Spotlight Item on the Menu: Trio Jambalaya

This *AWARD WINNING DISH* offers deep flavors of the south that include Rodeo Wagon’s custom blend of seasonings and features Andouille sausage, ham, the trio of peppers and other vegetables. Served over seasoned rice and topped with a whole crawfish.

Trio Jambalaya

Chef’s Childhood Special

Chef’s Childhood Special – Sopes filled with chorizo, black beans, and Mexican Cheeses. Optional toppings include tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and cilantro.

 

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Spotlight Item on the Menu: Crawfish Cheesecake

CRAWFISH CHEESECAKE

Savory traditional New Orleans dish in a smaller portion. This is not your sweet cheesecake dessert. It features crawfish, the trinity of peppers, caramelized onions, and Louisiana hot sauce, all whipped together with a hearty helping of heavy creams and cheeses. It sparks a conversation! Served chilled in individual pastry crust.

The Rodeo Wagon Cafe

Pumpkin Lovers, Get Ready!

It may be early September but I’m already thinking about my favorite fall recipes. With summer winding down to an end in a few weeks, now is the time to start thinking about how to incorporate pumpkin into your dishes. Nothing says fall like a hot cup of coffee with your favorite dessert! Mine happens to be the delicious Pumpkin Bars from Rosies! What are some of your favorite fall baked goodies?

Rodeo Wagon’s Award Winning Food

We wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the success we’ve had these past two years since transitioning from a mobile food cart to a full-service catering company. Check out the awards Rodeo Wagon was honored to receive from Taste of Madison over the years!

Trio Jambalaya
1st place, Best Seafood Meal, 2018

Family Style Trio Jambalaya with Rice

Deep flavors of the south include Rodeo Wagon’s custom blend of seasonings and feature
Andouille sausage, ham, trio of peppers and other vegetables. Served over seasoned rice
and topped with a whole crawfish

Cajun Sausage Pops
1st place, Best Southern-Style Meal, 2018

SausagePops_Plum_ToM2018Giant sausage link cut on a bias, skewered, and drizzled in plum-orange-ginger sauce

Texas Caviar
2nd place, Best Southwestern Meal, 2017 and 2018

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Freshly prepared with tomatoes, black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, peppers, onions, and flavors from our pals at VOM FASS! Choose whether this is served with chips or as a
salad on greens

Herb-roasted Chicken
3rd place, Best American Meal, 2018

Herb Roasted Chicken over Rice
Tender boneless chicken, marinated in a special blend of herbs before roasting. Served
with Rodeo Wagon’s seasoned rice

Triple Cheesy Mac
1st place, Best American Meal, 2017

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Not your everyday mac n cheese…featuring a blend of premium cheeses and pasta

Texas Beef
1st Place, Best Southwestern Meal, 2017

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Premium shredded beef seasoned with flavors of The South topped with chimichurri and served with Triple Crown Cornbread

Rodeo Beef Sandwich
1st place, Best Southwestern Meal, 2018

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Hot pulled beef slow cooked in flavors of Texas, loaded on top of a gourmet bun
sandwich. Served with optional barbeque sauces

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A special thank you to the judges of Taste of Madison, and all the diners that came out to support! We look forward to participating again in 2019. Hope to see y’all there!

Cooking Tips on Ways to Upgrade your Guacamole Recipe

Did someone say “Taco Night?!” But first, let’s talk guac. Guacamole is always a huge hit at parties… and with March Madness around the corner, it’s time to level up your guac game. We recently refined our guacamole recipe for 2019 and gathered our tips to share with you below! We will continue to serve with tasty Pasqual’s Southwest Tortilla Chips. Image is shown below:

Guac Recipe w Pasqual chips

The basic guacamole consists of 3 ingredients: Of course, the holy avocado. Have you ever wondered why avocado is so loved by everyone? (Maybe it’s because it’s filled with vitamins and contains fiber, which ultimately helps control your blood pressure and keeps you full for longer… or maybe because it’s undeniably delicious!) Moving on to the second and third ingredients, add a splash of lime juice and a hint of salt. Add more for a stronger taste.

