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These game day skillets are delicious, easy to make, and the perfect game time grub!
I am pretty sure I have mentioned this before, but my son has a sports app on his iPad, and this means that he gets ALL the sports updates. ALL OF THEM!!!! **Sigh He is also a talker. The neighbor calls him the town crier because he makes sure the whole neighborhood knows about anything going on.
Anyway, my son comes by it honestly, as his dad is also a huge sports fanatic. With a son and a husband who loves football, homegating food is a must at our house. We are definitely going to be watching the Big Game, and I will be making a spread to enjoy it with.
I have been experimenting to get ready for the game, because even though I don’t usually watch too much of the game, I love to eat. I love the commercials. And I love spending time with my family and friends. So I have to make amazing food, like these meatballs, or these sliders.
I want to sit in the comfort of my own living room, not having to worry about sun glare, or cold winds, or obnoxious drunk fans spilling on me. So my homegating party has to have good grub! But I wasn’t satisfied just yet. As far as I am concerned, the perfect homegating food has to be something I want to eat and that is easy to make, and totally acceptable to eat with your hands, while being a meal, not just a snack.
And so the birth of the game day skillets!
I went to Walmart and picked up some Alexia frozen fries and onion rings. They make it super easy to get these skillets done in no time. Alexia offers a range of products like crinkle fries, onion rings, and sweet potato fries. And they are perfect for these game day skillets as they are so versatile and high quality.
I used the onion rings to make fajita skillets, and oh my gosh. I am pretty sure I will be making these on a regular basis, they are fantastic! And really easy to make too!
Basically you marinate the beef, cook it in your skillet with your peppers and mushrooms, while your onion rings are baking, then you toss them all together in the skillet, and top with your favorite toppings! So much flavor, and really delicious!
The fajita marinade is awesome, and one nice thing is you can make it in advance and let your beef marinate so it gets tender. But if you run out of time, just marinate for at least an hour.
Game Day Skillets
- 1 bag Alexia Onion Rings
- 1 1/2 lbs beef skirt steak or flank steak cut thin
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/2 each Red Yellow, and Orange peppers
- 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
- Corn tortillas for serving 5-10 total
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbs chili powder
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil extra virgin
- Sour Cream
- 2 cups Alexia Crinkle Cut Fries about half the bag
- 1 chicken breast about 1 heaping cup chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 Tbs Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup Pickled Vegetables I used this simple brine and carrots, sweet mini peppers, cilantro, and cucumbers
- 1/2 cup cabbage
- Mix together fajita sauce ingredients, and marinate thinly sliced beef in the sauce for minimum 1 hr, overnight is best.
- Bake onion rings according to the package directions
- Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, add in 1 tbs olive oil, mushrooms, and let cook 1-2 minutes, then add in beef and peppers, and toss until peppers are tender and beef is browned
- Remove meat and veggie mixture from skillet, place cooked onion rings in skillet, top with the beef and pepper mixture.
- Enjoy served with toppings and tortillas. If desired, add cheese and put in oven on broil for 2-3 minutes before serving!
- Bake the crinkle fries in the oven according to package directions
- While fries are baking, cut your chicken breast into bite sized pieces
- Heat your skillet on medium high heat, add in olive oil and chicken
- Put sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey over the top, toss well, and cook until chicken is done (5-6 minutes)
- Remove from heat, and take chicken out of the skillet
- Your fries should be done, so remove them from the oven, and turn the oven on to broil on high.
- Add cooked fries to the bottom of the skillet, layer on cheese and chicken, then pop in the oven until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
- Top with pickled veggies and cabbage and enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
So go make these and bask in the deliciousness! These will definitely be repeated on Sunday for the BIG GAME!
For more ideas on using these awesome fries and onion rings check out the Alexia Pinterest Page.
And for more fun game day recipes be sure to check out: