Favorites and Football Food

Written by Allison - 3 Comments

I totes enjoy Adam Levine (how talented is he…not to mention handsome?) and Jimmy Fallon – also talented beyond words.  I can’t watch him and not smile.

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But let’s move on to the important stuff, mmkay?!?

The Buckeyes play tomorrow + cooler weather + football food = pure bliss

I don’t know if the concept of football food excites you the way it does me but let me just say it’s all I can think about the last few days.  So here’s what I’m cooking up…

My dad’s chili is the foundation of my CHILI BAR which is an idea I got from Pinterest.  I don’t know what to say about this chili other than it’s utterly delicious and I’ve missed it so.  It’s not your basic tomatoe-y chili.  It’s more complicated than that.  I’m out of descriptors…just make it and see for yourself.

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Here is the original recipe (straight out of my dad’s self published cookbook entitled Cooking with BP…A Gourmet Journey to Delight) and I always double it.  It’s great for leftovers or you can freeze it OR you can have some friends over and eat it ALL!

A couple tips:

  • Use lean ground beef and leave the fat in…healthy peeps…don’t rinse the beef!
  • I don’t add the vinegar because I can’t stand vinegar
  • Use pre-chopped, frozen onion and green pepper

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Other items in my chili bar:

  • hotdogs (I use Hebrew National – please spring for good hotdogs – your tastebuds will thank you)
  • french fries – just a bag of something frozen to pop in the oven
  • Fritos and/or tortilla chips
  • shredded cheddar
  • sour cream

Once the chili is ready, I fill up my bowl…but it gets better…I then place a perfectly cooked hotdog right on top of the chili (you can do it – there are no rules)…then I throw a few french fries on for good measure…and top it off with shredded cheese and sour cream Oh the glory!

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And to round out the whole experience, let’s throw in a fun adult drink.  My sister and brother-in-law taught me about this yummy concoction last fall and it was so good I haven’t forgotten it.  All you need is Redd’s Apple Ale (or something similar and apple-y, Fireball whiskey and a mason jar full of ice.  Pour in the Redd’s, add a shot of the whiskey and voila!  What’s not to love?

Do you have standard football food?  What is it?