Bringing Big Flavor to the Big Game

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f you’re a seasoned football fan, there’s no doubt that you’re already looking forward to this year’s Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII this Sunday, February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Here’s everything you need to know:

The Matchup

The Eagles are flying into the Super Bowl for the second time in six seasons following their victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship title. The Chiefs reached the Super Bowl with an electrifying win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game. It will be their second Super Bowl appearance in three years after losing to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV in 2021.

And with Patrick Mahomes nursing a right ankle injury, one would think the AFC Champions would be easy to topple. But as the Bengals found out, even an ankle injury isn’t enough to slow the Chiefs down. That being said, we wouldn’t go to sleep on the underdog, the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by Jalen Hurts, the Eagles are quite effective on offense, with a pair of top-flight receivers in Smith and Brown. The Eagles have proven they can go toe-to-toe with any opponent with that explosive offense. Philadelphia also brings the superior defense into the Super Bowl 2023 leading the NFL in sacks this season. Kansas may have the upper hand in experience at the Super Bowl and the Kelce-Mahomes magic but will it be enough to keep the Eagles from flying high?  

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f you’re a seasoned football fan, there’s no doubt that you’re already looking forward to this year’s Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII this Sunday, February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Here’s everything you need to know:

The Matchup

The Eagles are flying into the Super Bowl for the second time in six seasons following their victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship title. The Chiefs reached the Super Bowl with an electrifying win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game. It will be their second Super Bowl appearance in three years after losing to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV in 2021.

And with Patrick Mahomes nursing a right ankle injury, one would think the AFC Champions would be easy to topple. But as the Bengals found out, even an ankle injury isn’t enough to slow the Chiefs down. That being said, we wouldn’t go to sleep on the underdog, the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by Jalen Hurts, the Eagles are quite effective on offense, with a pair of top-flight receivers in Smith and Brown. The Eagles have proven they can go toe-to-toe with any opponent with that explosive offense. Philadelphia also brings the superior defense into the Super Bowl 2023 leading the NFL in sacks this season. Kansas may have the upper hand in experience at the Super Bowl and the Kelce-Mahomes magic but will it be enough to keep the Eagles from flying high?

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Currently, the Eagles are 1.5-point favorites to win the Super Bowl over the Chiefs.

For those who are only here for the halftime show, here’s the scoop: Rihanna will be making her first public appearance in nearly five years as the headliner for the halftime show. It remains to be seen who will be joining her on stage, but the Super Bowl is known for showcasing multiple artists, hence last year’s performances by Mary J. Blige, Enimem, and Kendrick Lamar. Country artist Chris Stapleton is set to sing the National Anthem, and 12-time Grammy Award winner Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful” before the game.

Now let’s get down to business—the food. From chips and dips to wings and beers, Super Bowl Sunday is known for its food! Nearly 1.25 billion wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday alone! So, of course, we rounded up our three favorite wing recipes to bring to the table.

Maple Bacon Wings ~ Recipe 

Maple Bacon Wings:

These sweet and smoky maple bacon wrapped wings are so full of flavor and are sure to be a winning hit at your Super Bowl Party.

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs Heartland Foods party wings box or Murray’s Chicken drumsticks (3lbs)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Thick cut bacon cut into thirds enough thirds to wrap wings

Maple BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 c favorite bbq sauce
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Splash of bourbon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Mix ingredients for sauce in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through and melted.
  3. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and season the wings liberally. Wrap each drumette with 1/3 bacon slices.
  4. Place wings on a baking sheet (bacon seam side down) lined with foil or parchment and oiled.
  5. Brush wings with most of the sauce without cross contaminating. Bake for about 45 minutes or until wings are done and bacon is crisp. Brush again with remaining sauce and serve.

Mongolian Wings ~  Recipe 

Mongolian Wings:

Sweet, sticky and slightly spicy – these Mongolian wings will score major points with your family and friends.