September 11, 2019 10:57:40 AM
Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who's playing and whether you're at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand.
When you're huddling up to figure out how to score a touchdown with your game day spread, consider taking your snacks to the next level by adding an authentic Mexican flair. Opt for traditional Mexican ingredients like chorizo, queso fresco or cotija in meals and snacks that are already football mainstays, including nachos, tacos and quesadillas, and consider all the possibilities that incorporating these flavorful ingredients can add to other classic dishes like sliders and potato skins.
Ideal for tailgate season, Cacique, one of the country's top Mexican food brands, offers Mexican-Style Queso Dips -- made with real queso fresco and available in Queso Blanco, Southwestern, Jalapeno and Chipotle flavors -- and Fully Cooked Chorizos -- made with authentically seasoned premium pork shoulder and available in classic, Chorizo with Bacon & Potato, Chorizo with Eggs and Chorizo with Queso varieties -- to help fans easily add Mexican flavor to indulgent game day favorites. Both are microwavable, so they taste authentic and can be ready in minutes so no one misses any of the big plays or touchdowns.
Consider these twists you can add to your favorite game time snacks:
Discover more ways to incorporate Mexican flair into your game day spread at caciqueinc.com.
BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH CHORIZO AND COTIJA
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wide sticks
3 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 package Cacique Fully Cooked Chorizo
1 cup Cacique Cotija, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
SOUTHWESTERN MAC AND QUESO
1 package Cacique Queso Dip
1 box macaroni, cooked according to package instructions
1/4 cup Cacique Queso Fresco, crumbled
1/2 cup tortilla chips, crushed