Super Bowl 2016: Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers themed appetizers are sure to be a crowd pleaser

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

No matter who you’re rooting for this Super Bowl, I think we can all agree that the food is way more important than the game, right? Okay, maybe not.

But to help you die hard Broncos or Panthers fans we’ve found some appetizers sure to make your Super Bowl team proud, and your mouth will be pretty proud too. 

Denver Broncos appetizers

Buffalo chicken dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans, 10-ounce each chuck chicken, drained
  • 2 packages, 8-ounce each cream cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut long pieces
  • 1 box, 8-ounce chicken flavored crackers

Directions:

  1. Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.
  2. Mix in half the shredded cheese and transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cook on low setting until bubbly and hot.
  3. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Orange and blue deviled eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon orange food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

Directions:

  1. Cut eggs in half and take out yolks and place them in a medium bowl.
  2. Use a fork to break up yolk until it’s super fine.
  3. Add yogurt, mayo, mustard and salt and pepper and whip with a spatula until smooth and creamy.
  4. Place mixture in a piping bag or baggy with the tip cut.
  5. Mix one cup of hot water and 1 tsp of orange food coloring and 1 tsp of vinegar. Do the same with the blue food coloring in a different bowl.
  6. Place half the eggs in each mixture and let sit until desired color is achieved, 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Take out egg whites and sit on a paper towel to let extra color drip off.
  8. Arrange eggs on a platter
  9. Pipe the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves.

Honey Nut Broncos buddy mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate
  • 1 to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Blue and orange sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereals and peanuts.
  2. In a bowl in the microwave melt together the peanut butter and white chocolate and stir until completely combined. Pour over the cereal/nut mixture and use a silicone spatula to stir everything together.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large baggy that zips. Pour in 1 cup of the powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake it all together. Add the sprinkles to the bag and shake it all together.
  4. If you prefer more powdered sugar, add another cup and more sprinkles and shake together again.
  5. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!

 

Carolina Panthers appetizers

Carolina barbecue Chex Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Chex Mix Bold Party Mix snack mix
  • 1 package honey barbecue flavored beef jerky, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups barbecue-flavored corn chip twists
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large serving bowl.
  2. Serve immediately, refrigerate remaining.

Carolina bird dogs

Ingredients:

  • 8 breaded chicken fingers
  • 8 sliced cooked bacon
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey mustard dressing
  • 8 hot dog buns

Directions:

  1. For each bird dog, chop chicken finger and place in a hot dog bun.
  2. Top with one slice of bacon, crumbled
  3. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese. melt the cheese with a kitchen blow torch or an oven broiler.
  4. Top with 1 tablespoon honey mustard dressing.

Carolina barbecue meatballs

Ingredients:

For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon water

For barbecue sauce

  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

For sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth.
  2. Simmer on low heat for about 8 minutes.

For meatballs

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into 16 meatballs. In a large, non-stick saute pan, fry the meatballs over medium heat until golden brown on all sides and cooked through. About 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  2. Toss the meatballs in the sauce, then spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and broil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Serve with Carolina cole slaw for the real Carolina experience!
Bailey Brouwer is an intern at Flavor 574 and is currently a student at Elkhart Memorial High School.
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