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Mexican tailgate

The theme this Saturday is from below the Rio Grande. Any ideas?

We leave at 7am.
Well have electricity.
Eat around 1pm.
Really don't want a soup.
If I go and don't send it I can probably take the fryer. I thought about pulled pork egg rolls. Could I prep Friday and cook Saturday?
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

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  • We did a TexMex theme for the Vols-Bulldogs tailgate last month.  Here was the menu we used

    Tex-Mex Rice

    The ABT's didn't hit the theme, our tailgate crew just asks for them every time.  But the nachos with pulled pork queso were a big hit as were the steak fajitas (made with skirt steak), both can be all prepped ahead.  

    We didn't take our Eggs, just took a few portables.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 916
    How about pulled pork enchiladas? Prep ahead of time and reheat.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • Tacos de Carne Asada!

    Simple Tacos with Jack cheese.
    You can use Ribeye, chop it in small pieces
    You only have to prep Cilantro, Onion.
    A few different salsas, like chipotle, red, green, etc..

    flour or corn tortillas.

    Very simple and a fast service.

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
  • Make you up some enchiladas minus the sauce. Put the sauce on at site and cook there. Sous vide a flap steak and do the peppers onions and sear the steak there.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Picadillo tacos.   Prepare the day before to let flavors meld together.  Serve with grilled corn tortilla, cheese,  guacamole and tomatoes and pico de gallo, or, use pre made tortilla cups.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,190
    +1 on picadillo tacos and all the fixin's!  Recommend you add diced cabbage with lime and salt. (great on all tacos)  good/simple side - Peeled/sliced cucumber with lime and tajin.

    Or just stay up all night making tamales.  Put them on a grill right before serving...  

    Since it's tailgating, you'll need booze too. :)


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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
    El Hamburgers and El Hotdogs would work :D
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,244
    Fajitas would be a great idea. Not much prep, you can marinate the meat for some time, and you can feed a lot of people. I like to spice it myself instead of using fajita mix or rub. Make sure it has a good dose of cumin and garlic, and try different chili powders for flavor (ancho, guajillo, etc). Easy but good and tasty. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • +1 on picadillo tacos and all the fixin's!  Recommend you add diced cabbage with lime and salt. (great on all tacos)  good/simple side - Peeled/sliced cucumber with lime and tajin.

    Or just stay up all night making tamales.  Put them on a grill right before serving...  

    Since it's tailgating, you'll need booze too. :)


    Tequila! And many cervesas

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,677
    Does @henapple drink ?????

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    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,985

    Whatever you make just make sure it is served with "pay bay eray"

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,489
    Cabrito or menudo.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • How many folks?  And what egg/grill do you have available on site?
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,489
    The problem with saying Mexican food is that Mexico has such a wide varitety of foods depending on what part of the country you are in. And unlike most peoples preconceptions based on Tex-Mex, most of it really is not spicy. Here's a few more ideas: mole (not the tunnel digging mammal), pozole, carnitas, picadillo, birria, tamales and whatever you do, you should make some Mexican corn, either elote (on the cob) or esquites (in a cup).

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,598
    green chili and shrimp tacos
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,577
    This is a weird tailgate party. The parents feed all the spirit teams. Around 60 folks. Every one brings the food... No cooking. I always do a LG butt.. Goes over well. I'm not 100% sure I'm going. @Griffin, the corn dish sounds good. My wife makes a great dish like that served chilled. What about street tortillas, corn mix and pulled pork. Any ideas on spicing up the pork? Just use sauce afterwards? I can keep the pork hot by not shredding it till I get there or they're ready to eat.

    I hate drinking by myself.... lols jk broski.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,190
    :)

    To spice up the pork, you can roast some hatch green chilies, dice and mix in while pulling, or serve on the side if you want to avoid the heat for some.  Cabbage man, it goes great on a PP taco.  So does salsa verde, some diced fresh onions and cilantro..  Love that corn idea!
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,244
    I've been meaning to do a pork butt larded with jalapenos and garlic, maybe rubbed with a fajita mix type of rub. That might go over well with the crowd. Maybe go easy on the jalapenos if folks don't like hot/spicy stuff.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,423
    instead of doing a traditional butt look up carnitas, same idea with a mexican flair.  I think centex has a post on it somewhere on here.
  • Third fire-up on my Egg, followed the 'Nibble Me This' fajitas recipe .... very, very good!
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