It’s Sunday night.
A few of your friends have already showed up, and you’ve cracked a beer or three. Everyone congregates in the living room, puts their feet up and faces the TV with anticipation.
That’s when it hits you: Where are the snacks?
Sure, you’ve got one half-eaten bag of tortilla chips going stale in the cupboard. You could probably toss together some “dip” — if you can call it that — if you microwave that old can of black beans.
This is Super Bowl L (though it’s just being branded as “50”– “L” stands for loser), the first one with a Roman numeral easy enough to actually remember.
You need some serious snackage — the kind that’ll satisfy without cutting too far into your beer fund.
The Penny Hoarder to the rescue!
Best Super Bowl Party Food: Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs
We love this recipe for deviled eggs: it’s cheap, easy to make, handy to eat, delicious and not even too terrible for you! (Bacon’s a food group, right?)
Plus, they look absolutely amazing. But don’t take my word for it:
Here’s the full recipe:
1 dozen eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 fresh jalapeno peppers
6 strips bacon
sugar, salt and paprika to taste
Hard-boil eggs, then set aside to cool.
Fry up bacon, then set aside on a paper towel to drain.
Chop jalapenos finely, removing the seeds.
Once the eggs have cooled, peel them and slice each in half. Crumble the bacon.
Remove the yolks and place them in a medium bowl. Mash with the back of a spoon. Add mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, then salt and sugar to taste. Add the chopped jalapenos and mix well.
Spoon fill into a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off to create a small opening — about half an inch.
Fill the egg white cavities with egg yolk mixture.
Sprinkle the finished eggs with bacon and paprika to taste — and get ready to dig in!
Want More Cheap Super Bowl Food Ideas?
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Check ‘em out here — and enjoy the game!
Your Turn: What awesome, affordable snacks will you make for the game this Sunday? Let us know in the comments!