Super Bowl Sustenance

So, the Patriots are in the Super Bowl (again…yay!) – so we all know what we’ll be doing next Sunday. EATING! Oops.. we mean watching the game!

Well, obviously no Super Bowl celebration is complete with out some tasty food to go wth it. You’ve got your standards – chili, nachos, subs for a crowd – but there are also some twists on the classics you can try to spice things up. Here are some of our favorites.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

pork carnitas

This is an unbelievable recipe. One of our staff foodies has made this several times as home, and she says people can’t stop raving about it.  The secret is putting the shredded pork under the broiler after it’s slow cooked, so it gets crispy delicious.

Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.

 

(Really Good) Oven Baked Buffalo Wings

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If you know Alton Brown, you know that his scientific approach to cooking is no joke. So when he recommends oven baking something that is normally fried, you want to check it out. His foolproof technique includes air-drying your wings overnight and using baking powder in the coating for extra crunch.

Get the recipe from Serious Eats.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Touchdown Footballs

cookie dough footballs

Ok, these are just cute. And who doesn’t love cookie dough? This safe-to-eat version includes an unexpected ingredient… applesauce!

Get the recipe posted on Today, via PopSugar Food’s Brandi Milloy.

 

The Red Zone Cocktail

cocktail

No one will ever oust beer as the beverage of choice on Super Bowl Sunday. But “The Red Zone” – a custom cocktail created by two Boston bartenders – is a spicy wintertime drink perfect for the big game.

Get the recipe from Boston.com’s BDC Wire.

 

Slow Cooker Queso Dip

queso

Looking for a queso sans Velveeta? It’s hard. As bad a rap as this iconic processed cheese may have, nothing melts like the stuff. But, we found a version that delivers all of the goodness without using an ounce.

Get the recipe from Wide Open Eats.

 


Wishing everyone a safe and happy Super Bowl celebration next weekend. Go, Pats!