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With the Super Bowl just six days away, it's time to talk game day recipes.

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Fact: Richard Sherman tasted my chili right before this picture was taken

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The Super Bowl is this weekend and if you're like most football fans (i.e., fans of the 30 teams that aren't in the Super Bowl), the food and commercials are almost as important as the game itself. OK, maybe not that important, but definitely an essential part of the day.

If you're like me, you have a go to recipe of choice. It's that one dish you know you can't screw up, because nobody likes crappy food on Super Bowl Sunday. Here's mine:

James' World Famous "Make You Wanna Slap Yo Mama" Chili


Oyster crackers, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and sour cream

Jalapeno pepper

2 pounds of ground sirloin

1 ounce of unsweetened baker's chocolate

3-4 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp red pepper, 1/2 tbsp paprika, and 1 tbsp cumin


1. Brown ground beef, seasoning with kosher salt, then drain.

2. Mixed together spices.

3. Carefully remove seeds from jalapeno pepper, then use food processor to chop (WARNING: do it with your hands at your own risk).

4. Put chopped jalapeno, spices, baker's chocolate, and ground beef in crock pot with 2 cups of water. Simmer for two hours, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve with oyster crackers, sour cream, and cheese.

6. DO NOT slap your mother.

I know I'll get some flack for omitting beans, but that's just my preference. Sacrilegious, I know. Add them if you like. You can also ease off the spice by nixing or reducing the jalapeno/red pepper/chili powder.

So what's your go to recipe? Share in the comments!