Sunday, January 27, 2008


It's Superbowl time again. I really enjoy Superbowl. I am not a huge fan of football, but I do enjoy spending time with family and partaking in the Superbowl Cuisine. I usually bring some appetizers to the party. I bring Pigs In a Blanket, made with Lil Smokies and Crescent Rolls and Potato Skins with lots of Green Chilis, cheese and bacon!

For a different yet very creative appetizer, I want to make hardboiled eggs. You ask hard boiled eggs? Yep, hard boiled eggs for those still continuing their New Year's Resolve to Diet on protein and hard boiled eggs because I am going to make them so Superbowl-riffic!

Take a dozen or two hard boiled eggs. Use a white crayon and draw the football design on your eggs. Two lines that connect. One around the top of the egg and one on the bottom, then make three small lines one one side of egg for the threads of the football. Set aside.

Prepare your brown food coloring as you would to dye eggs and dye them. Your hard boiled eggs will look like footballs. How Superbowl appropriate is that?


3 pounds chili grind ground beef
1 medium onion diced
1 Tbs minced garlic
Salt and pepper

Brown the above in a skillet. Drain fat and dump meat into the crockpot.

1 large jar Pace Picante Sauce
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 bag Carrol Shelby's Chili Kit

Pour Picante Sauce and diced tomatoes over meat and stir. Open the Chili kit bag and add the Chili seasoning packet to the tomato and meat mixture. Add the salt to taste and cayenne pepper if you like a spicy chili.

If you like a thicker chili mix the masa packet from the Chili kit with 1/4 cup water and then add to your chili.

Let the crockpot do the cooking. Low heat for 4-6 hours. The crockpot makes the meat tender and boils all the flavors together.

Layer the bottom of your bowl with Fritos Scoops corn chips. Pour a scoop or two of the all beef chili onto your chips. Then top with one or more of the following...

Grated Cheddar cheese and or Monterey Jack cheese
chopped onion or green onion
dollop of sour cream

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