Mexican

Taco Meat Seasoning

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Condiments, etc..., Entrees, Mexican, Recipes, Seasonings | 1 comment

Taco Meat Seasoning

4 TBSP chili powder 2 TBSP ground cumin 4 tsps black pepper 3 tsps pure salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp paprika Combine all ingredients and store in a sealed container. _____________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This is a great mix to keep on hand.  Simply saute ground beef with a some of this seasoning mix (about 2 tablespoons per pound of meat), and lay out a spread of shredded cheese, lettuce, diced tomato, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, rice if you’d like, and...

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Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Entrees, Mexican, Recipes | Comments Off on Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 8 New Mexican green chiles cut in half lengthwise, stems / seeds removed and discarded 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips High quality tortilla chips, crushed (I used blue chips this time) enough freshly grated cheddar cheese to cover top of casserole (2 – 3 oz) 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 tsp pure salt Roast the peppers, let cool for a few minutes, and peel off their skin. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and lightly browned, about 5 – 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Lay...

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Grains (non breakfast), Mexican, Recipes, Rice | 1 comment

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup dry rice 1 & 1/2 cups water 1 TBSP butter 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/4 – 1/2 cup (to taste) chopped cilantro 2 TBSPs fresh lime juice 1 tsp lime zest Add rice, water, butter and salt to a small pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook (according to package directions). Mix cilantro, lime juice and lime zest into cooked rice until well combined. _____________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  If eating dairy free, simply use coconut oil instead of butter. ~  Season with additional salt at the table if needed. ~  This rice is great as a...

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Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Black Bean, Legumes, Mexican, Recipes, Summer Squash, Vegetables | Comments Off on Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

1 pound zucchini, coarsely grated 3/4 tsp pure salt 1 (15 oz) can Eden organic black beans, rinsed & drained 6 oz grated cheese (cheddar, monetary jack, Colby or a combo) 1 scallion, chopped (or chives) 1/2 jalapeno pepper, with seeds, finely chopped (or 1 whole small one) 16 – 20 small corn (or whole grain) tortillas (or 8 large) melted butter or coconut oil for brushing the tortillas salsa (optional) In a colander set inside a bowl, toss together the grated zucchini & salt (let sit while you prep the other veggies). Press the zucchini with the back of a large spoon to remove...

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