One of the joys of living in different parts of the world is getting to know local culinary tastes. My first lesson in American food preferences came when Doug, my then boyfriend and now husband, and I attended my first Super Bowl party. Well versed in what Italians like to eat while mingling at a social gathering, I confidently prepared a tray of bruschette while Doug surprised me with his own contribution to the party: a Walking Taco. Needless to say, he nailed it. Come and cook with us!
There are classic party foods and a Walking Taco clearly belongs to this category, particularly when consumed while watching good football and amazing commercials. Doug’s recipe hails from his gregarious and brilliant college pole-vaulting friend Steve Bridges from Goldthwaite, TX. Easy enough to prepare, it combines the different textures and flavors of a taco in a layered format. It can be made as spicy as your guests and fellow party goers can stand. Think beans, guacamole, sour cream, fresh salsa, and shredded cheese in layers with plenty of tortilla chips to use as handy scoops.
Fact of the matter is that I left that party with a tray of what had become soggy bruschette feeling sorry for my prosciutto sandwiches while Doug’s taco dish was practically licked clean. Oh well, lesson learned. So if you invite us to your Super Bowl party, don’t expect some foreign delicacies. I will be showing up with a Walking Taco. Come and cook with us!