Here are a couple of recipes that I'll be making on game day.
It's filling and hearty yet you can make it ahead and just stick it into the oven when you're ready.
2 pounds ground beef- You can also use Ground Turkey if you want
1 medium onion chopped
Salt to taste
2 TBS chili powder, divided
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1- 16 oz can of crushed tomatoes and 2- 4-ounce cans diced mild green chilies or if you like it spicier- use 1 1/2 cups of salsa instead of the tomatoes & green chilies.
2-16-ounce cans pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3 cups of water
1 tsps. salt
8 Ounces of grated sharp cheddar cheese
Over medium-high heat, cook the meat and and the onions until the onions are golden brown and there is no pink left to the meat.
- This meat mixture can be made up to two days ahead then refrigerated until you are ready to use; Just reheat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble and then continue with the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon the beef mixture into the dish. Top with the cooked cornmeal and spread evenly to cover.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top. You can make it to this point andcover and stick it in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.
Bake until the cornmeal crust is set, the cheese is golden brown and the casserole is very hot at the center, 25 to 35 minutes if fresh made or 35 to 45 from fridge.
Serve over rice or Fritos with any of the following optional toppings:
Sour Cream Sliced black olives Fresh cilantro
Blue Cheese Sliders (mini burgers)
This makes 16 to 20 sliders depending on how big or small you make the patties.
2 lbs of ground beef
2- 4 to 5 oz tubs of crumbled blue cheese
1 bunch of green onion, finely chopped- I use scissors to cut up green onions, it's so much easier than trying to chop through them)
Pepper to taste- I use about 1 tsp.
8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled
16 to 20 small dinner rolls
Combine the raw hamburger meat with the blue cheese crumbles, the chopped green onions, black pepper and the crumbled bacon.
Mix well to combine.
Shape into small balls and then flatten them into patties.
Grill or pan fry until they are cooked through.
Serve on rolls with BBQ sauce or Steak Sauce