Easy Recipes for Football Night Favorites

Easy Recipes for Football Night FavoritesDo you (or your husband) often host football nights with friends? Maybe you don't have guests over, but simply enjoy making "family time" out of the occasional football game. What better to complete a game night than the traditional football snacks that no game should be without? This article features a few recipes for some excellent and easy to prepare snacks that make a great addition to any family's football night menu. Read on!


1 bag tortilla chips
1 lb ground beef
Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup milk
Rotel (or your favorite salsa)
refried beans
finely chopped onions (optional)
jalapenos (optional)
1 packet taco seasoning

Chop the Velveeta into cubes and put in a slow cooker set between low and medium heat. When it starts to melt, add the milk and stir thoroughly. While the cheese heats, cook the beef in a skillet and add taco seasoning packet. Remove from heat. Add the rotel or salsa to the Velveeta and stir well. Arrange tortilla chips on a plate, top with cheese, beef, refried beans, onions, and jalapenos. 'Chow down!

Chicken Soft Tacos

2 cups shredded cooked chicken
12 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup salsa

Heat the tortillas to soften them. In the center of the tortilla add chicken, salsa, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream. Salt and pepper if desired.

Slow Cooker Meatballs

3 lbs frozen meatballs
1 pouch onion soup mix
3 cloves of minced garlic
2 packets brown gravy, prepared
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoon water

Turn the slow cooker on to a low heat. Add meatballs, gravy, onion soup mix, garlic, pepper, and water, then stir together. Let the mixture cook for about five hours.

Swedish Nuts

1 lb pecans
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (whites only)
pinch of salt

In a bowl, beat the egg whites and salt together. Slowly add in the sugar while you beat the eggs until the mixture takes on a meringue form. Fold in the nuts, fully coating them in the meringue mixture. Melt the butter in a baking pan and spread the nuts over the butter. Bake at 325 degrees F for about half an hour. Be sure to stir the nuts every 10 minutes or so. Allow the nuts to cool, then store in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag.

I certainly hope you find one (or all) of these recipes to be a big hit with your guests or family members. Happy game night!

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