If you're pulling for the Arizona Cardinals in this year's Superbowl, then here's a little extra help in creating the ultimate Superbowl Party Spread.
Tastes & Treasures, a cool little story-filled cookbook from the Historical League of Tempe, is actually loaded with simple yet impressive recipes like Halibut with Penne and Basil Pesto. Obviously, this dish should be saved for another night, but here are some party ideas and recipes that are sure to impress guests and keep the crowd cheering.
Tamales Tamales Tamales. Serve different kinds of tamales, like Green Tamales and Homemade Chicken Tamales and let guests select their own toppings like Ancho Cilantro Vinaigrette or Cherry Chipotle Sauce.Other delicious entertaining options include:
Wild Game Chili
Duck Cakes with Spicy Nopales Salsa
Mexican Bean Dip (recipe follows)
Mexican Bean Dip
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded white Cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 tomato, chopped
1 green bell pepper or jalapeno chile, chopped
1/2 cup sliced black olives
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spread the beans over the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch quiche dish or pie plate. Mix the sour cream and taco seasoning mix in a bowl and spread over the beans. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with the tomato, bell pepper and olives. Serve with tortilla chips.