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Texas-inspired Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

Whether you favor a team in the game, or just looking forward to the commercials and half-time, Super Bowl Sunday is as good a time as any to throw a party. We've gathered some Texas-inspired recipes to help ensure your guests won't go hungry.

Seven-Layer Dip

  • 2 packages taco seasoning mix
  • 2 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 4 avocados (mashed with a pinch of salt))
  • 1 (16 oz) container sour cream
  • 1 jar salsa (you pick the heat)
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 chopped green onions
  • 1 (6 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained

Blend the taco seasoning into the refried beans and spread evenly at the base of a deep casserole dish.

Continue to build layers with avocados, sour cream, salsa, grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions and sliced black olives.

Bring out the tortilla chips and dig in!

Salsa Recipes

Raspberry Salsa

Laura's Salsa

Salsa Verde

Salsa Cruda

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Café Annie’s Pickled Jalapeno Salsa

Matt’s Smoked Salsa

Fresh Mango Jicama salsa

Buffalo Chicken Wings

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder

Mix the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl. Place chicken wings in a large glass dish or non-porous bowl and evenly coat them by sprinkling flour mixture over them. Cover dish and refrigerate for about an hour.

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.

Meanwhile, combine butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat until mixture is well blended. Remove from heat.

Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown.

Place cooked wings in serving bowl and coat with the hot sauce mixture.

Finger Foods

Tex-Mex Popcorn

  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 qts. oil-popped popcorn, freshly popped

Mix seasonings together in a large bowl, and toss with popcorn. Serve warm.

Stuffed Jalapenos

Chili Peanuts

Salted Pecans

More Salted Pecans

Spicy Orange Pecans


Bob Horton’s Chili

Dotty Griffith’s Favorite Chili

Al Hopkins’ Chili

Frito Pie

Frito Pie

Fancy Frito Pie

Chile con Queso

It’s easy to make and serve chile con queso in a crockpot. You can ladle small amounts into a serving bowl as needed while the rest stays warm.
Makes about 2 cups

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Combine the cheeses in a crockpot and turn it on low for an hour or until the cheese melts. Add the Rotel tomatoes and chiles. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

The Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
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Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds).

Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

Using a 1-ounce scoop or a 2-tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2-inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

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