Archives: Mexican

Chorizo, Poblano and Yam Fajitas with Lime-Marinated Red Onions

September 27, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.

If you’re looking for an adventurous new dish to try than give this recipe a whirl! There’s definitely a lot of flavor and texture going on in these fajitas: spiciness from the chorizo, sweetness from the yam and crunch from the lime-marinated red onions. The recipe calls for using fresh chorizo sausage, not the smoked • Read More »

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Southwestern Vinaigrette

August 19, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Condiment, Mexican, Recipes, Salad, Sauce.

Years ago, I had a great salad at a friend’s house. What made the salad great wasn’t the salad ingredients but the unusual dressing. I say unusual not meaning weird but more like unexpected because I’d never tasted a dressing like it before. Basically, it’s a Mexi-inspired vinaigrette. The dressing gets bold flavor from the chili powder, • Read More »

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Mango and Avocado Salsa

June 16, 2010 | By andrea | 19 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This salsa rocks! It’s easy to make and can be served with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled chicken, pork or seafood. YUMM! Husband was skeptical of the mango/avocade combo at first but after his first bite, he was blown away by all the flavor. He then kept commenting on how good it was. I • Read More »

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Chicken Mole with Chipotles

March 19, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Chocolate, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Mole, a Mexican specialty, is a rich, thick sauce with complex flavors. It is usually labor-intensive and includes a long list of ingredients. This quick version of a mole (pronounced MOH-lay) uses canned chipotle chilies and diced tomatoes to form the sauce for tender chunks of chicken. The smoky, spicy sauce includes chocolate, an ingredient commonly found in some moles. • Read More »

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Chipotle Guacamole

October 20, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chipotle Guacamole | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Recipes.

Smoky Green Deliciousness, that’s what I call it. This guacamole is simple yet very tasty! Many guacs call for chopped jalapenos but this recipe uses chipotle chilies (smoked jalapenos), which not only provides a little heat but a subtle smoky flavor, too. While the recipe calls for using a molcajete (the large, 3-legged mortar & pestle made out • Read More »

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Turkey Tacos

May 13, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Tacos | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Turkey.

These tacos are quick, super easy, healthy and very tasty! The recipe calls for Tabasco Chipotle sauce (not to be confused with regular Tabasco sauce). Tabasco Chipotle sauce can be found next to regular Tabasco sauce (and other hot sauces) in the grocery store. Regular Tabasco sauce would probably be much too spicy and vinegary for this • Read More »

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Skirt Steak Tacos with Grilled Tomato Salsa

April 21, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beef, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This recipe rocks! The whole meal can even be cooked on the grill (meaning no kitchen mess…always a bonus). The tacos call for skirt steak which is a long, thin cut of beef. Flank steak or rib-eyes would work great, too, if you can’t find the skirt steak (you will need to alter the cooking • Read More »

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Festive Chicken Casserole

January 24, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Festive Chicken Casserole | Filed in: Casserole, Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican.

Now don’t let the word casserole scare you away. Festive Chicken Casserole is simply a chicken, cheese and tortilla dish, similar to enchiladas only layered instead of rolled and served with salsa instead of baked with enchilada sauce. I substituted chile powder for paprika and cheddar cheese for the jack cheese. I also added some thawed • Read More »

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The Great After-Thankgiving Turkey Enchiladas

November 28, 2008 | By andrea | Comments Off on The Great After-Thankgiving Turkey Enchiladas | Filed in: Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Main Dish, Mexican, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

I like the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner but I don’t like it so much that I want to eat the same meal multiple days in a row. After the main Thanksgiving meal and a meal of leftovers the next day, I’ve pretty much had my fill of turkey and stuffing to last me until next Thanksgiving. At that point, • Read More »

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