Updated: Jan 31, 2020
THE CHIEFS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!! If you’re anything like me, just thinking about it is enough to give you instant goosebumps. Since this isn’t just any ol’ Super Bowl, I rounded up the brain trust at Farm to Market Bread Co. to put together a list of our recommendations for a “Kansas City Born, Kansas City Bread” themed feast.
Chile Chiefs Grilled Cheese
Our Chile Cheese Sourdough is the (very) unofficial bread of the Chiefs. It makes the perfect grilled cheese because the cheddar from the bread melts out onto the pan, and you get those deliciously crispy, slightly burned bits. To make it Super Bowl party worthy, we used cookie cutters to cut out the number of our favorite player on the top slice of bread. We only make Chile Cheese Sourdough during the football season, so grab some while you can – it will only be available for a few more days!
To make a Chile Chiefs Grilled Cheese, butter and lightly toast both sides of a slice of Chile Cheese Sourdough in a cast iron skillet or pan. Remove and set aside. Spread butter on one side of a second slice of bread, place bread butter side down on the skillet and top it with cheese (grated cheese will melt easier). Cook for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melting. Meanwhile, use cookie cutters to cut out the number of your favorite player in the toasted piece of bread. Add that piece of bread to top the sandwich and toast for another minute to combine.
Chiefs Kingdom Cheese + Veggie Tray
A snack tray is synonymous with a Super Bowl party, but you can do better than an assortment of questionable celery and carrots. For the veggies, stick with a very selective red and yellow color scheme of bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and radishes. Choosing locally made items is also a great way to show your KC pride. Right now, you can find Shatto Milk Squeaky Cheese Curds in Chiefs colors, and the Sun Dried Tomato dip from Mo’s World’s Greatest Hummus is delicious and fits right in with the color palette. Of course you’ll also need great KC bread! We recommend the Farm to Market baguette for cheese and dips.
The Super Bread Bowl
Since we’re a bread bakery making Super Bowl snacks, we would be doing something seriously wrong if we left out this crowd pleaser: dip in a bread bowl. We used the Stovetop Spinach-Artichoke Dip from Bon Appetit and put it in a hollowed out Farm to Market Sourdough round.
But we know dip is a truly personal choice and we would never steer you away from your favorite. The beauty of the Super Bread Bowl is that it’s easy and customizable. You just need good dip and good bread. You can also check out specialty shops like The Local Pig, Broadway Butcher, or French Market (as well as the deli section of your grocery store) for pre-made options. Impress your guests with the bread bowl presentation – and pun! – and save the rest of your energy for cheering on the Chiefs!
Kansas City BBQ Chicken Sliders
We all know it’s not a KC themed party without barbecue. We kept things straightforward with shredded chicken tossed in a KC staple: Gates Bar-B-Q Sauce (though we’re also big fans of Joe’s – if it’s good enough for Paul Rudd, it’s good enough for us). Top with a local pickle from KC Canning Co. and some cheddar cheese and you are good to go.
Now listen, we love Hawaii as much as the next guy, but you can’t have a barbecue slider without a Kansas City slider bun! For a VERY limited time, we are releasing our Egg Slider buns for retail purchase. We have even dyed some red for the hard core fans! Find them Super Bowl weekend only, at participating stores.
Sausage, Pretzels, & Beer
Like Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, some things just work perfectly together. Case in point, KC made sausage, pretzels, and beer. For an easy spread, take your biggest cutting board and fill it with sausages, pretzel rolls, mustard, and pickles. Here’s the breakdown:
Pretzel Rolls: by this point, if you don’t know what we’re going to recommend, what are we even doing here? But seriously, Farm to Market pretzel rolls are available at the Hen House stores in Corinth Square, Deer Creek, Fairway, and Lenexa, Cosentino’s Brookside Market, and The Merc in Lawrence
Mustard: snag some Boys Grow Jalapeno Honey Mustard for a delicious spread that gives back to the KC community
Pickles: they don’t call KC Canning Co. owner Tim Touhy a picklesmith for nothing. We are serving their Unfiltered Hoppy Pickles (a collaboration with Boulevard Brewing Co.)
Beer: we’re a Boulevard Pale Ale family, but any of the awesome local brews will be great
BONUS! Our pretzel rolls would also be delicious with this 15 minute Beer Cheese Dip from KC expat Ali Martin of Gimme Some Oven.