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Crockpot Party Chili Con Queso

Alright guys, this is by far the most unhealthy thing I’ve ever posted on here and probably will remain the most unhealthy thing I will post on here until the end of time…but I am okay with that because I couldn’t live my life without sharing this absolutely delicious party perfect recipe with you, my dear friends! 

There is this little “cheese” they like to call Velveeta…and we all, myself included, are so grossed out by the fact that it comes in a box and could pretty much never grow mold on it because it is THAT processed and THAT bad for you. Well, even though I am disgusted by it..I am from Texas and I grew up on that shit and I love it. It was NOT a party at my parent’s house growing up without a big crockpot of this queso and if you grew up in the South, you can probably relate. 

So yes, I am a healthy food blogger. But yes, I am a real person that eats fake shit on occasion. Sue me. This is one of those recipes I do indulge in once a year and it usually falls around a big football game or kids birthday party. So for all of you that aren’t partaking in a Whole30 Challenge and are living on the dark side this Superbowl Sunday– this one goes to you. Enjoy yourselves and don’t stress it…but don’t eat the whole thing because you might croak. haha. Just Kidding.. well, but really, I wouldn’t eat the whole thing. 

Ok. Bye. Go make some Queso! 😉

Crockpot Party Queso
A deliciously meaty queso made in the crockpot and perfect for parties!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1 lb. Hot Sausage (I use Jimmy's Brand, if kids are eating it use the Regular!)
  3. 1 white or yellow onion, diced
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. salt and pepper, to taste
  6. 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  7. 1 can original rotel
  8. 1 (32oz) package original velveeta cheese
  9. 1 cup of Storebought Salsa (use Joe T's Medium Salsa for my exact recipe!)
  10. 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
Additional options to elevate your queso
  1. lime juice
  2. fresh chopped tomatoes
  3. fresh chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, sausage, onion and garlic and cook, breaking up the meat with the back of the spoon, until it is browned and no longer pink, about 8 minutes. While this is browning, be sure to season your meat with salt and pepper! Nobody wants to bite into unseasoned meat!
  2. Drain off fat from the meat and place in a crockpot.
  3. Now, add the cream of mushroom soup, the rotel, the shredded cheese, the salsa. Cut the velveeta into 1 inch cubes and toss that in there too.
  4. Stir it all up, cover and cook. NOW I need to give you guys a little lesson on the cooking of this queso because it can burn so darn easily-- I like to set my crockpot to "warm" and just let it cook until the cheese is melted but it takes a little longer (like 1 hour). You can set it to its lowest "low" setting and it should be ready in closer to 30 minutes...but either way keep an eye on your party queso! Once she burns she tastes awful. Here is my rule of thumb once its ready and everyone is enjoying it and it is just sitting there to serve if it starts to bubble, I turn off the heat, then when it starts to look like its getting too cold and starting to solidify, I turn it back on warm... and I just keep doing that until the party is over. Off and "warm", never let it bubble. Stir often and you'll be golden!!
  5. Once its all melted and delicious, you can serve as it is or you can add some fresh cilantro and lime juice to jazz it up if you want!
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Jamaican Jerk Baked Chicken Wings


This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning is a great addition to pretty much any protein you can think of, and these chicken wings couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Gameday or not, these are a great addition to any party and your guests will love them. So many delicious flavors pack into one little wing! YUM. 

Jamaican Jerk Baked Chicken Wings
Serves 4
Delicious Whole30 & Paleo approved spicy Caribbean Jerk seasoning rubbed all over wings and baked to crispy perfection!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs. Split Chicken Wings
  2. 2 Tbsp. Homemade Jerk Seasoning
  3. 2 tbsp. olive oil
Cooking Essentials
  1. You'll need a wire rack to bake the wings on!
Instructions
  1. Rinse wings and let them dry out. You can do this one of two ways depending on your time frame: I like to place mine in a collander and set the collander on top of a kitchen towel in the fridge for about 2 hours. If you don't have that kinda time, pat them as dry as you can possibily get them with paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place dry chicken wings in a large bowl.
  4. Pour in 2 tbsp. of the jerk seasoning and toss until the wings are evenly coated.
  5. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss again, until all are coated evenly.
  6. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Set the wire rack on top of the foil wrapped sheet. Spread the wings across the wire rack in a single layer.
  7. Place in oven and bake until chicken is cooked through and skin is crispy, about 40-50 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Using a spatula, remove wings from wire rack and onto a serving platter.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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Whole30 Superbowl Sunday Recipe Roundup

Superbowl Sunday is one of the best times to gather with your friends and cook up a bunch of fun gameday food. Here is a compilation of my favorite Whole30 Gameday recipes and I will be sharing a few more this week with you as well. Even if your guests aren’t doing Whole30, I can promise you they will enjoy these clean, delicious recipes! Happy Superbowl, folks!

