Now that fall is here, it is football season. Now I am not a fan, an G only watches occassionaly - but we still like all the fun foods that go along with football parties and tailgating. He is a Super Bowl fan - so we often fix something special for that night.
I am going to list a couple recipes that are perfect for tailgating parties, but they are also great for all those family get togethers around the holidays. I love having easy finger foods available, so everyone can visit and munch. You don't need to have a fancy sit down meal. Most of our guests love just being able to munch away whenever they get the urge and as often as they get the urge!!!!
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 lb. ground sausage, browned
8 oz. jar of salsa
1 lb. Velveeta, cubed
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan or small crockpot, until cheese is melted. Stir often. Serves with crackers, pita, bread, etc.
*(Easy version - 1 lb. Velveeta, cubed and a can of chili - mixed together and heated)
We absolutely love this stuff. You can truthfully make a meal of it served on some nice Italian bread!
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
15 oz. can black beans - drained
15 oz. can corn - drained
3/4 C onion - chopped
3/4 C red bell pepper - chopped (red makes it pretty)
1 C tomato - chopped
1 tsp. pepper
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C oil (can be omitted if you want to go 'light')
Fold all ingredients together in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours before serving.
Great served with tortilla chips! This is yummy.
All For One Dip
1 round loaf of bread
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz. can crabmeat (or equivalent of fresh or faux)
1 C onion diced
1 C mayonnaise
Scoop and hollow out the bread center - Make into cubes and set aside. Combine the other ingredients, spread on an ungreased 8 x 8 baking pan. bake at 350* for 20 minutes: spoon into hollowed out bread. Serve with reserved bread cubes.
Give these a try. They are all so good and your fans/family will love them.
Do you have any fun fall snacks that you make?
Please share your recipes - I love having new things to make when the family shows up for informal holiday get togethers.