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How to throw a winning Super Bowl party

How to throw a winning Super Bowl party

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - We now know who will face off at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco - the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.

So, Thursday on 69 News at Sunrise, we showed you how to throw a winning Super Bowl party that's easy and budget-friendly.

Renee Patrone, CEO of Party Host Helpers joined WFMZ's Eve Tannery in the kitchen.


Traditional Slow Cooker Chili – as adapted from Chowhound.com

This can be used for your beef as well as your turkey chili recipes.


·                                 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

·                                 2 medium yellow onions, medium dice

·                                 1 medium red bell pepper, medium dice

·                                 6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped

·                                 1/4 cup chili powder

·                                 1 tablespoon ground cumin

·                                 2 pounds lean ground beef*

·                                 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed

·                                 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes

·                                 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce

·                                 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

·                                 OR 2 lbs of ground turkey



1.                       Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes.*

2.                       Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin.  Make sure all the veggies get mixed with the spices and cook for 1 minute.  Add ground beef or ground turkey and cook through until no longer pink.

3.                       Transfer to the slow cooker and add the diced tomatoes (undrained), tomato sauce and beans.  Stir it up and cover and cook until the chili thickens.  About 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high.

4.                       Time Saving Shortcut:  Brown the meat in frying pan, put in crockpot and add the remaining ingredients right to the slow cooker, instead of sautéing them beforehand.  This can save you time.  Plus, if you are cooking on low for 8 hours, all those veggies will still be the perfect texture.


Three Bean Chili – as adapted from Oxmoor Househttp://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/three-bean-chili

This is the perfect dish to serve during the Super Bowl for all your vegetarian friends.



1.       Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

2.       Flavor tip – This chili recipe can tend to be on the mild side.  Feel free to add more chili powder or do not seed the jalapeno peppers, if you want more heat.


Chili Bar Toppings

Make sure you have the essential toppings for your Super Bowl Chili Bar, but go ahead and add some unique additions so everyone can personalize their bowl of chili.  Here are some suggestions:

·         Shredded cheeses including sharp cheddar, pepper jack, Monterey

·         Tortilla chips

·         Avocado chunks

·         Sour cream and/or Greek yogurt

·         Bacon crumbles

·         Cornbread muffins

·         Crusty bread

·         Extra spicy salsa

·         Diced, fresh tomatoes

·         Sliced lettuce

·         Sliced olives

·         Fresh cilantro

  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped, seeded, jalapeño peppers (about 2 peppers)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained

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