No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chili

  • 2 LBs *Tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 Red Onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 **Poblano Peppers, halved
  • 2 Jalapeños, halved and seeded
  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 TB Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers, chopped
  • 2 (15 OZ) Cans EACH Black Beans and Hominy, Drained and Rinsed
  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Garnishes including cheese, olives, jalapeños, onions, etc.
  • Tortillas and tortilla chips

To make the salsa verde, preheat the oven to 400F, toss the tomatillos, onions, garlic, poblanos, and jalapeños in 2 TB of the olive oil and 1 tsp salt. Place on a sheet tray and slide into the oven, roast for 30 minutes or until the peppers are browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and puree until chunky in a food processor. Add the beans, hominy, corn to a slow cooker and then the salsa verde you made earlier. Add in 1 to 2 cups of water to create desired consistency Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high or 10 hours on low. 

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

This easy-to-make and enjoy chili uses two ingredients you can find in your local grocery store, but you may not buy often. Tomatillos are in the tomato family, but aren’t sweet and soft like the tomatoes we are familiar with – make sure to peel and rinse them. That sticky substance under the crinkly paper is actually a naturally occurring bug deterrent. *If you can’t find tomatillos, a large jar of salsa verde will work in the recipe. Poblano peppers are sweet and delicious with very little heat. **If for some reason you can’t find them – substitute bell peppers instead. 

No. 3 : Get Creative

Spanish Style Cheese Dip

  • 1 Cup Shredded Manchego Cheese     
  • 1 TB Olive Oil Mayo
  • 1 TB Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 – 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Jar (approx. 6 – 8) Roasted Red Peppers, chopped
  • 2 TB Capers
  • 2 TB Toasted Sliced Almonds
  • Sea Salt to taste

Add the cheese, mayo, yogurt, paprika and peppers to a small bowl and mix well. Stir in the capers and almonds. Season to taste with salt and use as a dip or as a spread for bread.

No. 4 : Cheers!

Here are THREE wines for a Big Game Party. All under $20 and all easy to find at your local grocery or wine store! 

1) Cava is  Spain’s answer to Champagne. Crisp, sparkling and refreshing. 

2) Albarino is a Spanish indigenous grape that will please white wine lovers whether they like and unoaked Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc.

3) Rioja is made with the Tempranillo grape and is a traditional pair with hearty fare 

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