Improvised Pot Beans — Frijoles de Olla

04.06.2022 0 Comments

I used to be so strict when making pot beans at home, but not so much any more! Now I just improvise and make them whenever I run out.  That means the ingredient list will vary, but the result seems to be surprisingly consistent, so I hope this post inspires you to make a batch …

4 Mexican Hot Sauces You Should Know

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You’re lounging in a plush sea side cabana after an afternoon snorkel in transparent ocean water. ‘Quieres un poco de salsa picante?’ Errrr, what? Your Significant Other has ordered some lunch while you were finishing your swim and a waiter has arrived with a plate of fish tacos. The waiter repeats himself, ‘Quieres un poco de salsa picante?’ …

Homemade Flour Tortillas Done Right

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Quickly scan this ingredient list: Bleached wheat flour, interesterified soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, water, sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, sugar, sodium acid pyrophosphate, calcium propionate, sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, monoglycerides, enzymes, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat starch, sodium metabisulfate. When combined, these ingredients will make: A)  cementB)  barbiturates laced with bleached flourC)  flour tortillas from …

Authentic Salsa Verde Recipe | Mexican Please

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Nothing will transform your kitchen more than having go-to recipes for the two pillars of Mexican cuisine: red sauce and green sauce. Today it’s the Green Sauce on center stage.  Otherwise known as Tomatillo-Serrano sauce, or Salsa Verde, or Mexico’s #2 salsa.  A homemade green sauce can transform eggs, slow cooker carnitas, and enchiladas into something …

Anatomy of My Current Favorite Burrito

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Here’s what the inside of my current favorite burrito looks like: It has five main components.  Seasoned chicken breast (#1).  Jack cheese (#2).  Simple Mexican Rice (#3).  Tomato-Chipotle salsa (#4).  Basic Guacamole (#5). It may look like they have equal weighting, but one of the components in particular is the real star of this burrito.  Wanna guess …

Ancho Chicken Enchiladas | Mexican Please

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Picture an abuela hunched over a fire in the rural heartland of Mexico, stirring a sauce inside a clay pot.   She moves slow, but efficient, like she has all the time in the world. She’s got something she wants to tell you: Esto es facil.  No mas salsa de enchiladas de la lata, esta …

The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need

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Spend three minutes reading this post and your reward is a lifetime of Epic Guacamole that can be made in seconds, not minutes. You’ll be surprised how such a simple recipe can make guacamole taste so complete. Guacamole Recipe and Instructions You can print out the recipe sheet at the bottom of this page or you …

Classic Ground Beef Hardshell Tacos

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Do you ever get a craving for some home cooking that you grew up with?  No matter how  strange or ridiculously processed the cooking happened to be? Well, these Classic Ground Beef Tacos are for all of you that grew up with a taco night that consisted of taco shells from a yellow box and mystery taco …

Chicken Tinga Tacos (Are Everywhere)

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“Tinga” denotes torn or shredded meat in Spanish, but to Western ears Teeengaaaa rolls off the tongue like an exotic dish you can pay good money for, but make at home?!  Never! Taquerias north of the border have responded by making Tinga Tacos the star attraction, but the long trip up from Mexico has left these popular tacos struggling to reclaim their identity, …

Cilantro Lime Rice | Mexican Please

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By keeping just a few ingredients on hand you’ll always have the option of whipping up this light, effervescent Cilantro Lime Rice. It does quite well in groups (think burrito bowls) but sometimes it just needs some quality one-on-one time (with black beans).  Either way, it’ll be one of your most versatile creations if you give it …