Having a PAR-TAY with ROTEL! Plus a GIVEAWAY.

I hear the word ‘party’ and my eyes light up.  I don’t need a reason to celebrate, something as easy as a game day with some friends is reason enough for me.  I instantly go into food mode, start craving all the fiesta foods that are not usually on the table.  Dishes that only a celebration can bring on.  Stuff that is reserved for a small serving but at a party can be a divine indulgence.  Now it’s an absolute necessity to have a party…. Let’s Spring into Summer with a game day.

Food: I wanted something easy to prepare and could be left on the table for the guests to help themselves.  In order to invite some zesty-ness into the menu I would have to use my beloved RO*TEL.  The vine ripened red tomatoes blended with green chiles and a savory mixture of spices always brings out the PUNCH in dishes.  I knew it would knock the socks off my guests.  I decided to make mini shredded beef tostada bites, creamy cheesy corn dip, and turkey chorizo chili beans to top our hot dogs off with!  The bounty of finger foods was a SMASH!

Ingredients for mini shredded beef tostada bites:

3 – tablespoons olive oil

1/2 – teaspoon chipotle powder

1/2 – teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 – teaspoon salt

1/4 – teaspoon black pepper

24 – mini corn tortillas

5 – cups shredded beef (I cooked a small roast in a crock pot, then shredded it)

fresh lime juice from 2 limes

salt and pepper to taste

2 – cans of original RO*TEL (drained)

Preheat oven to 375  degrees fahrenheit.

In a small bowl combine olive oil, chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.  Then take a corn tortilla and lightly brush with oil mixture. Place in a muffin pan, and continue till all are done. Bake in oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until crisp.  Set to the side.

Then in a dish combine shredded beef, lime juice, salt, pepper and RO*TEL. Mix well and serve with tostada cups. Top with cheddar cheese or guacamole.

And the guests were hungry… After a long day of playing horse shoes and cards we were ready to eat.  Some of my friends had never tried RO*TEL before and were surely happy to discover it. 🙂



Would you like to have a game day with friends and RO*TEL snacks yourself?  I have a gift set for two lucky readers.

  • Two cans of RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
  • Recipe Cards
  • Chip-and-dip serving bowl
  • Green chili string lights
  • Outdoor game set

How to win the Summer Party Kit:

Like Presley’s Pantry on Facebook!

Follow Presley’s Pantry on Twitter!

Like RO*TEL on Facebook!

Tweet:  I just entered to WIN a @ro_tel Summer party kit via @PresleysPantry !  Wanna win one? Enter here! #FiestaROTEL http://wp.me/p1mJLS-1cW

You can have up to 4 total entries each; however, please note that you have to comment back and let me know which of the actions you took, so that I can keep track of them.

Open to U.S. Residents only.  No PO Boxes, please. Must be 18 years or older to enter.  Contest ends May 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM, PST and two (2) winners will be randomly chosen from all entries through random.org.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions and recipe are my own.


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46 Responses to Having a PAR-TAY with ROTEL! Plus a GIVEAWAY.

  1. viane says:

    I follow on twitter!

  2. viane says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  3. manda says:

    I like RoTel on FB!

  4. manda says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  5. Julie says:

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  6. Julie says:

    like rotel on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  7. LaTanya says:

    I like you on facebook

  8. LaTanya says:

    I like rotel on facebook

  9. So that’s how you make little tostadas! What a clever idea 🙂 I tweeted: https://twitter.com/PattieCordova/status/207476628308230144

  10. Patricia says:

    I sure Like Presley’s Pantry on Facebook!

  11. Patricia says:

    I Follow Presley’s Pantry on Twitter as yourpotofgold.

  12. Patricia says:

    I Like RO*TEL on Facebook!

  13. Whatttt!! Party???? I wanted to go!!! Everything looks delicious!! Great recipe as always 🙂 I like you on Facebook!

  14. RubyDW says:

    too cute!!! WANT!!!! Like you on FB 🙂 as Ruby Wright

  15. RubyDW says:

    follow you on twitter as @rubydw

  16. Looks good!! We just wondered where our invitations were for the pachanga? 🙂 Just kidding sweetie. I am definitely going to make the shredded beef with the Rotel tomatoes.

  17. Marcela says:

    This looks yummy!!! I want those green chili lights!!!

  18. Last Thursday I made my first ever corn tortillas by hand. Now I have a reason to make them again, only this time I’ll fill them with this yummy filling! Great recipe – gracias!

  19. Aubrey says:

    I like you via fb
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  20. Aubrey says:

    I like Rotel via FB
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  21. Aubrey says:

    I follow you via twitter @alaine888
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  22. brigitta says:

    i like presley’s pantry on facebook (and in RL! 🙂

  23. Maria Amelia says:

    Love love love the recipe and I will definitely be making it at home. Thanks for sharing it.

  24. Love it!! I already like you on FB and follow on Twitter.

  25. Ciaran says:

    I like the way you made the tortillas into little cups!

  26. Julie says:

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  27. Caryn B says:

    First, I love the way you write…reminds me of your videos : )
    The recipe looks awesome, but I’d try to take a veg. spin on it : )

  28. Carrie says:

    I follow on Twitter!

  29. I could eat 10 of those in a row!

  30. John H. says:

    I follow you on FB PP!

  31. John H. says:

    I liked Rotel on FB

  32. Lizet Marin says:

    🙂 best blog by far. <3

  33. I love this recipe, especially how you slow roasted the beef in a Crock Pot. It’s the best invention for busy women who want to cook.

  34. I’d like an invite next time, please and thank you! Great taquito cups!

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