Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Superbowl Potluck Recipes

We don't normally attend Superbowl parties, but in the spirit of celebration we always try to have fun food that night at our house and invite our teens friends to stop by if they don't have plans. If you are going to be with family and friends that night you might need a good potluck dish. Let's face it, we can never have too many potluck recipes:) The following are easy and delicious.

Taco Beef Soup

2 pounds lean ground chuck or round
1 cup sweet onion, diced
4 cups beef broth
2 14 1/2 ounce cans pureed crushed tomatoes
1 4 ounce can chopped green chiles
2 15 ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Sour cream
sliced green onions
shredded cheese
sliced jalapenos
tortilla chips, or strips

Brown the ground beef with the onions. Drain grease if there is any. Combine all of the other ingredients except for toppings. Bring to a boil in a large pan, then simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with toppings.

Notes: to bring to a potluck, transfer to a crock pot after simmering. Plug in when you arrive, and keep it on low, stirring occasionally. Place the toppings next to the soup in small bowls, or put them in a divided platter such as ones used for relish trays. Check with hostess to see if he/she has bowls. If not, bring disposable bowls and spoons.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 11 oz. can corn, drained
1 tsp. minced jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, discard stems
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp. salt
tortilla chips

Combine all ingredients except the chips. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Serve with chips.

Cheddar Beer Bread

3 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
12 fluid ounces beer, room temperature
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, beer, and cheese. Place batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading the batter evenly. Drizzle the melted butter on top of the dough.Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Notes: I sometimes add a tsp. of garlic powder to the melted butter before drizzling on the dough.

Sausage and Bean Dip

1 16 ounce package spicy breakfast or Italian sausage
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Tortilla chips

Brown the sausage, breaking up while cooking. Drain grease. Combine the sausage, beans and salsa. Spread over bottom of 9-inch pie plate or casserole dish. Top with the cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until hot and melty. Top with the tomatoes and green onions. Serve with tortilla chips.

Classic Spinach Dip

1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
1 container (16 oz.) light sour cream
1 cup light mayonnaise
1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
Optional: 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours. Serve with bagel or pita chips. I also like serving with bagels cut into 1 inch pieces. This is the classic recipe from Knorr, but I lightened it a bit. The cayenne adds a little extra zip.

On OFL we have recipes for hot dips that work great for potlucks:


1 comment:

  1. HI All sound pretty yummy plus love your pictures of the old fashion girls you have on your site :)


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