Super Bowl = Super Food!; Part 2

Well I have to agree with my mom…there are a lot of reasons besides watching football to get together for the Super Bowl.  I do like football, but I prefer college over NFL so I really don’t have a team to root for.  I love to cook and entertain and can’t wait to have a  place big enough to have more get togethers!

I decided to try out some hearty recipes for entertaining as well.  My menu includes:

GW’s Deer Chili
Black Bean Salsa
Sausage Stars
(not in the cook book)

I am thankful for guy friends who like to hunt otherwise I’m not sure where I would find deer meat!


Yumminess cooking

GW’s Deer Chili
By Katy Davis

1 lb. ground venison
1 link venison sausage

olive oil
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 c. chopped onion
2 jalapenos , minced
1/2 c chopped red and green bell peppers
1 c. smashed tomatoes (or diced)
chopped cilantro
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
4 c chicken stock

Heat the oil in a large heavy pan over medium/high heat.  Add the ground venison and brown. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper.  Break up the meat.  When meat is browned and seasonings well mixed, add the onions, bell peppers and cook until vegetables are soft.  Add the tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos and garlic.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Bring the mixture to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer.  Cook uncovered until the mixture begins to thicken, approximately 45 minutes .

I only had the ground venison and that was enough meat…I also added alot of extra cayenne pepper (my mom told you we love cayenne!) so it was spicy!

We ate it over Fritos and added shredded cheese on top and sour cream…yummy!

MMMmmm...chili, chips & cheese!


Black Bean Salsa
By Cindy Atchley

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (rinsed and drained)
1 can chopped green chilies (small can)
1 can rotel tomatoes with chilies
3 limes (juiced)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 c chopped red onions
1 bunch green onions chopped and sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped

Put all ingredients into a bowl, mix.  Juice the limes on top of the ingredients.  Marinate for several hours or overnight.

(I also added cayenne pepper to this to add some spice)

Serve with tortilla chips!

Best homemade salsa ever!

Sausage Stars

2 c. (1 lb.) cooked crumbled sausage
1 1/2 c. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 c. prepared Hidden Valley Ranch
Original Ranch Salad dressing mix
1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced ripe olives
1/2 c. chopped red pepper
1 pkg. fresh or frozen won ton wrappers (or egg rolls wrappers cut in 4ths)
Vegetable oil

Blot sausage dry with paper towels and combine with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, salad dressing, olives and red pepper.  Lightly grease a mini (or regular) muffin tins and press 1 wrapper in each cup. Brush with oil, bake 5 minutes until golden.  Remove from tins, place on baking sheet and fill with sausage mixture.

Bake 5 minutes at 350°F or until bubbly.

Makes 4 to 5 dozen.

These are a staple at almost any event I go to.  They are always a hit.  I would have never known about these without my sister in law! (Thanks Sarah!)

I hope everyone enjoys their Super Bowl Sunday no matter what the objective of your day is!

Happy Cooking!




One thought on “Super Bowl = Super Food!; Part 2”

  1. Wishing you were in TN or I was in OK so we could share some of these good recipes and watch the commercials!! Do I need to get you a big container of Cayenne pepper like mine?

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