Hungry for Football: The 10 Best Foods to Grub on During NFL Sundays

Ryan SidesContributor IAugust 11, 2010

Hungry for Football: The 10 Best Foods to Grub on During NFL Sundays

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    What’s better than watching football with a bunch of your closest friends? Eating delicious, calorie packed foods to tickle your hunger fancy while doing so!

    If you plan on indulging in fruits and salads on NFL Sundays, this isn’t the article for you.

    Here’s a list of 10 foods guaranteed to make your stomach, and taste buds happy.

Breakfast Burritos

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    Rise and shine. You’ve got a big day ahead of you. The games will begin shortly, and you’ve got a lot of cheering and rooting to do.

    Breakfast burritos are packed with nutrients guaranteed to start your morning off right. Eggs, sausage and/or bacon wrapped up in a soft, tasty tortilla. Add some of your favorite shredded cheese and salsa for an extra kick.

    Thank you, Santa Fe, New Mexico for introducing this absolutely amazing dish. Brian Urlacher must have been loading up on these bad boys while in college.

Queso Dip

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    Aaron Rodgers was certainly happy that Brett Favre decided to move on from Green Bay. Not because it was Rodgers’ chance to lead the team to victories, but because that meant plenty more cheese dip to go around.

    But you don’t have to live in Wisconsin to put this cheesy appetizer on the table.

    Just mix your favorite cheeses in a bowl with salsa and bam! Add a can of chili to the recipe if you're feeling brave. Dip with tortillas or tortilla chips and you’re good to go.   

    Just be sure you don’t double dip; at least not when people are watching.


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    Yep, that’s right. Crawfish make the food cut on Sundays.

    Many people like to boil their crawfish, while others like to bake them. After preparation, just tear the head off, similar to Ray Lewis running full speed at a vulnerable quarterback. Suck the juice out of the head and eat the meat from the tail.

    Add some boiled potatoes and corn on the cob to compliment these edible crustaceans.

    How else do you think the “Who Dat” nation stayed pumped up for all those games last season?

Potato Skins

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    These things are delectable and can feed the hungriest of people.

    You can purchase already skinned potatoes at your local grocery store, or you can remove the inner parts of the potatoes yourself. Just bake the skins in the oven and top with bacon, cheese and sour cream.

    Not even Donovan McNabb can add more flavor to these skins.

Pigs in a Blanket

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    You can’t watch a little pigskin without serving some delicious pigs in a blanket as hors d’oeuvres.

    Like mini corndogs, all you need is some Vienna sausages or breakfast link sausages and a few cans of croissant dough. Just wrap each individual sausage in a croissant and bake.

    Feel free to slit each sausage and stuff with cheese, before baking, to add some extra flavor.

Barbeque Weenies

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    No, I’m not talking about your skinny friend who got sunburned over the weekend.

    These things are quite simple to make and relatively inexpensive. Just cut hot dog wieners into little bite size pieces. Mix the wieners in a crock pot with a bottle of barbeque sauce. Keep the temperature on low and keep the crock pot covered, stirring occasionally.

    Wallah! You’ve got your barbeque fix. Just make sure you wipe your mouth (with a napkin, not your sleeve) because these things can get messy.


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    While you’re waiting for Jay Cutler to throw another interception, or T.O. to drop another ball, scarf down some of these zesty triangles.

    Just throw a corn tortilla on a griddle and flip to make sure both sides are thoroughly heated. After flipping, sprinkle on some shredded cheese until the cheese is melted. Now you’re ready to throw on some fulfilling toppings such as grilled chicken or steak. Fold the tortilla and cut into wedges.

    Add salsa, guacamole, or sour cream to dress-up your quesadillas.

Pizza Pie

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    Let’s get one thing straight. Darrelle Revis isn’t holding out. He just can’t stay away from those New York style pizza restaurants.

    The best thing about pizza is you can’t go wrong. With an abundance of pizza varieties, you’re sure to please everyone. Well, except for that one weird person that doesn’t like pizza. Then you think to yourself, “Seriously, how can you not like pizza?”

    You can make your own pizza, but you’ll probably just end up ordering out from your favorite pizza place. It’s a long season.


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    The tailgaters would hunt me down and put my head on a stake if I didn’t mention the classic American cheeseburger.

    What’s more American than watching NFL football, while sipping an ice cold beverage and flipping burgers on your own grill, during a beautiful sunny day? That’s right, there isn’t anything.

    With so many ways to decorate your burgers, you’re sure to please a rowdy crowd of gridiron fans. Just make sure you let everybody know who the king of the grill is.

Chicken Wings

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    Some of the foods on this list are arguable. But there is no way you can tell me that chicken wings don’t set the standard for football munchies.

    You can enjoy chicken wings in several different flavors. Just soak some wings in your favorite marinating sauce then toss them on the grill.

    You can also order them from your favorite wing joint. Any wing lover knows, the more you order, the cheaper they are. Add some potato salad and coleslaw to the mix and your Sunday evening meal is complete.

    Like the Cleveland Browns’ offense, chicken wings can often get sloppy, so have plenty of wet naps available.

    It’s been an exciting day of football and feasting on spectacular entrees. Now become legendary and conquer the 10 course menu.