Growing up in the south you learn pretty quickly to become a fan of football. I was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee home of the Tennessee Volunteers. For the duration of my life I have mainly watched college level sports. The weekends during the fall were always full of football, but we would only watch the Vols as a family for the most part. There would always be pro football on during the weekend, especially if Peyton Manning was playing. Most years my sister and I would tag along with my parents over to a friends house to catch The Super Bowl. The best part was always the snacks.
Every time there was a gathering and sports were involved my step mom would always make Tex Mex Dip. She still has the newspaper clipping were she found the recipe. It is Seven Layer Bean Dip, just without the guacamole. It always the first food that is gone and there have been many times where my sister and I have eaten this dip in one sitting.
One the newer foods I’ve started cooking is Cauliflower ‘Wings’. After being vegetarian for 12 years, the only meat I ever ate was chicken wings (twice). After I discovering Cauliflower Wings I got pretty excited and started making them pretty often. They are a familiar easy dish to make.
Jackfruit is a food that I only started cooking with the past six months or so. There are so many ways to prepare in this food. My go to is usually Jackfruit Tacos. However, you can treat it like any pulled meat or slow cooked protein. Its great at absorbing any flavor that you add and quickly becoming a great meat substitute in our house hold.
Layer Bean Dip
This is my favorite dip of all time. Refried beans, sour cream mixture, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion.
There are so many ways you can take this. By go to is Saint Andre Triple Cream, Cypress Grove Midnight Moon, and Manchego with crackers, figs, and nuts.
My grandmother makes these pretty often with cream cheese, sour cream, black olives, and green chilis. Great for those more picky eaters.
A more substancial snack and there so many direction you can take this.
Salsa and Guacamole
I’ve been making more homemade salsa and guacamole in the past years, super simple dishes and a staple at every snack table.
A great vegetarian version of the most popular Super Bowl food: chicken wings.
You can never have enough cheese options. If I could eat queso everyday, I would. I grew up on the Velveeta and Rotel version. I’ve changed it up a bit when I make it, but there is something so delicious about Velveeta.
Of course the Super Bowl is complete with a six pack (or two) of your favorite craft beer!