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3/07/2019

Simmer up this sumptuous, rich, and enjoy authentic flavors from this Mayan dish originally from Yucatan Mexico





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Serves 5
Ingredients:
1 cup dried black beans, rinsed
5 cups hot water
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp. garlic minced
1 jalapeƱo, diced
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes and mild green chiles
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
Salt to taste 

Directions:

Add all ingredients in a slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. Cook beans until tender, add water as needed. When cooked, mash beans in slow cooker lightly, just enough to thicken the soup.


Serve with warm tortillas or bolillo slice. Enjoy!


Optional toppings: Cilantro, avocado slices, red onion slices, queso fresco, Mexican Crema (sour cream) 


Frijoles Borrachos, which translates to “drunken beans.” Cooked with onions, garlic, beer and bacon, these beans pack a punch of flavor. Serve them on their own with tortillas or as a side dish to grilled steak or chicken.




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Serves 6

Ingredients:
  • 1  16 oz package of dry pinto beans, picked over
  • 1  12oz can Dark beer
  • 3 - 4 cups of Water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 - 2 Jalapenos, stem and seeded
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. of bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 bunch of Cilantro
  • salt to taste
Directions:
  • Pick and Rinse the Beans under hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Place the beans in a  slow cooker
  • Pour the Beer on top of the beans.
  • Add the water, Jalapenos, tomatoes, onion, garlic, bacon, brown sugar, Chili Powder, Cumin and Salt.
  • Set the Crock-Pot to Low and cook for 12 hours.  Add cilantro half hour before serving.
  • Serve in bowls with crumbled Cotija cheese and flour tortillas.

2/25/2019


 Classic Mexican rice, fluffy, embellished with tomatoes with green chiles and onions is a versatile side dish for all kinds of meat and vegetable main dishes. 
Rice made with tomato sauce


Mexican rice in Mexico is red from being cooked with tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, or tomato paste. This "red rice" comes from the name in Spanish: Arroz Rojo

Rice made with diced tomatoes, no tomato sauce


Ways to Serve Mexican Rice

  • Mexican Rice with an over-easy egg.
  • Mexican Rice bowl layered with beans, meat, and Pico de Gallo





This Grilled Mexican Street Corn recipe is so delicious and incredibly easy to make! Summer corn coated in a creamy mixture of mayo, chili powder, and parmesan cheese.
Mexican Street Corn
 
This recipe is great for serving buffet style: Put all of the ingredients out separately and let your guests top the corn however they wish.



How to Make Grilled Mexican Street Corn

  • Prepare a grill, with heat medium-high and rack about 4 inches from the fire. Put corn on the grill and cook until kernels begin to char for about 5 minutes, then turn.
  •  Continue cooking and turning until all sides are slightly blackened.


Mexican Street Corn




  • Mix together mayonnaise, lime juice, and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more lime juice or chili powder if you like.
  • Roll corn with chili-lime mayo, sprinkle with crumbled cotija cheese, cilantro, or grated parmesan cheese.








Mexican Street Corn


This Grilled Mexican Street Corn recipe is so delicious and incredibly easy to make! Summer corn coated in a creamy mixture of mayo, chili powder, and parmesan cheese..

Ingredients:
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste.
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
Instructions:
  1. Prepare a grill, with heat medium-high, and rack 4 inches from fire. Put corn on the grill, and cook until kernels begin to char for about 5 minutes, then turn. Continue cooking and turning until all sides are slightly blackened.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, lime juice, and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more lime juice or chili powder if you like.
  3. Roll corn with chili-lime mayo, sprinkle with crumbled cotija cheese, or grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Optional: Spicy chili powder, cilantro, diced finely, or Tajin seasoning.


Delicious, healthy, easy to make baked or air fried Tortilla Chips. Great with guacamole, salsas, or for Nachos.

2/24/2019


Easy, refreshing salad to go with any Mexican dish.  This salad takes 10 minutes, with 5 ingredients and you have a delicious side dish. or main dish with diced chicken incorporated in the salad.

Avocado Tomato Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing





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Ingredients:

1 lb. cherry tomatoes halved
2 cucumbers, cubed
3 avocados, cubed
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
3 tbsp. cilantro, diced

Optional ingredients: Cooked diced chicken, corn kernels, olives

Directions:


Toss lightly tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, red onion slices, and cilantro in a bowl.


Cilantro-Lime Dressing Ingredients:

1 bunch of cilantro leaves, rinsed and pat dried.
1 jalapeno, stemmed and diced (with or without seeds)
2 tbsp. minced garlic
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Mexican Cotija cheese, crumbled
Salt & Pepper to taste



For dressing: 

Place the cilantro, jalapeno, minced garlic, lime juice, yogurt, salt, and pepper into a blender, and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Add the olive oil, and blend for a few seconds, until blended.

Serve tomato salad with the desired amount of dressing, add crumbled cotija cheese, salt, and pepper to taste. 



2/22/2019


Corn tortillas a versatile addition to any meal, from traditional tacos to hearty casseroles. It's hard to beat freshly made tortillas, and this recipe is easy enough for just about anybody.


Homemade Corn Tortillas with corn press

2/01/2019


Here is a simple easy recipe for Curtido, a type of lightly fermented cabbage slaw, usually made with cabbage, onions, carrots, oregano, and sometimes lime juice. Curtido is commonly served alongside Pupusas, a Salvadoran stuffed masa cake.

Curtido (Salvadoran Cabbage Slaw)



Easy to assemble cabbage slaw ingredients; red or green cabbage, onions, carrots, and jalapeƱos, all thinly sliced and shredded. Place slaw in mason jars, pour the vinegar mixture into jars and seal with lid. Allow Curtido to ferment overnight.


Vegetables for Curtido, sliced and diced
 

What to Serve with This:

Curtido in bowl and jar



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