5 Football Foods No One Can Resist

Feeding a house full of hungry fans?
These Five Star game day picks are sure to get the win.

It’s the kickoff for football season and if the thought of pulling together a menu to please those die-hard football fans has you feeling overwhelmed, fear no longer! This versatile roundup of recipes will make sure you create a Five Star all-star line up. 

Mini Chili Cheese Dogs

mini chili cheese dogs

The classic chili cheese dog gets a bite-sized update in these Mini Chili Cheese Dogs. Hawaiian rolls stuffed with Five Star Home Foods All-Beef Franks and topped with chili and cheese create the perfect game day snack! 


1 8oz package Five Star Home Foods 86% ground round

1/2 cup onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup kidney beans

1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp ketchup

2 tsp chili powder

2 tbsp water

1 package Hawaiian rolls

4 Five Star Home Foods All-Beef hot dog franks, quartered

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. 

In a medium-sized skillet, add the ground round and the diced onion. Break up the beef and cook until the beef is browned and the onions are translucent.  Add the garlic, cook about a minute, until fragrant. Add tomato paste, cook for another minute.  Slowly stir in the kidney beans, tomatoes, salt, garlic powder, chili powder and water and bring to a simmer. Allow the chili to thicken and the flavors to thoroughly combine, stirring occasionally.  While the chili simmers, cut a hole in the top of each of the Hawaiian rolls and scoop out the inside. Be sure to create a large enough hole hold the chili and hot dog. Place the rolls on the baking sheet. Place a heaping teaspoon of the chili in each hole of the rolls. Lay a hot dog on top horizontally. Spoon remaining chili on top of hot dogs. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese has melted and hot dogs are hot all the way though, about 8-10 minutes. 


Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

buffalo chx egg rolls

Less messy than buffalo wings, these Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls are two of our favorite appetizers wrapped up into one dippable delight. Easy to prepare and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes


1 ½ cups Five Star Home Foods chicken, cooked & shredded

¼ cup plain greek yogurt

¼ cup cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup buffalo sauce, plus extra for serving

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pinch of kosher salt

½  cup shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

¼  cup crumbled blue cheese

20-22 square egg roll wrappers

1 egg

1 tablespoon water


1 cup sour cream 

¾ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

½ tablespoon dill

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

juice of 2 limes


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.  In a large bowl, combine the chicken, yogurt, sour cream, buffalo sauce, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir in the cheeses. Mix well until ingredients are combined. To assemble, spoon 2 tablespoons of filling onto each wrapper. Brush water around the edges of the wrapper, then roll up and place on the baking sheet. Beat the egg and water together. Brush each roll lightly with the egg wash. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, then flip and cook another 8-10 minutes more, or until the rolls are crisp. While the egg rolls are baking, make the dip.. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until creamy. Serve the egg rolls with fresh herbs and plenty of dip for dipping.


Hot Crab & Spinach Dip

crab dip

This Hot Crab & Spinach Dip could not be easier! Packed with a ton of creamy goodness, you can depend on this dip to make your fans happy.


10 oz. Cascadian Farms Organic Spinach, thawed and squeezed

¼ cup Red Onion, diced

½ stalk Celery, diced

¼ cup sour cream

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

¼ cup heavy cream

1 ¼ tsp Old Bay Seasoning

1 teaspoon Worcestershire 

½ tsp Tabasco sauce

½ teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

½ tsp Salt

5 tsp Lemon Juice

½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

3 tablespoon grated Parmesan

8 oz. Crabmeat 



Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and thoroughly blend. Pour mixture into a one-quart casserole dish and bake for about 20 minutes until hot and browned on top. Serve with crackers or toast.


Spicy Kielbasa Cheese Dip

kielbasa dip

This dip is a prime example of just how awesome simple slow-cooked recipes can be. Spicy chiles and tomatoes, lots of cheese, and kielbasa all come together with practically no effort at all to make a spicy starter that’s even easier to dig into.


2- 8oz pkgs. Five Star Home Foods kielbasa, diced

2 – 8oz. cream cheese 

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

2- 10oz. cans Rot-Tel diced tomatoes and green chiles

Tortilla chips, for serving



Cook the kielbasa in a skillet over medium for about 5 minutes until slightly browned. Transfer it to a 3-quart slow cooker set to low with a slotted spoon. Add the cheese and diced tomatoes and green chiles (with the liquid from the can) to the slow cooker with the kielbasa and stir well to combine. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally. 


Brown Butter Ham & Cheese Sliders

brown butter ham and cheese sliders

Ham & Cheese sliders are an easy crowd pleasing sandwich that’s perfect for football fare. 


24 Hawaiian rolls 

24 one-inch pieces Five Star Home Foods spiral sliced ham

24 small slices Swiss cheese

⅔ cup mayonnaise

Brown Butter sauce:

1 ½ Tablespoons yellow mustard

½ cup butter melted

1 Tablespoon minced onion

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Slice rolls lengthwise with a large serrated knife. Spread the mayonnaise onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish. Place very close together.

*Please note that browning butter is pretty quick, so don’t leave the stove unattended.* 

Place the butter in a light-colored pan over medium heat. Stir the butter the entire time to keep it moving. Once the butter is melted it will begin to foam and sizzle around the edges. In about 5-8 minutes, the butter will turn golden brown. Some of the foam will subside and the milk solids at the bottom will be toasty brown. The butter will smell intensely buttery and nutty. Remove from the pan and pour the butter into a medium glass bowl. Add the remaining ingredients of the Brown Butter Sauce and whisk together. Pour the sauce evenly over all of the sandwiches. You do not have to use all of the sauce! Just use enough to cover the tops. Let sit for 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until the tops of the rolls are slightly brown and crispy. 


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