Plenty of delicious dishes hail from San Francisco: clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, cioppino and Ghirardelli earthquake sundaes, just to name a few. But when the 49ers are playing in the Super Bowl, there’s only one kind of Golden State cuisine to serve: California-style Mexican food. From Korean-inspired tacos to carne asada burritos—with a hearty side of guacamole, of course—here are eight Super Bowl recipes that 49ers fans can’t get enough of.
1. Slow-Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos
Leave it to Californians to combine two amazing cuisines: Korean and Mexican. And then put ’em in a taco.
2. Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole
Put a Cali twist on your guacamole by topping it with sun-dried tomatoes. (Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.)
3. California Burrito
Hungry surfers created this hearty carne asada burrito—so we’re just going to pretend we hit the waves today instead of spending all day watching TV and eating chips.
4. Sriracha and Lime Roasted Cauliflower Tostadas
Psst: Huy Fong Foods, the creators of the best hot sauce in the universe, have their headquarters in California.
5. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw
Fish tacos are more of a SoCal thing, but we’re not going to say no.
6. Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa
Two California crops—avocados and strawberries—come together for Monique Volz’s tasty fruit-filled salsa. (Be sure to pick up an extra bag of chips.)
7. Slow-Cooker Barbacoa Beef Tacos
OK, you probably won’t want to cook traditional barbacoa at your house the day of the Super Bowl (beef cheeks, anyone?), but this shortcut version is the next best thing.
8. Salsa Bar
A day of tacos, burritos and tostadas isn’t complete without a salsa bar. Pass the green one on the left.