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Super Bowl Party Food Ideas
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Super Bowl Party Food Ideas

Looking for Super Bowl Party Food Ideas to spice up the big game? Plan a Super Bowl Chili Cook-off armed with your very own prize winning chili recipe! Everyone brings a chili they have made ahead of time, making your SuperBowl party food a breeze!

It does, however, require a little forethought on the part of the host or hostess to have serving stations with enough plugs for everyone's crock pot full of chili.

In my neighborhood, Super Bowl parties and Chili Cook-offs go hand and hand! Everyone plans ahead to create the winning chili recipe. This includes not only great chili recipes, but cleverly naming your chili and decorating your crock pot.

Tiffany, my friend and annual hostess of this event, prepares a few great Football Party Recipes and simple side dishes such as cornbread, and cheese and cracker platters to go along with the chili.

She has even purchased football trophies especially for the event. She glued chili peppers to the footballs and awards theme each year to the winners of the cook off.

Super Bowl Party Food Ideas: Chili Cook Off Shop

The football party decorations are cleverly provided by each contestant as he decorates his crock pot with his favorite NFL team memorabilia.

It's one of those Super Bowl party food ideas that does double duty because guests get to show off their creativity and cooking skills.

The different crock pots are numbered and small tasting cups are provided for each chili. Slips of paper are passed out with the names of each chili and guests vote on their favorite.

At our neighborhood Super Bowl party, the winner is announced during half time.

Whether you wager on your favorite football team or the best chili, my bet is that this will be one of those Super Bowl party food ideas that your neighbors love! Add in some Super Bowl Party Games and you'll have a party everyone looks forward to.

Check out last year's winning chili recipe and for more Super Bowl party recipes view our Super Bowl Party Ideas page where you will find links to other great Super Bowl party food ideas including easy football party food, Super Bowl party games, and more!

Buffalo Bill's Prize Winning White Bean Chicken Chili


  • 1 can (16 ounces) white beans
  • 2 cans (4 ounce) of mild green chili peppers
  • 4-5 pound roasting chicken (roasting a whole chicken renders the most flavor)
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup of grated while cheese (such as Monterey Jack)
  • 1 (4 ounce) container of sour cream
  • 1 stick of real butter (approximately)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 (4 ounce) can of mild green chili peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Wash a five pound whole roasting chicken, clean out cavity and place 1/2 onion, a stalk of celery, clove of garlic, and 1/4 stick of butter and a carrot into cavity. Try legs shut with kitchen string. massage 1/4 stick of soften butter into skin and salt and pepper the outside.

Place in a roasting pan and cover with tin foil. Roast in a 350 degree oven for approximately 2 hours, remove tin foil and roast an additional 10 minutes or until skin browns. Allow to cool and debone, shredding meat.

Reserve all drippings for the chili.

In a cast-iron skillet cook onion in 2 tablespoons of the drippings and 2 tablespoons of butter. Remove onions and reserve. Add the rest of the drippings and heat over medium flame.

Sprinkle flour over drippings stirring constantly to make a roux (more butter can be added if roux us too thick). When flour is light brown, add 1/2 and 1/2. Continue stirring constantly until thickened.

Stir in cumin, chili powder, Tabasco, and salt and pepper. Add chicken, beans, mild chilies and cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 20 minutes. Top each serving with a spoon of sour cream.

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