They Daytona 500 isn't called The Great American Race for nothing. This race is NASCAR's most prestigious event, dating back to 1959. Held every year in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Daytona 500 draws thousands of fans from all across America.
If you're throwing a Daytona 500 theme party
then you'll need great American food for the Great American Race. A big pot of homemade chili would be perfect for just such an occasion. For this chili, you need 1 small can of tomato paste, three 15-ounce cans of tomato sauce, 1 large can of stewed tomatoes, 1 can of kidney beans, 1 green bell pepper, 1 onion, 3 diced jalapeno peppers, 1 pound of ground beef (or 1 pound of slicked steak), 2 teaspoons of chili powder, and cayenne pepper to taste. In a large hot skillet, brown the meat. Add the peppers and onions and cook until the onions are translucent. Add the other ingredients and stir, adding the beans last. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to very low. Cook for one hour with the lid off, then another hour with the lid on. Be sure to keep the heat very low. Serve with grated cheddar cheese. It also goes great with corn bread.
This is a good recipe to make during the day while preparing for your Daytona 500 party. Your guests are sure to enjoy this all-American chili while watching the biggest race in NASCAR.
Daytona 500 Party Supplies with a Theme Party
What a fun idea for kids or adults, a Daytona 500 Party will be. Make the party enjoyable with Daytona 500 party supplies for a very nice themed decorations. Your invites could look like authentic pit passes. Decorate the party house with die cast cars, pit stop gear and checkered flags. Be sure to have a large television screen set up for viewing the race. Activities will include, of course, watching the race and one fun game might be to set up a betting pool for one or more of the following: who will crash, the leader after the first lap, the leader mid point, and the winner of the race. For prizes die cast NASCARs will be perfect or you could use these as party favors for all the guests. The beverage of choice here would be BEER. Be sure to serve American like Budweiser, Miller or Coors. Chow down with a American Hero recipe for an outdoor pool party theme. The food should be racetrack fare like: hot dogs, sausages, kielbasa, burgers, barbeque, potato salad and fries. For dessert, what could be better than serving a Nascar race car cake?
Daytona 500 Party Supplies
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