Tasty team-themed recipes for football championship weekend
We’re down to the final four teams in the football playoffs and that means watch parties galore across the country will be held this Sunday. If you need something new and different to make for your crowd, you’ve got to check out our team-themed recipes.
Mile High green chili:
In what appears to be his final season in Denver, can Peyton Manning knock off the rival Patriots for the shot at a second Lombardi trophy? Watch all the action while gobbling up this Colorado-inspired dish. Though it takes several hours to cook, you will be rewarded with an incredibly flavorful chili that everyone will love. Check out the recipe for ingredient information and cooking directions.
Go the extra mile and serve your chili in these sculpted ceramic bowls, a must-have for Broncos fans. Denver Broncos Sculpted Ceramic Gametime Bowl, $14.99 (plus Cash Back), BedBathandBeyond.com
New England clam chowder:
Tom Brady owns a mediocre 2-6 record against the Broncos in Denver, but he and the Patriots are favored to win there Sunday. Enjoy the best tastes of New England with this authentic clam chowder. In less than two hours, you will have a hearty meal that’s perfect for a chilly afternoon in January. See the recipe for all the details.
As an added touch, be sure to serve their favorite beverages in these officially licensed glass mugs. New England Patriots Officially Licensed NFL Macho Mug, $19.95 (plus 6% Cash Back), HSN.com
Slow cooker Carolina BBQ:
Cam Newton and the Panthers may arguably be the darlings of the NFL in 2015, but they have a tough matchup at home against the Cardinals. Your guests will be cheering them on in between bites of slow-cooked, Carolina pork shoulder. The meat needs about 12 hours of cook time, but the end result is well worth the wait! Check out the recipe for everything you need.
Pair the pork with your go-to chips and dip in this party bowl. Carolina Panthers Party Bowl Set, $49.40 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
Prickly pear cactus margarita:
After surviving a late-game scare against the Packers, the Cardinals will look to veteran Larry Fitzgerald for another explosive playoff performance. Arizona fans in search of a beverage to go with their barbecue should try a prickly pear cactus margarita. It’s easy to make and highly regarded throughout the desert state.
Remember to up your grilling game this weekend with a Cardinals-inspired spatula. Arizona Cardinals Big Spatula with Bottle Opener, $26.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohl’s.com