Great recipes for the big game on Sunday 🔥🔥
We’re getting close, the big weekend of the year that I look forward to 364 days a year. The annual classic. Naturally, you’ll need a fire party recipe for your friends.
Further, being a former football player and big fan too, the most beautiful sport in the world has always been an important part of my life. Of course, another one of my big passions is BBQ. So what a great opportunity to combine entertainment and culinary experience! It’s been a tradition of mine since I bought my first Weber Kettle BBQ 14 years ago.
So, with everyone’s parties going on, and in the interest of all, I suggest just not eating the week before the game, because these recipes are going to be full belly-busters.
I created a short menu of two recipes that will make you the player of the game. Sorry Mr. Brady, this is not your year. You won’t win this one.
The star players of your party
I think that the two biggest classics for the big game are chicken wings and ribs. What a coincidence! At House of BBQ Experts we have a few spice mix and rubs that I highly suggest for wings and ribs.
For the wings, I suggest two flavours: House of BBQ Experts Tex-Max and Kansas spice mixes. For the ribs, I have just the suggestion! If ribs were a football player, they would be a dominant lineman. For the ribs, I suggest the House of BBQ Experts Kansas spice mix.
So if you don’t want to miss the match and maximize your time while enjoying a meal worthy of a king, this is obviously your solution.
The Big Game: big expectations, little time to fool around
If you’re more the “I prefer to do it myself” type, that’s ok. Here I propose two recipes that will steal the show at the half time. J-Lo and Shakira will have nothing on these two. As well, these recipes can be prepared a little ahead of time so you won’t miss any second of the big game. Without further ado, here’s your Lobardi Meat Sushi and the Famous Mac’n’Cheese Touchdown!
Lombardi Meat Sushi
Now here’s a real party recipe. The meat sushi I propose is an improved version of the traditional meat sushi. Here’s how to do it:
3 Italian sausages
1 lb of bacon
6 slices of prosciutto
45ml (3 tablespoons) of thyme
60ml (5 tablespoons) of crushed hazelnuts
30ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil
A zest of a lemon
45ml (3 tablespoons) of honey
House of BBQ Experts California spices
House of BBQ Experts Maple Bourbon sauce
150g of cheddar
150g of mozzarella
1) First, make a stuffing with sausage meat, thyme, hazelnuts, zest and lemon juice. Then add honey, salt, pepper and California spice mix. Mix well in a bowl.
2) Braid the bacon horizontally and vertically. To do this, you have to put all your vertical slices and you pass above and below each slice. This is what will serve as seaweed in a traditional sushi.
3) Put the stuffing on your bacon and making sure to keep 2 to 3 inches at the end of the bacon to be able to roll your sushi.
4) Add prosciutto and cheese cut into strips. Roll everything to make a sushi.
5) Start the BBQ or smoker at 325°F and cook indirectly, until the sausage meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
6) Once the temperature is good, brush some House of BBQ Experts Maple Bourbon sauce, and leave it to caramelize for 5 minutes.
7) Slice and serve.
Here’s another great party recipe for the big game. What’s more classic than a mac’n’cheese? Perfect to accompany all piece of meats.
375g (3/4 lbs) of macaroni
30ml (2 tablespoons) of butter
30ml (2 tablespoons) of flour
2.5ml (1/2 teaspoon) of dry mustard
1mL (1/4 teaspoon) of onion powder
1ml (1/4 teaspoon) of garlic powder
30ml (2 tablespoons) of House of BBQ Experts Kansas spices
1 370ml can of evaporated milk
250ml (1 cup) of chicken broth
500ml (2 cups) of yellow cheddar cheese
500ml (2 cups) of grated havarti cheese
Salt and pepper
1) Cook the macaroni al dente (firm to the bite)
2) In a cast iron stove, mix 50% of the cheese with the other ingredients over medium heat.
3) When melted, incorporate the macaroni and Kansas spices.
4) Put the rest of the cheese on top and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes in the smoker or BBQ at 250-275°F.
5) At mid-cooking, sprinkle the panko on top to add crispy surface.
6) Serve directly on the melting pan. It’s very beautiful visually, and it creates a delicious crust of macaroni on the sides.
The pleasure with the pleasure is that nobody is unanimous to know who will win the big match. By cons, these two menus will certainly be unanimous!!
Have a good game everyone!!
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