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Goal Line Grape Chili Meatballs

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Go for the goal with these scrumptious, yet easy-to-make meatballs.

The Goal Line Grape Chili Meatballs come from Jordan, our drop-shipping manager. Another new father, Jordan’s recipe is an exercise in easy preparation. You’ll need a slow-cooker and just three ingredients. Since it uses a slow-cooker and you’ll only need to occasionally check on it,  this is a great recipe to start before all other gameday preparations.

Goal Line Grape Chili Meatballs are sweet and savory and served on a stick.


Jordan’s Grape Chili Meatballs:

Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 Hours



1 3-5LB bag of frozen meatballs

2 12oz jars of Chili Sauce

1 32oz jar grape jelly



Pour everything into slow cooker on low, stirring occasionally.

Cook for 3-4 hours until meatballs are hot.

Serve with toothpicks



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Time Out Cheesy Bacon Tatertots

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Take a time out from the game to enjoy these bite-sized treats.

This recipe comes from Bob, our Online Marketing Manager. He’s recently become a new dad, so his time is at a premium. Luckily, his Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots require a minimum amount of ingredients and prep work.


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Cheesy Bacon Tots: Minimal prep, maximum yum! Photo courtesy of Bruce Gibson http://www.flickr.com/photos/gibsongunleather/ Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Bob’s Cheesy Bacon Tater-Tots

Prep Time: 10-15  Minutes

Cook Time: 30-45 Minutes



12 slices of American cheese

1 – 32oz Bag of Tater-tots

2 Lbs of Bacon cut in half




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Bake tater-tots for 10 minutes so they are not frozen but not completely cooked. Allow to cool.

Cook bacon slices in skillet till cooked but still flexible. Drain on paper towels.

Cut each slice of cheese into 8 pieces.

Place cheese on each tater-tot and wrap tater-tot with bacon secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet and broil  for 5 more minutes in oven at 350 degrees.



Change up the cheese to suit your taste.

For some extra spice, tuck a jalapeno slice between the bacon and cheese!

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Red Zone Buffalo Chicken Dip

Monday, January 27th, 2014

This cheesy, spicy dip is a surefire score.

Let’s be honest. For many people, the actual football action of a championship game often comes second to the fun of the viewing party, especially if your team’s not in the game. In truth, the best parts of the Big Game are being able to hang out with friends and family and eat tons of great food. So, we thought we’d survey the Abt Electronics family and collect some of our favorite football recipes. They’re all pretty easy to prepare, require minimal cleanup and are designed to be eaten with your hands or heaped onto tortilla chips or whatever you prefer dipping.

Our first entry comes from Lauren, one of our drop-shipping gurus. If you live out of state and have ever ordered an appliance from us, there’s a chance she’s dealt with your order. Today, she serves up an easy recipe for some spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip!


Red Zone Buffalo Chicken Dip. Photo courtesy of Alana at http://sunshineandbones.blogspot.com/


Lauren’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 Minutes


1 Pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup ranch dressing

1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1/2 cup crumbles blue cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish, mixing well

Bake 20-30 minutes, until mixture is heated through; stir.

Serve with crackers, vegetables, or nacho chips.




For easiest prep, use canned chicken. However for some extra flavor—without much extra work—simply fork-shred a grocery store rotisserie chicken.

Feel free to substitute your favorite cheese. Cheddar will give your dip a bit more punch.

Experiment with wing sauce flavors and temperatures. Only you know how hot you’ll like it!


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