World Cup
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Every four years, the FIFA World Cup unites soccer fans all around the world. The international soccer tournament hosts 32 nations who compete for the prestigious World Cup trophy. 

This year’s FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 17 – but let’s talk about what really counts: snacks! 

While rooting for our favorite Latin teams – this year, we have Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay representing us – why not cook a tasty treat to eat while we show our support?

From chilaquiles to empanadas, here are three ideas of what to cook next week!

The best Latin appetizers to snack on while watching the World Cup

I don’t know about you, but to our family, the World Cup is the event we look forward to. We try to watch every US and Mexico game – yes, we root for both our countries – but we also choose other nations to support throughout the highly-anticipated tournament. I almost always choose Germany.

We also try to make a celebration out of each of their games. One of our favorite snacks is chilaquiles – okay, okay, it’s more of a breakfast meal – but some of the games are bright and early. In fact, Mexico’s first game (against Poland) is at 8 a.m. PST, and what better way to wake up and watch them play than with a side of chilaquiles?

Another Latin snack that’s one of our go-to’s is churros (or chicharrones de harina) con salsa. The bags of dried wheel chips are usually found in markets that sell Latin goods and are typically inexpensive. This type of street food is easy to make, too – all you have to do is fry them for about a minute! Lastly, they go well with any cold beverage; whether a lager or a soda, churros hit nicely during a soccer game. 

Lastly, for those who want something more fulfilling, why not try Argentinian empanadas? Whether you fill in with beef, chicken, or vegetables, these treats are delicious to eat while watching a sports game – just make sure they’re made beforehand so you don’t miss any of the action!

What are your favorite Latin snacks to have while watching your favorite teams?