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Super Bowl party recipes: Chicken wings and other food ideas

We're here today to talk about a pretty important topic and that is Super Bowl recipes, food, dips, desserts or whatever else it is you're making for your party this weekend. I've been plotting out my Sunday food strategy and I have plenty of ideas.

I'm likely going to make my own chicken wings on Sunday afternoon before the game. I will be making two packages (about 40 small wings or 20 large wings? Decision 2016). I use the recipe below. I also think that Frank's Red Hot sauce is the best for chicken wings.

Mrs. Arrowhead Pride is throwing a beef roast into the crockpot earlier on Sunday so that will be cooking away all day long. I am often in charge of this so it's been thawed and I just find a bunch of spices to throw in there. Chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder ... throw it all in there and let that baby cook all day. Once it comes out, we'll have some tortillas (pro tip: hard shell inside of a soft shell) as well as some chopped onions, lettuce, cheese and other sides for tacos.

I am also deciding on which chips I will be eating all day. The likely choice is the regular bag of Art and Mary's. The jalapeno version is great but it gets so hot that the only thing that makes it better is more jalapeno chips and then all of a sudden the whole bag is gone by noon. Regular Art and Mary's chips it is.

Now that we have my plan out of the way, here's how I do my wings. Also see some more links below. Please share your best ones for the rest of us.

Preparing the rub

Put your wings in a bag or some sort of bowl you can cover. Combine these spices together. Put the spices in with the wings and coat the wings. Let them sit for an hour or more. If you are concerned about how hot these will be, you can just slow down on the pepper.

Pepper (two tablespoons)
Onion powder (one tablespoon)
Chili powder (one tablespoon)
Garlic powder (one tablespoon)
Seasoned salt (one tablespoon)

Cooking the wings

You've got your wings that have been sitting in the rub for a while now. If you keep the wings in the fridge, take them out and let them sit for a few minutes in room temperature. The key to the wings is smoking them. If you have a smoker, you probably know how to handle this. If you don't, you can just put them on indirect heat on your grill and it will have a similar effect. Smoke them for 25-30 minutes on one side, flip them and smoke them for another 25-30 minutes on the other side.

You can cook these however you want really. Put them in the oven. Throw them on the grill. Just cook the way that's easiest for you.

Preparing the sauce

While your wings are cooking, you'll make the sauce. Take these three ingredients and put them together in a sauce pan and heat them up. If that seems like a lot of honey for you, feel free to cut back a little bit on that one cup. I'm from Kansas City so the type of barbecue sauce I use is a big thing. Just pick out whatever your favorite barbecue sauce is and use that. After you have cooked the wings on either side, bring them in and throw this sauce on them and mix it up.

Honey (one cup)
Barbecue sauce (half cup)
Apple juice (three tablespoons)

Getting the crispy skin

I like my wings to have a slightly crispy skin. So after you've smoked them on either side and put the sauce on them, I like to throw them back on the grill over more direct heat for a few minutes to get that crispy skin. Watch them carefully because they can burn quickly.

Put your best Super Bowl recipes in the comments!

More Super Bowl recipes from others:

Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos Recipe |
Season roast with salt and pepper. Brown all sides of roast in hot oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add banana pepper rings, beef broth, and garlic. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours or until meat shreds easily. Transfer to a cutting board, reserving liquid in slow cooker. Shred roast; return to slow cooker. Keep warm on LOW. Preheat oven to 350°. Place tortilla chips on a baking sheet; top with shredded beef, black beans, tomatoes, onion, and cheese. Bake 10 minutes. Serve with cilantro, avocado, and sour cream.

Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe | Taste of Home
I cannot throw a party without making this recipe. It's fast, easy and my kids love it.

Super Bowl Appetizers and Snacks | Cooking Channel
Kelsey turns an Italian classic into bite-size Chinese-fusion fare by tucking the sandwich ingredients into egg roll wrappers and frying them until brown. She tucks a basil leaf into each egg roll and serves them with a marinara dipping sauce to enhance the Italian flavors.

What Wines Go Best With Super Bowl Party Food? | CBS Philly
What kind of wine would go well with buffalo wings? Jennifer Eckinger, executive director of the Pennsylvania Winery Association, says pick something to counterbalance the spice. "Seven Mountains Riesling which is a sweeter Riesling from Seven Mountains vineyards. Also, we had selected a Vidal blanc from Nissley vineyards, that’s an unoaked white that tends to have a nice crisp finish to it. And we also put Germanic style fruit forward dry red from Galen Glen, Zweigelt."

Your Super Lazy Guide to Making Super Bowl Party Food | Lifehacker
Very few people get mad about a food wrapped in bacon. Think about it: people go crazy for water chestnuts wrapped in the salty pork product, and water chestnuts are the world’s most boring food. (Seriously, they have "water" in their name, which is devoid of flavor and fun.) So, you could wrap water chestnuts in bacon, but those usually need a sauce, and there are a lot of great, sauceless options.

Guacamole and Chips | 20 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers | Real Simple
You’ll never go back to store-bought guacamole again once you see how easy it is to make this fresh, simple dip.

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe |
"This is similar to the hot wings recipe served at a popular restaurant chain. If you have ever had them, you have to love them."

Chicken Wings | Food & Wine
These crispy chicken wings get their heat from Sriracha, the Thai hot sauce that chef Michael Symon says is his favorite in the world. "We always have a couple of extra bottles at home, because my stepson blows right through the stuff."

Super Bowl 2016 Recipes: Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers Themed Snacks |
We know, we know. Bronchos are not a real thing. But what if you make a big batch of these loaded nachos smothered with chipotle cheddar sauce and then call them Bronchos? There, now they are a thing.

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