Touchdown chili and spicy cheddar cheese football are some good Super Bowl food ideas. The first recipe provides eight servings, and the second provides 10 servings.
For the first recipe, place 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 large chopped onion and 6 chopped garlic cloves in a saucepan over medium heat. Crumble and brown the beef, and drain off the fat. Sprinkle on a combination of 1/3 cup chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin and 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil. Stir while cooking, coating the beef.
Stir in a 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, a 4-ounce can of diced green chilies, a 15-ounce can of tomato sauce, a 12-ounce bottle of beer and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Bring to a boil, and then mix in 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Reduce the heat to low, simmer for 3 hours, and remove the lid for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
For the second recipe, combine 3 softened 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, 3 cups of shredded aged cheddar and 1 cup grated Romano with a handheld mixer. Also, mix in 3/4 cup of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Place the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover in plastic wrap.
Mold the mixture into a football shape and remove the plastic. Cover with 3 cups of finely chopped toasted pecans, 1 cup of chopped cranberries and sriracha "football laces." Cool for 30 minutes before serving.