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From meaty meals and zesty appetizers to sweet, long-lasting snacks, fuel your crowd with recipes that keep them coming back from kickoff to overtime.

Recipes of the Week: A Feast for Homegating Fans

Gathering your team to plan for a truly memorable game day at home starts with almost everyone’s favorite part of the festivities: the food. One superstar of the menu at many homegating parties is salsa, whether it’s used as a finishing touch in recipes or as a standalone snack to enjoy with chips, veggies or other pairings.

Chef Anthony Serrano recommends these all-American recipes he makes for his family on game day. Pulled Beef and Slaw Sliders are perfect for piling high with delicious toppings before hitting the couch just in time for kickoff. Snacking throughout the action is a preferred approach for many fans, making Cast-Iron Smoked Queso Dip and Hummus Deviled Eggs go-to options for armchair quarterbacks.

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Pulled Beef and SlwSliders.

Pulled Beef and Slaw Sliders
Recipe courtesy of chef Anthony Serrano

Pulled Beef:
2 pieces (about 3 pounds each) beef chuck roast
2 tablespoons taco seasoning or barbecue rub
1 cup beef bone broth
16 ounces mild salsa

Salsa and Queso Slaw:
16 ounces mild salsa
16 ounces broccoli slaw blend
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons cilantro (optional)

Slider buns
Salsa
Barbecue sauce
Pickles
Jalapenos
Sliced cheese
Roasted peppers
Onions

To make pulled beef: Season both sides of beef with taco seasoning. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in fridge 2-12 hours before cooking.

Place meat, beef bone broth and salsa in pressure cooker; seal according to pressure cooker directions. Cook on high 60 minutes. Once pressure cooker is safe to open according to instructions, open and let meat rest in liquid 15 minutes.

Remove meat from liquid and place in large bowl. Carefully shred meat. Pour liquid, up to half, over meat while shredding to keep it juicy.

To make salsa and queso slaw: In large bowl, mix salsa, slaw blend, green onions, salt, queso fresco, Dijon mustard, mayo, apple cider vinegar and cilantro, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

To assemble sliders, place pulled beef and salsa and queso slaw on buns. Top with salsa, barbecue sauce, pickles, jalapenos, sliced cheese, roasted peppers and onions.

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Cast-Iron Smoked Queso Dip.

Cast-Iron Smoked Queso Dip
Recipe courtesy of chef Anthony Serrano

2 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1 teaspoon almond flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup restaurant-style salsa
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup cooked chorizo
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
cilantro, for garnish
diced bell pepper, for garnish

In cast-iron pan, mix cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and almond flour. Pour in heavy cream and salsa; bring to gentle simmer. Whisk while simmering 5-7 minutes, or until queso dip begins to thicken. Add paprika, salt, chorizo and liquid smoke; adjust seasoning as necessary.

Garnish with cilantro and bell pepper.

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Hummus Deviled Eggs.

Hummus Deviled Eggs
Recipe courtesy of chef Anthony Serrano

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 cup hummus
1/4 cup smoked cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon salt
smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish
parsley, for garnish

Cut hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in bowl. Using fork, mash yolks into fine crumble.

Add hummus, cheese, bacon, mustard and salt; mix well.

Evenly disperse teaspoons of yolk mixture into egg whites. Sprinkle with any remaining bacon, paprika and parsley.

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