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Picadillo is a common dish found on Mexican restaurant menus making it a popular filling for burritos, gorditas, and tacos. It is very simple to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. Makes 2-3 burritos (approximately 6-8 corn tortilla tacos) 1 lb. lean ground beef 2 medium potatoes, cubed small 2 Roma tomatoes, cubed 2-3 jalapenos, chopped (seeds removed) 1/4 white onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced handful fresh cilantro, chopped 1… Read More
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Charro beans with quesadillas and fresh avocado slices – my favorite of all comfort foods. These beans are full of flavor and by making a large pot, you can feed the entire family! Serve charro beans as the main course with tortillas or as a side of your favorite Mexican dish. Ingredients: 4 cups, uncooked pinto beans 12-13 cups water 1 1/2 cups sliced wieners or Spanish chorizo (Spanish chorizo is… Read More
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Every time my mother asked what I wanted for dinner I would reply, “Pollo en salsa de tomate!” Chicken and vegetables in tomato sauce has been one of my favorite dishes since childhood. You can control the spiciness by adjusting the amount of jalapeños or not add any at all but in my opinion, the spicier the better! 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 cup thawed peas 1 1/2 cups cooked cauliflower… Read More
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So perhaps a hot soup is not as appetizing in the spring as it is in the winter, but if you love turkey, potatoes, and pasta, does the weather even mater? The broth is light, buttery, and full of flavor. This dish is a hit in my home time after time. Ingredients for meatballs: 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon chopped, fresh dill 3… Read More
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You can find corn gorditas on the menu of practically every Mexican restaurant walk into. They can be stuffed with chile colorado, beans with cheese, and just about anything else your heart desires! These taste just like the ones I ate growing up at the street festivals in Mexico. Hope you try them. Makes 12 gorditas Dough: 4 cups corn flour 1 tbsp salt warm water ( 2 cups more or less)… Read More
Category: Corn Gorditas w ground beef, Mexican Tags: Adriana Torres, Beef mince, Black pepper, Cooking oil, corn, corn gorditas, Dough, El Paso, Frying pan, ground beef, ground beef and potatoes, home cooking, Jalapeño, Mexican food, Mexican recipes, Mexico, Olive oil, Potato, Tablespoon, Wine tasting descriptors, wordpress
It doesn’t get simpler than chicken and rice! Here is what you’ll need: Serves 2…or 3 or 4 depending on how much or how little you eat! 4 pieces of brown meat chicken: thighs, legs, or a combination of the two. (rub for chicken: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder) 1 cup, uncooked white rice 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 white onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 small tomatoes, cubed 1/4… Read More
Not only will this flavorful stuffing complement your holiday turkey, but it will also leave you begging for leftovers! This stuffing will taste just as delicious the next day; just top it off with an over-easy egg and ta-da! Breakfast! Enjoy it. Happy Holidays! Prep time: 15 min. Bake time: 20 min. Temp. 400 degrees Serves 10-12 2 large, red potatoes, cubed 8 oz. smoked sausage, cubed 1 red bell pepper,… Read More
Simple and great-tasting! Serves 4 side-dish portions or 2 full portions Ingredients: Summer squash (4 medium) 2 medium tomatoes 1/4 white onion 1 large garlic clove 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup water 4 tbsp. sour cream or table cream 1/2 cup shredded white cheese ( Mozzarella, Muenster, or a mix of the two) 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. salt (adjust to taste) 1 tsp. black pepper Note: Recipe pictured in… Read More