Gourmet Super Bowl Party Recipe!

February 3, 2013    |    By +
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When it comes to thinking about what to serve during a Super Bowl event, what usually ends up in most gamers’ bellies are pre-ordered buffalo wings, pizza, beer and nachos. Don’t get me wrong, I love all these options, but, this year I decided I was going to break with bland bar food tradition and jazz up my game day menu, gourmet style.

Hosting a Super Bowl party means you, the host, have free reign for endless meal possibilities that will have your guests talking about the food instead of the always anticipated Super Bowl commercials. Now, that sounds like a party to me!

I want to make the biggest sports event of the year to be more than just a typical mid-season tailgating gathering. So, this year my game day menu will consist of delicious steak sandwiches with caramelized onions and herb mayo spread. And, I’ll make potatoes two ways; roasted wedges and a baked potato bar. It’s still the flavors and foods that the dudes love, but with a gourmet twist that makes it fun for me to prepare and serve.

First you need a cast iron pan.  A non-stick skillet will work just as well but well-seasoned cast iron pans always give steak a tasty flavor. I like to use the Calphalon Cast Iron Fry Pan $49.99 because it is affordable and gets the job done.

For this recipe you will need:

Makes 2-3 sandwiches depending on the break you use

  • 1-inch thick boneless New York Strip top loin steak.
  • Bag of yellow onions
  • Bag of red potatoes
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Dijon mustard
  • Whole-Grain mustard
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Baby arugula
  • Sourdough rolls
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Hot Sauce
  • Queso
  • Jalepeno


Potatoes –

Preheat the oven to 375F

  • Leave the skin on and cut the potatoes into wedges
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl and sprinkle salt, pepper, olive oil to coat, and fresh thyme and rosemary; toss
  • Place the potato on a baking tray and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until crispy
  • Wrap whole red potatoes in foil and put in the oven to bake for the same amount of time (you can do this at the same time as the other potatoes)
  • Place the potatoes in several bowls for easy access while watching the game

Steak Sandwiches –

  • To cut the onions, cut both ends of the onion off, peel the outer layer off, then cut the onion into thick round slices and put into a bowl and set aside (you can put a cover on the bowl to keep the gasses from bothering your eyes)
  • Heat the pan on the stove put about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in and let it get hot
  • While you are waiting for the pan, liberally season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper
  • Once the pan is hot, sear the steaks on each side for 1 minute (do not overcrowd the pan, the steaks will end up not getting a good sear)
  • Then reduce the heat to medium/low and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes turning once in between until it is rare in the middle
  • Remove the steak from the pan and place a foil cover over it, letting the steak rest before you cut. Wait about 10 minutes before you cut the steak into strips
  • While the steak is resting put 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil into the pan
  • Pour in the onions and some thyme
  • Sauté on medium for 10 minutes until the onions are caramelized then put aside
  • Cut the sourdough rolls in half and toast to perfection
  • It’s now time to make the mustard mayo!
    • Combine a 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
    • 2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon of Whole-Grain mustard
    • 2 Tablespoon of sour cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt
    • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
    • Whisk together until combined
    • Spread the mustard mayo on each piece of bread
    • Place a layer of steak strips, mayo, onions, and baby arugula on top
    • Cut the sandwiches into pieces to make finger food for a crowd and place on a platter

Now just lay out the condiments for the baked potatoes and potato wedges in little dishes on the coffee table for dipping. I like sour cream, Dijon mustard, chives, queso, hot sauce of your choice, and jalapeno peppers for the spicy folks.


What are you going to serve at your Super Bowl Party? If you make this please share the results!


Inspiration courtesy of Ina Garten: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/steak-sandwich-recipe/index.html

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