Sunday, March 24, 2019

It’s the biggest party day of the year for the biggest football game of the year! This is not the time to just open a bag of chips and call it a party! The Super Bowl is all about the snacks! You can’t throw an amazing Big Game Party without the perfect Game Day Menu! (And of course, the perfect Game Day Outfit!)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving you all sorts of recipe guides to get you amped up for the Super Bowl. Hate the Packers and the Steelers? No problem! Check out the complete Tailgating Guide which is filled with other football and NFL Team Inspired Recipes!

And don’t forget to check out the Big Game Day Menu for the Green Bay Packers and Cheeseheads!

The Pittsburgh Steelers Big Game Day Menu

  • SUPER BOWL SNACK: Pittsburgh Pierogies
  • PREGAME: The Pittsburgh Steelers Black and Gold Cocktail
  • FIRST QUARTER: Steelers Black Bean & Gold Mango Salsa
  • SECOND QUARTER: Steelers Black and Gold Wings
  • HALFTIME:  Pittsburgh Steelers Panini & the Roethlisburger
  • THIRD QUARTER: Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Nachos & Pittsburgh Pierogy Chili
  • 4th QUARTER: Pittsburgh Steelers Thumprint Cookies

If you are a true Steelers Lady, also check out Steelers Lady Custom Designed Stiletto Bowl XLV Tops!


Pittsburgh Pierogies

What the heck is a Pierogie you ask? They are little potato filled balls of delicousness! They are actually polish style dumplings and are famous in Pittsburgh.

Now, you can go ahead and make your own if you want but um, have fun with that. I recommend just grabbing boxes of Mrs. T’s Pierogies from your local grocery store. They are awesome and come in a bunch of different flavors like Four Cheese. They even have Mini Pierogies which would be perfect for the Big Game. Normally I pan fry mine but last time I deep fried them and they were AMAZING! And super fast to make. Make the outside nice and crunchy with the inside warm and melt-in-your mouth perfect.

Popular Pittsburgh Pierogies Recipes

  1. Pierogies Haluski: Cabbage, onions and smoked sausage give a rich hearty taste
  2. Buffalo Wing Pierogies: Great alternative to chicken wings for game day! Makes a great second quarter spicy snack!
  3. Pizza Puck Piergies: Build your own pizza…out of pierogies! Great game day idea!
  4. Pierogy Con queso: Covered and smothered in your favorite cheesy sauce!

Pierogy Haluski

Buffalo Wing Pierogies

Pizza Puck Pierogies

Pierogy con queso



The Black & Gold

  • 2 oz black vodka
  • 1 oz Goldschlager (cinnamon liquor with gold flakes!)

Shake vodka with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Top with Goldschlager so the flakes float all
around! Sparkly!

Pittsburgh Sunrise

  • 4 oz vodka
  • 8 oz Sprite soda
  • 4 oz peach & papaya juice


Pittsburgh Black Bean and Gold Mango Steelers Salsa

This game day dip is light and refreshing and designed to wake up the palatte for all the yumminess to come—without weighing you down! Plus, it’s all done up in Steelers colors! Perfect for the Big Game!


  • 1 large mango, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

Combine mango, red onion, black beans, cilantro and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Squeeze lime juice over mixture. Stir well, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Steelers Black and Gold Wings
Spicy golden honey mustard sauce makes a sweet tangy bite in these wings! You can bake them or fry them but to make them truly black and gold, we recommend doing them up on the grill to get that nice black char. Baste the wings with the sauce while grilling and reserve some for the end or for dipping!

  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Mix together honey mustard, hot sauce, butter, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter is melted; simmer until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.

If frying: deep fry wings according to directions. When done, toss in sauce to coat

If baking or grilling: reserve some of sauce for dipping. Baste wings while baking or grilling and cook according to package.


Pittsburgh Steelers Burgers

As much as I dislike the Steelers (for those new to Stiletto Sports, I’m was a Cardinals girl so Super Bowl XLIII made me pledge my undying hatred for the Steelers for all eternity. Then they beat the Jets. That made it even worse) I found two great burger recipes that made me ALMOST like them!  The Pittsburgh Steelers Panini and the Roethlis-burger
Pittsburgh Steelers Panini

Coleslaw, French fries and an egg ON a burger – why not? This Pittsburgh Panini Burger is loaded up with all kinds of great surprises and you can taste all of the great flavors in one bite. Give it a shot! It’s the famous way of making sandwiches in the ‘Burgh.


