Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Two Easy Superbowl Recipes

Let's be honest - If the Bears aren't playing (or even if they are), the Superbowl is a really good excuse to binge eat and a drink on a Sunday with your friends in your fat pants...which pretty much sounds like the best day ever. There's a lot of dips, a slew of wings, endless crock pots set on high, and oh yes, some football playing on the side. 

We have always loved cooking up a storm to coincide with the can't miss commercials and halftime show and this year, we took care of both brunch and afternoon snacks because this is a marathon, not a sprint, ladies. We were excited to work with SPAM® on these recipes, because it's a super easy way to add some protein in your snacks...they have a few different flavors now and we were very happy to see the low-sodium option, which can make you feel a tiny bit better considering all of the calories that will be consumed on Sunday :)

Is there anybody who doesn't like meatball appetizers? I feel like they are universally enjoyed and one of the first things to go at a potluck. Plus, these are a guy's dream...ham, bacon AND pork? It doesn't get more dude than that. These were a big hit with my Fam...the brown sugar and mustard  makes the sauce a perfect blend of sweet and savory. These are game day gold! 

  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic
  • 6 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Bread: I used Hawaiian rolls

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put the SPAM®, bacon and pork in a food processor and pulse briefly to chop fine. Do not puree.
  • Place the mixture in a large bowl with the remaining meatball ingredients and mix well to combine. Using your hands, shape mixture into balls, 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Arrange in a casserole pan.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over meatballs.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, baste meatballs and turn them in the pan. Continue baking another 15 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Baste occasionally with sauce. Serve on rolls, adding pan sauces on top.

How perfect would these be if you have people coming over early in the day? These breakfast quiches are great because you can make them ahead of time and just heat them up when you're, do you not love the idea of a mimosa bar on game day (or ANY day?) You can offer a few different alcohol and juice options so people can customize their drinks. I just love brunch and maximize any opportunity to include it in my meal plan!

  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Half a package of low sodium spam, cut into small squares 
  • Half a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 12-ounce cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pans.
  • In large bowl, combine SPAM®, eggs, spinach, onion, milk, cheeses, nutmeg and pepper; mix well.
  • Place biscuits in muffin cups, pressing gently to fit. Spoon SPAM® filling into each cup.
  • Bake quiches 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and egg mixture is set. Serve warm. ADD MIMOSAS ;)

What are you cooking up for the big game?
We're looking forward to seeing the commercials and Lady GaGa! 

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