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Slow Cooker Recipes for the Football Fan

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Slow Cooker Recipes for the Football Fan

Slow Cooker Recipes for the Football Fan



Its football bowl season and the NFL playoffs are coming up. Keep your fans satisfied and don’t
miss the game yourself with some of these great recipes you can stir up in your slow cooker.


Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches

There’s nothing quite like tender most meat slowly cooked for hours. Try this beef brisket
simmered in a sweet-and-savory sauce.

What you’ll need:

1 pound brisket, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 cups dark beer, (such as porter or stout)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cups ketchup
1 teaspoon paprika
8 sandwich rolls

Season the brisket with salt and pepper. Brown in oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Transfer the brisket to the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker.
Cover and cook until the meet is very tender. About 8 hours. Remove and allow it to rest for 15
minutes before slicing. Serve on sandwich rolls.


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Slow Cooker Bean Dip

This simple bean dip is great for parties.

What you’ll need:

1 pound processed cheddar cheese
1 can fat-free refried beans
2 cups salsa
Corn chips for dipping
Diced tomato or pepper for garnish (optional)

Cut the cheese into 1-inch chucks. Add the cheese, beans and salsa to the slow cooker. Cook
on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the cheese is melted. Transfer to a serving dip or
serve from your slow cooker.


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Bavarian Style Meatballs

What’s a football party without meatballs? Try these for a little something different.

What you’ll need:

12 fluid ounces tomato-based chili sauce
1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
27 ounces Bavarian-style sauerkraut, undrained
1 cup water
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 (16 ounce) package frozen meatballs

Combine the chili sauce, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, water and brown sugar in a medium size
mixing bowl. Mix well. Pour sauce and meatballs into your slow cooker. Stir. Cover and cook
at medium temperature for about four hours. Stir occasionally.


Slow Cooker Chili

Chili is always a favorite for the big game.

What you’ll need:

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice
1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 cup chili powder

Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain and crumble.
Add ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.



Spicy Cheese Dip

What you’ll need:

1 lb. sausage (chorizo works well)
32 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
2 (28 ounce) cans Tomatoes

Crumble the sausage and brown in a skillet. Place the Velveeta and tomatoes in the slow
cooker and heat on high. Once the sausage is browned, add to the slow cooker. Heat on high
until the cheese has melted. This recipe doubles easily.



Buffalo Style Chicken Wings

Everybody looks for the wings at a party. Don’t disappoint!

What you’ll need.

1 (4 lb.) bag frozen chicken drumsticks or 1 (4 lb.) bag chicken wings
2 (12 ounce) bottles Buffalo wing sauce
1 cup margarine or 1 cup butter
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onions or 2 tablespoons dried onions

Mix all ingredients except the chicken in a sauce pan and bring it to simmer. Place the chicken
in the slow cooker and pour the heated sauce over the top. Cook on low until chicken is cooked
through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the wings to a cookie sheet. Broil in your oven for 10-
15 minutes. Add a special kick by sprinkling any dry meat rub such as Cajun, jerk or garlic.


Meet our Guest Author: 

Lauren Hill is a contributing author for Hamilton Beach, a kitchen appliance company offering
a wide selection of toaster ovens, blenders and stand mixers. Go here to see more options for
your next football party.


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