5 Game Day Favorites

Football and food. Is there a more iconic duo? Spice up the big game with these tasty Texas Pete recipes everyone is sure to love. 

Spicy Loaded Queso Dip 

Beer, chorizo, cheese, and Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce, need we say more? Kick-off your football festivities with this easy-to-make queso dip. 


  • 1/2 lb Chorizo
  • 1 1/2 cups Guinness Beer
  • 1/2 cups Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 16 oz. Velveeta Cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup Black Beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 14 oz. can Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Texas Pete® Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Texas Pete® Green Peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped


1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the chorizo over medium high heat until brown. Drain any excess fat.

2. Add the beer and cook to reduce by half. Add the cheese and stir until melted.

3. Once the cheese is melted, stir in the beans, onion, tomatoes, Texas Pete® Wing Sauce, Texas Pete® Green Peppers, and cilantro.

4. Serve warm with a side of tortilla chips and enjoy!

CHA! Cheerwine Chili

No touchdown is complete without chili. This irresistibly delicious recipe features Cheerwine and Cha! By Texas Pete Sriracha sauce. 


4 strips thick-cut smoked bacon

2 tbsp. chili powder

1/2 tbsp. ground cumin

1 tbsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 lb lean ground chuck (80/20)

2 tbsp. EVOO

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

4 large garlic cloves, chopped

3 tbsp. tomato paste

1 12-oz bottle or can of Cheerwine

1/4 cup CHA! by Texas Pete Sriracha Sauce

1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 15-oz. can kidney beans

1 15-oz. can black beans

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)

1 bunch chives (or green onion), finely chopped (for serving)

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (for serving)

Corn chips (for serving)


Place 4 strips of bacon in large Dutch oven, set to med-low heat. Let bacon cook slowly until nice and crispy and most of the fat has rendered. 5-10 minutes. Remove bacon, chop and set aside.

Mix all seasonings and herbs together in a bowl.

Place ground meat in Dutch oven and sprinkle your seasoning mixture over meat. Bring to med-high heat and brown meat. (about 5 minutes). Remove meat and set aside.

Add EVOO to Dutch oven over med-high heat. Add onion and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Sauté onions until caramelized and translucent. Add garlic and continue to sauté until golden.

Add in tomato paste and stir until paste begins to caramelize. Return ground meat and bacon to pot and bring to high heat.

Stir everything together and allow to sit for about 30 seconds, just until it begins to crisp at the bottom. Pour in Cheerwine and CHA! By Texas Pete, then deglaze using a wooden spoon to scrape all of the browned bits from the sides and bottom of pot.

Allow to cook, reducing Cheerwine by about half (2-3 minutes)

Add crushed tomatoes, both beans and stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Set to low and let simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Serve topped with shredded cheese, chopped chives and corn chips. Enjoy!

Texas Pete® Air Fryer Churros with a Nutella Sauce

Surprise your game-day guests with a sweet treat. These churros feature Texas Pete® Dust Dry Seasoning and are divine. 


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup divided, Sugar
  • 2 tsp. divided, Texas Pete® Dust Dry Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


Put parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with oil spray.

2 In a medium saucepan add water, butter, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp Texas Pete® Dust, salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add flour to the saucepan. Stirring constantly for 5 minutes with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to come together, a few lumps are okay.

4. Remove from heat and transfer the dough to a mixing bowl. Let cool for 4 minutes.

5. Add eggs and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until dough comes together.

6. The mixture will look like gluey mashed potatoes. Use your hands to press lumps together into a ball and transfer to a large piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.

7. Pipe churros onto the greased baking sheet, into 3-inch lengths and cut end with scissors.

8. Leave churros out for 1 hour to cool to room temperature

9. Carefully transfer churros with a cookie spatula to the Air Fryer basket, leaving about 1/2-inch space between churros. Spray churros with oil spray. Depending on the size of your Air Fryer, fry them in batches.

10. Preheat air fryer to 350°F then fry churros for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.

11.  In a shallow bowl combine remaining sugar, cinnamon and 1 tsp of Texas Pete® Dust.

12.  Immediately transfer fried churros to the bowl with the sugar mixture and toss to coat. Working in batches.

13.  Let cool for 5-7 minutes. Serve with a side of Nutella and enjoy!

Irish Texan-Honey Mustard

Dish up the dip. Perfect for cheese, crackers, fruit, and meat, this honey-mustard dip recipe is the perfect compliment to all of your game-day finger foods. 


1/3 cup Stout Beer

1/3 cup Brown Mustard Seeds

1/3 cup Texas Pete® Honey Mustard Sauce

2 tbsp. Brown Sugar

2 tbsp. Malt Vinegar

2 tbsp. CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha Sauce

2 tbsp. Sherry Vinegar

1⁄2 tsp. Kosher Salt

1⁄2 tsp. Allspice, ground

1⁄2 tsp. Cloves, ground


1. In a small bowl, combine beer and mustard seeds and let sit overnight.

2. Transfer the seed mixture to a blender and blend until slightly grainy.

3. In a large pot, combine all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Thoroughly mix in blended seed mixture.

4. Store in an airtight container. Serve and enjoy!

Pineapple Moscow Mule

Looking for a drink recipe that won’t fumble? This refreshing pineapple moscow mule is simple to throw together and features a nice little kick thanks to Texas Pete® Fiery Sweet Wing Sauce. 


  • 3⁄4 cup Vodka
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 3⁄4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 3 cups Ginger Beer
  • 1⁄4 cup Texas Pete® Fiery Sweet Wing Sauce
  • Ice
  • 6 Pineapple Slices
  • 6 Lime Wedges
  • 1⁄4 cup Mint Leaves


1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients except ice and garnishes and stir until well mixed.

2. Divide beverage into 6 glasses filled with ice. Add a pineapple slice, lime wedge and mint leaves to each glass. Serve and enjoy!

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