The biggest football game of the year is right around the corner and whether you’re a football fan or not, you will probably host, or be invited to a Game Day party. After that it’s all about March Madness so here’s your opportunity to be prepared for watching the game while doing some serious snacking.
One of our Game Day family favorites is my husband’s chili. I’ve posted this before but it’s just so darned good that I have to crow about it again.Mark’s Chili serves 8-10 2 pounds ground beef 2 cups chopped onion 1 green pepper 1 jalapeno (optional) 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup beef stock (1 beef bouillion cube in one cup hot water is fine) 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 3 one pound cans kidney beans (Mark uses dark and light kidney beans)
Brown ground beef, discard the fat. While the beef is browning, cut up the veggies and toss into your slow cooker with the seasoning and beans. Add browned beef and stir until combined. Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high for 5 hours.
To make it special for Game Day, you can set up a chili bar complete with sour cream, grated cheese, chopped jalapenos and scallions so everyone can add whatever they want to their bowl of chili.
Need more ideas for the perfect appetizer, snack, treat, dip or sweet treat for the Big Game? Look no further. Several of my blogging buddies have put together a recipe roundup in preparation for the Big Game.
You are in for a treat. Please visit their pages and follow them on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. They provide me with a continual source of inspiration and I know they’ll do the same for you. Enjoy![inlinkz_linkup id=359596&]
PS – You can also check out our Pinterest board with even more Game Day treats here.