Something strange may occur this Super Bowl Sunday: The game might actually be better than the commercials. Not possible, you say. Yes, it's true. It's hard to beat this year's match up between the brawny Pittsburgh Steelers and the clever Green Bay Packers. But no matter how good the game is, it should never be better than the food. So to ensure that doesn't happen, here are some game-winning Super Bowl party recipes for you.
Blue 28! Blue 28! Hut! Bacon Guacamole! The ruling on the field stands: Every Super Bowl party must have guacamole. In fact, this Super Bowl Sunday, over 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten. Make sure yours has bacon in it. This Bacon Guacamole recipe is from my book, Recipes Every Man Should Know, which Monica Bhide featured on her tasty blog, A Life of Spice. Run down the field to get the recipe! Photo by Sala Kannan of www.veggiebelly.com.
Since the average Super Bowl party has 17 guests, chances are good that there will a vegetarian or vegan at yours. Don't fret. Make my lively Spicy Black Bean Dip which is also found in Recipes Every Man Should Know.
When it's third and two, guests are gonna need something to gnaw on to release their nerves. Make them classic Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing.
For some scrumptious play action pass, try my sticky, sweet, spicy Maple-Beer-Chili Chicken Wings.
With millions of Americans ordering pizza on Super Bowl Party, don't wait in line. Make your own. It's easy and tastes so much better, especially when made with booze, as in this Tequila-Lime Shrimp Pizza.
Throw a deep pass to the vegetarians again. Make them this Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza. But be warned: It's so good, they may have to tackle the carnivores who will no doubt try to intercept the pass.
Like a hulking 320-pound defensive lineman, every Super Bowl party needs a big, bad bowl of chili. Here's yours: Boozy Beef Chili, which is also found in Recipes Every Man Should Know.
Your guests are gonna need something to sop up the juices of the chili, so make a batch of super fast, super easy, super delicious Beer Bread, also from my book, Recipes Every Man Should Know.
Despite three and half hours of endless gorging, your guests will not turn down dessert, especially when you serve them my salty, sweet, chewy Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.
If some of your guests throw a red flag at chocolate and bacon cookies, then hand off a Gingersnap Cookie instead.
If you don't feel like baking, then make Real Beer Floats, also found in Recipes Every Man Should Know. Yeah, that's right. Beer and ice cream. They're like a victorious Hail Mary pass that wins the game with two seconds to go.
With this playbook in hand, you're guaranteed a winner at your Super Bowl Sunday party.