Are you Staying Up for Super Bowl 50? February 4, 2016
Tonight’s the night; we’re all staying up late to watch one of the biggest American sports events of the year – Super Bowl 50!
Whether you’re here to cheer on the footballers or watch the Super Bowl half time performances in all their glory, it’s only right to do it in style! You can count on us to bring the food to the party with our treats for the big game. Oh don’t you just love a midnight snack… mmhmmm!
Vegetarian Black Bean Patty Sliders Recipe
Up first are these delightful sliders. Our perfectly rounded little treats are the epitome of “good things come in small packages”.
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp canola oil, divided
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium chipotle pepper, seeded & minced
- ¾ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1½ tsp fresh lime juice
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp minced fresh coriander
- 8 whole wheat burger buns, but in half 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Sun dried tomato Sauce:
- 2 cups sundried tomatoes & the oil from the jar,
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ⅛ tsp salt
- Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add garlic, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt and pepper. Sauté for additional 2 minutes.
- Scrape the mixture into the food processor. Add cooked black beans, quinoa and lime juice. Pulse until the beans are chopped, but not pureed.
- Scrape the black bean mixture into a large bowl. Add the breadcrumbs and the coriander. Stir the mixture until combined.
- Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/4 cup each) and form into patties. If the mixture is too moist to form patties, add more breadcrumbs.
- Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap and cover with additional plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet (preferably not nonstick, so a good crust can form) set over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 minutes per side. If the skillet is not large enough to fit all of the patties, cook them in two batches.
- For the sauce, in a bowl of a food processor, combine the chopped sundried tomatoes, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, pepper and salt. Puree until smooth.
Baked Parmesan Courgette Fries
Chips and dip? It’s a staple on the menu and one hard to resist… Until you try our downright addictive, healthy alternative, baked zucchini fries. These bad boys will be snapped up in seconds.
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons hot paprika
- 2-3 medium courgettes, cut into thick thick matchsticks
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons seltzer
- Vegetable or olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil.
- Put breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt and paprika in a shallow bowl and mix to combine.
- In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs with seltzer.
- Dip each courgettes piece in egg then breadcrumb mixture and put on prepared baking sheet.
- Lightly spray the tops of the courgette fries with the cooking spray.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crispy on all sides.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
This egg-cellent recipe is a finger food staple. It’s not a party without our mouth-watering deviled eggs. Avo great evening!
- 5 eggs, hard boiled
- 1 avocado
- Lime Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Hard boil eggs and halve
- Make a guacamole sauce: blend or mash 1 avocado, 1 lime juice, salt, pepper, chopped tomato
- Using a cake pipe (or a plastic bag with the tip cut off), top the eggs
- Sprinkle with paprika and chives (to taste)
You’re all geared up to throw a Superb Bowl party, happy cooking!