thick and smokey as it simmers–so don’t skimp on the simmer.
This chili is delicious right out of the pot. Or you could set up a little chili station at your Super Bowl party. And serve it with all the fixins–crackers or corn bread, sour cream, chopped onions, green onions, black olives, jalepenos, avocado, cilantro–whatever you like. It would all be good.
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Last but not least, whip up some S’mores Rice Krispies Treats. I made these last night too–using a combination of a few recipes I found online. And they’re already gone. So good–and who doesn’t love s’mores?! The answer is no one.
S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
- 4 tablespoons butter (grease your dish and spatula with 1 tablespoon)
- 1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini marshmallows, plus 2 extra cups for topping
- 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers
- 4 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Heat butter and marshmallows on low.
Add your crushed graham crackers (my kids maybe made them too crushed? I think it might be better to still have some chunks).
Add the rice cereal.
Combine everything and press it into your greased baking dish. Spill some of it all over the floor.
Let your treats set for 30 minutes. Shove as many marshmallows as you can into your mouth before your mom puts them away.
Then broil your treats for 45 seconds–watch them closely–you don’t want them to burn.
If you bring these to your Super Bowl Party you’ll be the MVP, for sure.
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There you go. Your menu is set for the big game. Enjoy. And go Panthers.