Hello! Happy Sunday! Today's recipes are perfect if you're having a Super Bowl party or any other party! Both are sure to keep a large crowd happy!
The first recipe is an appetizer that received rave reviews at a family Christmas party!
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
2 lb. bacon (slices cut into 3 sections)
3 cans drained water chestnuts
Wrap a piece of bacon (1/3 of a slice) around each water chestnut. Secure with a toothpick, or put fold on the bottom. Bake in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes or until brown. Drain off grease.
8 oz. mayonnaise
12 oz. Chili sauce
2 c. brown sugar
Pour mix over chestnuts. Bake again at 325 degrees for 45 munutes. Serve warm.
The next recipe is my chili recipe. I know that people are very particular about the kind of chili they like -- and there are a lot of great recipes out there. This is the recipe that I put together when I was first married, after combining elements of my mother's and my mother-in-law's recipes.
It's thick and meaty, but you can thin it with water. You can serve it "Cincinnati Style" over spaghetti, or you can just enjoy it on its own. Be sure to top it with shredded cheddar or diced onions!
2 lbs. ground beef
15 oz. can and 8 oz. can tomato sauce
12 oz. can tomato paste
1 can whole tomatoes, chopped
16 oz. can kidney beans
1 green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg. chili seasoning mix.
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
In large pot, brown beef. Drain grease. Add remaining ingredients to pot and stir well. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low and let cook for at least 1-2 hours.
Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl today? I'll tune in mostly for the commercials, since I'll probably be stamping while hubby is watching the game! :)
Have a great day, everyone!