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WORLD SERIES RECIPE: RICE-A-RONI SEASONED BEEF AND RICE (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Tuesday we posted a recipe representing baseball’s Texas Rangers in the World Series edition of our first recipe showdown. Today, we travel to The City by the Bay to uncover one of San Francisco’s signature recipes.

Turns out, San Francisco has a fantastically diverse culture, which creates a culinary landscape so varied that hardly a single food item stands out as uniquely San Franciscan. So we turned to uniquely San Franciscan companies and landed, pretty much immediately, on Rice-A-Roni (a.k.a. “The San Francisco Treat”). Behold, a dish worthy of representing the San Francisco Giants, right down to its shared team colors.

RICE-A-RONI SEASONED BEEF AND RICE

(Source: Ricearoni.com)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package RICE-A-RONI Beef
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup corn (optional)
  • 3/4 cup salsa (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In large skillet, cook 1 lb. ground beef or turkey until no longer pink; drain. Stir in rice-vermicelli mix, 2 Tbsp. margarine, 2 1/2 cups water and Special Seasonings; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 min. or until rice is tender.

COOKING TIPS AND VARIATIONS

Add 1 cup corn during last 5 min. of simmering. Stir in 3/4 cup salsa before serving.

WORLD SERIES RECIPE: CHORIZO BREAKFAST BURRITO (TEXAS RANGERS)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Although Major League Baseball and TV network execs may be lamenting the predicted low ratings of the upcoming World Series showdown between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, we here at Spotbowl headquarters couldn’t be happier. That’s because, in food-meets-sport tradition of the Spotblog, the Giants/Rangers match-up is a culinary home run.

This week, we’ll post two recipes, each representing a food item native to each World Series team’s city or region. Regardless of which team you’re rooting for (although if the talking heads on TV are right, chances are you’re rooting for neither of them), we urge you to try both recipes… and let us know your favorite in a poll posted later this week.

Our first recipe will represent the Texas Rangers. The Lone Star State’s grub is rooted in three cultures: Mexican, Southern, and Western frontier, all of which are present in the state’s signature dish, the breakfast burrito. We dug up a recipe below that represents the morning meal quite well if we do say so ourselves.

CHORIZO BREAKFAST BURRITO

(Source: FoodNetwork.com)

INGREDIENTS

  • 24 ounces cooked Chile Chorizo, recipe follows
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Red or Green Salsa, store bought, (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Fry chorizo in a frying pan with oil in pan until cooked to your liking. Pour the beaten eggs over the cooked chorizo and mix well together. Cook until eggs are cooked to your liking. Heat the flour tortillas and pour chorizo and eggs into each of 4 tortillas and wrap. Cover with red or green salsa.

Chile Chorizo:

  • 2 1/2 pounds pork meat
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup red chile powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil

Grind the pork in a meat grinder set on the coarsest grind. Add garlic, salt, red chile, and oil and mix by hand. Form into patties. Chorizo is ready to freeze or cook and serve.