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Tex Mex Popcorn

Zesty Tex Mex Popcorn with cool and spicy appeal! Today’s popcorn recipe is a fun party snack that everyone will love. Handful after handful this recipe never gets old…

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Popcorn is my all-time favorite snack. Late at night (when I’m not supposed to be eating) I can resist the temptation for nearly anything else. Yet if Lt. Dan asks if I want some popcorn, I cave instantly without thinking.

Because of this clear-cut addiction, we have numerous popcorn recipes we fall back on evening after evening.

Tex Mex Popcorn is high on the list.

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Not only does it offer the buttery crunch of classic stove-top popcorn, it is loaded with tex mex spices, sun dried tomatoes, crumbled chorizo, salty queso fresco and cool creamy avocado.

There are so many amazing flavors and textures working together here, it’s like a fiesta in your mouth.

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The addition of all these extra goodies, not only provides intense south of the boarder panache, it makes this popcorn recipe a meal, of sorts.

Of course it’s intended to be a snack… but I would certainly be happy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn around 6ish in the evening, and not need anything else the rest of the night.

Just saying.

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To make tex mex popcorn, simply pop the corn in a large heavy stock pot, then toss with melted butter and spices until well coated.

Mix in the tangy sun dried tomatoes and top with chorizo, crumbly cheese, and avocado.

Then munch, munch, munch away.

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Tex mex popcorn will make any night feel like a fiesta, even if your just sitting on the couch in your jammies.

This one’s a keeper!

Tex Mex Popcorn

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 Tb. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 2 Tb. melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced (dried vacuum sealed, not in oil)
  • 3/4 cup cooked chorizo, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 firm (but ripe) avocado, diced


  1. Place the oil and popcorn kernels in a large heavy bottomed stock pot. Cover, leaving the lid slightly offset to vent, and turn on medium heat. Listen to the popcorn. Once the popping stops, remove from the heat immediately and pour into a large bowl, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile prepare all other toppings.
  2. Mix the salt and spices together in a small bowl. Shake the larger bowl of popcorn while pouring the melted butter and spice blend over the top. Shake until thoroughly coated, then toss in the sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Scoop the popcorn into smaller serving bowls and top each bowl with crumbled chorizo, queso fresco, and diced avocado. Serve immediately!

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33 Responses to “Tex Mex Popcorn”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 28, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Ok, I am in love with this. Popcorn is my obsession and I eat it almost every day without a word of a life. I would have never put avocado with it, but WHY NOT! Pinned!


  2. How to Philosophize with Cakeposted May 28, 2014 at 5:28 am

    That looks awesome, what a great idea! I love tex-mex flavors, I’ll have to try this sometime soon.


  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavorposted May 28, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Oh, how I would love to get my hands on a bowl of this popcorn. Avocado with sundried tomatoes and queso fresco is the best thing ever!


  4. Rachel Cooksposted May 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Clearly I’m on board with this. Loving the sun dried tomatoes in there!


  5. Tieghanposted May 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    This is awesome! My family loves popcorn, but I have yet to anything crazy with it like this. Sounds so good!


  6. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Wow! You are awesome Sommer. I don’t know how you come up with this stuff. Looks yummy! pinning.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  7. Christine from Cook the Storyposted May 28, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I love the flavors you used! This is awesome!


  8. Mariaposted May 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Great for snacking!


  9. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted May 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

    wow – this is some more amazing popcorn!!! love it!!!


  10. Naomiposted May 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Perfect Snackables!


  11. Layla @ Brunch Time Bakerposted May 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This is such a great idea and a perfect way to spice up popcorn!


  12. marlaposted May 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Truly fun & creative popcorn Sommer!


  13. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Perfect snack!! I’d eat it all!


  14. Heather Christoposted May 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I love popcorn- it’s my favorite and I never would have thought to serve it like this! yum!


  15. Katiposted May 28, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I can’t wait to try this, my husband is going to love it. Who doesn’t love popcorn!


  16. RavieNomNomsposted May 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Now THAT is some popcorn if I ever saw it! WOW!


  17. Gabyposted May 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    This is my kind of popcorn!


  18. Kitaposted May 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Can I just say how in love I am with this popcorn? Which is a lot because normally I hate popcorn. This recipe rocks!


  19. Jennaposted May 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I’m not a huge popcorn fan but this looks seriously delicious! How creative! love it.


  20. Kristen Dukeposted May 28, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve never thought of doing a Tex Mex popcorn – looks delicious!!


  21. Samina | The Cupcake Confessionposted May 29, 2014 at 1:34 am

    WOW!!!!! DROOOOOOLING!!!! Movie nights call for popcorn and while my love for caramel popcorn is supreme, I think this Tex-Mex version is going to take over the caramel popcorn! Loving thisssss!!


  22. Jenny Flakeposted May 29, 2014 at 6:17 am

    How fun is this?! Ready to dig in!!


  23. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted May 29, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Fun idea Sommer!


  24. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted May 29, 2014 at 8:25 am

    This is my kind of popcorn! What a perfect snack!


  25. Vicki Gilsingerposted May 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    ok sommer everyone is on board :) how the heck do you eat this? with a spoon? or do you just use a stack of napkins cause I know avocados are mushy by nature! :)


    • Sommer — May 29th, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

      Hey Vicki, we just dug in with our hands! You always need a little hand washing after eating popcorn anyway. ;)


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  28. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted July 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    What an amazing idea! I’m totally a fan of popcorn for dinner :-)


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