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Create a Tex-Mex Super Bowls Buffet

Looking for easy-to-serve ideas for your big football viewing party? Here's how to pull together a build-your-own super-duper Tex-Mex bowl bar/buffet, including top-rated recipes and how-to tips.


Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowl | Photo by Meredith

Tex-Mex Super Bowls

Set out a generous spread and let your guests storm the field to customize their individual bowls to suit their own game plan. Read on for recipe ideas.


Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing | Photo by Amanda Frederickson

Try this recipe: Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Meaty MVPs

A slow cooker full of Mexican-style shredded pork, beef, or chicken makes a hot and hearty base for your bowls. Pulling the meat apart into bite-size bits eliminates the need for knives. Easy to serve + easy to eat = win/win!


Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork

Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork | Photo by CookinBug

Try these recipes:
Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork
Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Beans & Rice

A must-have for your Tex-Mex menu, and a thoughtful option for guests who don't eat meat.


Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice

Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice | Photo by homeschooler3

Try these recipes:
Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice
Best Black Beans
Mexican Rice

Top-Notch Toppings

Go all in with colors, flavors, and textures to top up your Tex-Mex super bowls.


Tex-Mex Buffet

Tex-Mex Buffet | Photo by Meredith

You've got to have fresh guacamole, so here's how to rock the best guac of your life. A snappy bowl of homemade salsa will step up your flavor game; here's how to make it.

Everything Else

Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Crumbled queso fresco
Shredded lettuce
Chopped cilantro
Sliced green onions
Lime wedges
Hot tortillas

More: How to Make a 100-Yard Football Field of Dips

How to Buffet Like a Boss

The Set-Up

Use a table large enough to hold one or two slow cookers plus toppings. We're not talking about neat and tidy finger foods here, so do yourself a favor and cover the table with a big plastic tablecloth. You can find football-themed tablecovers and party accessories on Amazon and at party stores. Word to the wise: Shop early before they run out of the good stuff.


Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl

Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl | Photo by Amanda Frederickson

Try this recipe: Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl

At one end of the buffet table, set out big soup or pasta bowls, and put a stack of paper napkins and dinner forks at the other end. (If you've taken my advice and made all the food bite-size, you won't need knives.) Arrange all the various food down the middle of the table, and coach the crowd to start at the bowls and end with the forks. Put a little "Start Here" sign on the table if you have to. It's all about going with the flow.


It's always a smart move to set up the drinks in a separate area to prevent traffic jams. Keep beers on ice in a cooler or galvanized tub, and make a big pitcher of serve-yourself margaritas to go with your super Tex-Mex bowls.


Beer Margaritas

Beer Margaritas | Photo by docswife

Try this recipe: Beer Margaritas


Make or order a big Texas sheet cake, cupcakes, or cookies decorated in team colors.


Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies | Photo by MrsRossa

You're all set to have a super easy, super delicious Super Bowl party.

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).