Thursday, November 4, 2010

Favorite Football Foods

Since college football season is winding down I thought I'd share my favorite football tailgating recipes!
These are all super simple b/c nobody has time to slave in the kitchen when there's tailgating to be done! 

All of these are always a huge hit and I never have any leftover (evidence they were good!)

1-2-3 Sausage Balls:
Ingredients: 1 pound sausage, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 3 cups bisquick
Mix all together in a large bowl (easiest if you mix the dry ingredients first then add the sausage)
Add a splash or 2 of milk to get everything to stick easier
When the sausage, bisquick and cheese are combined, roll into balls (ping pong ball size) and bake at 350 for 12 -15 minutes
If you're going to double the recipe (you'll want to, these are so good I swear I can't stop eating them) use 1 lb regular sausage and 1 lb hot sausage. Yummm!
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Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches:
Ingredients: 24 hawaiian rolls, 1 lb deli sliced honey ham, 1 lb sliced swiss cheese, teaspoon of spicy brown mustard, mayo, about a tablespoon of minced onion, 2 tablespoons butter
Slice all the rolls in half and layer the ham and swiss in each roll
Melt the butter with the spicy brown mustard and onion mixed in
Put a little Mayo on each sandwich then put the tops buns on
brush the tops of the rolls with the onion butter mustard mixture
Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted
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Cheesy Bean Dip: 
(Thanks to Meghan for sharing this recipe!)
Ingredients: 1 can refried beans, 1 package taco seasoning, 1 cup softened cream cheese, 1 cup light sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix beans, taco seasoning, cream cheese, sour cream and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese together
Spread into a baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, Serve with tortilla chips or fritos and watch it disappear!
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Black Bean and Corn Salsa:
(Thanks to Patti for sharing this recipe!)
1 can of black beans (drain them so you get all the juice out)
2 ears of corn (shucked, cooked, and cooled)
1 lemon or lime juice
1 T olive oil
1/4 cup (handful) chopped cilantro
1 clove pressed garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped tomato
2 spoonfulls of Pace (or any kind of salsa)
Then salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Mix together and serve with scoops. I usually double this recipe because people eat it up!
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What are your favorite tailgating recipes?? Please share!

1 comment:

Katie said...

I love hawaiian rolls, especially with some salty ham. Yum. My roommate and I always go for the chili/ cornbread combo on game days, though!