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Top Recipe Picks For Game Day

The following recipes are my top picks for a complete game day  or super bowl party. I must confess, I am not the biggest football fan, but I do love how people get excited about the dishes prepared, lol! They really go all out. For recipes, click onto the picture of the recipe you like and it will take to the full recipe.

 

GAUCAMOLE RECIPES

One Guacamole, Two Guacamole, Three!!
One Guacamole, Two Guacamole, Three!!

 

HOMEMADE CHIPS/TOTOPOS

Must have homemade chips for all that guacamole, queso blanco and pico de gallo!
Must have homemade chips for all that guacamole, queso blanco and pico de gallo!

 

QUESO BLANCO

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups monterey pepper jack
1 cup asadero or chihuahua cheese, shredded
Pinch of cumin
Salt and fresh cracked pepper

Heat the butter to medium heat in a sauce pan, add the flour and whisk together. Cook for a few minutes, add the cumin, salt and pepper. Add the milk and cook until it almost comes to a boil(don’t let it boil). Add the cheese, stir well to combine….done!

Variation: you can use a mix of cheeses if you’d like, use olive oil, instead of butter…add a little chicken broth to thin out the sauce….add roasted green chiles to the sauce.

 

BEEF CHILI

Learning to prepare competition beef chili
Learning to prepare competition beef chili

 

FRITO CHILI PIE

One of my all time favorite Tex Mex treats! Frito Beef Chili Pie!
One of my all time favorite Tex Mex treats! Frito Beef Chili Pie!

However you layer your Frito Chili Pie, the key ingredients are a spicy beef chili, fritos and cheese! Then the skies the limit on how you want to pile it high.

 

BACON WRAPPED POPPERS

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuufed Poppers
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Poppers

 

PICO DE GALLO/SALSA FRESCA

A must have for any game day party!
A must have for any game day party!

 

HOMEMADE CHILI SAUCE RECIPE FOLLOWS PICTURE

For chili dogs, chili cheese fries or nachos, this is a tasty homemade recipe.
For chili dogs, chili cheese fries or nachos, this is a tasty homemade recipe.

 

BEEF CHILI SAUCE

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken or beef broth
14 oz can diced tomato w/ green chiles
8 oz can jalapeno “El Pato” brand tomato sauce or use regular tomato sauce w/ 2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked parika
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
1/2 pound ground chuck (You could use 1 pound if you like, but I wanted it to be more of a chili sauce with just some beef)

Directions

1. In a large skillet, heat oil to medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno. Saute for 6 to 8 minutes.
Add in the flour and cook for another minute.

2. Add all ingredients in the order listed, minus the beef. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and taste for salt. Add in the beef and break into smaller pieces using a flat edge wooden spoon. As is cooks down break the beef down until it looks like fine crumbles. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly. Yields 6 servings. Flavor will improve overnight, so I would suggest preparing a day or two ahead. Great for chili dogs, nachos, chili cheese fries!

 

SRIRACHA WINGS/DRUMMETTES

Both Baked and Grilled Recipes included on this post!
Both Baked and Grilled Recipes included on this post!

 

BLOODY MARY CHIPOTLE SHRIMP

Bloody Mary combined with some chipotle and spices make a tasty marinade for this jumbo shrimp!
Bloody Mary combined with some chipotle and spices make a tasty marinade for this jumbo shrimp!

 

TOMATILLO AVOCADO SALSA

My friends request this salsa recipe at every get together!
My friends request this salsa recipe at every get together!

 

QUESO FUNDIDO

Melty cheese, savory mexican chorizo, smoky roasted poblanos!
Melty cheese, savory mexican chorizo, smoky roasted poblanos!

 

CHICKEN TAQUITOS

Call them tquitos, flautas or dorados, just get some on my plate, please!
Call them tquitos, flautas or dorados, just get some on my plate, please!

 

GRILLED SHRIMP AND CHORIZO POPPER

One of my all time favorite ways to prepare and enjoy jalapeño poppers!
One of my all time favorite ways to prepare and enjoy jalapeño poppers!

 

SINCRONIZADAS/ DOUBLE STACK QUESADILLAS

Veggie, chicken or all cheese!
Veggie, chicken or all cheese!

 

BACON AVOCADO & TOMATO FLATBREAD

Top this flatbread recipe with your favorite ingredients!
Top this flatbread recipe with your favorite ingredients!

 

GRILLED BEEF OR CHICKEN SLIDERS

Grilled outdoors or on the stove top grill, this is a great recipe for game day!
Grilled outdoors or on the stove top grill, this is a great recipe for game day!

 

MANGO SALSA

Mango salsa with plenty od fresh habanero is just the way I like it!
Mango salsa with plenty od fresh habanero is just the way I like it!

 

BAKED TORTILLA CHIPS

A lighter version to the traditional fried tortilla chip. Bring on the fresh salsa!
A lighter version to the traditional fried tortilla chip. Bring on the fresh salsa!

For Chile Infused Chips, Brush one side of corn tortillas with chile oil. Cut into thirds or quarters, sprinkle with salt and bake for about 16 to 20 minutes at 395 degrees F., turning halfway through baking time. Sprinkle with chile limon powder as soon as they come out of the oven.

A Little Chile Brushed On One Side Of The Corn Tortilla Before Baking Adds Some Heat And Great Color!
A Little Chile Brushed On One Side Of The Corn Tortilla Before Baking Adds Some Heat And Great Color!

