Superbowl Snacks

Super Bowl Chili
(Serves 5)

• 1 Tablespoon Oil
• 1 ½ pounds Ground Beef
• 1 large Onion, diced
• 1 large Bell Pepper, diced
• 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
• ¼ cup Flour
• 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
• 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
• 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
• 12 ounces Diced Tomatoes, canned
• 16 ounces Beef Stock
• To taste Salt and Pepper

Heat oil and cook ground beef.
Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook until onions become translucent.
Add the flour and spices and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the tomatoes and stock; bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. If you prefer a spicy chili, then add a teaspoon of cayenne with the spices.
Cook your chili in a cast-iron dutch oven, for best results.


Pimento Cheese Wrap for Kids
A child can make this quick-and-easy Super Bowl favorite of the three younger Hookers, which goes well with their chili: A pimento cheese wrap. Make your own pimento cheese (use cheddar cheese and roasted red bell peppers with a dollop of Tabasco sauce if you like an extra kick), or buy it ready-made. Cover a slice of bread (or as many as you want) with pimento cheese, cut it into three strips, wrap each strip with bacon, and bake it at 350 until the bacon is golden brown.

Frito Pie
Another football favorite of the Hooker family, an easy fix for any casual party, is a Frito Pie that is served as a dip for chips. The kids add ketchup to their “pie.” It only takes a few minutes to fix, and you choose the quantity you need:
Small bags of Frito Lay Corn Chips
Super Bowl Chili
Cheddar cheese
Onions, diced
Heat the chili
Spoon the mixture on top of the chips
Add the Cheddar cheese and onions
Heat until the cheese melts