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Affordable Appetizers for The Big Game!

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 13:25:44-05

Ann Cox Eastes made affordable and easy Super Bowl appetizers: Sloppy Joe Nachos, Black Bean and Corn Bites and Chunky Guacamole. (see recipes below) Find more recipes online at


1 lb lean ground beef

1 (15 ½-oz ) can sloppy joe sauce

1 (12-oz) bag tortilla chips

¾-1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese

½ c chopped green onions

1 avocado, sliced

Sour cream, optional, for garnish topping

Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring and breaking up into small pieces. Cook until no longer pink; drain any excess fat. Stir in sloppy joe sauce and cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Arrange chips on a serving platter. Spoon ground beef mixture on top of chips and sprinkle cheddar cheese and green onions on top. Arrange slices of avocado and sour cream on top to finish. Yield: 6-8 servings


3 medium-ripe avocados, chopped coarsely

1 c pico de gallo

2 T lime juice

2 T chopped cilantro

½ t garlic salt

¼-1/2 t cumin

1 jalapeno, chopped, optional

Gently combine avocados, pico de gallo, lime juice, cilantro, garlic salt and cumin in a large bowl. Stir to mix. Serve with chips. Yield: 4-6 servings


2 c frozen sweet corn, thawed or 1 (15 ½ -oz) can corn, drained

11/2 c prepared salsa

1 avocado, diced into small cubes

1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

½ cup chopped green onions

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

1 (12-14-oz) bag tortilla cup chips

Combine corn, salsa, avocado, black beans, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl and stir to mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to combine. Spoon mixture into tortilla chips and arrange on a serving dish. Yield: 6-8 servings **Could also serve as a dip with chips.