Roasted Peach Salsa & Carnitas Taco Boats Are Perfect Football Season Snacks

This post was sponsored by Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It may be early fall still but it’s chilly here already, especially at night. I spent most of the day today running around in a hoodie and have spent the evening huddled under a blanket on the couch with two, cute, curly-headed kids. Despite the chill, it’s my favorite time of the year.

I love fall for the weather, the comfort food, the fall fruits, the togetherness that comes from back-to-school and sporting events and for the nostalgia those things have created for me. To me there is something just as magical about this time of the year as there is about the Christmas season.

Each year I like to pull all those warm and fuzzy things together to create something delicious for my family to eat or for a lot of people to eat at a football party.

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In early fall I love that peaches are in season and taste so perfect. They’re a bit of a departure from fall fruits most people would think of (apples) but they are delicious this time of year and I love to use them to create great comforting desserts, appetizers or meals!

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life

In partnership with Old El Paso I decided to celebrate the peach this year and create a special way to top of their new Old El Paso Mini Soft Stand ‘n Stuff Flour Tortilla Taco Boats! These are perfect for football parties and tailgating. These Roasted Peach Salsa and Carnitas Taco Boats are the sweetest little bite of sweet with a little spice to balance it all out.

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life




I love how the taco boats are snack-size so you can have one of them or you can have a few and make a meal out of it. I also love that the boat shape keeps all the insides from falling out. It’s perfect for when you’re standing watching a game or chatting with friends in the parking lot beforehand. Genius little creation!

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Grab the full recipe below and make sure to take a peek at the video to see how I pulled everything together!

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Roasted Peach Salsa and Carnitas Taco Boats

Peach Salsa Ingredients:

  • 6 peaches
    • You can use either orange or white. My store had them mixed together so I ended up with both. I would have preferred all orange though.
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. of salt
  • Optional: 2 Tsp. of jalapeno
    • I had these growing in the garden and while they are spicy they aren’t as spicy as the ones I buy. I added more later for more spice. However, if your kids or anyone who doesn’t like spice is eating this, just put them on the side.

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life

Carnitas Ingredients:

  • 1, 3-5 pound pork shoulder or pork butt
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp, paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 3 bay leaves

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life

Carnitas Steps:

  1. Mix all your dry spices together and rub half on the bottom side of the pork roast.
  2. Add your pork roast to the crockpot and rub the top with the other half of the spice mix.
  3. Add your onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves and bay leaves around the roast.
  4. Add your lime juice and orange juice around the side of the roast. Make sure that you don’t pour it over the top so that you don’t wash away all your spices.
  5. Set on low for 8-10 hours.

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life

Roasted Peach Salsa:

  1. Slice your peaches in half and pull out the seed. Rub the olive oil on the open sides of the peaches and then lay them fruit side down on the grill for four minutes.
  2. Flip them to the skin side for another four minutes.
  3. Remove your peaches and let them cool.
  4. In the meantime, chop/mince all other ingredients.
  5. Chop your peaches and add them to a large bowl.
  6. Add your red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and parsley, lime juice and salt. The salt will help to pull all the juices out of the peaches so that your salsa is more robust versus just being chopped fruit.
  7. Chill for at least two hours.

Both of these items can be made the day before the big game. In my opinion they both always taste better the next day. If you’re tailgating they both transport well and you can heat up the carnitas on a grill.

During a football party or while tailgating just pull it all together.

Roasted Peach salsa and Carnitas for football appetizers with Old El Paso - The Everyday Mom Life




Additional Optional Ingredients:

  • Old El Paso Mini Soft Stand ‘n Stuff Flour Tortilla Taco Boats
  • Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kit Hard & Soft
  • Black beans
  • Extra cilantro, chopped
  • Extra parsley, chopped
  • Limes

Using your Old El Paso Mini Soft Stand ‘n Stuff Flour Tortilla Taco Boats, or the hard and soft tacos, add black beans first. Top with your carnitas, salsa and then any additional ingredients you like!

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  • robin rue September 18, 2017 04.10 pm

    Those sound seriously awesome. We do a lot of Mexican foods here in our house, so I know these will be a hit.

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  • Heather September 18, 2017 04.37 pm

    This looks so so good! I usually can peach salsa in the summer but never got to it this year – it is my daughter’s favorite. I think I will have to try this recipe though – yum!

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  • Mimi September 18, 2017 04.45 pm

    I love peaches, they are my favourite fruit! I need to try this recipe out, it honestly looks so yummy 😀 Would you mind check out my page? We can follow eachother and be internet friends if you want to. I’d be so happy!
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  • Jeanine September 18, 2017 05.03 pm

    These look good! Never tried a fruity salsa before on tacos but I bet each bite of this recipe is flavorful. I’d try this!

