Having people over to watch the big game? Be prepared feed those hungry mouths with easy, delicious meals. Jodi is adding a new recipe every day up until Super Bowl Sunday.

Jodi kicks off Game Day Grub [starting at 16:48] in the show podcast below.

Jodi’s Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • (you can use whatever meat you like – even turkey)
  • 1 can mild tomatoes with green chilis (I use Rotel)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (I use a big can, we like it saucy)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (its good if you can find “Chili Ready” – but you can use just diced)
  • 1-2 pkgs of chili seasoning
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can beans (kidney or black) drained
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic

Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until it starts getting soft.  Add the meats and brown in the onion mixture.  Drain it quickly to remove some of the fat – unless you like the flavor the fat adds!!  You can leave it.  Mix all ingredients together in a big pot and cover.  Simmer on Low-Medium for at least 20 minutes – stirring often to make sure it doesn’t stick.   I like to let it cook on Low for about 40 minutes.  It is BETTER the next day (to me).  So easy!

Chili and Baked Potatoes

This is my FAVORITE idea for feeding a football crowd!

Have a BIG pot of chili ready (recipe below) and have a Chili BAR ready – Complete with Warm Foil Wrapped Baked Potatoes!

Chili Bar Must Haves:

  • Baked Potatoes
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheeses
  • Green Onions
  • Bacon (bits or crumbled)
  • Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives
  • Queso
  • Salsa
  • Avocado (fresh, sliced)

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders (My EASIEST recipe ever)

  • 1 small pkg boneless skinless chicken breastspulledchickensliders
  • 1 small bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1 small bottle Italian dressing


Drizzle both bottles over chicken breasts, cover & cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Don’t open lid until at least 6 hours. Shreds easily! Serve on rolls or pistolettes ♡ (Italian dressing gives it a tangy sauce – yum!)

Listen as Sam questions this delicious dish in the show podcast below. [starting at 5:54]

Cheesy Spinach And Bacon Queso DipQueso

  • 1 pkg (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
  • 1 lb (16 oz) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz pkg) Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 8 slices cooked Oscar Mayer® Bacon, crumbled


Microwave all ingredients in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 5 minutes or until Velveeta is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 3 minutes.

Sam’s Wings

  • 1 to 4 pounds (450g to 1.7kg) chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder per pound of chicken wingsWings
  • 1/2 teaspoon (5g) kosher salt per pound of chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce; 25g) unsalted butter per pound of chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce; 30ml) Frank’s RedHot Sauce per pound of chicken wings
  • Blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • Celery sticks, for serving


Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack inside. Carefully dry chicken wings with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine wings with baking powder and salt and toss until thoroughly and evenly coated. Place on rack, leaving a slight space between each wing. Repeat with remaining 2 batches of wings.
Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Add chicken wings and cook for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, 15 to 30 minutes longer, flipping a few more times towards the end.
Meanwhile, combine butter and hot sauce in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking until combined. Transfer wings to a large bowl, add sauce, and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve wings immediately with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, conspicuously shunning anyone who says that real Buffalo wings must be fried.

Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken SlidersSlow-Cooker-Buffalo-Chicken-10b

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (17.5 fluid ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Slider or potato rolls
  • Blue cheese, feta cheese, or shredded Monterrey jack cheese


Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours. Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the rolls, and splash with the remaining buffalo wing sauce and cheese to serve.

Honey Bourbon Steak Bitessteak-tips-6

  •  cup honey
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  •  cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds steak (rib-eye sirloin, or filet), cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 (6-ounce) package mushrooms cut in quarters


In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Pour into a large ziptop bag. Add steak cubes and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
Heat vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
Add steak. You will probably need to cook it in two batches because you don’t want to crowd the pan. Cook until seared on all sides. Remove from pan. Add remaining butter to pan and cook mushrooms until browned.

Sheet Pan Nachos

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef (You can also shred chicken or pork)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 12 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsedHomemade Barbecue Pulled Pork Nachos
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and garlic, and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Top with ground beef mixture, black beans, corn and cheeses. Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheese melts, about 5-6 minutes. Serve immediately, topped with tomato, onion, jalapeno, sour cream and cilantro.


Creamy Spinach Feta Dip

6 Servings

Cook spinach according to package directions and drain in colander (press with fork to drain completely).
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve with pita slices.

Jodi goes more into detail on this delicious dip in the show podcast below. [starting at 41:37]

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