Superbowl Food!

What better reason to celebrate the last football game of the year with lots of food!  I lucked out – my store had jumbo shrimp for $9 for a 2 pound bag!

So it was only appropriate to make the best shrimp cocktail ever! What??  You still haven’t made it yet??  It’s no fail, that’s why I love it so much!

One tradition we’ve had for the last several years is steak tartare.  Gross!  But the boys love it!  First thing you need to know about eating raw meat is that you have to get it at a butcher shop – ask for ground sirloin.  We got a pound and a half of meat and it cost just under $9.  Now some people might be grossed out my adding raw egg yolk, but in the years I’ve made it, no one has ever gotten sick!

Biz’s Steak Tartare

  • 1.5 pounds good quality ground sirloin
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • generous pinches of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. anchovy paste

Mix well.  Serve with good rye bread.

the salt/pepper mixture is 4 parts salt, 1 part pepper

The boys loved it!  I still think its gross though 😀  And what’s a party without dip?  Guacamole and homemade queso!

score - my store had avocados on sale 2 for $1 😀

I stumbled across this blog a while back and somehow completely forgot about it!  The Homesick Texan.   I used some of her ideas and came up with my version – thank you for inspiring this recipe!

Biz’s Queso adapted from The Homesick Texan

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 seeded Serrano pepper
  • 1/4 of a large jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 6 cups mixture of jack cheese/Wisconsin American cheese and sharp cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (thanks for this idea Tony!)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • pinch of salt

Melt butter and saute peppers for about 5 minutes.  Add flour, stir for a couple minutes.  Add milk – at this point is when I used my stick blender to puree the peppers.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add chili powder, taco seasoning and salt.

My step-son loves queso.   I know he doesn’t like chunks of veggies, so I knew I would puree them.  While The Homesick Texan only had 1 cup of milk, I needed  to add another cup so that I could use my stick blender – so my version is a bit thinner, but delicious!


And the deep fryer made an appearance!  Frozen taquitos and home made bacon cheese fries.

I am definitely in a food coma this morning!  Not even going to think about getting on the scale this week – I definitely need to get back on track – too many licks and tastes are not getting photographed!

Happy Monday! 😀

36 thoughts on “Superbowl Food!

  1. I am sooo drooling over the bacon cheese fries. Holy wow!!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Good luck on the giveaway!

  3. Oh wow – i’m in a food coma from just reading the post! That dip looks great and the tanquitos – wow! And what a great price on the shrimp!

  4. this all looks fantastic! we’re still snowed in here (work cancelled today!) so I made homemade pizza for the super bowl last night.

  5. Geesh, I missed the party!

  6. That was enough food for an army! All looked great, though..

  7. Is it weird that the food that I excited me the most on this post was the shrimp? Hehe. Yuuuummmmmmmyy.

  8. Mmmmmmm, your SB foods look amazing. Well, I don’t know about the tartare lol– yek! Gorgeous shrimp though. 🙂


  9. All looks terrific… A great night for foodies… and Saints fans!

  10. bacon cheese fries? Oh yum!!!!

    I think steak tartare is gross too. I just can’t stomach the idea of uncooked beef! But I have heard rave reviews from people who are fans.

  11. I think I am going to your house for the next superbowl…lol

  12. the guacamole looks great!

  13. girlfriend, next superbowl night i’m coming to your house!

  14. I’m totally going to make that queso dip!

    It looks awesome! I bet you could add a can of Rotel tomatoes too!

  15. It all looks great….that cheese dip is speaking to me I do believe.

  16. Awesome superbowl eats, quite a feast!

  17. oh my god, why didnt i celebrate the super bowl with you?!?! hahaha everything looks so awesome!
    hey, its only once a year the superbowl comes.. time to celebrate!!!

  18. The pic w/ the yolk looks awesome! Good job! I think the homemade queso is my fav of this post!

  19. Although I don’t eat any kind of seafood, and the steak tartare is indeed icky to me, I have to say that your pictures of those ingredients are beautiful – you are really getting VERY good at your food photography!

    Glad everyone enjoyed the eats and the game!

  20. The Queso looks really good.. I have never actually made it myself but always enjoy it when there is some at a party.

  21. That looked so yummy. I’m loving seeing another mommy blogger! Way to go!!

  22. fitandfortysomething

    Ok so you had the best superbowl party! Thanks for the heads up about big lots.

  23. All the food looks good. I love shrimp. Glad you enjoyed the super bowl. We did chips and dip, but not too much else by way of food. Well, the game didn;t start until 10:30 here so it was just too late.

    Thanks for the tip on the tomatoes. Will keep that in mind the next time. We just tried to follow the recipe and it was tough to get the seeds out.

  24. Meant to say get the seeds out without losing the darn juice.

  25. Oh man, that queso looks fantastic!! What a great spread!

  26. I want that queso!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Your queso looks pretty darn yummy. I love how you used a couple of different types of cheeses. I’m sure it gave a much more rounded depth of flavor.

  28. Steak tartare is good. Really good. Didn’t know there was egg in there too. You had plenty of good eats for the party!

  29. You ate good that’s for sure. Steak tartare huh? That is and interesting thing to serve – I like it but I don’t think my family would. I’ll be right over for more!

  30. I am starving after reading this post – everything looks amazing.

  31. You’re so talented you make superbowl food look like it’s supposed to be so gourmet! I don’t even watch football, but i’d start watching just to get invited to your super bowl party. hahaha 😉 That guacamole…mm mmm….Looks like Rick Bayless’s guacamole!!

  32. That queso looks fabulous! As does the whole spread. The Superbowl is such a great food day 🙂

  33. […] I heated up the last of the queso I made. still missing something though! bacon makes everything […]

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