Salted chips made in grease might not be the best option if you are watching your figure. You can enjoy any of these recipes by substituting tortilla chips with carrots, celery, cucumbers, and more! Just about everything goes well with guacamole, am I right?

As tasty as the traditional guacamole is, check out our delicious recipes packed with bold flavors and still nutritious!

If you like your guacamole smooth and creamy, try adding Greek Yogurt! It’s a simple addition while keeping guacamole fresher for longer, due to the probiotics from the yogurt. This is a much healthier alternative than mayonnaise or sour cream.

Now imagine combining the 2 best dips of all time… guacamole + hummus = heaven! This combination is not only packed with flavor but also a powerful snack by helping fight hunger and keeping you full for a longer time.

Need a little kick? You can toss chili peppers into the mix or simply add Sriracha sauce. Sriracha already contains chili peppers along with a hint of garlic and vinegar. You can reference the red bottle with a bright green cap below for your next grocery trip:

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Do you prefer sweet over spicy? If so, you’ll love fruit guacamole. You can combine your favorite fruits, but we suggest pineapple, banana, and mango. Serve this to your friends and family on a sunny day, and everyone will leave feeling refreshed and full!

For all you meat-lovers out there, you’ll enjoy this guacamole twist. How does guacamole and BACON sound? Once you try it, you may never go back. Adding crispy bacon bits and Cojita cheese toppings make this guacamole a huge hit at tailgate parties.

All aboard seafood lovers! Have you ever tried crab to your guac? This lean meat adds a soft, delicate texture that fits well with this recipe. This combines a little flair and a great taste. If you’re more of a shrimp fan, this is a healthy route for weight-loss diets while remaining extremely tasty too. Shrimp is low-fat and low-calorie, in which you can enjoy frequently in your guacamole without worrying about the after-guilt.

Other small twists to add to your guacamole recipe:
corn, black beans, pistachios, or cashews.

If you prefer traditional guacamole and enjoy just the way it tastes as is, try serving it as chunky instead of smooth. This makes a nice display of all the ingredients inside all while still keeping the same and simple taste. Or, throw it on the grill! Grill the avocados and mix with the other ingredients, and you’ll end up with a nice guacamole spread for your tacos, toast, or power bowls.

By adding a twist to your guacamole, it can make your taco night an unforgettable (and yummy) night with friends and family.


What is your favorite twist to add to your guacamole recipe?

Tell us in the comments below!

 

Easy Kabobs to Make for All Seasons

Kabobs are the perfect party platter that’s simple to make so you have more time to party with your friends! Kabobs are great for the grill, with endless possibilities to make diverse meals to fulfill anyone’s plate. Kabobs aren’t only for on the grill; you can make a variety of kabobs besides the traditional style (that is still an inexpensive, easy recipe to make).

Even though kabobs are perfect for summer, you can still eat them all year long, using different fruits or vegetables, depending on the season.

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Veggie kabobs make the perfect appetizers to serve for all occasions. Not to mention, they are super easy to make.
Check out above: Caprese Salad Kabobs – Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. This is a healthy, easy alternative to serve to groups of people or even in a small setting.

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Fruit Kabobs are a fun way to get creative by simply selecting a variety of fruits and putting them on a stick! You can even have the kiddos help make their own creations. They’ll love it. Make every bite juicy for your guests, they will thank you!

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If you are missing summer and still ready to grill, make it easy on yourself! Pair your favorite protein with veggies and sprinkle seasoning for a special touch.

WARNING: Make sure you warn your guests when distributing kabobs with metal skewers; the skewers hold heat for awhile after they are removed from the BBQ rack. If you are cooking on the grill, we recommend using cardboard skewers instead of metal skewers. The potential of burning yourself with the metal skewer is more likely.

TIP: With any kabob that you make, you can have your own variety of sauces on the side to add special flavoring. Some examples are cilantro sauce, honey chipotle, chimichurri sauce, and peanut butter!

 

Here is a list of other kabobs we enjoy from all varieties of meats:

  1. Curry Pork
  2. Rosemary Lamb
  3. Chicken Fajita
  4. Turkey Meatball
  5. Greek Shrimp

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Let us know. What’s your favorite style of kabobs?

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-Rodeo Wagon