The biggest spectacle in sports is nearly here! Whether your team made it all the way to The Big Game or not, everyone will be watching.

The day of The Big Game is a spectacle all of its own. Undoubtedly someone will be hosting a watch party. Maybe it’s even your turn this year? Regardless of where the party is one thing is for certain: there has to be plenty of food! This is a sacred day when people gorge themselves on couch-side snacks, finger food and appetizers in the name of football. It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

Whether you are attending or hosting a party on the big day, make sure you are prepared with appropriate dishes to serve up to your guests. Dips, chili, nachos, snack mix, wings, pizza and sliders are all very popular and traditional fair. We found a couple recipes that hit on all the right notes and – with the help of Randall Beans – will score big with everyone in attendance.

Chickpea and Black Bean Snack Mix

Nuts and trail mix are the perfect “serve and forget about them” snacks. A bowl in the middle of the table will draw attention the entire evening as people want something to nibble on in between larger portions. We found this genius twist on the traditional snack mixes from dizzybusyandhungry.com that uses black beans, chickpeas and spices.

Consisting of only six ingredients – four of which are spices you probably already have around the house – this recipe is easy to make and exciting to eat. Simply toss the spices in a bowl of each bean and let cook in the oven until crispy. Do note that the chickpeas and black beans will take slightly different amounts of time to cook, so coat them in separate bowls and let cook on separate trays.

White Bean and Mushroom “Meatball” Sub

Don’t be put off by the air quotes, these vegetarian meatballs from sobremesa-blog.com are just as tasty as the real thing! White beans, mushrooms, onions, garlic and seasonings all get combined in the food processor with bread crumbs. They are then rolled into “meatballs” and baked until crispy and golden.

The secret to the success of the “meatballs” is the mushrooms that give these a meaty taste and texture and the white beans that keep them soft and tender. Honestly, cover in a hearty marinara sauce and serve in a warm, crispy hoagie and even the biggest skeptics will be going back for more!

Skillet Black Bean Queso

Mounds of piping hot, gooey cheese dip served with crunchy tortilla chips. A little goes a long way, it’s easy to make and easy to reheat. Basically, it’s the perfect game day dish. Does it get much better than queso? Well, it does with Randall Beans black beans in the mix. This recipe from peasandcrayons.com serves a zesty white queso dip on top of refried black beans. If you want this dish to live up to its true potential we suggest making your own refried beans with Randall Beans. It’s easier than you think and you don’t have to sacrifice quality by getting prepackaged refried beans.

If you want this dish to live up to its true potential we suggest making your own refried beans with Randall Beans. It’s easier than you think and you don’t have to sacrifice quality by getting prepackaged refried beans. All you have to do is cook down some onions, garlic and spices and mix and cook with mashed black beans. The entire process shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes and you will have better quality refried beans from it. You can follow this recipe here.

Beef and Black Bean Sliders

This recipe from Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian takes bean burgers to a whole new level. This dish combines both beans and beef to make the patties of these delectable sliders. The best of both worlds!

The patties are also brushed with a little dijon mustard before they are grilled to give them a little bite. You can then top them off with a crunchy citrus slaw to add further dimensions of crunchy texture and sweet tang. Serve on your favorite slider buns or rolls.

What’s your favorite game day bean dish to serve up to family and friends? We’d love to hear it!

 

 

 

On Game Day White Chicken Chili made with Randall Beans Great Northern White beans is sure to score big with your fans.

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