I LOVE football…but professional football…not a college ball fan (sorry!). But even loving pro ball, I don’t get into watching the NFL draft. It is now a three day production, starting Thursday night, then again Friday night, then all day Saturday. That being said, just because I don’t like watching it, doesn’t mean it isn’t on at my house. Hubby likes it so it is all draft, all day, for weeks prior to the actual draft taking place. But, I do have to admit, I still like to plan lots of yummy food for him to enjoy while watching it, just as I would do for watching an actual pro game.
Since the draft starts tomorrow, I had to re-share this favorite of ours. They are quick and easy to prepare, making use of ready made frozen mini fillo shells. This recipe was originally created for an Athen’s contest a few years back and has become a staple in our house during football season as well as most any type of party or get together.
Cowboys Steakhouse Bites
1.9 oz. box Athens Mini Fillo Shells, thawed
6 ounces thinly slice deli roast beef
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons minced sweet onion
2 1/2 ounces crumbled bleu cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange fillo shells onto a large baking sheet; set aside.
Finely chop the roast beef, set aside.
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, until translucent. Add in the roast beef, continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through another 1 – 2 minutes.
Fill the fillo shells evenly with beef mixture, top evenly with the bleu cheese. Place filled shells into preheated oven and bake until cheese melts, approximately 3 – 4 minutes.