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Indoor Tailgating

Hail mighty Broncos, pride of the West
Like the mountains towering high, over all the rest
Fight Broncos fight fight fight, we’ll win this game.

Tailgating goes back a little way – grande fêtes were given alongside jousting tournaments, feasts were presented before and after royal hunts — and peeled grapes were probably in evidence on the grass outside the Coliseum in Rome, if you want to know the truth.

But the corporate suite in any coliseum or stadium is a chilly substitute for the gathering of fans at home. Since most of us will be in Denver, and not at Gillette Stadium, we went through our favorite sports bites and thought we would share these with you. First off, we want to thank Chris May at FreshPack Produce for this one.

CHAMPION GREEN CHILE STEW

3 lbs. chopped pork shoulder for stew
3 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. cumin
3 c. anaheim chilies, roasted, skinned and chopped
1 to 2 poblano chiles, deseeded & chopped 2 cans diced or crushed tomato
3 tbsp. flour
low sodium chicken broth
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
  1. Combine flour and 1 tbsp cumin. Toss the pork in flour mixture and brown in olive oil in a heavy pan. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Lightly brown onions and garlic in same pan until transparent, scraping browned flour from bottom of pan.
  3. Add back pork, cumin, chiles and tomatoes to onion mixture and add chicken broth to cover.
  4. Simmer 2 to 3 hours (or 7 hours in a crock pot on low setting.) Add salt and pepper to taste during last 1/2 hour.
Serve with flour tortillas and a self-serve selection of chopped cilantro, longhorn or cheddar cheese, sour cream.

 

Maybe if you make nothing else this weekend, make Tyler Florence’s Teriyaki Chicken for your football buddies.

We pretty much can’t resist this blue cheese spread but the idea of mini BLTs was just so appealing that we had to include it here. An alternative to diminutive BLTs is a mini-grilled-cheese of carmelized onions and blue cheese on cocktail loaf slices. Just soooo good.

From Kathy Maister at StartCooking.com we give you no fewer than 32 options for game day munching.

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