Category Archives: Mexican

Taco Pizza

Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1 pack of taco seasoning mix 1 can of refried beans 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 tablespoons of water 4 large flour tortillas 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted 1 cup of finely shredded four cheese Mexican Garnish: sliced pickled jalapenos sliced black olives (alternative to...

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Mexican Rice

I’ve always used Mahatna long-grain for these types of spiced-rice dishes but they can be a bit tricky.  This time, I used Uncle Ben’s and every grain was cooked perfectly. Ingredients: 3 cups of Uncle Ben’s white long grain rice 6 cups of chicken stock 1 tablespoon of olive oil 10 cloves of garlic, chopped...

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Tender and Crispy Carnitas

We love carnitas!  If we’re at a restaurant and it’s on the menu, we’ll order it.  Our favorite is from Lares in Santa Monica but it’s always such a trek getting out there.  I don’t know what it was about today that gave me this surge of ambition but I thought I’d tackle this great Mexican pork.  I...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m easing back in after a two-year-plus hiatus with a staple Mexican comfort food, chicken tortilla soup.  The Matador is feeling a little under the weather and asked for some hot and hearty soup.  I got the recipe from the Pioneer Woman and adapted it with a few minor changes.  I increased, substituted, and added ingredients based on...

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