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Super Bowl Specials

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Lord Honey!!! In the South we love our football, and we really love the food that goes along with it. Of course, for the Super Bowl, you gotta up your game in a big way. Be the hit of the big night with these three "kicked-up" recipes.

"Sweet & Spicy Bacon Bombs"

"Sausage Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms"

"Game Day Chili"

You'll be as popular as a "hog makin' a touchdown."

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Bombs

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 6-8


4-tubes biscuit, the ones that have 10 in each

1-pound bacon, diced and cooked crispy, reserve drippings

2-cups cheddar cheese, shredded

4-ounces cream cheese, room temp

1-TBSP diced jarred jalapeno

½-cup pineapple jam or crushed pineapple drained

1-tsp onion powder

Pinch of black pepper

Butter Sauce:

¼-cup butter, melted

2-3 TBSP bacon drippings

¼-tsp paprika, smoked or plain

½-tsp onion powder

Pinch of salt


· Preheat oven to 375, spray 2 mini bundt pans or 1 large bundt pan.

· Place the cheese, cream cheese and jalapeno in a mixing bowl, mix together.

· Add the jam, onion powder and pepper, mix to combine.

· In a small bowl place the butter, bacon grease, paprika, onion powder and salt and mix, stir in the bacon.

· Roll out each biscuit as then as you can get it, or you can mash them out with hands.

· Place a teaspoon of the cheese mix in the middle of dough and seal edges together, making into what I call a package.

· Dip each dough package in the butter mix and place in bundt pan, continue until all biscuits are gone.

· Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden brown.

· Serves with ranch or creamy Italian dressing.

Tip: If you want it more spicy add more jalapeno.


Sausage Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 10


2-pounds fresh mushrooms caps, I use baby bella

2-cups fresh spinach, chopped fine

1-pound sausage, sage or mild

¾-cup shredded parmesan cheese

1-tsp onion powder

½-tsp garlic powder

½-tsp dried oregano

¼-tsp crushed red pepper flakes

2-egg whites

Salt & Pepper to taste

¼-cup shredded parmesan cheese, for tops


· Preheat oven to 350, line a baking tray with foil.

· Lay the mushroom caps with holes up on baking tray.

· In a mixing bowl place the sausage, spinach, and cheese mix to combine.

· Add the onion, garlic, oregano, red pepper and egg whites mix to combine.

· Salt and pepper to your taste.

· Fill each mushroom cap and sprinkle with rest of cheese.

· Bake for 35-40 mins. You’ll know when they are done the mushroom shrinks a bit and golden brown on top.

· Remove from oven and place on a paper towel for a few seconds, then place on serving tray.

Tip: You can use chicken sausage or turkey sausage or hot sausage as well.


Game Day Chili

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 6


1-TBSP butter or bacon grease

1-medium onion, diced

2-cloves garlic, minced

1 ½-pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey

1-tsp onion powder

3-TBSP chili powder

1-15 ounce can of carrots, drained

1-15 ounce can diced tomatoes

1-15 ounce can red kidney beans

1-quart tomato juice

2-cups water

Salt & Pepper to taste


· In a large stew pot place butter or bacon grease and get hot, add the onions and garlic and cook till tender.

· Place meat in and cook until down.

· Add the onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper and carrots, using a tator masher smash the fire out of the carrots and meat until all is fine.

· Place the diced tomatoes, beans, juice and water in pot and stir, cook over medium heat for about 30-45 mins.

Tip: You can use any type bean you wish, or even leave them out. Serve with corn bread, crackers and cheese.


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