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Make Your Super Bowl Party The Talk Of Your Friends With These Delicious Snacks

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If you’re like me when the Super Bowl rolls around, you only care about two things: the commercials and the food. So let’s get down to business. Whether you are hosting a Super Bowl party or bringing a dish to a hangout, unless you don’t mind everyone thinking you’re tacky as heck, you better not just come in with a six-pack and Dorritos. Spice things up by bringing an impressive dish.

The Super Bowl isn’t a random football game; it’s the game of all games, so you have to wow everyone around you with amazing food. Not just any type. Say goodbye to deviled eggs and buffalo wings. I’m talking delicious Latin cuisine that is easy to make and even better to eat.

Taquitos

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You cannot go wrong with a fried tortilla. These taquitos, however, are made with potatoes rather than meat, so your vegetarian friends won’t make a fuss. Make sure you use Mexican cheese and crema for the topping.

Individual 7-Layer Dips

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Parties are infamous for including the 7-layer dip. This recipe, however, isn’t served in a big grandma style casserole but rather in individual cups. This way people can take the dip and watch the game, and it’s less messy.

Nachos

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Nachos are probably the best thing to eat at any game. Create these nachos with carne asada, beans, tomatoes, and Mexican crema, which is available at any grocery store.

Salsa

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There’s no way you can be at a party without serving salsa. It is an easy recipe that anyone can make. Why not try your hand at creating a guaranteed show stopper at this year’s Super Bowl party.

Carne Asada Fries

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One of my favorite things to eat when I visit San Diego is scarfing down some mean carne asada fries. That area is famous for it! This recipe is relatively easy to make. You have a nacho recipe but without the chips. Also, you don’t want to include beans in this recipe because it’ll make the fry soggy.

Guacamole Dip With Lemon

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The texture in which you like to consume guacamole is an individual thing. Do you want it chunky, smooth, spicy, or mild? I love all kinds of guacamole, but mainly I like it with lots of lemons.

Taco Buffet

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If you tell people that you’re going to be serving Latin food during the Super Bowl game, they’re certainly going to think that you’ll have tacos. Instead of serving tacos the old fashion way (already made), why not let them make their tacos? But each topping in its bowl, serve various kinds of meats, and you’re done!

Sweet Plantains

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Your Super Bowl party will need something sweet. Instead of serving cookies or boring brownies, why not cook some plantains?

Frijoles Borrachos

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I love beans, but sometimes they can be kind of dull. So rather than serve pinto or black pins, why not serve them drunk? Okay, that sounds weird, but frijoles borrachos — or frijoles charros — are so much better, especially for a party. They have so much more flavor and can be eaten with chips or a spoon. It’s up to you!

Queso Dip

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Your Super Bowl party must have a side of queso — melted Mexican cheese — which is very different from typical nacho cheese that you’ll find at a baseball game. Remember to spice up your queso, so it stands out. Add jalapenño, red pepper, and green onions.

Mexican Chili Beans

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Here’s another way to serve up tasty beans. This recipe takes regular chili beans and kicks up a notch (with corn, various kinds of beans, and lots of spices).

Nacho Bites

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If you’re already serving nachos, don’t bother with this recipe. However, if your guests are a little more sophisticated, these nacho bites are the way to go. They’re not as messy and so cute! Even better to eat.

Ceviche With Crackers

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If you have time on your hands to create something extraordinary, I highly suggest giving your guests some seafood via a tangy and flavorful appetizer.

Mini Quesadillas

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You cannot fail with quesadillas. If you serve them in small triangles, people can eat them as chips, or top them with all sorts of toppings. I suggest you make the quesadillas with Oaxacan cheese.

Mexican Potato Chips

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Alright, if you want to bring something super easy or if you don’t want to fuss with much, serve chips. Not any kind of chip, obviously, but Latino chips that are extra spicy or full of lemon.

Cucumbers Con Sal Y Limon

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For a healthier kind of treat cucumbers with salt and lemon are very tasty. So tasty in fact, you will have someone drink the leftover juice from the plate. It’s effortless to make.

Mini Tamales

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Again, if you have time to cook something more special these mini tamales will undoubtedly be a hit at your Super Bowl party. Think of the tamales you eat during the holiday, but smaller.

Fresas Con Crema

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For those people who love sweet things, this easy to make strawberries with cream dessert is so yummy. You need heavy cream, strawberries, and sugar.

Burrito Bowl Bar

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If you’re on a low-carb diet like me (ugh!) and still want to eat your heart out, come Sunday, this burrito bar will be your best friend. Put every burrito ingredient you can think of in its bowl (onions, lettuce, tomato, meat, cheese, etc.) and let people create their burrito bowl. They can add chips if they want!

Mini Burritos

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Now, of those who don’t mind eating a tortilla, you can also serve mini-style burritos, making them easier to eat. All you need is your burrito toppings and the mini flour tortillas.

Now enjoy the food— and the game!


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Latin America Truly Is A Food Oasis And Here Are Some Of The Best Dishes

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Latin America Truly Is A Food Oasis And Here Are Some Of The Best Dishes

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Known for fresh ingredients, vibrant flavors, and colorful presentation, Latin American food is popular with foodies all around the world. While staple dishes like enchiladas and quesadillas can be found in restaurants in nearly any nation, there are countless other dishes that better represent the culture and tastes of the region’s culture. Keep reading to learn some of the very best foods from countries throughout Latin America.

Empanada

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A popular Latin American snack or street food that’s now easy to find worldwide are empanadas. These treats can be savory or sweet. They feature a pastry pocket that’s filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or huitlacoche, a corn mixture popular in Mexico. These pastry pockets are then baked or fried.

