This post is sponsored by Heinz, Velveeta and Oscar Mayer.
Game day is a sacred time for sports enthusiasts, a time when friends and families gather around
the TV, wear their favorite team’s colors, and immerse themselves in the excitement of football.
Whether you’re a fan of professional or college football, one thing remains constant: the
importance of traditions. From lucky jerseys to pre-game rituals, these customs add an extra
layer of fun and anticipation to the game. And what’s a game day without mouthwatering snacks
to fuel the excitement? I developed my love for football game day through tailgating in college
and through the years creating my own special traditions at home.
In this blog post, in partnership with Heinz, Velveeta, and Oscar Mayer, I’ll share my gameday
traditions. I’ll also share two classic recipes that are sure to score big: chili Cheese Dip with
Velveeta and classic Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs.
The Essence of Game Day Traditions
Game day traditions hold a special place in the hearts of football fans, especially my husband’s.
These rituals create a sense of camaraderie and unity, allowing fans to feel connected to their
team and fellow supporters. Whether it’s dipping a chip after every touchdown, or hearing
“LET’S GOOOO’s” during the game, these traditions are a testament to the passionate spirit of
The Countdown to Kickoff: Chili Cheese Dip with Velveeta
No game day is complete without a lineup of delectable snacks that keep energy levels high and
taste buds satisfied. My husband appreciates a good dip, and this is one of his favorites and such
a classic “treat”–my Chili Cheese Dip with Velveeta. This creamy and zesty dip is a crowd-
pleaser and takes only minutes to prepare, which is my favorite part! I love to cook but on game
day, I want to enjoy the game too. I’m not saying my dip changes the outcomes of games, but our
team always wins when I make this dip, talk about coincidence.
1lb (16 oz) of Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 can (10 oz) of Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
1 pound of ground beef
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
Tortilla chips, for dipping
Brown ground beef in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Drain excess fat and season to taste with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and kosher salt.
In a medium-sized saucepan or slow cooker, melt the Velveeta cheese over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Once the cheese is melted, add the undrained can of tomatoes and chilies. Stir until well combined.
Add ground beef to the cheese and tomato mixture and stir.
Continue to heat the dip until everything is warm and well blended.
Serve the Chili Cheese Dip warm with tortilla chips for dipping.
The Ultimate Game Day Classic: Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
When it comes to game day food, simplicity often reigns supreme. Few things evoke the feeling of a stadium more than the aroma of sizzling hot dogs, am I right? Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs are a timeless choice that pairs perfectly with the excitement of football Sunday or college game day. I love the Classic Beef Franks, made with 100% beef.
Oscar Mayer Classic 100% Beef Franks
Hot Dog buns
Your choice of condiments: Heinz ketchup, Heinz mustard, Heinz relish, onions, cheese etc.
Prepare Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Franks according to the package instructions until they’re nicely browned.
Place each hot dog in a bun.
Customize your hot dog with your favorite condiments. Whether you’re a Heinz ketchup and mustard purist or love to pile on the toppings, make it your own with Velveeta, Heinz relish, peppers, and onions.
Game day traditions are as much a part of football culture as the game itself. From team jerseys
to lucky socks, these rituals bond fans together and amplify the excitement. And what better way
to enhance the experience than with mouthwatering recipes like Chili Cheese Dip with Velveeta
and Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs? As you gather with friends and family to cheer on your team,
remember that these traditions and treats are the threads that weave the fabric of game day
memories that will be cherished for years to come. And remember that Heinz, Oscar Mayer
and Velveeta have all the essentials to take game day from ordinary to spectacular.