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Unique Foods 2019
Unique Foods Competition

One of the most popular events of the annual New Mexico State Fair. The Unique Foods Contest provides an opportunity for fair food vendors to compete among themselves to be crowned the reigning champion of creative culinary delights, which is no small task considering the vast array of delicious and unique cuisine options enjoyed by patrons each year at the New Mexico State Fair.


2021 Unique Foods Winners: Rex's Hamburgers and their Green Chile Cheese Pancake Burger

2021's Entries

Turkey Leg Frybread
Vendor: Pueblo Eats
Located: Indian Village
A golden brown frybread fried to perfection, folded in half, and filled with smoked turkey leg meat. The turkey is then covered in a red chile sauce (also available with green chile or a barbecue chipotle sauce) and finally garnished with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Bacon Wrapped Deep Fried PB&J
Vendor: Makin’ Bacon
Location: Food Court
Creamy peanut butter and your choice of grape or strawberry jelly smothered between two slices of fresh white bread. It is then wrapped in bacon and deep fried to a crispy golden brown. Finally, to tantalize your taste buds this crispy goodness receives a dusting of powdered sugar.

Carne Asada Deep Fried Nachos
Vendor: Fried Fantasy
Location: Food Court
A delicious cheesy Nachos to the extreme! It’s all about CHEESE! A combination of Doritos chips, jalapeno vinegar, nacho cheese, and pepper jack cheese rolled into balls. This extremely cheesy ball is then deep fried to perfection and topped with nacho cheese, jalapenos, and carne asada.

Spicy Deep-Fried Bacon Elote
Vendor: Native Café
Location: Indian Village
A sweet corn on the cob wrapped in thick cut smoked bacon and fried to perfection. Then smothered in a creamy Cotija cheese blend with fire hot Cheetos and finally sprinkled with fresh cilantro and lime.

Deep-Fried Buffalo & Elk Bites
Vendor: Quesadas New Mexico Food
Location: Food Court
Buffalo and elk burger combined with fresh roasted green chile and cheese which is then rolled into balls. Each ball is hand dipped in a batter and fried to a golden-brown perfection. Finally, these Buffalo bites and Elk bites are served with a special spicy dipping sauce.

Frybread Indian Pie
Vendor: Pueblo Eats
Location: Indian Village
Fresh hamburger patty cooked to perfection topped with cheese and roasted green chile. It is then placed between two light and fluffy pancakes. Your choice of condiments (mustard, pickle, lettuce, tomato) added and a side of syrup to complete this unique culinary concoction.

Green Chile Cheese Pancake Burger
Vendor: Rex’s Hamburgers
Location: Food Court
Fresh hamburger patty cooked to perfection topped with cheese and roasted green chile. It is then placed between two light and fluffy pancakes. Your choice of condiments (mustard, pickle, lettuce, tomato) added and a side of syrup to complete this unique culinary concoction.

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