Pabellon Criollo

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While not official, many consider this meal to be the national dish of Peru, though it’s also popular throughout Latin America. It features rice stewed with black beans and shredded beef. Traditionally eaten at lunchtime, it is usually served with fried plantains, also called tajadas, as well as a fried egg.

Tamal

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This traditional dish traces its roots back hundreds of years in Latin America. It starts with masa, which is a starchy dough made from corn. Then, other ingredients, like meat, cheese, vegetables, chilies, or even fruit are added. Finally, the concoction is wrapped in banana leaves or corn husks and either steamed or boiled.

Churrasco

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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to dine at a Brazilian grill, you’ve likely heard of churrasco. While not a singular dish, the term “churrasco” actually refers to beef or even other types of grilled meat. It’s also not exclusive to Brazil. You’ll find this name on menus in a number of other countries, including Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Columbia, Guatemala, and more.

Ropa Vieja

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The term “ropa vieja” translates to “old clothes.” This traditional Cuban dish gets its name from the shredded beef’s resemblance to a pile of torn old rags. The beef is seasoned with sofrito, which includes a mix of sauteed onions, garlic, tomatoes, and green peppers. This dish is usually served on top of black beans and rice, and may also come with a side of fried plantains.

Feijoada

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This traditional dish features a main meat, usually beef or pork, that is cooked in a stew of black beans. This dish is usually served with rice, vegetables, and assorted sausages such as churico, farinheira, or morcela. It may also come with other side dishes to make a full meal. One popular side dish for feijoada is farofai, which is toasted manioc flour.

Chipa

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Often served as a side dish or even a breakfast food, a chipa is a small baked roll that is cheese flavored. While you’ll find chipas in a number of Latin American cities, Coronel Bogado in Paraguay is considered the National Capital of the Chipa.

Mole

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One of the most popular types of mole is mole poblano. In fact, many people consider it to be Mexico’s national dish. It features more than 20 ingredients, including notable additions like chili and chocolate. In Mexico, you’ll often find this dish served around the holidays and for special occasions. It’s usually poured over turkey, though it can be served over any number of different dishes.

Ceviche

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Ceviche is so popular in Peru that there’s even a national holiday dedicated to it; Dia Nacional del Cebiche. You’ll also find this dish served in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and other countries throughout Latin and South America, as well as throughout the Caribbean.

Ceviche features raw fish that has been cured in the juice of key limes or bitter oranges. It is then mixed with chili peppers and onion, and flavored with salt and pepper. Traditionally served in a small glass, it may also be served with avocado, corn, or other toppings.

Tostones

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While different nations give them different names, tostones are a popular snack throughout Latin American. They are fried plantains, often sliced thin like potato chips and seasoned with salt or other spices.

Mofongo

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Another popular dish featuring fried plantains is mofongo. For this meal, fried plantains are mashed and a variety of seasonings and other ingredients, like onion and salt, are added.

Bandeja Paisa

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The term “bandeja paisa” actually refers more to the type of dish rather than to the ingredients themselves. A bandeja paisa is a large meal served on a platter and featuring several traditional dishes and side dishes.

Some popular items you might find in a bandeja paisa are white rice, red beans cooked with pork, fried eggs, plantains, chorizo, and avocado. You might also find other traditional dishes, like carne molida, which is a type of ground meat, arepa, a Latin American flatbread, and morcilla, a black pudding.

Tequenos

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Originally hailing from Venezuela, tequenos are fried cheese sticks made by wrapping bread dough around chunks of queso blanco. These treats are now a popular snack or street food in a number of nations.

Curanto

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Curanto may be made with a variety of types of shellfish and meats, served with either potato pancakes or potato dumplings, and a mix of seasonal vegetables. Before the heated stones are added, this dish is covered with rhubarb leaves, then wet sacks, dirt, and grass. While this is the traditional way to cook this dish, other Latin and South American countries may also bake or otherwise roast curantos.

Asado

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Asado is a barbecue technique that starts with flank-cut beef ribs that are flavored with a number of spices. The beef is then cooked over a grill, also called a parilla, or more traditionally, over an open flame. Alongside the beef, you’ll also likely be served a variety of other meats, like chicken or cured sausages called embutidos, as well as sweet breads, grilled vegetables, and salad.

Brigadeiros

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This simple, yet tasty dessert originated in Brazil. It is made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter, which is rolled into balls and covered in chocolate sprinkles.

Encebollado

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The word “encebollado” actually translates to “cooked with onions.” This Ecuadorian dish, sometimes called the country’s national dish, is a fish stew cooked with fresh tomatoes, coriander leaves, and a variety of spices for a flavorful, hearty meal. It is usually served with boiled cassava or yucca, as well as pickled red onion rings.

Tacos

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This is one Mexican staple that you’ll not only find in every Spanish-speaking nation but also around the world. The ingredients and varieties are truly endless. Traditional versions often feature corn tortillas and grilled meats such as beef or pork, though you’ll also find plenty of seafood and vegetable options as well.

Dulce de Leche

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Another popular dessert throughout Latin America is dulce de leche. It is made by slowly heating condensed milk and may be served on its own or poured over other desserts such as cake.

Antichuchos

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Served from street carts and market stalls, antichuchos are inexpensive skewers of meat that were originally developed in the Andes Mountains. The meat is often marinated in vinegar and topped with spices like cumin, garlic, and pepper.

Churros

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Known around the world as a sweet, easy to eat as a snack, churros are fried pieces of dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar. The Latin American version is often larger and thicker and is filled with a sweet filling, such as dulce de leche or fruit jams.


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