Chorizo Poppers, Wings, Easy Huevos Rancheros

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away, as is the end of our clean eating challenge.  This could spell disaster is you’re not prepared.  Show up to your Super Bowl party with one of the following paleo friendly dishes and you won’t need to worry about the scale come Monday…assuming you don’t stuff yourself silly.

Here are some Super Bowl favorites that have already been posted:
Chili
Meatballs
Pizza
BBQ beef and slaw

Corey makes the very best chicken wings and has graciously shared his method.  Place uncooked wings in a bowl.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, celery salt and onion powder and stir until evenly coated.  Then, place on a hot grill and cook until super crispy, turning often.  In the meantime, melt a stick of butter with a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce Original.  When the wings are done, place them in a clean bowl and immediately douse with the warm sauce.  Serve with celery and napkins.  Finger lickin’ good, ya’ll!

Chorizo Poppers (from Make it Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason)

1 lb ground turkey (or pork, pork is juicy)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2Tb chili powder
1 Tb paprika
½ Tb oregano
½ Tb cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tb apple cider vinegar
1 lb mini bell peppers
½ onion, chopped fine
1 large tomato, diced
1 Tb cilantro, minced

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, season ground turkey with garlic, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar.  Mix until spices are evenly distributed throughout the turkey.  Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 400.  Remove seasoned turkey from fridge and brown in a skillet over medium heat.  In the meantime, rinse mini bell peppers.  Remove tops, seeds and membranes from inside the peppers and set aside.

Remove turkey from heat and stir in tomato, onion and cilantro.  Stuff mini bell peppers with chorizo turkey mixture and place on a baking sheet.  Bake peppers for 20-25 minutes at 400 or until edges are golden and peppers are somewhat soft.  Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Extra chorizo?  This is my version of huevos rancheros and is good anytime but is especially delicious after a long night.  Chorizo, fried eggs, assorted toppings.  Amazing.

Good luck these last few days of the clean eating challenge!  Don’t blow all of your hard work with mindless eating of sugary, processed finger foods.  Make your own delicious food, enjoy the commercials, and delight in the fact that you are strong enough to back squat the cheerleaders.

One Response to Chorizo Poppers, Wings, Easy Huevos Rancheros
  1. Amy
    November 6, 2013 | 6:20 pm

    I just updated this post with the addition of pork as one of the ground meat options to make chorizo. Ground turkey is really lean and can dry out easily. Pork is fattier and juicier and tastier. You can use either or a combination of the two. I made these recently for Morgan’s baby shower and used pork. And I tend to go heavy on the garlic and cilantro, because I love it. This recipe is just a template, add more of whatever flavors you love and enjoy! I always seem to have some version of this chorizo in my fridge; I love it with eggs, tomatoes and avocado. Or biscuits and gravy. Or in sweet potato hash. Or in a corn tortilla with salsa and more cilantro. On a taco salad. You get the idea.

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