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The Best Game Day Appetizers for The Big Game

Jan. 30, 2021


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Choosing the right game day appetizers will make all of the difference when planning your Big Game snack list. Even if your team didn’t make it to the big game, having various delicious options will keep things entertaining for all four quarters. Here at Mission Foods, we’ve done the hard work for you by compiling our best football appetizers into one easy list. From spicy to savory, we’ve got all of the products and recipes to make your Big Game spread the biggest hit of the year. You can even send these recipes to your friends so you can enjoy them together during your Big Game Zoom Party!

Chorizo Queso Dip

Start your game day offerings right with this simple, authentic cheese dip. Our chorizo queso couldn’t be easier to make - simply brown some chorizo, melt some cheese, and combine. This dip pairs perfectly with our Restaurant Style Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips, so you’ll want to grab a bag or two when you pick up the ingredients.

Ultimate Nachos

This is another classic football appetizer recipe. Mission’s Rounds Tortilla Chips are the perfect chip for the bed of this culinary concoction and will be strong enough to deliver loaded bites without crumbling under the weight. These nachos will satisfy any hunger with layers of three-bean chili, ground beef, and tons of cheese. 


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Vegetarian Chili Cheese Dip

Our list is somewhat heavy on meats, so here’s an excellent dip for the vegetarians in your life. This dip uses meatless crumbles and beans and will be just as filling as its carnivorous cousins. Try using our Restaurant Style Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips for the perfect crunch to dip ratio. 


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Carne Asada Tacos

Appetizers are imperative, but you’ll want to bring more than snacks to have the best Big Game food. With flavorful carne asada steak and all of the fixings, you’ll be sure to please any palette by adding tacos to your game day menu. These authentic tacos are the perfect size for our Street Tacos Flour Tortillas, and the rave reviews from your quaranteam will have you contemplating starting a taco truck.  

Homemade Beef Chimichangas

These deep-fried delights are just as good as they sound. Beef, cheese, onions, peppers, and spices are wrapped in Mission’s Soft Taco Flour Tortillas and fried to crunchy perfection to make the ultimate authentic appetizer. These chimichangas reheat exceptionally well, so doubling your recipe would be wise.


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Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe is excellent for keeping the kids happy during the game but will also get gobbled up by adults. Use our Burrito Flour Tortillas and spread out your chicken, pinto beans, and chile sauce. Add a generous amount of cheese, heat up, and enjoy. You’ll want to save this recipe because it can be enjoyed year-round.

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

One of the more popular recipes on the Mission website, these enchiladas put a tangy twist on a Mexican classic. You’ll need around an hour to construct and cook all of the ingredients, plus an additional 15 minutes to bake the enchiladas after construction. Our Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas make the perfect casing for the components and keep things healthier than standard flour tortillas.

It can be easy to stick with the basic, boring dips and appetizers of years past instead of trying new foods and flavors. With Mission’s wealth of delicious recipes and quality products, your Big Game food doesn’t have to be mundane or predictable. Check out our Mission Foods website for tons of culinary inspiration, and be sure to grab some Mission chips and tortillas on your next shopping trip.

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