Saturday, October 08, 2011

Foodie Friday: Game Day Appetizers

I love this time of year.   Nothing better than Longhorn Football!  I'd love to have a couple of game watching parties this year.  If we do, we'll probably be serving something on this list...some of our favorite appetizer recipes!

Pioneer Woman's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños -  I could eat 20 of these, seriously.  Be sure to bake them on a rack so the bacon cooks all the way around.  Undercooked bacon is gross.

Hot Corn Dip - I saw Trisha Yearwood with this dip (from her cookbook) on The View and thought it looked great.  I made it once and it was delicious, just a little too "greasy."  I'd definitely make it again, just use less mayo.

Ina's Guacamole - Mmmmm, this is the best kind of guacamole because it is chunky and has plenty of garlic and lime.  (I sub lime for the lemon)  A meal in itself!

Southwestern Eggrolls - Made these for New Year's Eve two years in a row and they are DEE-licious.

Sloppy Joe Sliders - Below is a recipe for homemade sloppy joes that I've been using for years.  Just make a big batch and serve them in a crock pot on slider buns.  Don't forget the pickles and tabasco.

Homemade Sloppy Joes
2 lbs. lean ground beef
½ 1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 can Campbell’s tomato soup (undiluted)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 & 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp. mustard
1/2 Tbsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
8 hamburger buns
In a large saucepan or pot, brown the beef and onion over medium heat. Add green pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes until meat is crumbly and browned; drain on a paper towel and return to pot. Add the next 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns. Makes 8 large servings.  (or put meat in a crockpot and keep warm on low)

Be sure to balance out your appetizers with some fresh fruit and veggies. :D
Everyone have a wonderful weekend....and HOOK 'EM HORNS!    BEAT OU!!

1 comment:

tnscrapper said...


Thanks for sharing some great recipes. I have tried PW's Wrapped Jalapenos - OH MY GOODNESS!!

Can't wait to try the other recipes. Thanks again!

Marilyn C.