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Testimonials

"That's a damn good meat stick...."

Katie W.
Oklahoma City, OK

Authentic Mexican Meat Snacks

The idea of El Norteño, like many great ideas, was born during a meal between friends. As we we ate, drank and enjoyed the time with good friends, we talked about our dreams and how much we truly enjoy delicious, unique foods. We were underwhelmed with the meat snacks we were buying off shelves and knew we could make something better and more unique. The meal ended, but the idea of El Norteño would become a reality.

The authentic recipes and lively, rich culture of Mexico would be our inspiration. We named our meat snacks El Norteño to pay tribute to the fun, upbeat, colorful Norteño music popular in Northern Mexico and the Southwest United States. We joined forces with an inspiring team from Guadalajara and set out on a two year journey to bring El Norteño #ToThePeople.

In Mexico, we ate Cecina…and then we ate more Cecina. We improved our techniques, talked to people and learned about the true character of Cecina. Our goal was to create an authentic Mexican meat snack. We then took what we learned and traveled to Los Angeles, California.

In LA we continued sampling our Cecina and getting feedback from people on the street about the tastes and flavors. After including a packet of hot sauce with each serving of Cecina, we were satisfied we had it right. We then went to work crafting our Tira de Carne.

Using real habanero chiles, beef, pork, a blend of Mexican spices and real wood smoke, our two flavors of meat snack sticks came to life. Everyone who tried our Tira de Carne Habanero and Tira de Carne Habanero y Limón asked us two questions:

“Where can I get them?” and “Do you have any more?”

Another big moment for us was our first sponsorship of Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So many people came to our humble booth asking, “Is this the booth with the Cecina?” Our hearts swelled each time someone asked for our Cecina.

We love watching people enjoy El Norteño. Our journey to bring El Norteño to life is one of true passion. We want our meat snacks to be the best and we truly want you to enjoy them.

Now, take what you have learned here, go forth with confidence, and seek out El Norteño! If your favorite store does not have it, please tell them about us!

As for us, we will keep following our passions and working to bring El Norteño…#ToThePeople!

Buen Provecho!
~Team El Norteño

The idea of El Norteño, like many great ideas, was born during a meal between friends. As we we ate, drank and enjoyed the time with good friends, we talked about our dreams and how much we truly enjoy delicious, unique foods. We were underwhelmed with the meat snacks we were buying off shelves and knew we could make something better and more unique. The meal ended, but the idea of El Norteño would become a reality.

The authentic recipes and lively, rich culture of Mexico would be our inspiration. We named our meat snacks El Norteño to pay tribute to the fun, upbeat, colorful Norteño music popular in Northern Mexico and the Southwest United States. We joined forces with an inspiring team from Guadalajara and set out on a two year journey to bring El Norteño #ToThePeople.

In Mexico, we ate Cecina…and then we ate more Cecina. We improved our techniques, talked to people and learned about the true character of Cecina. Our goal was to create an authentic Mexican meat snack. We then took what we learned and traveled to Los Angeles, California.

In LA we continued sampling our Cecina and getting feedback from people on the street about the tastes and flavors. After including a packet of hot sauce with each serving of Cecina, we were satisfied we had it right. We then went to work crafting our Tira de Carne.

Using real habanero chiles, beef, pork, a blend of Mexican spices and real wood smoke, our two flavors of meat snack sticks came to life. Everyone who tried our Tira de Carne Habanero and Tira de Carne Habanero y Limón asked us two questions:

“Where can I get them?” and “Do you have any more?”

Another big moment for us was our first sponsorship of Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So many people came to our humble booth asking, “Is this the booth with the Cecina?” Our hearts swelled each time someone asked for our Cecina.

We love watching people enjoy El Norteño. Our journey to bring El Norteño to life is one of true passion. We want our meat snacks to be the best and we truly want you to enjoy them.

Now, take what you have learned here, go forth with confidence, and seek out El Norteño! If your favorite store does not have it, please tell them about us!

As for us, we will keep following our passions and working to bring El Norteño…#ToThePeople!

Buen Provecho!
~Team El Norteño