There’s no better time to use a Crock-Pot than when you have to host a herd of people. Often Super Bowl parties are one of those times. Not only does the size of the slow cooker allow cooks to make large portions of food, the process is arguably much easier than slaving over a hot stove while friends and family watch the game.
Make this Super Bowl both delicious and enjoyable by opting for slow cooker food.
Check out these fun Super Bowl recipes to accompany three recipes that published in The Forum.
- 1 pound ground beef, browned
- 2 (14-ounce) cans chili beans
- 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1½ teaspoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
Dump all ingredients into the Crock-Pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Top with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Momswithcrockpots.com
Jalapeño Popper Dip
- 8 jalapeño peppers deseeded, deveined and diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or mexican cheese mix
- 2 ounces chopped green chilies
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 to 3 dashes garlic powder
Saute jalapeño peppers and onion in olive or coconut oil. Add all ingredients into a small slow cooker; set on warm. When cheese is softened – 30 minutes or so – mix all ingredients thoroughly. Make sure the dip doesn’t get too hot. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Myblessedlife.net
Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 green onions, sliced thin
- ¾ cup hot sauce
- ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter
- 20 celery sticks
- 20 carrot sticks
- ½ cup chunky blue cheese dressing, plus more for serving
- Fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, garlic and onion powder, green onions, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. With a small scoop or your hands, roll the mixture into 1-inch meatballs, forming about 40 meatballs.
Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until all sides are browned. While the meatballs are in the oven, add the butter and hot sauce into the crock pot to melt; then whisk together. Remove the meatballs from the oven and place into the slow cooker and gently toss to combine with the sauce. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours.
To serve: Either insert a carrot or celery sticks into the meatballs for serving or serve them with the carrots and celery on the side allowing guests to chose their stick for an interactive appetizer.
Recipe and feature photo courtesy of Kitchendreaming.com