Whip Up a Super Bowl Chili Party

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Chili is delicious and nutritious, easy on the budget, and a great dish for your Super Bowl party.

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El Pinto Guacamole

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El Pinto Restaurant’s owners, Jim and John Thomas, say the secret to making exceptional guacamole is not to squash the avocado, but to coarsely chop it with a knife while it’s in the bowl.

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Pure chile powders from Pecos Valley Spice Company

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New Mexican cooking expert Jane Butel suggests making red chile from powders, not pods.

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Sopaipillas (Deep-fried Bread)

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The Queen of Southwestern cooking, Jane Butel, shares her secrets for sopaipilla success.

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Pratt Morales, Golden Crown Bakery

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“I have a degree in accounting,” Pratt Morales says, smiling broadly. “But I didn’t want to become a CPA; I wanted to be a baker.”

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The Salsa Twins: John and Jim Thomas

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John and Jim Thomas, aka “the salsa twins,” are the Smothers Brothers of New Mexican cuisine.

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Queen of Southwestern Cooking: Jane Butel

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Jane Butel could make sopaipillas in her sleep. The delicate pillows of fried dough are the doughnut of the Southwest and Jane’s made a million of them.

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Casa Vieja, Corrales, New Mexico

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There’s something amazing and wonderful happening at Casa Vieja, a new restaurant housed in a 300-year-old adobe in the farming village of Corrales, New Mexico.

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Golden Crown Panaderia, Albuquerque NM

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This neighborhood hangout is an insider’s place reserved for those in the know and it’s a little gem.

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El Pinto Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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El Pinto’s food has been served for Cinco de Mayo at the White House, and the restaurant’s walls are festooned with celebrities like Clint Black and Mick Jagger who love the food.

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Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse

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Walk to the back of the Los Ranchos Liquor Store and turn right. There’s a heavy metal door with a small grated opening. Knock and wait for a voice behind the door to demand, “What’s the password?”

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