Each year, there is one thing the Super Bowl can’t go without and that’s food. Nothing brings together a group of raging football fans like easy food that can be cooked in minutes. Living in San Antonio, Mexican food is one of the first ways to go at it. Here are a few easy and simple ways to make your football arena a better place.

 

Homemade Nachos

1. Purchase your choice of corn tortilla chips, preferably flat style chips not cupped

2. Place some chips on a flat microwavable plate

3. Layer some shredded cheddar cheese, refried beans, and your choice of meat (chicken or ground beef)

4. Add more chips on top of the first layer and top it off with shredded cheddar cheese, refried beans, and your choice of meat

5. Place the plate in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted

6. Serve with hot sauce or jalapeno

 

Deviled Eggs

1. Place eggs in a stove top bowl and boil eggs for 15 to 20 minutes

2. Remove eggs and hot water

3. Replace hot water with cold water and place eggs in cold water

4. Peel eggs and slice them long wise

5. Remove the yoke and place in a separate dish

6. Mix yoke with mayonnaise and mustard until a yoke is mixed well

7. Place yoke filling in eggs and season with salt, pepper and/or season-all (optional)

 

Jalapeno Bacon Wraps

1. Take some green jalapeno peppers and make a small open slit on its side

2. Remove seeds (optional)

3. Fill in peppers with slices of cheddar cheese

4. Wrap jalapeno with bacon and place a toothpick in the center to hold together the pepper and bacon

5. Place the jalapeno wrap in a skillet with oil at a medium temperature

6. Cook until bacon is fully cooked

 

Shrimp Bacon Wraps

1. Take already cooked shrimp without tails and wrap with uncooked bacon

2. Place a toothpick in center of shrimp to hold bacon and shrimp together

3. Put desired amount of butter in a skillet at a medium temperature

4. Do not let butter evaporate

5. Once butter is melted, place the shrimp bacon wraps in skillet

6. Cook until bacon is fully cooked

 

Shish kabab

1. Purchase long wooden picks at your local grocery store

2. Place a tomato shrub at one end of the wooden pick followed by uncooked chicken pieces, white onion, pineapple chunks, and green bell pepper

3. Repeat step 2 until the pick is filled to the end

4. Using a cooking brush, brush on oil onto the shish kabab

5. Place the shish kabab on a grill and cook until chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables and fruit has turned a golden brown

 

Velveeta Cheese Dip

1. Take a box of Velveeta cheese and place it in a microwavable bowl

2. Add a can of salsa (your level of spice/hotness)

3. Add cooked ground beef seasoned with salt

4. Place in microwave and heat for 4 minutes or until cheese is completely melted

5. Periodically stir

6. Remove from microwave and serve (Can be served with chips, pretzels, or vegetables)

 

Chocolate Truffles

1. Take a box of “Almond Bark” chocolate pieces and place in a microwavable glass/ceramic bowl

2. Add in peanut butter and place in microwave at low temperature of 2 minutes or until chocolate has been melted (Nutella can be substituted for peanut butter)

3. Stir both the chocolate and peanut butter

4. Add raisins and pecans (optional)

5. Stir all ingredients well

6. Take a cookie sheet and place wax paper

7. Using a teaspoon, pour a small amount of chocolate onto the cookie sheet

8. When done, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until chocolate has become solid

9. Remove from wax paper and serve

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