 

And finally for my last pick, I want to end on a sweet note. Because after all that spicy, savory and zesty food, I always crave a sweet ending. My favorite cookie recipe spiked with a little espresso and cinnamon.

A little added espresso to your favorite chocolate cookie or brownie recipe is tasty!
A little added espresso to your favorite chocolate cookie or brownie recipe is tasty!

 

ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons instant espresso
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 oz. bag Ghirardelli bittersweet chips (60% Cacao)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

2. Combine the flour (both varieties), espresso, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.

3. Cream together the butter with both brown and granulated sugar until creamy. Mix in one egg at a time and vanilla.

4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls or cookie scoop 24 large cookie dough balls onto lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. You want the edges to just turn a light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before removing from pan. Yields 24 large cookies.

 

Poppers ~ Wrapped, Dipped,Breaded and Battered (Jalapeños Rellenos)

This blog post just has the weekend written all over it! I am still amazed on how popular poppers have become. I was enjoying melted cheese and chile since I was kid, mmmmm… My mom’s Chile con Queso on a tostada sounds good right about now! Who knew stuffing it into the jalapeño would make miliion happy. Lol!  Below you will find a collection of all kinds of stuffed poppers, peppers, chiles…Wrapped, Dipped, Breaded(masa) and Battered. #ConfessionsofaChilehead….me gusta!

Chiles Torreados con Tequila!
Chiles Torreados con Tequila!

 

 

Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon. This is for a large batch of poppers, but you could certainly just cut the ingredients in half for a smaller batch.

Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon
Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon

Ingredients

25 to 30 roasted jalapeños, seeds and membranes removed, see instructions below

Partially roasted jalapeños work well for poppers with a batter or breading. The flour adheres much better than on a raw pepper.
Partially roasted jalapeños work well for poppers with a batter or breading. The flour adheres much better than on a raw pepper. A  “T”  shaped cut right below the base makes it much easier to remove the seeds and membranes.

For Filling
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup pepper jack, shredded
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 teaspoon cumin
1/3 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 thick cut strips of bacon, cooked and chopped fine

Beer Batter
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon each of:
garlic powder
onion powder
smoked paprika
pepper
salt
12 ounces light beer

You will also need
Oil for frying
flour for dusting

Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon
Beer Battered Poppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon

Directions

1. Mix the cheese together, add spices listed and bacon.stir well to combine. Fill the prepared jalapeños with cheese mixture, just enough to fill, do not over stuff. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients to make the beer batter and whisk until smooth, let set for up to 1 hour. Preheat 2 cups of oil to medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Dredge the peppers lightly in flour to coat. Dip into batter and fry in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain onto baking sheet lined with paper towels.

 

Beer Battered Jalapeño Poppers Stuffed with Crab #QueRicaVida. Click onto picture for full recipe @ Que Rica Vida

Beer Battered Jalapeño Poppers Stuffed with Crab
Beer Battered Jalapeño Poppers Stuffed with Crab

 

Beer Battered Stuffed Poppers with Tomato Jam @the Hispanic Kitchen. Click onto picture for full recipe.

Beer Battered Stuffed Popper with Tomato Jam
Beer Battered Stuffed Popper with Tomato Jam

 

The Bomb, Tex Mex Egg Rolls. A Jalapeño Poppers stuffed into an eggroll. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.

The Bomb, Tex Mex Eggrolls
The Bomb, Tex Mex Eggrolls

 

Spicy Masa Crusted Poppers Stuffed with Spanish Chorizo and Manchego Cheese. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the HispanicKitchen.

Spicy Masa Crusted Poppers
Spicy Masa Crusted Poppers

 

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper. Click onto picture to see the full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper

 

Beer Battered Stuffed Anaheim Peppers. Technically still a “Popper”, lol!  An oversized Anahiem pepper stuffed with cheese. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen. 

Beer Battered Stuffed anaheim Peppers
Beer Battered Stuffed anaheim Peppers

 

Bacon Wrapped Poppers Stuffed with Beef Picadillo. Click onto picture for full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen. 

Bacon Wrapped Poppers Stuffed with Beef Chorizo Picadillo
Bacon Wrapped Poppers Stuffed with Beef Chorizo Picadillo

 

Grilled Shrimp Poppers with Chorizo and Bacon. Click onto picture for full recipe at the Hispanic Kitchen.

Grilled Shrimp Poppers with Chorizo and Bacon
Grilled Shrimp Poppers with Chorizo and Bacon

 

Steak and Cheese Stuffed Hot Poppers. Click onto picture to see full recipe @the Hispanic Kitchen.

Steak and Cheese Stuffed Hot Poppers
Steak and Cheese Stuffed Hot Poppers

 

Cherry Bomb Peppers Stuffed with Crab Cake Fixin’s. I took my favorite crab cake recipe and stuffed in into the fresh cherry peppers and baked them for 30 minutes @ #50 degrees F.

Cherry Bomb Peppers Stuffed with Crab Cake
Cherry Bomb Peppers Stuffed with Crab Cake

 

 Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers. A mix of cream cheese, crumbled queso fresco and shredded jack cheese stuffed into a fresh Anaheim pepper half. Wrapped with two strips of bacon and baked on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack @ 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, then under the broiler for a minute until bacon was crisp.

Grilled, Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed anaheim Peppers
Grilled, Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed anaheim Peppers