Describe what your Super Bowl party table will look like.
Or what you wished it looked like. ; )
Mine includes 7-Layer Dip (this is a must for my Super Bowl party, because this is really the only time I get to eat this dip), queso, cookies and brownies and then for the ‘meal’ chili.
Sure pizza, buffalo wings, burgers and hot dogs are all popular game day fair; but if I am hosting, I serve chili (with all the other snack foods of course). Chili is easy to make in a big batch, it feeds a ton of people, easy to eat if there is standing room only (eating out of a bowl rather than trying to hold a plate and eat a burger), and is super affordable.
Since my Super Bowl spread includes chili, I couldn't help but share a favorite chili recipe with you. This vegetarian black bean chili is super scrumptious and super good for you! Loaded with filling vegetables like sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash and carrots, mixed with an arsenal of warm spices; this chili leaves me full and fillin’ good after a nice big bowl!
For other Super Bowl party tips check out the following posts:
Tips For Throwing A Super Bowl Party on a Budget
Tips for Throwing A Pizza Party
One Year Ago: Homemade Pizza Sauce
Two Years Ago: Tips For Throwing A Super Bowl Party on a Budget
Three Years Ago: Better Than Mama’s Chili Mac
Winter Squash and Root Vegetable Black Bean Chili (Slow Cooker)
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 5-6 hours on high, 8-9 hours on low Wait Time: 8-12 hours Serves: 8-10
1 pound dried black beans*
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
½ large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large carrots, peeled and shredded 1 jalapeno, minced
1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
7-8 cups vegetable broth (plus more as needed)
1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
½-1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pick through dried beans removing any beans that are broken or discolored and rinse beans under cold water. Pour beans into a large bowl and cover with at least two inches of water. Cover, place in refrigerator and allow beans to soak for 6-8 hours or overnight.
After soaking, dump soaking water and rinse beans. Place rinsed beans into slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-9 hours; or until beans are tender. Stir 2-3 times during cooking process and add additional broth as needed.
Serve as desired with sour cream, cheese, cornbread, chives, etc.
*Note: Three (19-ounce) cans of black beans, which have been drained and rinsed, can be substituted for the dried. Combine beans, 2-3 cups vegetable broth and all the other ingredients in slow cooker and reduce cooking time by 1-2 hours.
Other recipes you might enjoy:
Secret Ingredient Sloppy Joe Chili
Texas Style Chili
White Turkey (or Chicken) Chili
Better Than Mama’s Chili Mac
All American BBQ Chili Dogs