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 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:
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.