Need some Super Bowl party menu inspiration? Look no further than our crowd-pleasing recipes.

Need some Super Bowl party menu inspiration? Look no further than our crowd-pleasing recipes. (Photos/NBC Latino)

Super Bowl 2013: Great recipes for game day

The most searched-for phrase on Google leading up to the Super Bowl may be “What time is the Super Bowl?” but we all know that the real question is what will be served to the group during the  primetime event. Crowd-pleasing, hearty foods that are easy to make in big batches are always a hit and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite snacks, entrees and drinks in honor of the biggest game of the year. From gooey cheese-filled empanadas to stick-to-your-ribs chile con carne and fruity sangria that’s easy to whip up by the pitcher, here are some recipes perfect for your Super Bowl party.

Chunky avocado guacamole .

Chunky avocado guacamole . (Photo/Getty Images)

Guacamole

Creamy, savory guacamole is always a crowd pleaser, and alongside crispy tortilla chips, is an oh-so-yummy party ready finger food. Click here for the recipe.

Salsa de xoconostle/cactus fruit salsa

Salsa de xoconostle/cactus fruit salsa (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Cactus fruit salsa

This isn’t your supermarket jarred salsa: instead, this salsa makes use of cactus plant fruit, smoky garlic and chipotle peppers for a dip that’s complex and flavorful. Click here for the recipe.

Spinach and cheese-filled empanadas.

Spinach and cheese-filled empanadas. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Spinach and cheese empanadas

Empanadas are a Latino party staple and our cheese-filled empanadas are actually healthy, thanks to a whole wheat crust and the addition of baby spinach. Click here for the recipe.

A toasty Cuban sandwich.

A toasty Cuban sandwich. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Cuban sandwiches

These Cuban sandwiches are hearty and filling, filled to overflowing with pork, ham, Swiss cheese and of course, crispy pickle slices. Click here for the recipe.

Tender pork tinga piled high on a crispy tostada.

Tender pork tinga piled high on a crispy tostada. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Pork tinga tostadas

Here’s a tip: prepare your pork tinga ahead of time and heat up just before you plan to serve the meat, piled high on crispy corn tortillas with a plethora of yummy toppings like cotija cheese, romaine lettuce, radishes and Mexican cremaClick here for the recipe.

Creamy arroz con pollo.

Creamy arroz con pollo. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Arroz con pollo

Easy to whip up by the pot, arroz con pollo – creamy rice with flavorful, tender chicken – is satisfying enough to serve as a main dish for a crowd. Click here for the recipe.

Savory chile on carne.

Savory chile on carne. (Photo/Courtesy Gilda Claudine Karasik)

Chile on Carne

Chile con carne – the Latin version of meaty chili – is perfect for a Super Bowl spread. Make a large batch, and set out a toppings bar with avocado chunks, shredded cheese, warm tortillas, diced fresh tomatoes and chopped scallions for a fun game day meal. Click here for the recipe.

Super Bowl 2013: Great recipes for game day passion fruit margarita photo courtesy br hospitality groupwordpress edit food NBC Latino News

Margaritas

Rare is the person that doesn’t love margaritas and the version made popular by East Coast eatery Dos Caminos includes sweet passion fruit juice for a fun variation on a classic cocktail. Click here for the recipe.

Perfect red wine sangria, served up at The Barclay Bar in New York City.

Perfect red wine sangria, served up at The Barclay Bar in New York City. (Photo/courtesy Barbara Bahny at the InterContinental New York Barclay.)

Sangria

The secret to being a great party host is to make entertaining seem effortless. With that in mind, there’s no better cocktail for serving at a party than sangria, which is best made in advance and made in large quantities. Click here for the recipe.

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