Game-Winning Munchies

College football season gets underway this weekend and that means you need plenty of game-winning munchies on hand. The Spice and Tea Exchange has some amazing recipes that even the most discerning fan will love.

Tailgaters Brats and Onions

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • Heat 1 Tbsp. of butter over medium heat in a medium frying pan.
  • Brown brats over medium-high heat (about 5 minutes).
  • Once brats are slighly browned, add the remaining butter, water, onion, Tailgater’s Spice Blend, and Island Sweet Spice Blend.
  • Cook, covered, on meium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until brats are tender and have reached an internal temperature of 160°F.

Baked Potato Dip

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream and cream cheese.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Garnish with chives, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon bits.
  • Serve with vegetables and crackers.

Everything Bagel Mixed Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Everything Bagel Spice Blend
  • 3 cups raw unsalted nuts (mix of walnuts, pecans, almonds, and/or cashews)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg white

Preparation:

  • Preheat over to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, add nuts, parmesan cheese, and Everything Bagel Spice Blend. Toss.
  • In another large bowl, add the egg white and beat until frothy and somewaht stiff.
  • Add nut mixture to the egg white and toss until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 30 minues until toasted and fragrant, stopping every 10 minutes to scrape up mixtures and lighly toss with a spatula.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Ultimate Sheet Pan Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. Fiesta Taco Blend
  • 1 Tbsp. Adobo Spice Blend, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and garlic, and cook until beef has browned, about 3 to 5 minutes making sure to crumble the beek as it cooks. Stir in Fiesta Taco Spice Blend. Drain excess fat.
  • Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Top with ground beef mixture, black beans, corn, and cheeses. sprinkle Adobo Spice Blend on top to add flavor to beans and corn.
  • Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheeses have melted, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Serve immediatley, topped with tomato, onion, jalapeno, sour cream, and cilantro.

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