  • 3 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1 Dab Butter
  • Salte and Pepper to taste.
  • 1 Bag Oven-Baked French Fries

Burger: Combine together and form into 12 equal patties
Eggs:  In a non-stick skillet, on medium-high heat add the dab of butter.  Crack egg in the pan and let it sit for 30 seconds, or until the sides bubble. When the sides start to bubble, flip the egg and cook the other side. That will take about 1 minute. A helpful hint – spray your spatula with Pam – or rub the butter on it – as it will help the egg to slide onto the spatula.
Fries:  Prepare according to instructions on the bag.
Assembly: To assemble, start with the bottom portion of your bun and add the French fries. Next, add the coleslaw (see recipe) on top of the fries. Then comes the burger and top it with the egg. Enjoy!!

The Roethlisburger

This one is honor of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. So it’s the Roethlisbergerburger, hehe! Anyway, the burger is blended withbarbecue sauce, bacon pieces and cheddar cheese
before it is grilled so the whole burger is packed with flavor. Then it’s served on a bun that has been soaked in ranch dressing and topped with provolone cheese. Then they throw on one potato
chip for a bit of crunch!

When then-rookie Ben Roethlisberger rose to Steelers stardom in the lead-up to their 2006 Super Bowl XL win against Seattle, several Pittsburgh sandwich shops started serving a “Roethlis-burger” in his honor. The burger, topped with bacon, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and cheddar and provolone cheese, sure sounds like a touchdown. This recipe is for lil mini Roethlis-burgers

  • 1 pound bacon
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2½ pounds ground beef
  • Small dinner rolls
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ pound sliced deli provolone cheese, cut in half
  • One small bag of regular potato chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay the bacon strips on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes (they should be extra crispy). Crumble the bacon into bits.
  3. Add the bacon bits, barbecue sauce, pepper, and cheddar cheese to the raw ground beef. Mix and mash until it’s well combined, then form the mixture into small patties (2½ to 3 inches in diameter).
  4. Fry the patties in a skillet to the desired doneness.
  5. Slice the dinner rolls in half and lightly toast on cut sides.
  6. Spread the ranch dressing on the bottom of the toasted roll, place one cooked patty on top, and top with a slice of provolone. As a nod to Pittsburgh’s Primanti Brothers, top the patty with one potato chip before covering it with the top half of the bun.


Third Quarter is usually all about the chilis, stews and soups for me. But since it’s the Steelers, we gotta do things the Pittsburgh way: Chipped Ham BBQ!

But Just in case you MUST HAVE CHILI for the Super Bowl…. How bout a great:

Pittsburgh Pierogies Chili Recipe!

Place pierogies in boiling water until hot (5 to 6 minutes). Heat chili and corn to desired temperature, add hot sauce. Place pierogies into a large container, spoon chili over pierogies, and top with cheese.


Now, normally this is a sandwich but since we just did two Pittsburgh Steelers Inspired Burger recipes that are pretty irresistible, I am going to add my own flair to this Pittsburgh fan favorite!  Take the chipped ham and serve with nachos! Perfect third quarter snack if you do wind up doing burgers at halftime! Lee Roy Selmon’s sportsbar has Pulled Pork Nachos that are to die for and this would be a very similar alternative!

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 pound chipped ham
  • 6 hamburger buns or, in this case, tortilla chippies!


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the ketchup, water, brown sugar, cider vinegar, sweet pickle relish and Worcestershire sauce. Season with cinnamon, black pepper, garlic salt and liquid smoke.
  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Shred the ham and stir into the mixture. Simmer longer if desired, then serve hot on hamburger buns.



Now, the easy option for a 4th quarter dessert for a Steelers Super Bowl Party would be to just run to the grocery store and stock up on Klondike bars, those amazingly awesome frozen ice cream bars smothered in frozen chocolate. Why? Because they were invented in Pittsburgh that’s why!

But, well, it’s flipping cold out. Especially up in the Burgh. So how bout some nice warm, freshly baked cookies instead?


Pittsburgh Steelers Decorated Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love thumbprint cookies? They are a childhood favorite that make people smile. Make a special Steelers version by using special dark chocolate and food coloring!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (Hershey’s preferably!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 26  Hershey Special Dark Kisses!
  • For the Vanilla Filling
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar,
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Yellow food coloring

1.In one bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla in until fluffy.
2.In another bowl, mix flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add dry mix to butter mixture, beating until blended. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour.
3.Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
4.With fork, beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
5.While baking, make the vanilla filling & unwrap all the candies! In a bowl, blend all filling ingredients in until smooth. Add drops of food coloring until you create the right Steelers Gold color.
6. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon filling into each thumbprint. Gently press chocolate piece in center of each cookie. Cool.


Do you have a great Pittsburgh Steelers inspired recipe for Game Day? Leave a comment below or let me know your Super Bowl Party Menu! Enjoy the big game!

About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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