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Last Minute, Super Simple, Super Spicy, Super Bowl Appetizers

Time just gets away from me.  Are you the same way?  Here are a few last minute, super simple, super easy, super spicy Super Bowl appetizers sure to please any crowd.  Whether you are cheering for your favorite team, or you just like to watch great football, Sunday’s game should be a winner.  Easy to pick up nibbles allow you to watch the entire game without missing a single play.   Even if you aren’t having a party, you don’t want to miss those crazy commercials.

I’m more of an SEC college football fan, and my favorite team didn’t make it to the big show this year, but the Super Bowl never disappoints.   The two best teams in the country, Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem, incredible commercials, the half-time show with Maroon 5, and food, glorious food.  Grab one or two of these appetizers, made uniquely spicy with Old St Augustine Gourmet products, a beverage of choice, and prepare for a fun evening.

Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs


Shake up your deviled eggs with some Snake Bite Hot Sauce, Buffalo chicken, celery, and a little blue cheese.  The tangy Buffalo chicken gives the eggs a unique kick that will knock your socks off and have you cheering for more.

Mini Datil Pepper Cheese Balls


These individual cheese balls are super easy to make, and even easier to eat.  You can make them with Extra Sharp Cheddar, Cream Cheese, Old St Augustine Gourmet Fountain Of Youth Datil Marinade, Chopped Toasted Pecans and Flat Leaf Parsley.  You could just as easily stir in Datil Jerk Jamaican Seasoning and a little Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce.

Smoked Salmon Bites

Smoked salmon tops a spicy, sauce made from sour cream, chives, capers, chopped onion, Datil Zest Seasoning Blend andSnake Bite Hot Sauce.  Quick and easy to whip up in just minutes, then chill to combine the flavors.  Buy good quality wild caught smoked salmon. One package makes a lot of appetizers.  Wheat crackers, melba toast, or small rye bread rounds are the perfect base.  If you can find them, mini bagels are also great here.

Sweet Heat Meatballs


Smoky Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce makes these organic turkey meatballs a quick and easy sure-fire hit.  The hint of datil pepper in the Sweet Heat gives the meatballs just the right kick without being over the top hot. To save time, buy good quality frozen meatballs and throw them in a crockpot along with Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce, and just let them cook on low for about 6 hours.

Sweet Heat Meatball Sliders


Take your meatballs up a notch by making them into sliders.  My buns were just a little large for the meatballs, so I put 2 meatballs in each one.  Alfalfa Sprouts add a nice crunch and flavor and complete the slider.

Spicy Pimento Cheese Stuffed Veggies


As a true Southern girl, I have to make my pimiento cheese from scratch, but you can buy it in the deli and stuff celery, pickled okra, mini bell peppers, and more.

Easy Cheesy Datil Dip


This may be the easiest hot dip you ever make.  So simple, yet amazingly delicious.  And it’s extremely easy to modify by adding crabmeat, artichokes, veggies, or just about anything you have on hand that you like in a dip.

FROG Jam Stuffed Dates


Are you craving something sweet?  Large Medjool dates are perfect for stuffing with a little cream cheese and FROG Jam.  In case you aren’t familiar with FROG Jam, it’s made with Figs, Raspberries, Orange and Ginger.   Absolutely no frogs were harmed in the making of this jam.  It’s sweet but has a little spicy kick from the ginger, and it’s currently the only product we have at Old St Augustine Gourmet without any heat.   Of course, you can always substitute any jam or preserves you have on hand to make these little gems.  The pecans add a nice nutty crunch to compliment the soft chewy dates and sweet silky jam-filled center.  Fast and easy, and they are sure to disappear quickly.

RECIPES

Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or more to make desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon Datil Zest Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce for filling
  • 1-2 tablespoons Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce for the chicken
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, diced finely (Deli chicken works perfectly here)
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, finely crumbled (If you don’t like blue cheese, substitute  your favorite)
  • celery leaves or parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Remove yolks and place in bowl of food processor.
  • Add in the mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Datil Zest, and 1 teaspoon Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, and pulse until smooth. You can mix this together in a mixing bowl using a fork to mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise and hot sauce and spoon the mixture into the egg whites versus using a pastry bag.
  • Place yolk mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe into the egg white shells to make a pretty, ruffled presentation. (Alternatively, you can place the mixture into a zip top bag, snip off one corner, and pipe the filling into the egg white.)
  • In a small bowl, mix the chopped chicken with the 1-2 Tablespoons of Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce.  Stir to coat all the chicken completely.
  • Using a small spoon, place a few pieces of chicken on top of each egg yolk.
  • Place a few pieces of diced celery and crumbled cheese on top of the egg yolk beside the chicken.
  • Garnish with celery leaves or parsley.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mini Datil Pepper Cheese Balls

