Super Bowl Food: Must-Try Nachos, Chili and Wings with Local Beer Pairings

For Patriots and Rams fans, the Super Bowl will be all about the game. For fans of the NFL’s other 30 teams, the day will mostly center around two things: food and commercials. While we can’t guarantee you’ll love every ad, we can guarantee that everyone at your Super Bowl party will love your food thanks to these tasty recipes. From nachos inspired by countries around the world to vegetarian and vegan offerings that carnivores will also love, here are a few of our favorite game-day recipes, paired with local craft beer.

And before the game, get to know Rams quarterback Jared Goff with this interview from our sister publication, Marin.

9 Killer Nacho Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party, and Beyond

9 Killer Nacho Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party, and Beyond
Photo courtesy of Simply Recipes.

The big game goes with nachos like bagels and lox, or bacon and eggs. The best nachos have it all in one bite: cheese, pico de gallo, beans, meat. There’s something for everyone in a pan of nachos fresh from the oven, whether it’s a melty cheese, a nubbin of frizzled meat, or a slightly charred tortilla chip.

Pair with: Five Rabbit Brewery’s Xicago, a Mexican Lager made in Chicago, or Sonoma Springs Kolsch, from Sonoma, California.

Vegetarian and Vegan Super Bowl Recipes That Score With Everyone

The Best Damn Vegan Nachos - Minimalist Baker
Photo courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

Even if you think no football Sunday is complete without a hefty dose of Buffalo wings, it’s still nice to have a few crowd-pleasing meatless options. Here are six meat-free recipes that are sure to score with carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Pair with: Lagunitas IPA, brewed in both Petaluma, California and Chicago, or Sketchbook’s Pinky Sweater Pilsner from Evanston, Illinois.

8 Showstopping Chili Recipes for Your Next Tailgate

8 Mouthwatering Chili Recipes for Your Next Tailgate
L to R: Photo courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen, Brown Eyed Baker, and Two Peas & Their Pod.

All of these are spice-laden, piping-hot, soul-satisfying dishes that go great with a big hunk of fresh cornbread. Don’t forget to pile on the toppings, from cheese and sour cream to chopped green onions and avocado.

Pair with: Your own beer! If you really want to impress your guests, brew a universally-loved IPA. This kit from Northern Brewer includes everything you will need.

‘Cooking With Beer’ Recipes: Beer Hot Wings With Peach Hot Sauce and Abbot’s Apple Pie

"Cooking With Beer" by Mark Dredge: Beer Hot Wings
Copyright of CICO Books and taken with permission from Cooking With Beer by Mark Dredge.

Mark Dredge, author of “Cooking With Beer,” shares two recipes that feature beer, perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.

Pair with: New Glarus Spotted Cow, brewed and only sold in Wisconsin, so it will be a surprise for guests! It is also fun to cook with.

Finally: The Perfect Guacamole Recipe

Super Bowl: The Perfect Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is a must at any Super Bowl party, and we have the perfect recipe (if we do say so ourselves).

Pair with: Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, brewed in Chicago, or Headlands Brewing Hawk Hill Hefeweizen, made in the Bay Area.

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