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September 2, 2020


Here's another delicious way to use fresh zucchini, the Spicy Mexican Zucchini Soup. This Mexican dish is creamy, cheesy, and loaded with veggies. This soup is warming and filling, you will go back for bowl after bowl.


One of my favorite soups is this fragrant Mexican zucchini soup with an incredible texture, which makes it the perfect comfort soup for any season.



What's in the Spicy Mexican Zucchini Soup

Zucchini - cut into cubes
Corn kernel - Fresh, or frozen
Onion - I use white onion, diced
Jalapeños - seeded, and finely diced
Cheese - I prefer Monterey Jack cheese, but Mexican Blend can be used.
Green Chile - Store-bought can green chile, or fresh Anaheim chile roasted, peeled and diced








Grab your favorite loaf of chewy bread or warm tortillas and enjoy!

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September 1, 2020


The Taquito is a delicious Mexican food dish consisting of a corn tortilla that is rolled around a filling of meat, veggies, and cheese and then deep-fried or baked. The dish is often topped with condiments such as sour cream, guacamole, sliced avocado, and your favorite salsa.

Baked Chicken Taquitos with rice

Baked taquitos are wholesome and delicious by preparing them with your own fresh ingredients! The perfect finger food for kids and adults.  Serve hot as the ultimate late-night snack, weeknight dinner, or game day. 



5 ingredients for Baked Chicken Taquitos filling
  • Rotisserie Chicken or Homemade baked chicken, shredded. Leftover shredded turkey can be used.
  • Diced Onions
  • Mexican blend cheese, or cream cheese if you prefer
  • Garlic Powder for quick & easy, but you can use 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • Favorite store-bought salsa, or Homemade salsa (mild for kids)
  • Corn tortillas



Easy to make Baked Chicken Taquitos

Quick and easy with only 5 ingredients for your filling, corn tortillas, and 30 minutes, voila!

Brush corn tortillas with slightly warm cooking oil, then fill with chicken mixture. Carefully* roll corn tortilla with filling and place toothpick to hold together.

*Warm corn tortillas slightly if tortillas tear while rolling. 

Place rolled taquitos in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 425°F. 

Chicken Taquitos being rolled

Freezing Taquitos
Taquitos are perfect for those busy weekday dinners, or game night! If you're feeling up for it, make a double batch, and then you'll have lots of freezer snacks for the future.

To freeze: Place cooled baked taquitos on a parchment-lined cookie sheet without touching. Then place the cookie sheet in the freezer. When taquitos are frozen remove them from the cookie sheet and add them all to a freezer-safe gallon-sized bag.
To reheat: Place taquitos in the oven for 10 minutes at 375°F, checking every few minutes until they’re warmed through.




Perfect toppings for Chicken Taquitos

Guacamole
Homemade Salsa
Sour Cream
Tomatillo Verde Salsa

2 Baked Chicken Taquitos with salsa

March 9, 2020


 Roasted Poblano Cream sauce with a kick, perfect topping for tacos, tostadas, and more! Super creamy, loaded with flavor and easy to make.

Spicy Poblano Cream Sauce with serrano pepper

 Roasted poblanos, a serrano chile, Mexican sour cream, and seasonings...you have a topping that will tantalize your taste buds.





Spicy Poblano Cream sauce is the perfect summertime condiment. This sauce imparts a delectable spicy creamy flavor to enhance anything that comes off the BBQ grill.  Poblano cream sauce can be made a few days before any weekend grilling, it will last in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Hamburger with Poblano Cream Sauce and fries.
Hamburger with a layer of Poblano Cream sauce






Roasting Poblanos and Serrano peppers:

Set them onto a baking sheet, and bake them at 350° F  for 20-30 minutes, or until the skins char and bubble. Poblanos and serrano peppers can also be cut in half, remove the seeds, and placed in the oven to roast.

    Place chile peppers into the blender, add remaining ingredients in blender or food processor

      Blend for 2 minutes, or until well blended and creamy





      Spicy Poblano Cream Sauce is great on these dishes...
      • on Chimichangas
      • Shrimp Tacos
      • on Tostadas
      • Barbacoa Rice Bowls
      • on Barbecued Chicken



      Tacos with Poblano Cream Sauce
      Soft Tacos topped with Poblano Cream Sauce & hot sauce.



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      March 4, 2020


      Carne Guisada is a traditional Mexican beef stew kicked up with cumin, chili powder, jalapeño, and potatoesCarne Guisada, which translates to “stewed meat,” is a slow-simmered mouth-watering dish.

      Carne Guisada in blue bowl

       Every Mexican household has a version of this recipe, some made with pork or chicken, but I love my Mom's version, accompanied by rice and beans, simple but delicious. This recipe whips up pretty quickly once stew meat is cooked, adding remaining ingredients will have your meal ready in less than 30 minutes.



      How to make Carne Guisada

       The basic ingredients for Carne Guisada are the meat, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and seasonings. Different recipe versions add carrots, green bell peppers, tomato sauce, and vinegar, all are scrumptious.

       In this recipe, chunks of lean beef are simmered with fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and Mexican seasonings to make rich spicy gravy.


        Sauteed onions with stew meat

        Add oil to a large skillet and saute meat and onions



        Add tomatoes to meat and onion mixture, cook for 5 minutes. Then, mash tomatoes in the skillet, this will help create a gravy.




              Add broth, potatoes, cilantro, bell pepper, jalapeño, and spices to meat on medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes and beef are tender.



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              How to serve Carne Guisada

              Carne Guisada can be served with rice, beans, and flour tortillas. 

              Carne Guisada can also be a great filling for a burrito, taco, or in a Chile Relleno.


              Carne Guisada | The Busy Abuelita




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