Super Bowl Food
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and if you're like me, you are looking forward to all of the food that comes along with it! It is a yearly tradition to eat until it hurts and I wouldn't want to ever stand in the way of tradition. I think that people like to eat a bunch of different things at a party so it is good to make each thing on the smaller side. It seems only fair to try a little bit of whatever each person brings, right?! I mean we can't be rude so we just have to suck it up and eat everything (*sigh*). Poor us! So, this year, I am taking some classic ideas and giving them a twist. I am also making them bite sized (code word for cute)! Let's get #cozycookin!
Mini Steak Sandwich
These small sandwiches are essentially fancy cheesesteaks. I took the essence of a cheesesteak and essentially threw a diamond necklace on it. The Pretzilla pretzel buns are amazing! They make them for burgers as well and I highly recommend them. They elevate a basic burger, sausage, hot dog, or sandwich. I used skirt steak instead of traditional cheesesteak meat. I also made a garlic aioli sauce that you will want to eat with a spoon (but don't because no one would want to sit next to you during the game with the breath you'd have)!
Skirt steak (I recommend a quarter pound per sandwich)
1 container of pretzel buns
Mayonnaise (I use Spectrum canola mayonnaise)
1 garlic clove (minced)
Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
Dash of sea salt
1T Olive oil
1 green bell pepper
1 large yellow onion
Slices of provolone cheese (1 per sandwich)
**You can add mushrooms if you want (we just are not fans in this house)
Make the garlic aioli sauce by combining the mayo, lemon juice, minced garlic and salt. Set this aside.
Cut the onion and pepper into slivers. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook on the stovetop over medium/low heat until the onions are browned.
At the same time that you are cooking the vegetables, throw the steak on your stovetop over medium heat. I cooked mine on a grill pan with ridges. Feel free to cook your steak however you prefer! When the steak is almost done, spread a piece of provolone cheese on the top of it so that it melts.
Spread the aioli sauce on the top of the pretzel bun. Place the steak with the melted cheese and then veggies inside of the bun. Enjoy!
Mini Burger Bites
Is there anything easier than this? I don't think this even constitutes as cooking. Sometimes you just need an assembly only recipe that will still impress people. This one is it!
Meatballs (I bought frozen vegan ones because I am a vegetarian but you can sub with beef)
Slices of cheese
Any other condiments that you want to put on the side for dipping
Cook the meatballs on the stovetop (or in the oven)
Cut the cheese into squares and stack it on each meatball
Top with lettuce, half of a grape tomato, and pickle. Stick the toothpick in to hold it all together.
Put ketchup and any other condiments that you like in a dipping bowl on the side