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  • Lori Geurin September 18, 2017 05.08 pm

    These little Taco Boats are super cute and look amazingly delicious! We love peach salsa at our house and anything with cilantro is a winner in my book!

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  • Jessica Joachim September 18, 2017 05.51 pm

    These look so good! They would be perfect for a party or for just a way to jazz up taco tuesday!

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  • Rose September 18, 2017 05.52 pm

    I have made Carnitas before but not sure if it was in a cockpot so bonus points for this recipe. I do kow the peach salda would be refreshing and definitely a first for me.

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  • Jamie September 18, 2017 06.49 pm

    Those look delish and such an awesome recipe! Can’t wait to try it. Pinning for later so I can use it for our next football party ❤️

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  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh September 18, 2017 07.06 pm

    These are perfect for football games, or family get togethers. I love that fresh peach salsa for topping.

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  • Christine Salty Mama September 18, 2017 09.43 pm

    I’ve never seen those taco boats but I need them in my life!!! Tacos make SUCH A MESS in my house but those are amazing! (And the recipe looks great too 🙂 )

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  • Kim@Team-Cartwright September 18, 2017 10.12 pm

    I never thought of using peaches like this! We are a big football family. Well, my husband is into football. I am into any excuse to make tasty snacks. This might fit the bill perfectly!

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  • Beth Davidson September 18, 2017 11.01 pm

    Oh wow just the title sounded delicious and then those pictures push it over the top! I know what I’m cooking on Sunday!

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  • Cassie September 18, 2017 11.52 pm

    I’ve never tried roasted peach before but this salsa just sounds so good! Pop it in some tacos and this is the perfect snack for football season!

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  • Karen Morse September 18, 2017 11.54 pm

    That looks amazing and it’s something that I would love to give a try since my husband and I love tacos! It’s perfect for game days or movie nights as well.

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  • Nailil September 19, 2017 12.12 am

    This is an interesting way to use peached. I might have to try this recipe.

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  • Jordyn Galan September 19, 2017 12.47 am

    Yummy I have always wanted to try a peach salsa! I love that your is roasted! I bet it is so juicy and delicious!

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  • Tanvi Rastogi September 19, 2017 03.25 am

    Absolutely love the presentation and how the colors make it look even more delicious.

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  • Erin September 19, 2017 04.12 am

    These look incredible! Hoping to add these to the tailgate regular list! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Shoshana Sue September 19, 2017 11.01 am

    I am now hungry! This looks appetising and a must try for the Sunday meal. I can feel I am going to fall in love with Mexican food after giving this a go

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  • AnnMarie John September 19, 2017 12.41 pm

    Peach will always be one of my favorite fruits and I love it grilled as well. I think this is such a nice recipe especially for people who enjoy Mexican flavors! I’m going to try this one!

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  • Misty Nelson September 19, 2017 07.17 pm

    Oh my, these look and sound so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe, the peach part sounds like it would just be a flavor explosion.

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  • Cindy Ingalls September 19, 2017 08.29 pm

    I’m kind of obsessed with grilled peaches. I tend to use them for dessert but I like the thought of using them in a salsa to place on top of carnitas. The mix of sweet and savory sounds so tasty.

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  • Shannon Gurnee September 19, 2017 08.43 pm

    I’ve never made a salsa with peaches before. This looks and sounds like a yummy recipe though. I would definitely give it a try!

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  • Shannon September 20, 2017 12.09 am

    These look SO good! I love how simple and easy it sounds!

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  • Terri Steffes September 20, 2017 01.57 am

    These look amazing! I would love to serve this to my family. I bet they would be all thankful and happy! 🙂

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  • Patrice Walker September 20, 2017 03.33 pm

    You had me at roasted peach! How delicious and perfect for a football game snack. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ana De- Jesus September 20, 2017 07.48 pm

    Proof that you can still be healthy and have a delicious snack or meal. I love the idea of roasting peaches to create a salsa for taco boats.

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  • Jean September 20, 2017 08.52 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are the cutest! Plus, they look so tasty. I’ve never thought to use peach before in a recipe, but would definitely like to give this a go 🙂

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  • Heather September 21, 2017 01.51 pm

    This looks amazing! I really do love peaches and I bet the flavor is perfect with the taco boats. I grew up with a peach tree in my backyard so I’m always drawn to this flavor.

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  • Kaity | With Kids and Coffee September 22, 2017 03.47 am

    Okay—these look AMAZING! That grilled peach sounds so amazing right about now, especially in salsa form. Yum!

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