Apple Cider Vinegar Pulled Pork, Green Chile Stew, 3 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Dip, Whole30 ChiliLemon-Pepper Chicken Wings, Baked Cilantro-Lime Chicken Wings, , Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash BitesBaked Buffalo Drumsticks.

This pulled pork recipe is perfect for lettuce cup tacos or stuff them in mini bell peppers and roast at 350 for 10 minutes to make “nachos”.

I can’t get enough of this Green Chile Stew. So hearty, delicious and filling! This is what I will be making on my Superbowl Sunday!

3 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken dip…I mean, enough said, right?

Keep it classy and easy, right up my alley! I love making a big batch of chili in the morning. That way I can enjoy the game and my guests.

Along with the Green Chile Stew, these are on my menu. If they weren’t my husband might leave me…but really. He is a lemon-pepper chicken wing ADDICT and he asks me to make these for him every. damn. sunday.

These Cilantro-Lime Chicken Wings are great, too! But if you haven’t made the Lemon-Pepper ones, I prefer those.

oohhh la la, Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash Bites. I will probably be making these on Superbowl Sunday, too! TDF!

If you want something a little meatier than chicken wings, try these baked buffalo drumsticks!

Brazilian Steak Marinade

Chimichurri sauce just never gets old to my husband and I. We make it regularly and have found so many fun ways to enjoy it! Our most favorite way is this Grilled Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri recipe. I also love to make these Greek Lamb Meatballs and dunk them in mint chimichurri. If you aren’t into the mint chimichurri (but I highly urge you to try it even if you don’t think you will like it) then try this more traditional chimichurri sauce recipe of mine. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Argentinians are known for their delicious steak marinade, grilling, and chimichurri sauce. This is a marinade we have come up with to mimic their delicious steaks and we could drink it. 

For a Gameday friendly version of this, slice it thin and serve it in tortillas with the mint chimichurri. It’s to die for!

Brazilian Steak Marinade
Serves 6
A delicious steak marinade that goes perfectly with any chimichurri sauce!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 lbs. Flank, skirt or flap meat
  2. kosher salt
  3. black pepper
  4. 2 tsp. cumin
  5. 1 tsp. dried oregano
  6. juice of 1 lemon
  7. juice of 1 lime
  8. 1/2 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Season steak all over generously with kosher salt and black pepper. Then the cumin and the oregano.
  2. Pour olive oil over and toss until it is evenly coated.
  3. Squeeze lemon and lime juice over, toss again.
  4. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours--but preferably all day or even overnight!
  5. Grill until cooked to your liking, let rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly and drizzle with Mint Chimichurri (or any chimichurri sauce). Enjoy!
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Whole30 Cocktail Sauce

A great and easy appetizer to serve is shrimp cocktail and, one would think it would be easy to serve this when you doing a Whole30challenge. Wrong! I can’t find storebought, complaint cocktail sauce anywhere because, well, sugar is in everything! 

Sugar is also always in ketchup (unless you are using Tessamae’s), and ketchup is one of the main ingredients in Cocktail sauce. I didn’t have any Tessamae’s ketchup on hand recently and just decided to make some cocktail sauce based on basic, easy store bought ingredients. It is so easy and delicious! A great thing to have in the fridge for snack time or a nice appetizer when hosting. No one will know its Whole30 because that sugar is SO unnecessary.

Whole30 Cocktail Sauce
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  2. 2 whole, peeled tomatoes from the can (no juice)
  3. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  5. 1 clove garlic
  6. 2.5 tsp. prepared horseradish
  7. 5-10 dashes of tabasco sauce (depending on your taste buds)
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until tomatoes are pureed and all of the ingredients are well combined. You don't want to over blend and have it too smooth, you want a little bit of texture.
  2. Serve with pre-cooked and chilled shrimp and/or crab claws.
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