- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 1/2 cup Neelys Barbecue Seasoning, recipe follows
- 6 ounces chopped pork, beef or chicken
- 4 ounces Neelys Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
- 4 ounces nacho cheese, melted
- 1 (4-ounce) can sliced jalapenos, drained
Mound tortilla chips in a pile on a platter. Sprinkle with Neelys Seasoning. Spread chopped pork, beef or chicken on top of chips. Sprinkle with seasoning again and pour the Neelys Barbeque Sauce onto meat. Top with the melted nacho cheese.
Lightly sprinkle more Neely's Barbeque Seasoning onto cheese. Top with jalapenos for additional spice.
Neelys Barbeque Seasoning:
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups paprika
- 3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder
Mix all ingredients together.
Neelys Barbeque Sauce:
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients and mix well. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cooked uncovered, stirring frequently every 15 minutes, for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1(15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups lowfat shredded Cheddar
- 2 ripe avocados, preferably Hass
- 1 jalapeno, stemmed, finely chopped, (with seeds for more heat)
- 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat yogurt, preferably Greek
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, leaves and some stems, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
- 3 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
- 5 scallions (white and green), thinly sliced
- Baked tortilla chips, for dipping
On a cutting board, smash the garlic cloves, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and, with the flat side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Put the garlic, beans, chili powder, water, and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Spread in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole or gratin dish, or in individual sized dishes, as desired.
Scatter the cheese over the beans. Halve and seed the avocados, then mash with the jalapeno and another teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Spread a layer of the avocado over the cheese, and then scatter the lettuce on top.
Mix the yogurt with the cilantro and then spread over the lettuce. Add a layer of tomatoes and finally scatter the scallions on top. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with a few cilantro sprigs and serve with baked chips.
And what kind of Super Bowl Party wouldn't have wings
- 1 pound of chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
Tequila Lime Sauce:
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup, sometimes called nectar
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the wings at home:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Season the wings with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put in the preheated oven and cook for 45 minutes.
Remove the wings from the oven to a bowl and allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to finish at the event on the barbecue.
For the Tequila Lime sauce at home:
Combine all of the ingredients in a resealable gallon-size plastic bag and combine well.
For the wings tailgaiting:
Preheat a grill to 350 degrees F, prepared for indirect heat. Add all the wings and cook for 10 to 15 minutes to reheat and get some grill marks, turning after 7 minutes. Remove the wings from the grill to a serving bowl. Add the sauce and toss to combine