Super Bowl XLVIII Training Table


Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos fans tailgate before the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I love Super Bowl Sunday and I love to eat as I would guess most of you do as well. I am a foodie what can I say! Each year my family has a Super Bowl XLVIII party that is as much about the snack table as it is the game. Funny how that happens when my team of choice will watch the Super Bowl the same way I will….on television.

Sour grapes aside here are two of my favorite simple Super Bowl snacks. I hope you enjoy and if you have any of your own please share it with us at KC Kingdom. I am always looking for the next great game day food offering. These are not low fat and on Super Bowl Sunday I don’t even try to pretend or attempt to go for healthy.

A quick side note: Our editor here at KC Kingdom loves food as well, and I noticed he shared his Spicy Cheese dip recipe. If you love cheese dip don’t miss this one. It is fantastic and I look forward to baseball draft day every year and this dip is one of the reasons why.

Bacon Wrapped Lil’ Smokies or as I like to call them “Sex on a Stick”

1 pkg of Lit’l Smokies. Any kind will do and if you are really adventurous get the ones stuffed with cheese or chili cheese.
1 pkg of bacon. Any kind of bacon will do but I prefer maple smoked thick sliced bacon.
1 cup of packed brown sugar.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each piece of bacon into 3 slices and then wrap the Lit’l smokies in one cut piece of bacon. Place a toothpick in to secure the bacon.
Place on a rimmed cookies sheet, pizza pan, or glass dish and liberally sprinkle on the brown sugar. Don’t be shy lay it on like carpet.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the sugar melts and forms a glaze or bubbling sauce in the bottom of the pan and enjoy.

Meatballs with a twist

The first time I heard what was in this recipe I thought I would not enjoy it all. It is now one of my favorites so if you don’t love cranberries give it a shot. I think you will be surprised!

1 can of Jellied Cranberry Sauce. Any type will do but we use the Ocean Spray brand.
1 12-ounce bottle of any variety of Chili Sauce
1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, meat balls. I prefer Italian meatballs but beef or even turkey (if you must) will work.

Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, and then add the meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated all the way through. Place toothpicks in the meatballs and they are ready to go.

There you have it. Three winning game day table offerings that will not disappoint no matter what happens in the game. Enjoy!