It's game day! Do you know who I'm rooting for? The Michigan State Spartans, of course! I have them winning the entire tournament. My ESPN March Madness Bracket is at 90%. I have guessed 43 games correct, so far. If you are looking for a few game day food ideas, then scroll down. I have included a few recipes from my Trailgating section in my cookbook, Meals From the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons in Michigan.
Cheeseburger Deluxe Tater Tot Bites
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
3 tablespoons dill relish
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 lb package tater tots
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 minced garlic clove
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Dill relish or chopped dill pickles
Preheat oven to 425º-F. Spray regular size muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until assembly.
Prepare Tater Tots
Place 5 tater tots inside each muffin tin, bake for 20 minutes. This will be approximately 18 muffin cups.
Make Cheeseburger Filling
In a large skillet, add oil and onions and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and ground beef and cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Using the bottom of a shot glass or back of an ice cream scooper, lightly press inside center of each tater tot muffin cup to create a well. Spoon meat mixture inside of each tater tot well, then sprinkle cheese over meat. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Garnish with bacon bits, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and special sauce.
Game Day Sloppy Joes
Hope you guys have a great weekend! It's finally opening weekend here at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and I hear a lot of ORV's driving by. The weather is also warming up, so it should be a great weekend! Go Green! Go White!