Buffalo chicken dip is a no-brainer
This isn't the time to start serving escargot and expensive champagne, it's the time to stick with what football fans love the most. That's beer, mostly, but they also like chicken wings. Here's a twist on chicken wings that could be a big hit.
What you'll need for Buffalo chicken dip:
Nachos MUST include jalapenos
For garnishes, the only must in my book is pickled jalapenos. And in a purist's sense, this is accurate according to the alleged history of nachos. To make your own start by slicing fresh jalapenos into 1/8th inch slices. Bring 2 parts white vinegar and 1 part dark brown sugar to a boil. Pour it over the jalapeno slices, toss in a couple cloves of garlic, and let them sit in the fridge over night.
Seven-layer dip looks hard to make
No Super Bowl party is complete without a seven-layer dip.
It looks hard because of the seemingly never-ending list of ingredients, but if you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you can make a seven-layer dip.
This barbecue sauce has day-old coffee as an ingredient
1 bottle of Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
½ cup of brown sugar
1 ½ to 2 cups of strong, day-old black coffee
1 teaspoon hot sauce, habanero sauce or jalapeno sauce, depending on personal taste, but you get the idea
Roughly 1 tablespoon black strap molasses or 1 ounce of black strap rum
A recipe involving Andy Reid. And a walrus. Or just burgers.
For the meat itself: you can go all out elaborate and grind your own. I recommend equal parts chuck and brisket for that, or buy something pre-ground. If you grind your own you can get creative also, add some bacon to the grind if thats your style, or a piece of Andy Reid's walrus fat if you have good resources (I hear it tastes like a 13-year-old Philly cheesesteak covered in KC Masterpiece).
Important reminder about buffalo wing sauce
Now, I know some of y'all want a recipe for typical fried wings, Buffalo style. The key to the sauce is to do more to it than just take Frank's Red Hot and butter and mix ‘em. That is about as predictable as Georgia Tech and that silly silly flexbone option. If you want to do a buffalo style sauce start with the hot sauce of your choosing, and season it. Add some honey, some Worcestershire, and then a little bit of butter to help the texture. If you just play around with it a bit, think about what you are doing -- like Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick would -- and then you can come up with something solid.
Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. Wow.
Do you like football? Do you like food? Do you like bacon? Of course you do, so here's a delicious Super Bowl XLVII recipe involving bacon and jalapenos.
Bobby Bell has a sweet potato pie recipe (seriously)
One of Bell's favorite foods growing up to have for special occasions was sweet potato pie, and the Super Bowl certainly counts as a special occasion. Here is the recipe he and his family used: