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Winning Game Day Recipes From ReadySetEat.com and Celebrity Chef, George Duran

January 23, 2012

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent survey[1], ConAgra Foods found that when watching football playoffs, including the championship game, 56 percent of people spend one to three hours preparing food for the celebration -and over half decide to have a party at the last minute, which can make for a fourth-and-goal atmosphere in the kitchen. Game watchers can cut their prep time by at least half by turning to ReadySetEat.com for a variety of crowd-pleasing recipes – like 30-Minute Chili – that are ready in 30 minutes or less. This will come as good news, as a mere 5 percent of respondents spend under 30 minutes making food for the game.

One quick fix: the slow cooker
The survey found that slow cookers are the second most frequently used cooking appliance on game day with 20 percent of people stating they use easy slow cooker recipes to prepare their game day feast in advance – and, many are serving the classics, with 63 percent of people preparing easy chili recipes on game day. Join that crowd and try a recipe from ReadySetEat.com’s slow cooker recipe collection. Recipes like Shredded Beef Sandwiches and Asian Style Shredded Pork Wraps use eight or fewer quality ingredients–like Hunt’s® diced, whole and stewed tomatoes, which are 100 percent naturally steam-peeled and contain no artificial preservatives–and require less than 15 minutes of prep time.

“Slow cooker recipes are ideal for sports games and stress-free entertaining because they’re easy to prepare and great for sharing,” says George Duran, ConAgra Foods spokesperson, celebrity chef and author of Take This Dish and Twist It. “ReadySetEat.com is a wonderful resource with quick and easy recipes using the products consumers know and love.”

No matter which team is winning or losing, these quick and easy recipes and recipe tips will score big with game day guests. Get more recipe ideas at www.ReadySetEat.com.

Recipes found on ReadySetEat.com offer simple meal and dinner ideas made in 30 minutes or less using a maximum of seven ingredients. All recipes use a few common ingredients that most people are likely to have in their kitchen. ReadySetEat.com doesn’t just help consumers save time, it also helps save money. Consumers simply enter their zip code and select their local grocery, and ReadySetEat.com shares what products are on sale at their preferred retailer.

About ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America’s leading food companies. With brands in 97 percent of American households, ConAgra Foods provides some of America’s long-time favorites. Consumers can find Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt’s Tomato Sauces and Ketchup, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim Meat Sticks and Beef Jerky and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with Easy Dinner Recipes and more. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at http://www.conagrafoods.com.

[1] Survey details 691 sample size compiled Jan. 5-19, 2012; Survey conducted via SupermarketGuru.com.



SOURCE ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Source: PR Newswire