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Sunday Night Football Recipes

sunday night football recipes

If Sunday night is football night in your house, we’ve got some winning recipes that’ll be a hit with the crowd, from meaty chili to salty homemade chips to unfussy beer cocktails. Skip the takeout—give ‘em some home-cooking—and they may just declare you the MVP.


Sirloin Tacos

Make football night steak night with these satisfying tacos and load them up with all your favorite taco condiments.  

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

Nothing beats warm, salty, homemade tortilla chips when you're serving guacamole or other dips, and they couldn't be easier to make. Your buddies won’t be able to keep their hands away from the chip bowl.

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Caramel Peanut Popcorn

Cracker Jacks watch out! You can make your own sweet popcorn to munch on while waiting anxiously for that big touch-down.

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Blacker & Tanner

This cocktail takes the classic Black & Tan and cranks it up with a double IPA and an imperial stout.

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Oven Baked Onion Rings

A sports night with friends isn’t complete without crunchy onion rings. Tangy buttermilk and crushed baked potato chips make a flavorful coating for these big sweet onion rings.

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Cheesehead Brats

This Green Bay Packers-inspired quick meal of grilled bratwursts simmered in beer is perfect for a Sunday night football viewing party—whether Green Bay is playing or not!

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Potato Chip Cookies

If it’s a toss-up between chips and cookies, have both! This twist on a pecan sandy makes a buttery cookie with a light and flaky texture.

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The Michelada

This beer cocktail is simple and delicious. Plain ol’ beer doesn’t stand a chance with this kicked-up version around.

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Grilled Sliders

Triple the fun: These are the perfect appetizer for fans who like to mix it up. Three burgers, three different toppings, cheeses, and condiments.

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Crisp & Spicy Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

These crispy chicken tenders are great finger food, and will work as an appetizer or a main course at your football gathering. It’s like having the sports bar in your own living room.

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Bacon Burgers with Bacon-Onion-Balsamic Jam

Everyone loves bacon, so make your buddies happy; this recipe puts bacon in the burger instead of on top. As if that's not bacon-y enough, the burgers are topped with a savory-sweet bacon-onion jam.

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Macadamia Brownie Bars

Here’s a double-decker brownie any sports nut would love. The bars have a brownie base topped with a gooey nut-and-coconut-studded topping.

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Beefy Black Bean Chili

This one-pot chili is a proven crowd-pleaser. It gets some heat from the chipotle, which is balanced by the earthy black beans and creamy, mild diced avocado.

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Chunky Guacamole

Guacamole is the perfect dip to go with your homemade tortilla chips. You can use it as a garnish for tacos or chili, spread it on sandwiches and burgers, or just set it out and let your friends dig in.

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Sweet and Spicy Fried Peach Pies

It isn’t a party without dessert. These hand pies are portable and flavor-packed: they incorporate a hot pepper jelly and a hint of cayenne for a spicy kick.

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Grilled Buffalo Wings

These wings are grilled rather than fried, which makes them more tailgater-friendly. The addition of a little chopped rosemary and lemon zest adds another dimension of flavor.

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