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  • Jan 02 2017

    CHILES EN ESCABECHE : Tequila-Pickled jalapenos and vegetables

    This bright, crunchy combination of fresh vegetables and chiles en escabeche (which means pickled with spices and vinegar) will find a place on your table every day. The pickled jalapeños and vegetables add zest to tortas, burritos, tacos, salads, beans, and soup. Or just munch away on the chiles and vegetables between bites: they are […]

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    Dec 19 2016

    ELOTES : Simmered fresh corn with epazote, chiles, butter, and lime

    Mexican farmers cultivate more than three hundred distinct varieties of corn, so it’s no surprise that corn forms an integral part of the everyday Mexican diet. Fresh corn is a popular street treat, served from pushcarts that are often just cauldrons of boiling water on wheels. The earthy-sweet flavor of the corn shines through the […]

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    Dec 19 2016

    SLOW COOKER CORN BREAD : Pan de Elote

    Lightly sweetened with piloncillo sugar, corn bread is a favorite festival food in northern Mexico, where the batter is cooked in small cast-iron pans that are greased with plenty of sweet butter. Serve with more butter and a sprinkle of crushed piloncillo for a sweet treat, or offer it as a side dish to help […]

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    Dec 17 2016

    BEANS WITH BEEF, CHIPOTLES, AND EPAZOTE : Frijoles Charros

    The charro (cowboy) lifestyle is alive and well in the beautiful mountains of northern Mexico. Here cooking often revolves around a big pot and a wood-fired cook box, where frijoles cook slowly overnight while the herd dozes under the stars. Frijoles charros always start with big handfuls of chipotles and epazote, and then, to paraphrase […]

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    Nov 20 2016

    CARNE CON CHORIZO Y PAPAS : Beef With Chorizo And Potatoes

    A different take on meat and potatoes, this easy, spicy guisado is made with chorizo, tender beef, potatoes, plenty of garlic, and spicy chiles de árbol. Be sure to buy Mexican chorizo, which is a soft uncured sausage flavored with chiles, garlic, cumin, and marjoram. Beef chorizo tastes the same as the pork version, and […]

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    Oct 25 2016

    LAYERED TACO DIP : MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE

    A party favorite, taco dip tastes best when served with fresh, warm corn tortillas. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 medium-sized ripe avocados 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 bunch green onions 3 medium-sized red tomatoes 1 cup pitted black […]

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    Oct 25 2016

    BEEF AND BEAN CHILI : MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE

    The hardest part of this recipe is assembling the ingredients. From there, it all just goes in the pot to simmer. Enjoy with a hunk of crusty corn bread or Mexican Spoon Bread. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves 2 large white onions 2 pounds lean ground beef 2 cups canned tomatoes, with juice 3 […]

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    Oct 24 2016

    SOPA DE LENTEJAS Y LONGANIZA : Lentil Soup With Longaniza Sausage

    Mexican carnicerías (butchers) sell long, looping skeins of longaniza, a mild pork sausage flavored with garlic, red chile, cumin, and oregano (not to be confused with the Spanish or Filipino sausages of the same name, which are very different). Longaniza is widely used in Mexican cooking, though it is less well known in the United […]

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    Oct 24 2016

    MOLE DE OLLA CON BOLITAS : Beef Soup With Chile, Vegetables, And Dumplings

    This mole is not a thick sauce but a classic Mexican soup, aromatic with dried chiles and epazote and loaded with chunks of meat and vegetables. A proper mole de olla alwaysincludes pieces of fresh corn and ejotes (green beans). This version also includes delicious little masa dumplings called bolitas. SERVES 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 4 […]

  • enchiladas mexican food recipes
    Oct 24 2016

    ENCHILADAS : MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE

    Quintessential Mexican fare that you can now make at home! Modify the fillings to suit your tastes. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup tomato salsa 12 corn tortillas 3 cups shredded beef or refried beans 2 cups grated Monterey jack cheese 2 cups red or green chili sauce DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Ladle […]