The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and here at Max and Slate, we’re having a hard time thinking about anything else. To get in the spirit of the big game, we racked our brains for our all-time favorite Super Bowl recipes. We had a hard time finding recipes that we all agreed on, but after debating it for half the weekend, we’re sure you’re going to love these game-day classics! To save you the trouble of figuring out which cocktails to pair with these delectable meals, we made sure to pick recipes for both food and drinks.
The Max and Slate Team
Chicken Wing Pizza - Spicy, Greasy, and Delicious
No matter what team you’re rooting for, everyone can agree that chicken wing pizza is awesome. You’re probably used to ordering this classic at your favorite pizza shop. However, most people don’t realize that it’s super easy to make at home in your own kitchen. All you’ll need is a few ingredients, and about half hour to throw it together before the game.
- 1 pre-made pizza crust
- 2 medium chicken breasts, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup of your favorite hot sauce
- 1/4 cup bleu cheese dressing
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Add 2 medium sliced chicken breasts to the pan and fry until golden brown. Add 1/4 cup hot sauce to the chicken as it cooks to seal in the flavor.
2. Lay your crust on a pizza pan and spread 1/4 cup bleu cheese dressing evenly over the surface. Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of the hot sauce over the shell as well.
3. Spread your mozzarella and cheddar cheeses over the pizza evenly. Top with your cooked chicken. Sprinkle garlic powder over everything for extra flavor.
4. Bake the pizza for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted evenly. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy!
Don’t Mess With a Good Thing - Pair it With Beer
After a heated debate, we decided that it would be a travesty to pair chicken wing pizza with anything other than a good old fashioned beer—anything other than this zesty beer cocktail, that is!
If you’ve never heard of a Michelada, you’re seriously missing out. This tart, tasty cocktail is traditionally blended with a light Mexican beer like Corona. This recipe calls for a dash of hot sauce, so it’s the perfect complement to chicken wing pizza.
- 1 can or bottle of light Mexican beer
- 1.5 ounces lime juice
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (or more to taste)
- 1.5 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- Sea salt (for the rim)
1. Wet the rim of your glass with lime juice and dip it in sea salt.
2. Add the lime juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to your glass over ice. Pour in your beer and add a pinch of sea salt. Enjoy the killer combo of a Michelada and delicious chicken wing pizza!
Get in the Spirit With “Pigskins” in a Blanket
Let’s face it, no one wants to spend hours cooking before the big game. These tasty little “pigskins” in a blanket are easy to throw together when you have company coming over. And more importantly, they taste delicious. Depending on how many guests you’re having over, this recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled. This is the type of dish that you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again, long after the Super Bowl is over.
- 1 pack of hot dogs (8-10 franks)
- 1 pack of pre-sliced American cheese (8-10 slices)
- 1 package of prepared croissant dough
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While things are heating up, wrap your hot dogs in American cheese. Follow up by wrapping them in croissant dough.
2. As you wrap each “pigskin,” lay it facedown on a baking sheet to prevent unraveling. Be sure to leave about an inch between each hot dog.
3. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the croissants are golden brown. Enjoy this awesome All-American snack with your friends and family!
Wash it All Down With Pomegranate Martinis
Martinis get a bad rep sometimes, but at Max and Slate, they’re one of our favorite drinks around Super Bowl season. Many guys complain that they aren’t strong enough, so that’s why we came up with these amped-up pomegranate martinis. They’re fruity and sweet enough to go down easy, but they also pack a punch that will keep you going all through the game.
- 2.5 ounces of your favorite vodka (about 1.5 shots)
- 1.5 ounces orange liqueur (about 1 shot)
- .5 ounces lemon juice
- 2.5 ounces pomegranate juice
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour your vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice inside and shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass after straining, and enjoy the game!