The Super Bowl is fast approaching and you’re planning on having friends or family over for a Super Bowl party, but what will you make?
Or maybe you’re going to someone else’s Super Bowl party and were asked to bring something; why not bring something fun and wild?
If you’re like us here at Harvesting Nature, you’re going to want to serve up and show off some of the wild game you spent the year obtaining, whether as finger foods, dips, chili, sandwiches, tacos, or the main event after the game.
From big game to upland birds, from waterfowl to small game, from wild edibles to fish and seafood, we’ve got you covered for recipes.
Take a spin through the amazing recipes our Field Staff Writers have contributed and wow your guests with the best Wild Super Bowl party they’ve ever been to!
Try our Delicious Wild Fish and Game Spice Blends!
The Finger Foods
You’re going to need some finger foods for when guests arrive and to bring out sporadically throughout the game. These foods need to be quick to make, easy to eat, and delicious enough to momentarily distract your guests from the action on TV. We guarantee that every recipe here will do just that!
Katie Wiley’s Beer Battered Mussels with Garlic Aioli
Justin Townsend’s Venison Chili Egg Rolls
Adam Berkelmans’ Coyote Steak Bites
Brandon Dale’s Elk Shank Tagine Canapes
Justin Townsend’s Jerked Venison Meatballs
Jeff Benda’s Cheeseburger Venison Bites
Jason Thornton’s Venison Tongue Pate
Dustyn Carroll’s Squirrel Potstickers
Lindsey Bartosh’s Salmon Nachos
Cayla Bendel’s Venison Pizza Rolls
John Vile’s BBQ Squirrel
Daniel Kenworthy’s Quail Egg Roll Poppers
Justin Townsend’s Antelope Steak Fingers
What’s a Super Bowl party without a dip? Break out the tortilla chips and dig in!
Gunnar Emberg’s Venison Queso Dip
Shawn West’s Canada Goose Popper Dip
Kory Slye’s Chipotle Squirrel BBQ Dip
A steaming bowl of spicy chili is the perfect thing to bring out for the halftime show. Luckily, you can make chili well in advance and just reheat it before serving. A big pot of chili is also perfect for bringing to someone else’s Super Bowl potluck party!
Kory Slye’s Smoked Venison Chili
Justin Townsend’s Venison and Black Bean Chili with Cornbread Waffles
Jeff Benda’s Pronghorn and Portobello Chili
Kory Slye’s Braised Squirrel Chili
Lindsey Bartosh’s Apricot Bear Chili
Justin Townsend’s Wild Rabbit Chili
Jeff Benda’s Venison Steak Chili Tamale Pie
The Sandwiches and Subs
Want to do something different than chili for halftime this year? Make sandwiches! These hot sandwiches and subs will impress your guests, soak up some of the beer bring drank, and stop hunger in its tracks.
Adam Berkelmans’ Nashville Hot Pike Sandwich
LC Hunter’s Brown Sugar BBQ Elk Sub
John Vile’s Beaver Bomber Sandwiches
Jeff Benda’s Hot Italian Venison Sandwich
Quincy Milton’s Smoked and Pulled Wild Turkey Sandwiches
Gunnar Emberg’s Wild Game Chopped Cheese Sandwich
Rikki Folger’s Wild Pulled Pork Sandwich
Shawn West’s Black Bear Meatball Subs
Ben Burgholzer’s Korean Pulled Bear Sandwiches
Adam Berkelmans’ Bourbon-Brown Sugar Beaver Baguettes
Gunnar Emberg’s Venison French Dip
Tacos are perfect for Super Bowl because they bridge the gap between a meal and a finger food. Easy to eat and easy to make, they’re the perfect tasty treat to bring out during a lull in the game!
Justin Townsend’s Best Ground Venison Taco Meat
Adam Berkelmans’ Ancho Venison Shank Tacos
Jeff Benda’s Fried Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Justin Townsend’s Venison Taquitos
Lindsey Bartosh’s Elk Crunchwrap Supreme
Natalie Auer’s Dutch Oven Venison Barbacoa Tacos
Adam Berkelmans’ Blackened Alligator Tacos with Macque Choux Salsa
Justin Townsend’s Grilled Antelope Tacos
Tera Stoddard’s Pheasant Tacos
The Main Event
Well, the game’s finished, your team one, and the halftime show rocked… but you’re not done yet! If you want your guests to hang out after the game, you’d better have something good cooking for a late supper. The main event should be something hearty, spectacular, and made in such a way that you don’t miss the entire game because you’re in the kitchen, cooking the whole time. These recipes can be made ahead of time and heated up after the game’s over or can be left cooking in the smoker or crockpot without much fuss while it’s still on.
Gunnar Emberg’s Ultimate Venison Lasagna
Justin Townsend’s Best Venison Mississippi Pot Roast
Kory Slye’s Smoked Canada Goose
Justin Townsend’s Whole Smoked Venison Backstrap
John Vile’s Venison Shepherds Pie
Adam Berkelmans’ Easy Crockpot Goose Breast Vindaloo
Tori Loomis’ Elk Steak Pie
Jeff Benda’s Jackalope Wellington
Justin Townsend’s Citrus Smoked Venison Shanks
Gunnar Emberg’s Best Venison Bolognese