Cinco De Mayo BBQ Featuring Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce
This post is sponsored by Head Country Bar-B-Q but all opinions and words are mine alone.
The countdown to one of my fave holidays is on and and I am "muy" excited because I get to share with you guys the details from the small little chic Mexican fiesta that I threw last week for a few friends. I wanted to keep things super festive obviously but super simple. And I wanted to incorporate my favorite BBQ sauce to blend two things I love so much together......Tex-Mex & BBQ sauce! Okay maybe three things--you can't forget the tequila.
So Cinco De Mayo is just a little over a week away so you have ample amount of time to throw your own little chic fiesta. Grab your decor from The Parties That Pop out of Portland, Oregon. I got to work with Sandy on my decor and I absolutely loved all the gorgeous pieces I received. The colorful Paper Rosette Backdrop was so perfect for my dining area. These rich, vibrant party fans instantly added so much color and created a festive focal point to the room and they made the most perfect photo backdrop along with the Fiesta Banner. This banner extends just over three feet, with a letter height of 6 inches. Each letter is sewn together with the next and finished with a cactus on each end--so, so festive and oh so adorable! The Fiesta Photo Booth Props were the perfect addition too and at only $9.99, order two!! Perfect for getting everyone involved in the fun, this set features card-stock cutouts shaped like sombreros, cactus, llamas and more. They were such a hit! I also ordered the Papel Picado Fiesta Party Banner and the Tropical Fiesta Wooden Cutlery along with the Neon Party Napkins. Everything juts came together just as I imagined!
Just keep it simple for yourself and your guests!
And now for what you really came here for....the BBQ Tex-Mex recipes! The comida!
I will be sharing 4 amazing recipes with you today including a divine smoky BBQ margarita all featuring Head Country Bar-B-Q sauce. Their sauce is just so delish!!! Simple concept! Not too tangy. Not too sweet. Nothing fancy about it, really. Just a bold, rich, perfectly balanced blend of sweet and savory (with a hint of heat) born in the heartland from the finest Bar-B-Q traditions. Folks say it tastes like home and I couldn't agree more.
So let's get to cooking, shall we?!!!
BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Salsa RECIPE
BBQ Margarita Chicken:
- ¾ cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Original Sauce
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Sweet Jalapeno Salsa:
- 1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
- ¾ cup mango, finely diced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 lime, juiced
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 avocados
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- 10 tostadas
- 2 oz cotija cheese, crumbed
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, prepare the chicken. In a medium bowl mix together the BBQ sauce, lime zest, orange zest, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, salt and pepper. In a second bowl combine the chicken, olive oil, and ¼ cup of the BBQ Margarita sauce; toss well.
- Grill chicken for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from the grill and allow to rest five minutes; dice or shred and toss with remaining BBQ Sauce. Keep warm.
- While the chicken is grilling, prepare the salsa by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl; mix well.
- Mash the avocado using the back side of a fork against the side of a small bowl. Add the garlic salt and cilantro; mix well.
- To serve, spread avocado over each tostada before topping with prepared chicken and salsa. Finish with a pinch of cojita cheese and serve immediately.
BBQ BLACK BEANS AND RICE Recipe
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1small white onion, diced
- 1small green bell pepper, diced
- 1 1⁄4cups water
- 1⁄2cup white rice
- 1cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1cup black beans
- 1⁄2cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Hot & Spicy Sauce
- Heat oil over medium heat
- Add onions and bell peppers and cook until softened.
- Stir in the water and bring it to a boil.
- Stir in the rice and return to boil.
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Stir in the corn beans and BBQ sauce and heat through.
BBQ Brisket Enchiladas Recipe
Make a low and slow beef brisket over the weekend, and use the leftovers in this fast weeknight recipe.
1 pound BBQ Brisket, chopped
2 cups shredded Mexican blend or pepper jack cheese
1 1/2 cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Original Sauce, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
8 corn tortillas
sliced green onions, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8 x 11" or 9 x 13" baking dish with cooking spray or grease with shortening.
Stir together chopped brisket, 1 cup cheese, 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, and sour cream.
Spoon the meat mixture down the center of each tortilla, roll closed, and place each enchilada seam-side down in the prepared dish. (Place rolled enchiladas close together in the pan to keep them from unrolling.)
Pour about 1/2 cup more BBQ sauce over the enchiladas in the pan. Use a basting brush or spoon to spread the sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.
Remove foil, spread remaining 1 cup of cheese over the enchiladas. Drizzle a little more BBQ sauce over the cheese. Return to oven and bake 8-10 minutes longer until cheese is melted.
Serve hot out of the oven.
BBQ Smoked Margarita recipe
1.5 ozPatrón Reposado
.5 ozPatrón Citrónge Lime
.5 ozLime juice
.5 ozAgave syrup
3 dropsLiquid smoke
- In a shaker tin with ice, add all ingredients and shake to chill.
- Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and BBQ rub & salt rim.
Cannot wait to see you recreate these festive Mexi BBQ dishes!! Tag me in your pics!!!
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All photos by the lovely Jenna Mandel.