Grey Cup Runneth Over

11 Nov

It’s the eve of Grey Cup, and we know what that means. Football party. But no Pil and doodles for this crowd on game day.

What’s your favourite football recipe tradition? Let us know.

Here are some of our most time-honoured recipes.


We see a number of similar recipes online calling for additions of, gulp, ranch dressing. What on earth is wrong with you people?

This recipe is best at its simplest.

8  oz. pkg.  cream cheese, softened
2 cups rotisserie chicken, skin and bones removed, shredded
1/2  cup  Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Wing flavour sauce
1/2  cup  blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles, or other shredded cheese

Mix well and add to crockpot an hour before serving. We serve with celery and carrot sticks for dipping.


500g/1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 cup fine bread crumbs, preferably Italian style

1 medium onion, finely chopped

4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon EACH garlic powder, red chili flakes, black pepper and salt

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon butter

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup liquid honey

2 tablespoons soya sauce

Mix meat and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Add chopped onion, cilantro, garlic powder, chili pepper flakes, black pepper and salt. Beef may be seasoned and left for an hour or two before proceeding.

Add milk and egg and mix lightly with a fork. Shape into 2.5cm/1-inch balls. Place in a single layer in an ungreased pan and bake at 200C/400F oven for 10 to 12 minutes; drain well.

Melt butter in a saucepan and saute garlic until tender. Add ketchup, honey and soya sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens. Add meat balls to sauce. Return to boil and simmer uncovered for five minutes ensuring all meatballs are glazed.

Serve in a dish with toothpicks.

Makes about 24 to 32 meatballs.

UPDATE just found an updated jalepeno popper version
1/2 red onion, coarsely cut

4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and cut into quarters

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

3 garlic cloves, crushed

6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated

2 tablespoons sambal oelek

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon black pepper

juice of one lime

4 good dashes of Tabasco

2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

mini pita

Place onion, peppers, cilantro and garlic in food processor and blend until finely chopped but not completely pureed. Add cream cheese and blend briefly to mix.

Turn into a bowl and add next eight ingredients. If mixture does not bind properly, add additional cream cheese. It should not be runny or falling apart.

Stir in cooked and chopped chicken breasts, and adjust seasoning to taste.

Cut mini pitas in half and stuff a little of the mixture into each pocket; it doesn`t take much. Place on tray in a 350F/180C oven for three minutes or until hot and cheese is bubbly. Serve with your favorite salsa or crudites.


30 huge mushrooms (they will shrink when cooked)

1 to 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 bottle Worcestershire sauce (small for the meek, large for the brave)

3 dashes Tabasco

1/4 cup ground black pepper, fine or coarse

In a large skillet, combine all ingredients except mushrooms. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce slightly thickens. Add mushrooms, continue stirring for another five to 10 minutes, allowing sauce to penetrate mushrooms and thicken further.

Serve mushrooms, hot or cold, with sauce in a deep serving dish

5 Responses to “Grey Cup Runneth Over”

  1. Kathryn November 27, 2009 at 1:27 am #

    These recipes sound fantastic – I am hosting a party in Calgary (sadly we didn’t win) but I think the food (and beer) will definately improve the mood!

    • Saucy Cherie November 27, 2009 at 4:21 am #

      Glad you found some you liked, Kathryn! There are a few other entries also — be sure to check them out if you haven’t already. Definitely something for everyone. Enjoy game day…


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