Let’s face it, the Super Bowl isn’t just about football, it’s about food.
Americans will spend an estimated $14.1 billion on Super Bowl activities this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Eighty percent of those surveyed said they will purchase food and beverages.
According to GrubHub, the most popular game day foods are wings, spinach and artichoke dip, pizza, and fries.
Although many viewers watch from bars or order takeout from restaurants that host special deals for the Super Bowl, others choose to go the homemade route.
41 Action News asked our Facebook followers to submit some of their go-to Super Bowl recipes.
Jennifer Pantoja says she makes a Mexi-Corn Salsa with black beans, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos and lime juice. “I always get the Scoops chips, it’s great!” said Pantoja.
Tommy Sartain suggests a take on Jalapeno Poppers. He soaks water chestnuts in vanilla overnight then adds them to cream cheese. He then stuffs them into raw jalapeno peppers, wraps them in bacon and puts them on a smoker until the peppers are done.
If you’re a bacon lover then you might get some inspiration from the picture above. This is Jason Burton’s pineapple sweet chili glazed wings, bacon wrapped seasoned fries and bacon wrapped jalapenos with a chorizo and cream cheese filling cooked on the grill.
Andrew Teeter and James Pitts both shared their take on the classic nacho cheese dip. Teeter melts ½-3/4 block of Velveeta and mixes it with one package of cooked mild sausage, one can of Rotel tomatoes and a splash of milk. Pitts melts a block of cream cheese, a roll of cooked sausage, one can of Rotel tomatoes in a crock pot for a few hours.
If you're trying to stick to your New Year's diet, there are a few healthy Super Bowl recipes out there. Our Kansas City Live hosts made a White Turkey Chili with the Redefined Mom, Kelly Snyder.