September 8 is NFL Kickoff Day – Hold a Tex Mex Football Party

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Football season will soon be here. And if you are inviting friends over to watch the big game, you are going to need some snacks. So, if you want to be a real hero among your friends, you can give them some Tex-Mex snack favorites while they are watching the game. Here are a few to keep in mind.

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  1. Fajitas with Grilled Cabbage and Scallions

This mouth-watering delight has as its main ingredient skirt steak in a marinade of garlic, lime juice, olive oil, paprika, cilantro, cumin, salt, and onion powder. The steak is served with grilled vegetables, including cabbage, scallions, and onions. You can get the recipe here.

  1. Dried Chile Salsa

This salsa has chiles de arbol, ancho chiles, onion, garlic and vinegar. The recipe is here.

  1. Queso with Chorizo

This is a cheesy dish that is made with half-and-half, Velveeta, Monterey Jack, and cheddar cheeses, along with chorizo, chipotle chilis, ancho chiles, and Cotija cheese. Some people might turn their noses up a little at the mention of Velveeta, but is has a texture that is unmatched. Here is the recipe.

  1. Empanadas

These stuffed flour treats are made with tomatoes, ground beef, garlic, hardboiled egg, and green olives. The recipe.

  1. Jalapeno Cornbread

This is another tasty Tex-Mex snack that your guests will also enjoy. This delicious dish is made with yellow cornmeal, jalapeno and green chilis, along with cheddar cheese and pimento. Check out the recipe.

  1. Mexican Sandwich

This might be more of a meal than a snack because it has several layers. It has Spanish rice, refried beans, mozzarella cheese, beef cubes, and chili, each separated by a tortilla. Yum! Here’s how you make it.

  1. Queso Dip

This snack has green chilis, Half and Half, and Velveeta cheese.  A real crowd pleaser. The recipe.

  1. Tex-Mex Snack Mix

This is a quick and easy snack to throw together if you don’t have a lot of time. You start with one bag of microwave popcorn. Make the popcorn in the microwave and pour it into a bowl. Then sprinkle on your desired amount of chili powder. Add a bag of small pretzels, a box of nacho-flavored cheese crackers, and a can of peanuts. Voila! Your snack mix is ready.

  1. Chicken Taquitos

The delectable dish has a filling of – naturally – chicken, along with chopped tomatoes, green onions, minced garlic, oregano, and chili powder, all tucked inside a fried tortilla. Here’s the recipe.

Once the game is over, if you still have room for great Tex-Mex cuisine, end the perfect start to a perfect football season by having dinner at Mattito’s.