A Tasty Super Bowl Spread

Whether you're rooting for the Eagles, Patriots or just for a good game. We got the spread to have you eat like a local.

The Big Game is fast approaching. The Philadelphia Eagles, going into just their third Super Bowl are trying to finally take the Lombardi trophy. In their way is the dynasty* of the New England Patriots. Though their methods may be questionable, they are the model of success in the NFL and are the favorites to walk out of Minnesota as Champions.

Regardless of who wins, your stomach can be the biggest winner of all with a delicious spread of apps, desserts, and drinks to wash it all down.

Because when it comes to the Super Bowl the game is third in importance compared to your spread and the commercials.

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, we have come up with a list of one appetizer, one dessert, and one regional beer for each team so while you might not be from Philly or New England, you can still eat like you’re from there.

The Philadelphia Eagles:

This team has been on fire all season long, with a high-powered offense and stingy defense. They were an NFC favorite with MVP candidate Carson Wentz leading the charge. But then...tragedy struck.

In a Week 12 game against the Rams Carson Wentz tore his ACL and was out for the season. Their season presumed over, the Eagles courageously continued on with backup quarterback Nick Foles winning 2 out of their last 3 games in the regular season and defeating the Falcons and Vikings in the playoffs (they were the underdogs in both games) to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl where they are once again, the underdog. But with this spread, your Super Bowl party will certainly be the favorite.

Philly Cheesesteak Bombs

While plenty of Eagles fans will be hoping for Nick Foles bombs to Alshon Jeffrey for Touchdowns, you can enjoy these bombs at home and yes, they are the bomb. Bomb.

  • Canola Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cans of Refrigerated Dough
  • ½ Cup of Diced Onions
  • 1 Cup Diced Cooked Beef Steak Strips
  • 7 oz of cheese cut into 25 cubes
  • 5 Slices of bacon

Here's what you need to do:
1. Heat 2 inches of oil to 375°F.
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook and stir until softened. Add the beef and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook and stir, then remove the skillet from heat to slightly cool.
3. Separate the dough into 10 biscuits and flatten them and cut each slice of bacon in half.
4. For each bundle, place 1 tablespoon of the beef-onion mixture in the center of each biscuit round and top with 1 or 2 cheese cubes. Pull the edges of dough up and over, pinching the edges to seal.
5. Wrap 1 half-slice of bacon around the bundle and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.
6. Gently place the bundles into the hot oil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until its golden brown on all sides.
7. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

 

Philadelphia Style Butter Cake

A Philly favorite. Not too light, not too heavy it’s the perfect combination attack to your taste buds.

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 package of yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Here's what you need to do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
3. Beat together 1 egg, the cake mix, and butter for 5 minutes.
4. Blend together cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, 2 eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour this on top of the cake base.
5. Bake 35-40 minutes until browned.
6. Cool 15 minutes and cut into squares.
7. Enjoy!

Yuengling

Established in 1829, Yuengling is the oldest operating brewery in America. Based in Pottsville, Pennsylvania it has been the go-to from Pittsburgh to Philly for over a hundred years. It’s a classic lager that will go with any flavor and it's the perfect beer to cheer a Jay Ajayi touchdown run.

The New England Patriots:

Yes, they are here again. Through dubious calls and overly friendly officiating, the Patriots went 13-3 this year. While their methods are questionable, their talent can’t be denied. Led by mastermind Bill Belichick and Hall of Fame system quarterback Tom Brady the Patriots are in the position to win their third Super Bowl in four years which is just great really, super awesome, real happy for them.

 

 

New England Clam Chowder

The regional classic, a delicious way to start your Super Bowl party is a big warm bowl of chowder goodness. As reliable as Gronk in the end zone.

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups of half and half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (10 ounces) cans of minced clams

Here's what you need to do:
1. Place the chopped bacon in a large stockpot over medium-high heat and cook until almost crisp. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the water and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
3. Pour in half-and-half, and add the butter.
4. Drain the clams make sure to reserve the clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through but make sure it doesn’t come to a boil.

Boston Cream Whoopie Pies

Much like the Patriots success, this dessert is undeniable in its goodness.

Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cups of milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 tbsp. Butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 large egg

Marshmallow Creme Filling 

  • 6 tbsp. Butter or margarine
  • 1 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 7.5 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Here's what you need to do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two large cookie sheets.
2. Prepare the Cookie Dough: In a large bowl, mix all the dough ingredients until its smooth.
3. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on each cookie sheet. About 12 rounds per sheet.
4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, rotating sheets between the upper and lower racks halfway through baking until its puffy. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Prepare the Marshmallow Creme Filling:
In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed and beat the butter until smooth. Reduce the speed to low; gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth.
6. Spread 1 rounded tablespoon of filling on the flat side of the 12 cookies and top with the remaining cookies.
7. Enjoy!

 

Sam Adams

Located in the heart of Boston, Samuel Adams Boston Lager is the beer of New England. With a crisp flavor, it’s flavorful but not too heavy making it a great beer to enjoy while celebrating or commiserating another ##@%@#! Patriots Super Bowl win.