Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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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

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

This salsa goes wonderful with grilled chicken or steak. The roasted tomato and jalapenos give any dish a distinct taste and the fresh oregano leaves add phenomenal flavor. Try it on steak tacos, pictured above, or serve it with tostadas and guacamole as an appetizer. Ingredients: 3-4 small tomatoes 2-3 jalapenos or serrano peppers 1/4 white onion 3  garlic cloves a small bunch of fresh cilantro with the stems 4-5 tbsp. fresh oregano 2-3 tbsp. tomato bouillon… Read More

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

These green chicken enchiladas are sure to be a hit at you next dinner party. You can cook and shred the chicken the night before or buy a rotisserie chicken a your local market. If you have trouble rolling the tortillas, don’t bother! Sometimes I stack one tortilla after another and layer the chicken and cheese in between like a cake! They taste just as good and it saves time. Ingredients: Makes… Read More

Machaca is dried and pounded beef which can be used in a number of ways. A favorite in my home is machaca and eggs. If you don’t find machaca at your local grocery store, use shredded beef instead. It won’t give the dish the same flavor but it will taste just as great. Ingredients: 1 cup machaca 4 eggs 2 tomatoes 2 jalapenos one small, white onion 1 garlic clove, (optional) cooking oil salt… Read More

      Huevos rancheros are over-easy eggs on top of lightly fried corn tortillas and topped with chunky salsa made with green chiles, tomato, and onion. It is a very popular Mexican dish and you will find it on just about any breakfast menu at Mexican food restaurants. Ingredients: 3 small tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped                                                                               handful of fresh jalapeno, finely chopped  (I used roasted green peppers) 1/2 cup… Read More