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or any cheese of your choice)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fountain of Youth Datil Marinade
  • 1 teaspoon Datil Zest Seasoning Blend or Datil Jerk Jamaican Seasoning Blend
  • 1 cup pecans or other nuts, chopped finely
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped finely (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Mix softened cream cheese together with the shredded cheddar, Fountain of Youth Datil Marinade and either Datil Zest orDatil Jerk Seasoning Blend.
  • Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for an hour, or more to allow the cream cheese to firm up again.
  • Remove the cheese from the refrigerator, and using your hands, shape into little balls using about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture.
  • Roll cheese balls in the chopped pecans and parsley and place in covered container.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Smoked Salmon Bites

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of smoked salmon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Datil Zest Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup small capers, well drained
  • 1/4 cup chives, diced plus a few small pieces saved to use for garnish
  • 1 package of crackers, melba toast bread or mini bagels

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, Datil Zest Seasoning Blend, onion, capers, and chives.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of sour cream sauce on cracker or bagel.  Top with a small slice of smoked salmon, and garnish with a piece of chive.
  • Serve immediately.

Sweet Heat Meatballs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 packages of frozen meatballs – I used organic turkey, but you can use beef, turkey or vegetarian meatballs.
  • 1/2 bottle or more as desired Old St Augustine Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pour a small amount of the Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce into the bottom of a crock pot.
  • Add the meatballs and pour on the rest of the Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or on high for about 3-4 hours.
  • Stir gently, occasionally to incorporate the sauce and cover all the meatballs.
  • Serve with toothpicks, or make into sliders – recipe follows.

Sweet Heat Meatball Sliders

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • Sweet Heat Meatballs using above recipe
  • Slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Datil Zest Seasoning Blend
  • Alfalfa Sprouts

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place bottoms of buns on a cookie sheet or rimmed pan.
  • Place a meatball or 2 on each bun depending on the size of the buns and meatballs.
  • Top with a spoonful of the sauce from the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • While the meatballs and bottom buns are cooking, mix the melted butter with the Datil Zest.
  • Remove tray from oven and place top of buns on meatballs.
  • Brush the top of the buns with the melted butter and return to the oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place the desired amount of alfalfa sprouts on top of the meatballs.  Replace top bun and serve.

Spicy Pimento Cheese Stuffed Veggies

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cheddar, Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce and Datil Zest or Datil Jerk Jamaican Seasoning Blend.
  • May use immediately, or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Using a small spoon or spatula, stuff each piece of celery or okra with a small amount of pimiento cheese.
  • Serve immediately or place in refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.
  • Mini bell peppers, sliced in half and seeds removed, also make great containers for pimento cheese.
  • Serve a small bowl  of pimento cheese along with crackers, chips or veggies for dipping.
  • Pimento cheese is also wonderful heated and served as a hot dip.

Easy Cheesy Datil Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together.   Refrigerate if not using immediately.
  • Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place cheese dip mixture in an oven proof bowl.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown on top.
  • Serve hot with crackers, chips, or veggies of choice.

Notes

This is the perfect base for any number of dip combinations:  Add in a can of crabmeat, a jar of well-drained and chopped artichoke hearts, crumbled bacon, chopped mushrooms, chopped water chestnuts, diced pepperoni, or just about anything you can think of that you love in a dip.

FROG Jam Stuffed Dates

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Beef, Chicken & Poultry, Salad, Seafood

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of Medjool Dates – about 24
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons FROG Jam
  • 24 pecan halves, walnut halves or whole almonds, toasted if desired

Instructions
 

  • Using a small sharp knife, make a slit in one side of each date and carefully remove the pit.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and the FROG Jam until completely mixed.
  • Using a small spoon, place about 1 teaspoonful of cream cheese mixture into each date.
  • Top with a nut half.
  • Refrigerate, covered until ready to serve.
  • May be sprinkled with powdered sugar to garnish, if desired.

Notes

I hope your team wins the Super Bowl.  You’re definitely going to be a winner with any one of these last minute, super simple, super easy, super spicy Super Bowl appetizers!

Stay Spicy!

Angela

Products Used

snake bit datil pepper hot sauce
$6.99
venom datil pepper hot sauce 5 oz
$7.49
sweet heat bbq sauce 12 oz
$6.99

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