Friday, February 3

Super Bowl Recipe Ideas: Easy Black Bean Chili, Homemade Beer Bread, and Manly Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies

Quick and Easy Black Bean Chili -
This thick and hearty black bean chili makes a great dip, too. (recipe here)

Still finalizing your game day menu? You're sure to score big with these winning recipes from the Farmgirl Fare archives.

My Quick and Easy Tex Mex Black Bean Chili is loaded with beans, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and corn. It's low fat, full of flavor, and easy to make vegetarian. It also tastes great as a dip or on nachos and even freezes well. What are Farmgirl Fare readers are saying about it?

My friends said it was the best chili they ever had!!

Just made this for a Super Bowl party. My fiancé had been worried about a vegetarian chili tasting right but said that this recipe was the best chili he'd had in years! I added one minced chipotle and a teaspoon of the adobo sauce and used water instead of stock.

Beyond Easy Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Recipe - Farmgirl Fare

This Beyond Easy Homemade Beer Bread has been one of my most popular recipes since I first shared it back in 2005. Five minutes of work and you'll be rewarded with a warm, crusty loaf in under an hour. Try dill and cheddar, rosemary and feta, onion rye, or even whole wheat. The flavor variations are endless.

Big, Soft, and Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies -

I've been baking these Big, Soft, and Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies for 20 years, and every guy who's ever tasted them has loved them. (I love them, too). My hunky farmguy Joe says they're even good with beer—and nobody ever guesses they're made with whole wheat flour.

Go team!

Still hungry? You'll find links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

©, where it's not about who wins or loses—it's what you eat during the game.


  1. Hi Farmgirl,
    I have been following your wonderful blog for years and have yet to see a picture of YOU. I've seen Joe, lambs, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, quilts, foods....but never YOU. Can you let us have a peek at what you look like??? Just curious. ; )

    Chris O'Connor
    East Lansing, MI

  2. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for following along all these years! Yeah, I guess you noticed I'm much more comfortable behind the camera, but you can get an idea of what I look like on my About Page. :)

  3. That sounds like a winning Superbowl menu to me!

  4. Chili made my superbowl list too! My Beer Bacon Chocolate Chili would go really well with your beautiful bread!

  5. I've been searching for a good vegetarian chili recipe, and this may be it. I'll try it out this weekend. The chocolate chip raisin cookies would be a great reason to use up all the whole wheat flour sitting in my pantry. Thank you!

  6. They all look good. Glad he enjoyed them.

  7. Oh, I have beer in the fridge. {Doing my happy dance}. I'm making this to go with soup this week. Thank you.

  8. I claim the chocolate chip cookies and then I want everything else.

  9. I made a loaf of your beer bread last week - can't believe how easy it is - crazy! We loved it - especially good with scrambled egg sandwiches. Thanks for the recipe. I will be making it often.

  10. Oh my! I tried your Beer Bread and it was a surprising "wonderful." I plan to use this recipe for various activities here at The Country Farm Home.

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