Unique Foods You Might Only Find at an El Paso Thanksgiving Dinner
A travel website has determined the Thanksgiving foods Americans dislike the most – and the results surprised me.
While many people look forward to turkey on Thanksgiving, a new poll finds there’s a huge number of us out there giving the traditional Turkey Day bird the bird.
Nearly 29% of those surveyed said they dislike turkey, while almost 30% said they don’t care for cranberry sauce making those the top 2 least favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Yams, Green Bean Casserole, stuffing, coleslaw, ham, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese round out the Top 10.
Even more surprising for me than turkey ranking so high on the dislike list was the inclusion of coleslaw. I’m not surprised so many people dislike it, I’m surprised it was even on the list at all. When I think ‘Thanksgiving foods’ coleslaw has never crossed my mind.
El Pasoans Share Their Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Day Foods
We asked El Pasoans on Mike & Tricia Mornings what’s going to be on their Turkey Day menu that’s not considered a traditional classic and it turns out many of us will be over-eating some type of non-traditional food at their Thanksgiving family feast.
Chile con queso and tamales get a lot of holiday love around here, as you’d expect. Probably not that surprising in El Paso or Texas, but not traditional.
Instead of gravy we use Mexican mole sauce. I serve it in a gravy bowl and we pour it over the turkey breast instead of gravy.
My mom always makes her famous cornbread casserole. It’s so yummy.
Chamorros de Puerco
We always have "jalapeños toreados" at our Thanksgiving dinner. We have to have some kind of spicy food with any meal lol
Mexican spaghetti…sooo good!
Gobble, Gobble the Burgers
I recently learned our now grown adult children have never really cared for turkey and ham, they just dutifully ate it all these years. So we’re kicking the bird and pig meat to the curb and going non-traditional.
This year we’re doing hamburgers. But we’re keeping most of the traditional Thanksgiving sides and, of course, the queso and tamales. Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the side dishes, anyway.