Super Bowl Snacks: Jalapeno Popper Dip, Rat B’s Hot Balls, Meatloaf Cupcakes

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

By viewer, Sharon Lapka


  • 6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy
  • 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 4-6 jalapeno’s, chopped and de-seeded. The seeds will make it fiery hot.
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion


  • 1 cup of crushed crackers ( I use Ritz)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350. Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl.  Stir well.

Transfer to an oven proof dish. The size of the dish depends on how thick the dip is.  The thicker the dip the longer it may need to warm up.

Super Meatloaf Cupcakes

By viewer, Wanda McNally Cassidy


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, choppped
  • 18 crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1 crushed bay leaf
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt if desired
  •  6 potatoes, cut and peeled
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic ( I use a garlic press)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1/4 stick (or more) real butter


Peel and cut 6 potatoes to make mashed potatoes. Boil in water flavored with salt until tender. When they start to boil, I start to make the meatloaf

Mix all 11 ingredients by hand until well mixed.  Put meat mixture into a greased or Pam sprayed muffin pan about 3/4 full  Brush each “cupcake” with Ketchup.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

When potatoes are tender, drain water.  Immediately put fresh garlic on potatoes, then cream cheese, then butter, then sour cream on top.  Mix with electric mixer til “whipped” nice and smooth.

Remove meatloaf “cupcakes” from pan and put on serving platter.  Put your mashed potatoes in a large decorator bag with an extra large star tip and swirl potatoes on meat so that it looks like frosting on a cupcake… may add shredded cheddar cheese on top “for sprinkle ” look if desired. It’s a two bite wonder!


You can use your own meatloaf and mashed potato recipe to make this dish.  DON’T LIKE MEATLOAF?  Make mini “cheeseburgers”,  just use  1 1/2 lbs ground beef, 1 egg, seasoning of choice, 16-18 ground saltine crackers and mix, put in baking pan, brush with mustard and ketchup, add potatoes after you bake meat and top with shredded cheddar cheese  – OR, I put meat in muffin cup half full and add slice of Velveeta cheese or American cheese slice, then meat on top to fill muffin cup, bake, top with potato swirl -many variations!!! Be creative!

To make them as Taco cupcakes, use ground beef and egg but use crushed taco chips of choice in place of saltines, 6 oz taco sauce of choice in place of tomato sauce, jalapeno or green chilis in place of green pepper, eliminate spices and use 1 package of favorite taco seasoning mix!  If you don’t want to use mashed potatoes on top of Taco Cupcakes, use mixture made of refried beans and spanish rice! MUY BUENO!

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