Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Ultimate Super Bowl Cookbook

We searched the internet far and wide asking the nation what they eat on Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some of the best answers we got from Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and our own experiences! In the process we learned that Denver locals, who don't even know what the local cuisine is, love some Green Chili and Seattle locals, as you would expect, love them some seafood!  This will be updated right up until the night before Super Bowl XLVIII so make sure you bookmark the page!

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Colorado Green Chili

A Denver ClassicSee more.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds cubed pork stew meat
salt and pepper to taste
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped, roasted green chiles
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 cups tomatillo salsa
5 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pinch ground cloves

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat.
Season the pork with salt and pepper to taste, then place into the hot oil.
Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 7 minutes.
Once browned, remove the pork and set aside. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the onion and garlic.
Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

Return the pork to the pot, and stir in the green chiles, diced tomatoes with juice, tomatillo salsa, and chicken broth.
Season with oregano and clove.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove 2 cups of the soup (ensure there are no pork cubes in it), and pour into a blender.
Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree.
Puree until smooth, then pour back into the cooking pot. This will create a thicker texture for your chili and will eliminate some of the chunky bits of chiles.
Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until the pork is very tender, at least 35 minutes more.
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Seattle Salmon Chowder

Makes 8 ServingsSee more.


3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups diced potatoes
2 carrots, diced
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 (16 ounce) cans salmon
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn
1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, shredded


Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic powder until onions are tender. Stir in potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, pepper, and dill. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
Stir in salmon, evaporated milk, corn, and cheese. Cook until heated through.

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Usually the first thing to go at football games.See more.
1 pound bacon (thinner cut is better)
1 pack Lil Smokies
~1 cup brown sugar

Cut the bacon strips into thirds and wrap around individual smokies. Secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle brown sugar liberally over each. I like to kind of rub it in like you're making BBQ.
Bake at 350° F for ~40 minutes, or until the brown sugar melts and the bacon is crisp. You may want to turn them about halfway through.

Can also cook using a crockpot, if that's your thing.
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Easy Party Meatballs

Makes 48 MeatballsSee more.
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
2/3 cup Water
2 cans (8 oz. each) crushed pineapple, drained
1 bottle (18 oz.) KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce or KRAFT Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 425ºF.
Mix meat, stuffing mix and water.
Shape into 1-inch balls.
Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
Bake 20 min. or until cooked through (160ºF).
Stir in pineapple, barbecue sauce and sugar.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

The way big guys in Jersey like it! See more.
Get a package of chicken breasts and boil them, yes I said boil them. I shouldn't have to tell you but boneless. While they are boiling, take Franks red hot sauce. It has to be Franks. Mix in a bowl with blue cheese dressing. Now moat people do not like blue cheese OK to substitute with ranch. Ranch will make it ceamier. Put some cayenne pepper in with it. Depends on how hot you want it. Mix it with a spoon. Take the chicken breasts and shred them. Then mix in the bowl with blue cheese and Franks. When mixed well put in a casserole dish. Put in the oven about 30 minutes at 325 prior to eating. Get crackers or pita chips whatever your preference and enjoy.
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Skyline Chili Dip

The go-to Super Bowl dish in CincinnatiSee more.
One 12 oz. package softened cream cheese
One 13 oz. frozen skyline chili thawed OR one 15 oz. can of skyline chili
¼ cup diced onions (optional)
12 oz. skyline shredded mild cheddar cheese


Spread softened cream cheese evenly on bottom of 9 x 13 microwaveable casserole dish. Heat chili according to package directions. Pour heated skyline chili over cream cheese. Sprinkle diced onions (optional) on top of chili. Cover with skyline shredded mild cheddar cheese.
Conventional oven: heat at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Microwave oven: heat on high for 2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with nacho or corn chips.
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Mac and Cheese

Super Simple and Delicious!See more.
1 lb box of pasta (shells or elbows works best)
2 C milk
1 s tick of butter cut into slices
2C Shredded Cheddar
2C Shredded Monterrey Jack
1 lb Velveeta cut into cubes
2C shredded Taco Cheese
Dash of Lawrys Seasoned Salt
Dash of Garlic Powder


Pre heat oven to 350
Boil Pasta Drain and set aside In a large (I mean really really large) pot on medium heat
Bring milk and butter to a boil stirring constantly until all butter is melted.
Add cubes of Velveeta stirring constantly until melted Repeat this with shredded Cheddar followed by Monterrey Jack…stirring constantly
When everything is melted and blended add boiled pasta to cheese sauce
Stir pasta until it is all coated
Pour pasta and cheese mixture into a 13x9 casserole dish (to avoid cheese from bubbling over on to the stove bottom I suggest placing the casserole dish on a cookie sheet – but that is your preference)
Sprinkle the shredded Taco Blend cheese on top of pasta Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling
Serve (This can also be made ahead and just not placed in the oven. Just make sure to bring it up to room temperature before baking)

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Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball”

Shape it like a football!See more.
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (not all-natural)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
Graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, and/or apple slices for dipping


1. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended.
2. Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly forming into a ball shape.
3. Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place peanut butter and chocolate chips in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover, pressing morsels into the ball if necessary.
4. Place ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.)

Serve with graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.

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Super Bowl Football Field Cake

Cake Boss Who?!See more.

Things you need:

1. 11x14 sheet Cake pan
2. 3 boxes of cake mix (any flavor you'd like)
3. 3 containers of white frosting (so you can dye them green)
4. 1 tube of white icing
5. 1 tube of gel in each specific color you need for the teams name in the end zones (For this cake I used black, purple, red, and gold)
6. Football players (optional)
7. Box to hold the cake in, great for transporting. (optional)

How to bake: 

1. Spray the cake sheet so the cake doesn't stick.
2. Make the 3 cake mixes as instructed.
3. Pour the 3 cake mixes into the cake pan.
4. Cook as instructed. (Remember you are cooking 3 cake mixes so you will have to triple your cooking time) it is important to constantly keep checking for brownness. The edges might get over baked and hard but that's okay, once you put the frosting on the cake will soak up the icing and will turn soft.
5. Once cake is done let it cool inside the cake pan. it is important to make sure the cake is completely cooled off so we don't melt any of the frosting or gel icing. (I let this cake cool for about 45 minutes to an hour)
6. Once the cake is cooled take the cake out of the pan and place it in the box or on the cake holder you are using. Once the cake is placed do not attempt to move it, this could cause the cake to break.

Time to frost:

1. Dye the 3 white frosting containers green and put it on the cake.
2. Then with your tube of white icing pipe out the white yard lines for the field. (As shown on my cake)
3. Next it's time for the gel. I printed out photos of the names of each football team to get and idea of how the names looked with the colors.

For the Ravens I used purple and then outlined it with black. For the 49ers I used red and outlined it with gold. Remember, this was done free hand so it is important to go nice and slow. Once the gel is on the cake it will be really hard to remove.

4. Once all the frosting and icing is done, it is time to place the football players and field goal posts on the cake (as shown).
5. I added a few piping designs around the cake to make it look neater, but that is also optional.
Super Bowl Cake

* I found all my supplies (cake pan, tubes of frosting/gel, cake box/holder, piping tools, football players) at Party City.
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