Fast & Easy – Party Food Recipes
By now you've got the house cleaned, the food and drinks chilling, and chips and dips ready. What else can you serve your football buddies and their families on Superbowl Sunday? Here are a few easy recipes you can prepare the night before or on the day of the game.
Chips and Salsa – click on the links for quick and easy tortilla chips and super easy tomato salsa . It's best to make both the day before and let the salsa sit in the refrigerator for a half-hour or so; double and triple the recipes to feed large groups.
These are awesome tasting and simple recipes, even your kids could make help you make them.
Black Bean Salsa Recipe
1 can corn – drained
1 can black beans – drain and rinsed
1 can spicy diced tomatoes, with bell peppers and spices (optional – Rotel is great)
1 can diced tomatoes (if you omit the spicy tomatoes, make this with 2 cans of diced tomatoes)
1 small diced sweet onion
1 bunch of fresh cilantro – chopped fine
1 fresh lime or lime juice in the fake plastic lime container (to taste)
Kosher salt (to taste)
Open the cans, rinse and drain as described above, mix it all together and refrigerate until it is cold and flavors blend together – about a half-hour minimum.
Serve with chips, eat alone, or use it as a topping or side with chicken, fish, or beef.
Sweet Chicken & Bacon Bites
1 pound (or however much you want to make) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken – cut in 1 ½ to 2 inch squares (think of the size of chicken nuggets for finger foods)
1 pound of bacon – with the fat as that is what helps cook the chicken, you can substitute turkey bacon to reduce the fat/calories but you'll need to spray the pan and the bacon pieces before baking in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Cover the baking pan with foil – to make the clean up easy, when you're done throw the foil away, no scrubbing.
Cut the chicken into small pieces and wrap a piece of bacon around the chicken (cut the bacon slices to go around the chicken pieces once) – poke a wooden toothpick through the bacon and chicken to hold the bacon in place.
If you like heat and spices – mix a bit of cayenne pepper, Mrs. Dash, and whatever other spices you like with brown sugar. If you will have children at your Superbowl Party than you can just use brown sugar.
Place a cup of brown sugar on a plate.
Roll the raw chicken, wrapped in bacon – in the brown sugar mix and place on the foil lined baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes – until the bacon is brown and crispy.
Serve with the toothpicks for easy pick up.
If you make these the day before the game, refrigerate the cooked pieces and warm in the oven right before you serve it. Or you can assemble it the night before and bake it on Sunday before your football buddies arrive.