Hosting a Super Bowl Party: 3 Recipes That Will Please Both Teams
Being a hostess takes a great deal of work - from setting out the right snacks to finding the perfect football decorations, a lot goes into making sure your Super Bowl party goes off without a hitch. Thankfully, with the help of your slow cooker, preparing your dishes will be the least of your party planning worries.
Consider the following slow cooker dishes that will set the tone for your Super Bowl get together. Looking to spruce it up a bit? Consider setting out your NFL Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker that's adorned with your favorite team's logo.
Get the Party Started Nachos
As your guests arrive and mingle before the big game, set out a plate of these delicious chicken nachos, which are sure to please regardless of which team your friends are rooting for.
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small onion, diced
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 4 ounces green chilies, diced
- 1 chipotle pepper, chopped
- 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Tortilla chips
- Shredded Colby jack cheese
- 1 can drained diced tomatoes
In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, salt, cumin, chili powder and pepper. Leave 1 tablespoon aside, but use the rest to cover the chicken thighs. Coat the bottom of your slow cooker with nonstick spray, then add onions. Pile chicken on top, then add green chilies, chipotle pepper and chicken broth. Cover the slow cooker and allow the chicken to cook on high for 6 hours, or on low for 8 hours. Place your tortilla chips on a large plate (or bowl), then top with shredded chicken, cheese, tomatoes and any other toppings of your choice.
Teriyaki Ribs for the Kick Off
No football game is complete without a few ribs. Be sure to prep a large batch of these tasty Teriyaki ribs because they'll go fast!
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons ginger (fresh and grated, or powdered)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 2 racks pork baby back ribs, cut into 3-rib portions
- 1 cup Teriyaki sauce, divided
- 2 tablespoons rice or distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
Blend minced garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and sugar in a small bowl, then rub over the ribs. Place the meat at the bottom of your slow cooker, then drizzle 1/4 cup Teriyaki sauce over the ribs. Cover the stoneware, then allow ribs to cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on high for 5 to 6 hours.
About 20 minutes before the ribs are done, combine vinegar, 3/4 cup Teriyaki sauce and 5 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan, then allow the mix to boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Brush the liquid mix over the ribs before serving, sprinkling with sesame seeds beforehand.
Half-Time Muddy Buddies
This is a perfect finger food for guests who enjoy nibbling while they watch the game, courtesy of Crock-Pot Girl™ Jenn Bare.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups Corn Chex Cereal
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Line the bottom of your slow cooker with nonstick spray, then add butter, chocolate chips, corn syrup, peanut butter and vanilla. Cover the stoneware and allow the ingredients to cook for 1 to 2 hours on low, stirring until they're smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, then fold in the Chex. Top the dish with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.