Nothing compliments rich, authentic, savory Mexican flavors like an ice-cold brew.  A crisp cerveza can cool your palate after a spicy bite, or enhance your meal with even more flavor. At Del Real Foods, we know that nothing makes a beer pairing better than with some great Mexican classics. Here are great recipes using Del Real Foods products that will match perfectly with your brew of choice.

Pulled Pork Chipotle BBQ Sandwich

Pulled pork and beer are staples of barbeques across the world, so next time you’ve got a taste for this delicious combo, change things up a bit by adding Del Real Foods Slow-Cooked Pork Carnitas to the mix. Using traditional cooking methods from the Michoacan region of Mexico, this delicious pork combines a unique flavor and texture. Chances are you may have seen carnitas served in tacos or burritos, but it also goes perfectly as the main attraction, like in this sandwich. Consider a more malty beer to match this dish.

Ingredients: 

  • 15 oz. package Del Real Foods® Carnitas
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. each: ground black pepper and celery seed
  • 1 ½ cups each: shredded red and white cabbage
  • ¾ cups barbecue sauce
  • ½ tsp. chipotle with adobo sauce, pureed
  • 6 large French rolls, toasted

Check out the complete recipe here: https://delrealfoods.com/recipes/pulled-pork-chipotle-bbqsandwich/

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Tamale Stuffed Jalapeños

Entertaining friends? It wouldn’t be a proper get together without a great selection of appetizers on hand, and these make a perfect addition to your arsenal. The main star of this dish is Del Real Foods’ Cheese & Green Chile Tamales. We hand-make these just like the Mexican tradition, combining masa, Monterey Jack cheese, and fire-roasted green chiles. Combine this with a stout beer, and you have a perfect match. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 Del Real Foods® Cheese & Green Chile Tamales. Heat according to microwave directions on package.
  • 6-3” jalapeño peppers, halved, de-veined and de-seeded
  • 6 strips of bacon, uncooked
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Check out the complete recipe here: https://delrealfoods.com/recipes/tamale-stuffed-jalapenos/

Whatever your preferred beer may be, it will go perfectly with these delicious recipes featuring Del Real Foods. Use our store locator here to search for these products at a location near you!