Nick Mangold's "Super Bowl Chorizo Bacon Chili" is the Ultimate "YOLO" Food: Fan's View

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Nick Mangold's "Super Bowl C.B.C." dish is one of the best appetizers I have ever stirred up for a party.

My disclaimer is that this is a high calorie belly-buster, making it perhaps the ultimate "YOLO" food.

You probably don't want to eat the "C.B.C." too often, even if you're not on a strict diet. YOLO, for those who don't know, is the acronym for "you only live once."

Mangold, the New York Jets' 28-year-old center, introduced the world to his ridiculous concoction during a cooking competition on "The Rachael Ray Show" in 2009, and the dish has become a fan favorite in the Big Apple ever since.

C.B.C. stands for "chorizo, bacon, chili," which are the primary ingredients in the meal. As you can probably guess, this dish isn't for those who are counting their calories or trying to maintain a slim figure.

It won't do much for your waistline, but it sure is delicious. I whipped up this appetizer for the Super Bowl 2010 viewing party at my house, and my friends were absolutely delighted.

It was so popular that I started making it at every house party I hosted.

I was also pleased with how easy it is to make. According to rachaelrayshow.com, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 6 strips of thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo sausage, removed from casings
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 serrano peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • Your favorite chili toppings.

In my version of the dish, I skipped the extra ground black pepper and garlic, and it came out just fine. You can make your own adjustments to your liking, and slight modifications are recommended.

The website suggests that the onions and chorizo gets put into the pot before all the other ingredients, but I slapped everything in there all at once and it came out perfect.

Once you have the meat cooked, simply add in the spices, peppers, corn, sauce and celery, stir well and serve. Some nice additions are sides of shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips for dipping.

Your friends will leave your party full, happy and healthy.

Have you tried to stir up your own batch of Nick Mangold's chili? Tell me about it in the comments.

Eric Holden is a lifelong New York Jets fan. Follow him on Twitter @ericholden.

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