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Feb 1, 2013 04:38 AM

What are your best game day recipes?

I am looking for some tried and true recipes. You know, like your go-to recipes. Anything goes here, we're not picky.

I tried searching for a similar thread (and I'm sure there just has to be one) but I couldn't find my exact question. Mostly they were 'what are you fixing' or whatever (example:, but I want recipes you've made before that were a hit. Recipes that you fix often and is always a winner.

I'll share too. For me, it's my stuffed jalapenos (I've made these for over 20 years). In fact, I've made them since before the jalapeno popper rage. (Oh, and I don't use that site much anymore, just fyi).

So what's yours? Photo appreciated too if you have them!

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  1. This is my family's most requested recipe - leftover options are many (if anyone can get past using it as a dip).

    Black Bean Dip

    4 slices bacon, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 cup onion, chopped
    1 pound black beans, picked over and washed
    4-5 cups water
    1 pound Monterey Jack cheese
    1 pound sharp cheddar cheese
    4 tablespoons picked jalapeno chilies, minced
    2 tablespoons juice from jalapeno can
    1/2 cup onion, minced
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 large avocado, chopped
    1/4 cup cilantro, minced

    In a large pot fry the garlic and 1/4 cup onion with the bacon over medium heat until the onion is soft.
    Add the beans to the pot with 4-5 cups water. Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer, partially covered, until the beans are tender, adding additional water as necessary.

    When the beans are tender, pour off all but a little of the liquid from the pot and place them in an ovenproof serving dish (I use a 11 x 8 corning ware pan). Mix in the cheeses, chilies, chili juice, and 1/2 cup minced onion. Bake the dip at 350 degrees until the cheese has melted and is bubbling, about 15 minutes.

    Serve topped with the sour cream, avocado and cilantro.

    Serves 10-15 as an appetizer.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Jeanne

      Oh my goodness. That looks absolutely delicious. You're right too about the leftovers.

      Leftover potential is always a high priority for me. lol! Mostly because I'm queen of the lazies. ;)

    2. If you are looking for a dessert, I have brought these to a friend's super bowl party for the past few years and they get RAVE reviews. I add an extra layer of chocolate. I'm bringing them again this year.

      S'Mores Cookie Bars