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Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso - the perfect football appetizer! - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Is it just me or is the best part of eating at a Mexican restaurant the queso dip? I love salsas, tacos, fajitas and enchiladas too, but I just can’t resist that warm, gooey cheese dip before my meal. Now you can recreate this tasty appetizer, and even better, you can do it in your slow cooker! Now the perfect football food, taco night dip and party appetizer is right at your fingertips, so you can have that Mexican restaurant experience right at home.

Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso - the perfect football appetizer! - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
1 pound pasteurized processed cheese, cubed
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cans (4.5 oz. each) chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Tortilla chips
Instructions
Place cubed cheese, salsa, shredded cheese, chilies, chili powder and garlic powder in slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook on LOW for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Stir and continue to cook until mixture is heated through and cheese is completely melted.
Serve with tortilla chips.
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Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

With fall in full swing and football on TV, we’ve been doing a lot of weekend slow cooking to develop the easiest and tastiest appetizer recipes we can. We love the simplicity of adding a few ingredients to a slow cooker and letting them benefit from long, slow cooking. Meanwhile, we’ll find our lucky jerseys and make a last-minute trip to the store for extra chips and soda.

Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Simply  mix the sauce in the crock, then add the chicken wings to it. The wings will cook for a few hours, and you won’t have to tend to it again until the time is up. When the wings are done, place them under the broiler to crisp up the skin and they’re ready to serve.

Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These wings are great, especially for those who find spicy Buffalo wings too hot or intense. They have a mild-to-medium, sweet taste with a blend of Korean flavors like honey, soy, sesame and ginger. You can eat your fair share without burning your mouth, and you don’t even need a separate dipping sauce – though they are good with the traditional ranch or blue cheese side.

If you have leftovers, though we can’t imagine that’s possible, just save them in the fridge and reheat under the broiler the next day (Sunday followed by Monday night football, anyone?). They’ll be just as flavorful as they were the day before. Happy snacking, and we hope your team wins (unless they’re playing ours).

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Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 


Slow Cooker Korean Chicken Wings
SERVES: 12

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons lime juice
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sriracha sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon grated ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 pounds chicken wings, split at joints, tips removed
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 to 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
In slow cooker crock, stir cornstarch and lime juice until cornstarch is dissolved.
Add honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Mix until well blended.
Add wings to crock. Stir until wings are coated with honey mixture.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.
Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Remove wings from sauce in crock and place on foil-lined baking pan.
Pour sauce into small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sauce is reduced and thickened.
Heat broiler on HIGH.
Broil wings for 18 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing with sauce, until wings are browned and crispy.
Sprinkle with green onions and sesame before serving. Serve with additional sauce, if desired.
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Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Baby back ribs are my ultimate guilty pleasure food. I grew to love them because my dad always took us out for ribs when I was a kid, and that age, there is nothing better than eating something messy with your hands. In fact, it’s still a lot of fun, which is why these baby back ribs are perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, a fun Sunday supper or a snack during a football game. They are bursting with barbecue flavor and are super simple. That’s right, these baby backs are easier to make at home than it is to drive to the local barbecue hot spot – and cheaper to boot.

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The first thing you need to do is make your BBQ spice rub, which is just a blend of spices and seasonings you probably have in your pantry. If you plan on making these a few times during football season, you can make a bunch of the rub now and save it in an airtight container for use down the road. (Bonus: The rub is also tasty on chicken!)

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Cut up the racks and fit them into your slow cooker, then pour barbecue sauce over the ribs and let them cook low and slow. This dish is perfect for workday cooking, so it would be easy for Monday or Thursday night football food or an easy after-work weeknight meal for the family.

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When the ribs are perfectly tender, but not quite falling off the bone, you can remove them from the slow cooker and stick them under your oven’s broiler for a crisp, straight-from-the-smoker exterior and a juicy, tender bite inside. Brush the ribs with the leftover barbecue sauce and they’re ready to serve.

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You can arrange a set on everyone’s plates with some macaroni and cheese and baked beans or cut them into individual pieces and put them on a big platter so people can grab them as they eat. You should probably try one first, though, just to make sure they are okay to eat. And then another to make sure they are perfectly seasoned. And maybe one last rib because you did all the work. What? There wasn’t much work? They’ll never know you followed the easiest recipe ever…

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
4 pounds baby back ribs (3 racks)
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bottle (40 oz.) barbecue sauce, divided
Instructions
Combine salt, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Rub mixture over the ribs.
Cut each rack of ribs into 4 pieces and arrange pieces in slow cooker.
Pour about 3/4 of the barbecue sauce over the ribs.
Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 4 1/2 hours or LOW 7 to 8 hours. Ribs should be tender, but not falling of the bones.
Preheat oven to BROIL. Line two shallow baking pans with aluminum foil. Place ribs on pan.
Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until ribs begin to brown.
Brush ribs with remaining barbecue sauce.
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Did you itch to get in the kitchen as soon as preseason games began? I did! Once football season starts, I can’t wait to cook for friends and family on Sundays and watch our favorite teams go head to head. Fantasy teams have been set and the excitement begins. Here are ten delicious recipes that are easy to eat with your hands and prepare in advance, so you can at least be a winner in the kitchen, even if you can’t be a winner in the fantasy league.

Football Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Football Deviled Eggs

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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Perfect World Cup party food! Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw - Yum! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

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Grilled Veggie Pesto Wraps

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

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For even more great ideas, see our list of football and tailgating recipes from last season.



Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

This football field-themed party dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your big game party! To make it, use aluminum foil or parchment paper to create three sections in a large serving dish. Fill the center with guacamole and the ends with salsa and cheese dip, creating the outline for a field and two end zones. Then, fill a piping bag with sour cream and use a #2 tip to create the lines on the field. Don’t forget to make a line where the field and the end zones meet.

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

 

To make the football, we use a miniature sausage and a couple little strips of shredded cheese. The laces were drawn on with sour cream. We like our ball on the fifty yard line to be fair, but if you have a favorite team, you can give them some extra yardage.

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

 

To make the football players, you need olives (we used green and black), baby carrots, mustard and a piping bag with tip (#1). Use a paring knife to trim the olives into the shape of a helmet and gently press them onto the end of a baby carrot until they are secure. Use a piping bag of mustard to draw a face mask onto each carrot. When you have the teams assembled, you can start placing them on the field. Referees optional; if they make a bad call, you can always eat them.

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

 

Our goalposts are made with pretzel sticks. White chocolate is the perfect edible glue to hold them together; just melt a few morsels in the microwave until they begin to soften. Let the goalposts dry for about ten minutes on wax paper, then add them to the field. Looks like a first down dip to us. Go ahead and show us your touchdown dance!

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

Big Game Football Field Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamitlonBeach (http://everydaygoodthinking.com)

 

Get our delicious guacamole recipe here.

Don’t forget to make our famous football deviled eggs.

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