Football fan or not, if you are like most Americans, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2nd.
Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse to gather friends and enjoy some great food! Here are some recipes for crowd pleasing snacks and easy bites for your big bash using Jeff’s Naturals non-GMO products:
Denver Bronco Macho Nachos
8 oz. light sour cream
1 1/2 c. black beans, rinsed
1/2 jar Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers, drained
1/2 jar Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Tamed Jalapeños, drained
4 roma tomatoes, diced
1 diced avocado
4 scallions, thinly diced
1 bag tortilla chips
1 c. queso fresco
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spoon sour cream onto a large, shallow dish, spreading evenly. Top with black beans, Hot Cherry Peppers and Jalapeños.
Place chips around edge of plate, lodging them firmly into the dip. Sprinkle entire plate with queso fresco and cheddar. Heat in the oven for five minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Sprinkle tomatoes, avocado and scallions on top of beans. Top with a dollop of sour cream to garnish. Serve with remaining tortilla chips.
Seattle Seahawks Supreme Artichoke Dip
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
½ cup parmesan, shredded
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and rough chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ tablespoon Jeff’s Naturals Tamed Diced Jalapeño Peppers
¼ cup Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, drained and diced
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400º F. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
Place into an 8×8 baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Serve hot with pita chips or bread cubes.
Jeff’s Super Bowl of Guacamole
No Super Bowl party would be complete without classic chips & dip! Set out this Jalapeño Guacamole made with our famous Tamed Sliced Jalapeño Peppers with your favorite tortilla chips and watch it disappear!
1 1/2 lbs. firm, ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1/3 c. Jeff’s Naturals Tamed Sliced Jalapeño Peppers, chopped roughly
1 Tbsp. of salsa
4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. cumin, ground
¼ tsp. crushed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Add more salsa to suit spiciness level. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortilla chips.
Gridiron Garlic Pepper Toast
1 c. sliced onion
1 jar of Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, drained
3 minced Garlic
5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 tsp. fresh basil, julienned
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
In a skillet, sauté onion, Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, garlic and olive oil. Add basil and garlic salt set aside. Cut bread into 1-in. slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil each side for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush remaining oil on one side of bread. Top with pepper mixture and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and your toasty appetizer is ready!
Half Time Deep Dish Party Pizzas
1 store bought pizza dough
¼ c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, drained
1/2 cup of Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives, drained
½ sm. onion, thinly sliced
½ c. sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 c. shredded mozzarella
1 c. Pizza Sauce
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prep a muffin tin by lightly oiling the inside of every other cup. Divide pizza dough into 6 pieces. Lightly dust kitchen counter with flour and roll out each piece of dough to about 6 inch rounds. Line every other muffin cup with the dough and press into the molds around the sides and bottom.
Drizzle olive oil to coat a sauté pan on medium high heat. When hot, onion, mushrooms, and garlic; sauté about 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain vegetables of any excess liquid.
To prevent mini deep dish pizzas from being soggy on the bottom, first sprinkle mozzarella cheese, then add Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, Kalamata Olives and sautéed vegetables. Next, spoon some pizza sauce inside the cup and top with a few more pieces or shredded mozzarella, if you choose.
Use a pastry brush and lightly oil the edges of the pizza crust. Place into the oven and cook about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from cups when cool enough to handle.