Outside of Christmas and Thanksgiving, there’s no American holiday that invites, nay demands, that we stuff our face full of foods that can’t possibly be healthy for us like Super Bowl Sunday.
Whether you’ve got Patriot pride or you’re rooting for the Rams this Sunday, it’s always fun to try something beyond your traditional fare of nachos, chicken wings, and burgers on the grill.
If you’re a beef jerky enthusiast, the Super Bowl is the perfect time to infuse your favorite snack into a savory dish for your friends and family as you gather around the big screen to alternately worship/loathe Tom Brady, check out the $1-million commercials, and hope the halftime performers manage to keep all their clothes on.
Here are a few beef jerky-infused recipes sure to be a big hit at your Super Bowl bash this year.
Bulk Beef Jerky and Vegetable Stew: The perfect cure for the brutal winter most of the country is having, and quite healthy to boot. All the core ingredients need to be dried - tomato, bell pepper, onion, and potato - and you load up on savory spices like oregano, basil, and garlic. Water and rice do the rest and the whole thing is done in less time than the pregame takes.
Biscuits with Jerky Gravy: Might want to eat this one early in the game so you can spend the rest of the evening making sure you don’t need to call the paramedics; that’s how delicious and filling it can be. Gravy is an easy fix: a cup of milk, two tbsp of butter, and one tbsp of cornstarch. Boil over medium heat for a minute. Meanwhile dice some bulk beef jerky and scoop in a handful. Serve over biscuits and then watch your guests loosen their belts.
Beef Jerky ‘n’ Beans: Forget pork ‘n’ beans, this is the ultimate warm comfort food for the big game or any other Sunday. Even better, it’s totally customizable to your tastes with any kind of vegetables, toppings, beans, even a jalapeno to give it some extra kick. A Dutch oven is necessary to do it up right. Put a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in first over medium heat, then add in:
5 cloves garlic (minced)
3 cups onion (chopped)
1 cup green peppers (chopped)
Cook for five minutes, then add:
1-½ cups chicken broth
2 tbsp molasses
2 tsp ground cumin
3 15-ounce cans of pinto beans
½ cup B.U.L.K beef jerky (minced) (Texas/Midwest/Brisket)
Stir it all together, bring it to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for an hour. Uncover and continue to cook until the liquid reduces by half. (15 minutes)
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