Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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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

This cool weather calls for something warm, flavorful, and homemade. Estofado de Carne is very popular in Mexico and can be compared to the American version of braised ribs with vegetables. The charred Anaheim peppers add the spiciness commonly found in Hispanic dishes. Ingredients: 8 boneless beef short ribs 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into fours 6-8 boiler or pearl onions, peeled 2… Read More

Camarão na Moranga, or Pumpkin with Shrimp is a classic Brazilian dish that I have grown to love. It is very different from any Mexican dish I’ve ever eaten and unlike any other Latin dish I’ve come across! It consists of a baked pumpkin filled with sautéed shrimp, onion, garlic, and tomatoes, blended together in a flavorful sauce. You can serve it over white rice and the presentation will wow your guests…. Read More

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

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

Ingredients: 10-15  roasted, (dried) red chili pods 1 lb stew meat or shredded beef 3 potatoes 1/2 onion 4 garlic cloves 2 tbls. salt 2 tbls. ground cumin

There’s nothing more I crave in this cold weather than a beast-size bowl of hot stew. Try this caldo de res anytime and enjoy the holidays! Ingredients                                                                                 12 cups water (3 liters) 1  1/2 lb. beef shank bones and/or beef spare ribs 1 quarter piece of cabbage, roughly chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 2 corn on the cob, cut into fourths 3 small red potatoes quartered 3-4 green squash, sliced hand full fresh… Read More