Pat and Gina Neely's Super Bowl Feast

When it comes to BBQ, Pat and Gina Neely are the experts.

The Memphis-based chefs are also the new stars of the upcoming Food Network show, "Down Home with the Neelys."

Today on "Good Morning America" Neelys showed the anchors how to prepare a Super Bowl feast, including their trademark Chocolate Brownie Crunch.

Here they share their delicious and easy recipes for the ultimate football treats.

Neely's BBQ Nachos

*Recipe courtesy "The Neelys"

Tortilla chips

6 ounces chopped pork, beef or chicken
4 ounces Neely's Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows)
4 ounces melted nacho cheese
Neely's BBQ seasoning (recipe follows)
1 (4-ounce) can sliced green chilis (jalapenos), optional

Mound tortilla chips in a pile onto a platter. Spread chopped pork, beef or chicken on top of chips and pour Neely's BBQ sauce over the meat. Cover with the melted nacho cheese.

Lightly sprinkle Neely's BBQ seasoning on top of cheese and add jalapenos for additional spice, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Neely's BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
½ cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
½ tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
½ tablespoon onion powder
½ tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Yield: 3½ cups

Neely's BBQ Seasoning

4 ounces paprika
2 ounces white sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Pat's Spicy Fried Wings

*Recipe courtesy "The Neelys"

Spicy Chicken Seasoning Ingredients:
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
6 whole chicken wings, cut in half at the joint

Spicy Chicken Batter Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil, to fry
Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)

In a small bowl whisk together seasoning salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cayenne pepper, poultry seasoning and lemon pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons in a separate bowl.

Rinse chicken wings in cold water and place in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the wings evenly with the seasoning and let them marinate, covered and chilled, for 1 hour.

Whisk eggs, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, black pepper and cayenne pepper into a medium-size mixing bowl. Reserve. Put the flour in a shallow dish or pie plate.

In a large deep fryer or Dutch oven heat oil to 350 degrees F using a deep-fat thermometer.

Dredge chicken wings first in the egg mixture then the flour. Place wings three at a time in the hot oil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and golden brown. Remove to a paper-towel-lined sheet tray. Make sure oil returns to temperature before adding the next batch. Sprinkle the wings with the reserved seasoning for extra hot wings.

Serve with dipping sauce.

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