Right up there with game day is game food. I have nothing to contribute to the former, so I thought I’d offer up a few ideas on the latter. Below, you’ll find a collection of recipes from over the years, any of which would make a great accompaniment to your Super Bowl Sunday, whether its for a crowd big or small.
If I had to pick a single food that screams Super Bowl to me, I’d say wings. Rather than the usual buffalo wings, try some equally simple-to-make Sriracha Chicken Wings.
Chili is a big hit that is guaranteed to hit the spot, and easily adjusted to suit your spice tolerance. This weekend is just a good excuse to whip up a batch of Chili con Carne
If sausage is more your style, bratwurst can be cooked up quickly and dressed up to be incredibly delicious with a good tangy slaw on the side paired with plenty of beer. If that whets your appetite, check out Grilled Beer Brats with Tangy Apple Slaw
Meatballs are great appetizer/party food. You can cook a big batch, put out a bunch of toothpicks, and you’re in business. These sound fancy schmancy, but I promise, these big and boldly flavored pomegranate barbecue sauced lamb meatballs will disappear in short order.
While we’re talking about meatballs, another tasty option: Soutzoukakia Smyrneika with Olives. These are Greek, a mix of beef and lamb, and are more subdued in flavor with a light tomato sauce mixed with olives.
Given the amount of finger food, dips and spreads of some sort are good to have handy. One of my favorites? Pimento Cheese. Don’t buy the neon-colored junk from the grocery store or you’ll turn people off from this fantastic cheese forever more.
Depending on what part of the world you’re living in right about now, firing up the smoker/grill might not be a great idea, but in case it is, Smoked Spare Ribs are always a hit. I’m always looking for an excuse to make some.
Fried finger food is guaranteed to hit a sweet spot for everyone. So why not cook up some of the best Southern Fried Chicken you’ve ever had? You won’t be disappointed–as simple as it sounds, this particular recipe is something everyone needs to try at least once.
While we’re on the deep-fried food train of thought, a Creole Beer Battered Fish Fry would also be a big hit if you enjoy seafood. This isn’t your everyday fried fish–this has a great crust with a lot of flavor.
In addition to the more traditional chili mentioned earlier, if you want to take a more Mexican, uppity spin on chili, you can try this Chili Molé. It has the flavors of a molé sauce worked in–a unique take on two classics for something fun and different.
With all the savory options out of the way, you shouldn’t forget dessert. While I love pies, cakes, etc, you probably want more finger food ready options. As such, I would lean towards brownies. I’ve tried several, so it depends on what catches your eye. Do you want dense, rich, chocolatey Fudgy Brownies?
Or how about a more traditional brownie but with other stuff mixed in? Dulce de Leche Brownies are sure to please–these are like brownies with caramel swirls but so much better.
Or for a complete departure from the norm, you can go for something with a more airy, cake-like texture. Plus, the tangy flavor of these Honey-Nut Brownies take brownies to a new place.
Whatever you go with, I hope you enjoy and have a good game weekend!