Guest Post by Susan Colburn
There is nothing like delicious comfort food in the cold winter months to warm you right up! So why not take it to the next level and serve up a pot of chili and skillet of cornbread on Super Bowl Sunday? Despite the outcome of the game, your guests will leave happy and comforted with a menu like this!
Easy Cheesy Chili
If you’d like to serve dinner in addition to appetizers, this homemade chili recipe is simple to make and oh so delicious. Allow guests to dress up their chili any way they wish by putting out a ‘toppings’ bar that includes various hot sauces, shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, chopped onions and tortilla chips (for those who want nachos instead).
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
3 Tbsp. chili powder
1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
2 cans (15 oz. each) kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (28 oz.) tomato puree
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Brown meat in Dutch oven or large deep skillet on medium heat; drain, if necessary. Add onions and jalapeno peppers; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
Add all remaining ingredients except cilantro and cheese; stir. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Top individual servings evenly with cilantro and cheese.
Crock-Pot Chili Cheese Dogs
Need an excuse to pull out the slow cooker? Save a little time with these chili cheese hot dogs. Super Bowl chili recipes don’t have to take a whole lot of precious time; instead, run errands or just relax while these pups are cooking—your slow cooker will do all the work for you!
photo by martiniko
6 bun-length all-beef franks
1 can (15 oz.) chili with beans
6 hot dog buns
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onions
Place franks in slow cooker; top with chili. Cover with lid.
Cook on high 1 hour or until heated through, then simmer on low until ready to serve.
Place franks in buns; top with chili, cheese and onions.