The Former Pro Bowl NFL Veteran & Current Network TV Football Analyst Shares his Secrets for Having a Good Time Supporting his Super Team
At 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, Ovie Mughelli was a bruising fullback for more than a decade in the NFL. The former All-Pro player was known for punishing linebackers, but also for his engaging personality and ability to have fun with his teammates both on and off the field. Now, Mughelli is a network TV Sports analyst, so he still finds plenty of time to watch the big games while partying with friends. Just in time for the Big Game on Febuary 5th, Ovie is available to share his can’t-miss Big Game party tips. Find out how this former NFL star and his friends plan to party.
PERFECT FOOD WHEN YOU’RE WATCHING THE BIG GAME
Well it’s not a real football party unless you have Smoked Sausage. Chili is a great winter crowd pleaser so I put the two together with a Smoky Sausage Chili recipe I found on Eckrich.com. I like to use Eckrich Smoked Sausage because it’s naturally hardwood smoked, which gives the chili just the right blend of spices and smokiness. It’s so easy to make. Just add bell peppers to a large saucepan. Stir in chili powder, fire roasted diced tomatoes and some chunky salsa. Then, you add a package of Eckrich Skinless Smoked Sausage cut into bite-sized pieces and simmer for another 6-8 minutes and in 30-minutes you’ll have delicious chili. For the full recipe, go to Eckrich.com.
Smoky Sausage Chili
Smoked Sausage makes this chili a bold, comforting side or meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 regular size package Eckrich® Skinless Smoked Sausage, cut into bite-sized piece
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 14.5 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- 2 16 oz cans pinto or red beans, rinsed and drained
- Garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro
Cook bell peppers in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray 2 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and salsa; simmer 8 minutes.
Stir sausage into chili along with beans. Simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until chili is slightly thickened.
Ladle into shallow bowls; garnish as desired.
SPECIAL FOODS THAT YOU LIKE TO SERVE YOUR PARTY GUESTS FOR THE BIG GAME
Here’s my secret…and sometimes I must admit that I let my friends think I made them from a family recipe. It’s barbecue glazed meatballs, that I make with delicious Armour Original Meatballs. This simple recipe is terrific for entertaining because Armour has done most of the work for you. Just combine one cup of barbecue sauce with one cup of grape jelly, yes grape jelly, in a slow cooker. Add Armour Original Meatballs and cook on high about 3 hours. You can find Armour Meatballs in the freezer section of your local grocery store and this recipe is online at ArmourMeats.com. Armour also has great-tasting Pepperoni which you can easily add to a frozen pizza or to your cheese and cracker plate for the game.
Barbecue Glazed Meatballs
- 1 bag (14 ounce) package Armour® Original Meatballs
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 – 1.5 cups grape jelly
- Combine jelly and barbecue sauce in a large saucepan.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until jelly melts.
- Heat over medium-low heat 15 minutes, or until meatballs are hot and glazed, stirring occasionally.
- Serve in slow cooker set on low, if desired.
THE BIG GAME IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING AND HAVING FUN. MAKE SURE YOUR VIEWING PARTY IS THE ONE TO BEAT
If you’re having a viewing party, pick up UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM wireless Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears, they will seriously amp up your party. I have one and I love it. They blast 360-degree sound and are designed to get wet, dirty and beat up, so you don’t have to worry about that nacho cheese spill during the Big Game. In fact, with Ultimate Ears speakers, you can make the biggest party of the year even bigger, better and louder with PartyUp, a feature in the Ultimate Ears app – that lets you connect as many UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM speakers you can get your hands on. No party is too small or too big to blast your favorite songs with Ultimate Ears’ speakers in PartyUp mode while you’re waiting for kickoff or celebrating a victory. For more information visit, www.UltimateEars.com