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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
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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
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Homemade red enchilada sauce is very easy to make, so unless there are no dehydrated chili pods available in your supermarket, there’s no need to buy it canned. You might find the chile pods in the Latin section of your grocery store prepackaged and labeled, mild, medium, or hot. It also freezes well so you can make a few cups at a time and store them in plastic containers or freezer bags…. 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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Fideo is a popular soup served as a side or starter for many Mexican dishes but it can also be served as the main course with a flour tortilla or warm bread. It is very easy to make and a comfort food in many households including mine. Ingredients: serves approx. 4, 3/4 cup servings 1 cup fideo pasta 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic… Read More
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
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If you’re a fan of chipotle peppers then this dish is for you. If you are entertaining a large crowd, it can be made ahead of time and stored refrigerated until it is time to eat. Ingredients: Serves 2 2 medium chicken breasts, diced 1/2 white onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves. minced 1 tomato, diced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 3 tbsp, fresh oregano 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 1 tbsp. of… Read More
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