Quick and Delicious Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday


Cheryl Nuzum

Super Bowl 50 is quickly approaching and whether you’re a Panthers or a Broncos fan, chances are, you’d agree that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year to chow down.
Whether you’re partaking in the devouring of 162.5 million pounds of hot wings (Time.com) this year, you’ll need some decent snacks regardless.
My personal favorite is the white queso dip. It’s my favorite food, period. In fact, I eat it three or four times a week. You can buy the pre-packaged kind at the grocery store if you’re feeling lazy. However, the hot and fresh homemade kind is prefered.

Queso Dip

[accordion title=”Queso Dip” close=”0″]½ lb of shredded white American cheese
¼ cup of milk
1 tbsp of butter
¼ cup of jalapenos
Cayenne pepper
Mix cheese, milk and butter together in a pot. Turn on low heat until cheese is melted. Simmer. Do NOT boil.
Add jalapenos and cayenne pepper to taste
Serve hot with tortilla chips[/accordion]
This is my dear ol’ dad’s homemade chili recipe – a personal family favorite on Super Bowl Sunday. Warning: it’s spicy. If you need a way to cool off on the heat factor, add a dollop of sour cream to your own individual serving.


[accordion title=”Chili” close=”0″]1 pack of boneless skinless chicken tenderloins1 lb of ground beef
2 cans of tomato sauce with green chiles
2 cans of dark red kidney beans
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 pckg of McCormick’s chili spice – hot
1 pckg of McCormick’s chili spice – medium
1 pckg Mexican style shredded cheese
Optional: Jiffy cornbread mix and oyster crackers.
Brown ground beef. Drain.
Add rest of ingredients to pot. Simmer on low heat for roughly an hour, stirring occasionally. Do NOT bring to a boil.
Optional: Add oyster crackers to chili. Fix cornbread mix according to package and butter.[/accordion]

Chicken burritos

[accordion title=”Chicken Burritos” close=”0″]1 pack of boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
1 pack of large flour tortillas
1 can of black beans
1 can of refried beans
1 pack of Mexican style shredded cheese
Choice of toppings: rice, sour cream, shredded lettuce, jalapenos, salsa, pico de gallo, etc.
Boil chicken until done. Drain.
Cook beans and any other ingredients according to package directions.
Shred chicken once cooled
Heat tortillas in microwave, separating each one with a paper towel to prevent sticking
Combine all on top of tortilla and add choice of toppings
To fold: Lay tortilla flat and move all ingredients to the middle, stretching them relatively thin instead of piling high. Fold sides of tortillas about ½ an inch. With sides still folded, grab one end of the tortilla and fold as far over as possible, aiming to cover the majority of ingredients. Roll until other side covers inside toppings.[/accordion]