5 KRAVE-Worthy Game Day Hacks To Help You Kick Off Football Season Right

By: So Yummy
September 20, 2018

Hut, hut, hike! Football season is back again, and while others are obsessing over their fantasy draft picks, we’re more preoccupied with fantasizing about what’s on draft. Sportsmanship aside, we all know the real fun of game day is biting into a juicy, hot buffalo wing and wearing the saucy mess on your face like war paint. It takes a lot of energy to cheer your favorite team to victory, and nothing provides long-lasting energy and a hearty protein kick better than beef jerky. We’ve teamed up with KRAVE to show you how to be the real MVP of football foodies.

Whether you’re hosting the viewing party at your house, or just bringing some snacks to the tailgate, these game-day hacks will be a total touchdown with any crowd. You and your friends might disagree on which team to root for, but there’s no debate over how fun finger foods are. Forget the boring old chips and dip, and level-up your snacking skills with cheddar and jerky stuffed Hasselback potatoes. Ditch the dull Pigs in a Blanket, and nosh on these sweet and spicy jerky jalapeño poppers instead. We’re not gonna lie, the sweet chipotle kick at the end is like a Hail Mary of flavor. Don’t know how to hold your drink and juggle all these tasty treats at once? Don’t worry, we’ve got a hack for that, too. Consider these 5 hacks spring training for the most delicious pre-game party season you’ve ever had.

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Mini Hasselback Potatoes

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  • 1 lb petite potatoes
  • 10 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5.4 oz Sea Salt Krave Jerky
  • 3 tbsp green onions
  • ½ cup sour cream

Instructions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Slice the potato into thin slices, leaving about ¼ inch at the bottom unsliced. The spoon will prevent you from slicing the potato all the way. Repeat with all potatoes.

  3. Place the potatoes onto a baking sheet and insert the cheese slices and jerky into each cut of the potato alternating between each slice.

  4. Bake the potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven, top with sour cream and green onions and enjoy!

Bloody Mary Ice Cubes

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Hot Sauce Ice Cubes:

 

  • ¼ cup hot sauce of your choice
  • ¾ cup water
  • jalapeño, sliced

Celery Juice Ice Cubes:

 

  • ¼ cup celery juice

  • ¾ cup water

  • handful of pearl onions

Worcestershire Ice Cubes:

 

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire

  • ¾ cup water

  • handful of olives

Bloody Mary:

 

  • ¼ cup vodka

  • 2 cups Bloody Mary mix

Instructions:

 

  1. Place the sliced jalapeños, pearl onions, and olives inside each section of the ice cube tray, one item in each cube.

  2. Mix together ¼ cup of hot sauce with ¾ cup of water. Repeat with celery juice and Worcestershire.

  3. Pour the hot sauce mixture over the jalapeños, the celery mixture over the onions, and the Worcestershire mixture over the olives.

  4. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

  5. Place the ice cubes into a glass. You may use more than one ice cube of choice depending on the flavor you want in your drink.

  6. Add in 1 part vodka and 3 parts Bloody Mary mix. Top with toppings of your choice and enjoy!

 

Jerky Jalapeno Poppers

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  • 1 lb jalapeños

  • 8 oz cream cheese

  • 2.7 oz Krave Chili Lime Jerky

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough

Instructions:

 

  1. To remove the seeds from a jalapeño, roll it on the table, pressing firmly down to loosen up the seeds inside. Cut off the top of the jalapeño and tap it against the surface. The seeds should fall out easily. From there, cut the jalapeño into four pieces horizontally.

  2. Remove the crescent dough from its can and separate the pieces as they are cut.

  3. Place one piece of cut jalapeño, a small slice of cream cheese, and a few pieces of Krave jerky onto the larger side of the crescent dough.

  4. Roll into crescents by rolling the widest end into the smallest. Place point side down on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  5. Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Brush with a small layer of honey as soon as the rolls come out of the oven. Serve immediately.

 

Stackable Cups and Plates

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Materials:

 

  • plastic cup
  • disposable plate
  • Sharpie
  • X-Acto cutter

Instructions:

 

  1. Flip plate upside down to expose bottom side.
  2. Trace the outline of the plastic cup in the center of the plate, then draw six equal-sized segments, as if slicing a pizza.
  3. Using your X-Acto knife, cut along the lines of the six segments, avoiding the outer circle.
  4. Flip plate back over, and puncture the plastic cup through the center to create a cup holder.

Grilling Temps Made Easy

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Materials:

 

  • plastic squeeze bottle
  • hamburger meat
  • buns
  • ketchup (or mustard would work too)
  • grill

Instructions:

 

  1. Fill the squeeze bottle with your favorite ketchup or desired condiment.
  2. Grill hamburgers to the desired temperature.
  3. Before taking the burgers off the grill, write the requested temperature on the bun with the squeeze bottle. Voila! No more confusion about whose burger is whose!