The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57. The big game will bring Eagles nation together as we cheer on the Birds to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Philly. Many fans will watch at home with friends and family and will need some good food and drinks to enjoy. We have you covered with five Eagles-themed recipes to add to your Super Bowl menu.
There is no food more synonymous with Philadelphia than a Philly Cheesesteak. Sure everyone has their favorite place to buy one hot off the grille, but how about making them at home? Spend With Pennies has this easy recipe that even beginner cooks can master.
- 1 pound ribeye steak or round steak or sirloin
- ½ large white onion or 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 hoagie rolls
- 2 tablespoons garlic butter
- 3 ounces provolone cheese or American cheese
- Place steak in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.
- While the steak is freezing, add onions and butter to a pan and cook on low heat until golden, stirring occasionally. Be sure to use low and slow heat. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Remove beef from the freezer and slice as thinly as possible.
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cut hoagie rolls in half (not all of the way through) and butter with garlic butter. Grill rolls on the skillet, butter side down, or broil until golden. Set aside.
- Turn the heat on the skillet/griddle up to high.
- Season the thinly sliced beef with salt & pepper. Add olive oil to the hot skillet and add beef. Stir until browned, this should only take a couple of minutes. Turn heat down to low, add onions, and stir to combine.
- Top beef in the skillet with cheese slices and leave for about 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt. Place rolls over top of the cheese and using a large spatula, transfer mixture to rolls.
Philly Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels are one of the go-to items for Philadelphia area residents looking for something quick and filling to eat. This recipe from Mr. Food creates the perfect snack that has a doughy and soft inside and a salty golden exterior. Enjoy these tasty pretzels as either an appetizer or a halftime snack.
- 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Coat two large-rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut dough into four equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 24-inch rope; form into a pretzel shape and place on baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, beat together egg white and water; brush over the top of each pretzel. Sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove plastic wrap and bake pretzels 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.
Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are amazing, but so is this casserole. It’s the perfect combination of your favorite ingredients that could be eaten in a bowl. No hoagie roll makes this a little fewer carbs and more protein not to mention easier to eat. This recipe is also from Mr. Food which makes for a hearty appetizer before the game.
- 1 (12- to 16-ounce) frozen garlic bread
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 red and 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (15-ounce) jar of cheese sauce, warmed
- 1 pound deli roast beef, cut into 1-inch strips
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Place garlic bread open face on a baking sheet; bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Let bread cool for five minutes, then cut into 1-inch cubes and place in prepared baking dish.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add bell peppers, onion, salt, and black pepper; saute for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender.
- Drizzle half the cheese sauce over the bread, then layer with roast beef and vegetable mixture. Cover with foil.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. Drizzle with remaining cheese sauce and serve.
Mama Kelce’s Cookies
This Super Bowl is the first one where two brothers are playing one another on opposite teams. Eagles center Jason Kelce is going against his brother Travis who is the tight end for the Chiefs. Their mom Donna has already seen both of them win a championship, but only one can take this one. Mama Kelce recently made headlines when bringing both her sons a container of chocolate chip cookies for Super Bowl media night. NBC Sports asked her about it and she shared the recipe.
"It’s just a basic chocolate chip recipe, brown sugar and flour — I use both cake flour and regular flour, one cup of each. I take the butter and melt it in the microwave, and that just makes the cookies creamier.One thing that I do is I have white chocolate and milk chocolate chips, and I also put in a little bit of cinnamon. That’s really the only changes that I do to a cookie recipe. And I let the dough sit overnight in the refrigerator so all the flavors mesh in together. That’s about it."
Fly Eagles Fly Cocktail
Eagles fans of age might want a special drink to enjoy with the game. How about this cocktail made primarily with vodka that comes out in a shade of green. It’s the perfect drink to sip on as the Eagles battle it out for four quarters.
- 1.5 oz. raspberry vodka
- .5 oz. Blue Curacao
- splash of orange juice
- splash of pineapple juice
- splash of lemon juice
Happy baking, frying, or whatever! We can’t wait to see some of those game-day spreads.