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Super Bowl Sunday, the Meat of the Matter

For something beyond finger food…that will stick to the ribs and help absorb some of the alcohol on game day, here are our picks.

You can’t go wrong with chili. It’s a one-pot, make-ahead meal that can be ladled out in haste between plays. Melt some cheese on top, serve with corn chips. Or with bacon cornbread. Everyone loves chili. We take ours with buffalo, thank you. 

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For a variation on the theme, this tomatillo and lamb stew is hearty, warming, and a lovely surprise for your Super Bowl guests. You might serve it with tortillas to soak up the luscious juices.

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Tomatillo Lamb Stew

Forget about the Velveeta shortage and try eating real macaroni with real cheese. And real truffles.

Whether you follow directions and make individual ramekins of this decadent mac ‘n’ cheese, or  whip up a huge batch and dole out spoonfuls, this is a dish not easily forgotten. Which is to say that when truffles and cream meet over noodles of any kind, there is true magic.  Get good at making this, because it will be requested again and again.

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Black Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese

No sooner do we think of mac-n-cheese than sliders come to mind. Did we promise a foie-gras-free zone? Sorry about that! These buffalo mini burgers with foie gras are too tempting. Not to worry, it’s just our medallion of foie  gras with truffles, which we treat as a spread in this recipe. So easy! The sweet-sour tangy flavor of the onion marmalade balances this burger beautifully.

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Buffalo Burgers with Foie Gras Spread and Sweet Onion Marmalade

Class up the party with a massive Berkshire pork loin, prepared simply: stuffed with garlic and herbs, rolled, tied and then roasted. It’s an easy way to serve up to 10 people and it sure looks impressive.

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Garlic Roasted Pork Loin

And there’s always ribs. Glorious ribs. Smoky, sweet, sticky ribs. Roasted in the oven and slathered with sauce…pork spare ribs or St. Louis style, beef short ribs or even wild boar ribs …  we never saw a rib we didn’t like.  Serve up platters of ribs and make everyone happy this Super Bowl Sunday.

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Super Bowl-ful!

T-minus-2-days until the NY Giants face the New England Patriots in the 2012 Super Bowl. As everyone knows, we’re not only interested in the game – we’re in it for the grub! For the last few days we covered snacks, beer and sandwiches but what about main dishes? Here are some suggestions for festive (and filling) fare for your Super Bowl gathering!

Anasazi Cowboy Chili with Buffalo

This SPICY chili not only pairs well with your favorite brewski, it’s got beer in the recipe!

Spice-Infused Duck Tacos

Try these aromatic tacos made with grilled duck breast that’s been simmered in cumin and coriander then piled into homemade tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. Even the kids will eat them!

Cassoulet D’Artagnan

We cannot talk feeding a crowd without mentioning CASSOULET! Easier than you think and tastes even better when made the day before. So you can get out of the kitchen and in front of the flat screen!

Berkshire Pork Ribs Costillas Pibil

These ultra-flavorful ribs have both dry and wet spice rubs and a citrus kick.

Sweet-and-Sticky Baby Back Ribs

Cane syrup, a sticky sweet syrup made from sugar cane, gives this barbecue sauce backbone, along with honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Perfection!

White Rabbit Lasagna

Rabbit ragout is the foundation of this lasagna, which contains layers of mushroom-studded the ragout and creamy bechamel.

Coffee-Rubbed Pork Chops

Bitter coffee, paprika and salt help create a charred crust for meaty, bone-in pork chops.

Luella’s Brunswick Stew

This hearty stew is smoky and satisfying, perfect for the Super Bowl.

Venison Pie

Game for the game! This rustic venison pot pie will please a roomful of hungry carnivores.

Super Bowl Snacks D’Artagnan Style!

When the titans of football clash in the final game of the season, our passions tend to run high.  But there are some of us are more concerned with what we’ll eat during the game. (You know who you are!)  For these hardcore food fans, we have some inspiration to class up the party without wandering too far afield from the usual fare.

From truffles and Tarbais beans to mushrooms and merguez, we have found ways to infuse the classics with French accents and D’Artagnan flavors.  So get your game on and forget you ever heard of hummus and salsa.

Wild Mushroom Bacon Dip

Our Organic Chef’s Mix Mushrooms and Hickory Smoked Bacon are folded into a creamy base for a hearty, satisfying dip. Serve with lard-cooked kettle-style potato chips.

Truffled White Bean Dip

This super creamy bean dip has an earthy edge thanks to canned Summer Truffle Peelings and a smidge of Black Truffle Oil. Delicious with pita, flatbreads and crudités.

 

Basque Brochettes

These flavorful skewers highlight quintessential Basque flavors – shrimp, piment d’espelette and jambon de bayonne. Best of all, they’re party perfect in just 15 minutes.

 

Ultimate Truffle Popcorn

We think popcorn is best when popped the old fashioned way – in a big pot on the stove. We used duck fat (perfection!) then added Black Truffle Butter, Truffle Oil and the finest shreds of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

 

Lamb Merguez Sausage with Harissa Sauce

These spicy links can be charred on the grill or seared in a cast iron pan. The harissa sauce is traditional, as is mustard or aioli. Serve with your favorite full-bodied beer.

 

Game Stuffed Mushrooms

Any of our sausages will work in this super easy hors d’oeuvre. Make a lot, they go fast!

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We have some Super Bowl main dish ideas brewing… Come back tomorrow for the full rundown! And if you’ve got a great game day menu planned, give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear what you’re cooking!

Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown!

Here at D’Artagnan, like much of the country, we’ve come down with a serious case of Super Bowl Fever. Our “home team” is playing and there are A LOT of football fans on staff (and an equal number who will tune in just for the commercials *cough, cough*) but no matter who we root for or why we watch the big game, one thing is certain – were all in it for the FOOD.

So for a little staff vs. staff fun, we’re staging our own Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown.

Representing the NY GIANTS we have…

THE BIG BLEU BURGER

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Now that's a GIANT mouthful!

D’Artagnan Buffalo Burger with

Old Chatham Sheepherding “Ewe’s Blue” Cheese

D’Artagnan Hickory Smoked Bacon

Jersey Tomato

Red Onion

Butterhead Lettuce

on a Zomick’s Challah Roll

with North Fork Chips and

Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale

click HERE for the full recipe on dartagnan.com

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And for the Patriots…

SMOKEY NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER ROLLS

Brings new meaning to Surf 'n Turf!

Live Maine Lobster

D’Artagnan Applewood Smoked Bacon

Boston Lettuce

Maine Sea Salt Co. Apple-Smoked Salt

Traditional Mayo with lemon juice & chives

in a New England-style split-top hot dog bun

with Cape Cod Chips and

Harpoon’s UFO White Wheat Beer

click HERE for the full recipe on dartagnan.com

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And for good measure, we threw in a wild card…

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PULLED PORK SLIDERS with Apple-Jicama Slaw

A little sweet, a little heat, a little crunch and totally neutral.

D’Artagnan Berkshire Pork Shoulder

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

and Apple-Jicama Slaw

on good ol’ Martins Potato Rolls

click HERE for the full recipe on dartagnan.com

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What are all of you eating this Sunday? Hit us up on Twitter and let us know! And stay tuned for tomorrow’s Super Bowl Recipe Post – we’ll be sharing lots of appetizer ideas for the big game.

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