Got a hungry crowd coming over to watch Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb 2? Half-time appetizers are half the fun of football. And believe it or not, veggie trays feature among the junk food this 2015, says Associated Pres. But shelling out to feed those super-sized appetites gets pricy. And who has time to prep that Super Bowl spread?
What you need are super-fast, super-easy, super-cheap Super Bowl half-time appetizers recipes. Here’s a shopping list and recipes. Buy ingredients in bulk and on sale. Best prices are: Aldi, Walmart, Dollar Tree and Gordon Food Service. Use coupons or a coupon code phone app like Retail Me Not. This buffet serves about 30 people and can be done for under $100.
1 package Bar-S hotdogs
2 cans sauerkraut
large bag tortilla chips (off brand)
1 pork loin or 4 pounds chicken breast (cheapest cuts of meats)
1 bag dried kidney beans
1 bag rice
head of lettuce
1 large can green chilis
32-ounce jar salsa (or eqivalent)
fresh chicken wings (enough for 2 per guest)
cheap hot sauce
two sticks butter
two cans Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 jar grape jelly
1 32-ouce bottle ketchup
5-pound bag meatballs
French onion soup mix
1 32-ounce tub sour cream
32-ounce Velveeta package
1 large can mushroom soup
Simmer pork or chicken breast on low till tender. Cook beans till tender. Cook rice. Shred or chop in food processor. Use a two 3-portion buffet warmers, crock pots or slow cookers to make.
Pulled pork BBQ. Mix one third of meat, half of jam, half of ketchup, one pkg. onion soup, water and half of spicy mustard. Simmer.
Super Bowl of chili. Mix remaining meat, one pkg. onion soup and half of chili powder. Simmer. Divide meat in half when cooked. Use one half for nachos (see recipe below). Leave the other half in crock pot. Add half of beans, tomato juice and one third of salsa. Add half can of chilis.
Nacho quesa dip. In section three, melt cubed Velveeta, Ro-Tel and one third of salsa.
Super Bowl easy Swedish meatballs. Mix meatballs, one third of sour cream, onion soup mix, water and mushroom soup. Simmer.
Buffalo wings. Melt butter and add hot sauce and a little water. Pour over chicken wings and bake. Or place in crock pot.
Kraut dogs. Cut in hotdogs 2-inch chunks like cocktail weinies only cheaper. Simmer in crock pot.
Fiesta beans and rice. Blend one third of salsa and beans with cooked rice. Add one can Ro-Tel and chili powder.
Guacamole. Blend avocado, chili powder and remaining salsa.
Nachos Nice and Easy: Layer half of tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, remaining meat, some of the nacho dip, some sour cream, half of guacamole and top with chopped tomatoes and remaining chilis. Serve remaining chips with nacho dip and remaining guacamole.
Veggie tray. Cut veggies into finger food. Place with chips for dipping.