Football is Back! Celebrate with This Fun Tailgating Recipe

Football is Back! Celebrate with This Fun Tailgating RecipeIt’s finally football season!  Get back in the game with these tasty treats.

When September hits, it’s time to get your tailgate on!  Even if you don’t tailgate, celebrate the first game of the season with some delicious eats.  Round up your buddies, grab a drink, and get ready to ring in football season with this fun and easy recipe.

Field Goal Guacamole and Touchdown Tortilla Chips

For the Guacamole

Ingredients

3 avocados

2 roma tomatoes

1/2 red onion

1 clove garlic (finely chopped)

1 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)

1 lime (juiced)

1 jalapeño (seeded and finely chopped)

Salt

Black pepper

Cumin

Directions

  • Seed the tomatoes and dice them. Dice the onion into slightly smaller pieces than the tomato.  Set aside.
  • Remove the pits and mash the avocados. Add the lime juice to help break down the avocado and make it smooth.
  • Mix tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño into the avocado mash. Add salt, pepper, and cumin to taste.
  • Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to marry.
  • Serve in a chilled bowl and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro leaves.

For the Chips

Ingredients

Premade corn tortillas

Oil for frying (vegetable oil recommended)

1 Tbsp. Seasoned salt

1/2 tsp Cumin

¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions

  • Fill a pot or skillet with high sides about halfway with oil. Turn the burner to medium heat and wait until the oil reaches a temperature of 350°F.
  • While the oil is heating, cut the tortillas into triangles and mix the salt and spices together.
  • Fry the chips until golden brown, make sure not too add too many chips at a time. This could drop the temperature of the oil and make for soggy chips.
  • Place chips onto a paper towel-lined tray to drain, and sprinkle on spice mixture while the chips are still hot.
  • Serve alongside guacamole.

Follow this recipe for a delicious tailgate and remember to stay safe this football season!

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