Football season is the perfect time to have everyone over to watch the game. Entertaining a football crowd is super easy to do. The food is supposed to be casual and taste good, so you don’t have to invest it in making those tiny little finger foods no one want sot eat any way! Here are some quick and easy Football party food recipes you can make in no time.
Chipolte Beefy Cheesy Dip
1 Pound Ground Beef
Velveeta Cheese Block
1 Package Chipolte Taco Seasoning
14 Oz Can of Rotel
Brown the Ground beef until it is cooked completely though. Drain of any excess fat (you wouldn’t want it to compete with the Velveeta!) Add you Chipolte taco seasoning according to the package direction. It usually requires about 1 cup of water with it.
Chop you block of Velveeta up into squares. They don’t have to be small.
Put all of the ingredients into a crackpot and let it sit on high for about 2 hours. Stir occasionally. If you are in a hurry and don’t have two hours to let it sit you can put everything into a large pot on the stove and heat over medium heat for about 15 minutes. You will need to stir this so that the bottom does not burn.
Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
2 (1-pound 3-ounce) cans chick-peas, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup well stirred thin
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted lightly
Toasted pita thins
On a cutting board chop the garlic finely. Use Your knife to press it into a paste with the salt. In a food processor puree the chick-peas with the garlic paste, the tahini, the lemon juice, 1/4 cup of the oil, and 1/2 cup water, scraping down the sides, until the hummus is smooth and add salt to taste. Add water, if required, to thin the hummus to the most wanted consistency. Now, transfer the hummus to a bowl. Rinse out the food processor. Puree the remaining 1/4 cup oil with the parsley until the oil is bright green and the parsley is minced transfer the parsley oil to a small jar.
The hummus and the parsley oil may be made 3 days in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Make your own pita chips by chopping pita bread into 1 inch pieces. Toss them with olive oil and broil until crispy.
Seriously, save a little time and by the frozen bagged ones at the grocery store! You tank yourself when you have time to enjoy the football game as well.
Homemade Honey Mustard
This homemade honey mustard is easy to make and goes perfect with “homemade” chicken fingers.
1 Cup Mayonnaise
½ Cup mustard
½ Cup Honey
Add all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until combined. You can double this recipe for a large crowd.
Oven Roasted French Fries
Large Baking Potatoes
Salt and Pepper
Wash your potatoes thoroughly. Slice them into French frie shaped pieces. You can leave them a little large than normal if you would like.
Toss the potatoes with enough olive oil to coat them. Lay them out in an even layer on a baking sheet that has been covered with aluminum foil.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes.
For some extra flavor you can toss them with some rosemary, garlic, or oregano. Then bake. You could also top them with fresh parsley right after they come out of the oven. I like to toss my with a little grill seasoning form Mrs. Dash.