Score Big With These Big Game Day Favourites!

Just another occasion I get to cook good food for my family and friends for Superbowl Sunday. I mean I’m a huge sports fan, although I’d take the Winter Classic over the Superbowl any day. I love the excitement of the glorious, delicious, touchdown worthy game day spreads us foodie lovers prepare. So, of course I want to share the perfect game day snacks with all of you out there. Huddle in, grab your wooden spoons and apron, you’ve come to the right place to make your super bowl party a WIN!

I think football has this misconception that we must make all things deep fried, and unhealthy, if the beer doesn’t leave you feeling sick, the high cholesterol, greasy dishes (and your team losing) likely will. I like to go a little lighter, without compromising taste.

Now, I don’t mess around when it comes to guacamole, it’s just one of those foods that makes people happy and really what’s the point of a party without guacamole? I’d like to think that I’ve mastered this simple avocado dip, my boys just eat it right up so I’ve learnt to make it often and to make lots of it. Ensure you purchase perfectly ripe avocados, don’t bother with anything less. The small Hass avocados yield the best results. Don’t be fooled by the larger ones that come from Florida! They contain more water. Acidity is key – lemon or lime; or both! I know not all of us can handle the heat, but avocados are plain in taste and require a little spice

Tequila Chicken Tacos

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless Beretta organic chicken breast
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey

Jalapeño Sauce

  • ½ cup of mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • ½ tablespoon of dill
  • ½ tablespoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • For an extra kick add more chili powder.

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large slow cooker, place Beretta chicken breasts in bottom. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, garlic salt, ginger, cumin, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and honey. Whisk together and pour over chicken.
  2. Cover Crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or for 2.5 hours on high heat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, lime juice, jalapeño, dill, paprika, cumin and chili powder. Whisk until fully blended. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or more.
  4. To serve: shred chicken in large chunks. Place in middle of tortilla. Top with fresh salsa and spoon some jalapeño sauce over the top. ENJOY!

Guacamole
Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ½ tomato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ red onion
  • cilantro
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method
Start by finely chopping the onion, tomato, garlic and cilantro. Place in glass bowl and set aside.  Half and core the avocado, remove skin and cut into small chucks; place in medium size bowl or mortar. Squeeze half a lemon and a full lime. Using a mortar + pestle mash the avocados, add spices – continue to mash while adding remaining ingredients into bowl. Add spices, mix and place in refrigerator. Add chopped chili pepper for added spice.

Taco Dip

Taco Dip, great served along with the Guacamole and the Corn chips!

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup mayonnaise
  • 3 or 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ Cup thinly chopped green onions
  • ½ Cup red peppers, small cubes

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.  Once mixed, spread mixture into a 9 inch round pie plate.  Then top with a layer of salsa, grated cheese and sprinkle with green onions and red peppers.

Buon Appetito!