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Do you like playing games? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like to occasionally have more than just soda pop and potato chips as snacks for game night? In this Monday blog series, game industry personalities will be sharing some of their favorite recipes for game night munchies. Welcome to Gaming Gastronomy! This week our peppy potatoes come from Christina Aimerito of Girls’ Game Shelf.

Christina Aimerito is the host and creator of Girls’ Game Shelf (Facebook, Twitter, Web, Youtube). She’s also a mother, a theatre nerd, educator, and crochet addict. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 2 daughters, and newborn son! Oh and the two dogs. Musn’t forget the dogs!

Baked Potatoes With Chorizo Beans

Hey T.R! Thanks for asking us to participate! On a game night, I like to keep the food easy, simple, and plentiful. So my favorite thing to make is baked potatoes with chorizo beans. SO EASY. I feel strange even giving you the recipe since it’s only 3 ingredients, but it’s such a crowd pleaser and my Nana would be happy that I’m spreading her recipe around.

2 packages (loops) of pork chorizo
2-3 large cans of pinto beans
1-2 packages of Mexican blend cheese.

Step 1:
start browning the chorizo in the bottom on the pot.You want it to be cooked through, and almost crumbly.

Step 2:
Throw in the beans! Let cook on medium for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3:
Once ready, stir in the cheese and top with crushed oregano. Keep on low while serving.

Step 4:
Serve over open face baked potatoes and voila!

I usually eyeball all the measurements based on my taste and the crowd I’m serving, so you can add more or less chorizo to your liking. I like using cotija cheese sometimes or at least crumbling it on top. You can also add onions when cooking the chorizo. Soyrizo works beautifully for your veggie friends. And of course any other toppings you want. I make this, a big salad and buy a few big watermelons for an easy, cheap and fast dinner.

First, I must say congratulations on the newborn son. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures. Thanks again for participating while balancing everything else in your life right now.

In the coming weeks, check back here on Mondays for more delectable recipes from personalities around the game industry.

#GamingGastronomy – Baked Potatoes With Chorizo Beans by Christina Aimerito

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