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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
Category: Beef, Mexican Tags: Authentic Mexican Recipes, Beef and jalapenos, Black pepper, FOOD, food blog, Garlic, garlic cloves, ground beef, Ground beef dish, ground cumin, homemade, Latin cuisine, meat and potatoes, medium potatoes, Mexican food, Mexican restaurant menus, onion powder, onions, Picadillo, spicy beef
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
Category: Mexican Tags: Authentic Mexican food, Bean, Black pepper, charro beans, Chorizo, Clove, Cook, FOOD, food blog, frijoles charros, Garlic, garlic cloves, home cooking, homemade beans, Mexican beans, Mexican cuisine, Mexican recipes, pinto beans, pork cracklings, recipes, slow cooked, smoked bacon, smoked bacon and beans, Spanish chorizo
A great salsa is essential when serving a Mexican meal; I can’t eat without it! This fried jalapeño salsa is perfect for chicken or steak tacos. It’s spicy, creamy, and full of flavor. To top it off, it’s simple to make and you’ll only need a few ingredients. Ingredients: 10 Jalapeños 2 garlic cloves 1 cube chicken bouillon such as Knorr, which can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store 1/4 cup… Read More
Category: Mexican, salsa, Spicy food Tags: Authentic Mexican food, blog, chicken bouillon, Cooking oil, FOOD, fried jalapenos, Garlic, garlic cloves, green salsa, Jalapeño, jalapeño salsa, Knorr, Latin, Latin cuisine, Latin food, Mexican chile, Mexican cuisine, Mexicn salsa, Olive oil, recipes, salsa, spicy food, spicy jalapeno salsa
If you’re a fan of green chicken enchiladas, then this recipe is for you! Green Chicken Pozole is also very popular around the holiday season and it’s perfect for those guests or family members who do not eat pork or beef, most common in red pozole and menudo. But you may want to double the recipe; everyone is going to want some! Serves 4 4 cups white hominy 2 large chicken breasts… Read More
Category: Holiday food, Mexican Tags: Authentic Mexican food, Broth, Chicken, chicken bouillon, chicken breasts, chicken broth, chicken recipe, Christmas Mexican food, Cook, FOOD, food blog, garlic cloves, green chicken pozole, Home, Hominy, mexican, Mexican cuisine, Mexican pozole, New year's eve food, poblano pepers, pozole, pozole verde, recipes, Soups and Stews, Tomatillo, tomatillos, White onion
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
Category: Chicken, Mexican Tags: Authentic Mexican food, Black pepper, blog, Braised Chicken and Vegetables, chicken bouillon, Cook, Cookware and bakeware, food blog, garlic cloves, Home, home cooking, homemade, Jalapeño, jalapeños, Mexican Chicken and vegetables, Mexican food, Mexican recipes, skinless chicken thighs, Sour cream, spicy, spicy chicken, spicy tomato sauce, Stock (food), Tomato, Tomato sauce, Vegetable
Pabellón Criollo is a traditional Venezuelan dish consisting of shredded beef sautéed with onions and peppers and served with white rice, black beans, and fried plantains. There are a few other variations; some top off the dish with an over-easy egg and others sprinkle queso fresco on the black beans. The flavors bind together amazingly and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this dish as much as I do. Ingredients: 1 1/5 lb. flank… Read More
Category: Mexican, Venezuela Tags: Adriana Torres, Beef, Bell pepper, black beans, blog, Broth, Cook, Flank steak, food blog, fried plantains, garlic cloves, hispanic food, Latin America, Latin cuisine, Latin food, mexicrave, Pabellón Criollo, recipes, ripe plantains, Steak, travel, Venezuela, venezuelan dish, white rice, wordpress
Tostones are very popular in Central and South America and are served with a variety of dipping sauces. My favorite one is simple to make. Serve tostones as an appetizer or alongside your favorite Latin dish like Pavellon Criollo, a traditional Venezuelan dish. Tostones: 2 green plantains, peeled and sliced into 1 inch thick slices cooking oil for frying Dipping Sauce: 1/4 cup light olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1… Read More
Category: appetizers, dip, Mexican, topping Tags: Adriana Torres, appetizer, Condiments, Cook, Cooking, Cuban, dinner, Dips, FOOD, food blog, fried plantain, garlic cloves, Latin, Latin food, light olive oil, Olive oil, Plantain, Puerto Rican, recipes, side dish, Tostones, vegetarian, venezuelan dish
This is a dish popular dish in Central and South America and is prepared in many different ways depending on the region. I used russet potatoes for my version but you can also use plantain, or platano maduro, or cooked yuca, also known as cassava or manioc. All in all, the possibilities are endless! Makes approx. 18 stuffed potato balls depending on the size Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed… Read More
Category: appetizers, Mexican, snacks Tags: Adriana Torres, appetizers, Beef mince, Bell pepper, blog, Cooking oil, dinner, FOOD, food blog, fried potatoes, Garlic, garlic cloves, green olives, ground beef, Mashed potato, mexican, Mexican cuisine, Mexican food, new post, New year's eve food, papas rellenas, party food, platano maduro, Potato, raisins, recipes, recipes. Mexican recipes, snacks, stuffed, stuffed potato, stuffed potato balls, stuffing, Tablespoon, tbsp tomato paste, Tomato paste, traditions, wordpress, yummy