Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI Menu From Forkful of Simplicity Cookbook...

Well here we are the first day of February already...where in the world did the month of January go?  We were just celebrating New Year's now we are getting ready for Super Bowl and Valentine's Day.  Time really does go fast and it should not be wasted on endless hours of Internet searching for the perfect game day menu for the Big Blue Super Bowl this weekend!  Search no more you can rest assured that this menu is sure to please any guest, even the vegetarians, at your Super Bowl party this Sunday.   Call, email and text your friends, stock the fridge, get the chips, make this meal and enjoy the game...

BBQ Pulled Turkey Biscuit Sandwiches
Express Sweet Potato Fries
Kicked Up Black Bean Cakes with Lime Topping

BBQ Pulled Turkey Biscuit Sandwiches
2 lb. Turkey London Broil
Garlic Powder
Salt / Pepper 
1 Medium Onion (sliced)
1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce
1 Bottle of Beer (Preferably a Wheat Beer Such as Sam Adams)
Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
Sliced Cheddar Cheese

Place turkey in crock pot and season with garlic powder, salt / pepper
Top turkey with sliced onions
Pour entire bottle of BBQ sauce over turkey
Pour in 3/4 of the bottle of beer
Cover and cook for 4 hours on high
After 4 hours uncover and add remaining beer
Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the turkey is cooked
through and the juices run clear
Remove from crock pot and shred
Serve on a biscuit with thinly sliced cheddar cheese melted over top

Express Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potatoes (peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch long slices)
Vegetable Oil
Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with vegetable oil, salt/pepper and garlic powder
Place potatoes on cookie sheet in a single layer
Bake 10 minutes
Turn once and bake 10 additional minutes or until golden brown
Remove from oven
Sprinkle with salt
Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving

Kicked Up Black Bean Cakes
2 Cans Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
6 Cloves Garlic (pressed)
1 Jalapeno (minced)
1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
1 Large Sweet Potato (peeled and coarsely grated into 2 cups)
1 Egg (beaten)
1/2 Breadcrumb
Lime Sour Cream (recipe below)
Special Equipment...Fork or Potato Masher

Heat oven broiler
In a medium skillet heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add garlic, jalapeno and cumin
Cook till fragrant about 30 seconds
Transfer mixture to a large bowl
Add beans to mixture and mash with a fork or masher, leaving 1/4 of beans whole
Season generously with salt/pepper
Fold in sweet potato, egg and breadcrumb
Brush baking sheet with remaining olive oil
Divide into 10-12 balls of equal size and flatten into patties
Place patties on baking sheet
(Up to this point patties can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake in the oven)
Broil 4 inches from heat until golden brown about 8-10 minutes
Carefully turn patties and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes
Remove from oven and cool slightly
Top with Lime Sour Cream

Lime Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
2 Teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice

In a bowl combine sour cream and lime juice
Season with salt

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