10 Super Bowl Recipes That 49ers Fans Will Devour

Let’s hear it for the Golden State

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

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 since the 49ers are playing in the 2024 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 ten Super Bowl recipes that 49ers fans can’t get enough of.

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1. Slow Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

  • Time Commitment: 8 hours, 25 minutes
  • Why I Love It: make ahead, slow cooker recipe

Leave it to Californians to combine two amazing cuisines: Korean and Mexican. And then put ’em in a taco. Here, gochujang adds extra oomph to the ribs and bright and briny dill pickle spears balance everything out.

2. Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why I Love It: <15 minutes, crowd-pleaser

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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why I Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead

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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why I Love It: crowd-pleaser, dairy free, vegetarian

Psst: Huy Fong Foods, the creators of the best hot sauce in the universe (yep, Sriracha), have their headquarters in California. Pay homage to the condiment with these vegetarian tostadas, which take less than an hour to make.

5. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Why I Love It: beginner-friendly, high protein

Fish tacos are more of a SoCal thing, but we’re not going to say no. (Especially when the spread is already fully loaded with Buffalo chicken everything.) These are baked instead of fried for ultimate convenience.

6. Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why I Love It: <30 minutes, crowd-pleaser, gluten free, dairy free

Two California crops—avocados and strawberries—come together for this tasty, fruit-filled salsa. (Be sure to pick up an extra bag of chips.)

7. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Tacos

  • Time Commitment: 6 hours
  • Why I Love It: crowd-pleaser, slow-cooker recipe

OK, you probably won’t want to cook traditional barbacoa at your house the day of the Super Bowl (FYI, authentic barbacoa actually involves slow-roasting a whole animal), but this shortcut version, made with chuck roast, is the next best thing.

8. Salsa Bar

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why I Love It: beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser, <30 minutes

A day of tacos, burritos and tostadas isn’t complete without a salsa bar. Think of it like a cheese board, but with more tortilla chips and dips than crackers and fromage. (And pass the salsa verde on the left when you have a chance.)

9. Oven-Baked Buffalo Wings

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why I Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

Um, is your game day spread missing something? These oven-baked buffalo wings are sweet, spicy and tender all at once—and don’t require setting up a vat of hot oil to make them. Grab your baking sheet and get cooking.

10. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Why I Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly, slow cooker recipe

Since your oven is occupied with those wings, use your slow cooker to make this hands-off, make-ahead crowd-pleaser. With a rotisserie chicken, it’ll come together with almost no effort. You handle the dip, we’ll bring the chips (OK, fine, and the carrot sticks).

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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...