Friday, May 13, 2016

Del Real Foods Blogger Recipe Challenge: Tamale and Chorizo Brunch Skillet and Campfire Carnitas Tacos.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Nancy from Tag Sale Tastes gave me heads up about a blogger recipe contest from Del Real Foods. The brief for this contest was to choose five products from their large variety of Mexican main dishes and sides and craft a recipe (or recipes) using any or all of them that fit into one of their three contest categories, Best Kid- Friendly, Best Outdoor or Top Voted Recipe. All recipe creations must be made in 30 minutes or less.

I chose their cheese and green chile tamales, seasoned shredded beef, carnitas, chicken tinga and barbacoa. The first package that I opened was the tamales, because these are my absolute favorite. Being a real tamale snob I was skeptical about how good these could be, but was I really surprised when I had my first bite because they are really very good.

Shortly after trying the tamales I decided on making the carnitas. I cooked the contents to the package directions, The result was a pound of moist, succulent shredded pork, that was the perfect beginning for some great tacos.

For my Best Kid-Friendly recipe, I used Del Real's green chile tamales in my tamale and chorizo brunch skillet. Served with or without the salsa topping, this dish will please grown ups and kids alike.

Tamale and Chorizo Brunch Skillet. Eggs, slightly spicy chorizo and cheesy green chile tamales make the base for this fresh and satisfying dish that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or supper.

My second recipe was made with Del Real's carnitas. My recipe for campfire carnitas tacos are a combination of tender pork, green olives, potatoes and tomatoes. This is the perfect recipe for feeding the masses at your next camp out.

Campfire Carnitas Tacos. Del Real's moist and tender carnitas are dressed up with briny green olives, fresh tomatoes and potatoes to make a hearty one dish, campfire supper.

I have had a great time discovering the Del Real line of Mexican foods and send a big thanks to them for sponsoring this recipe challenge. To access links to the complete recipes for my dishes and to see what the other bloggers created, please click here. If you'd like to discover Del Real Foods and find out where you can buy them in your area, click here.

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