Category mexican

taco lasagna

Taco Lasagna

2 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup hot water
20 to 24 corn tortillas
1 (24 ounce) jar salsa
16 ounces sour cream (mixed with 1 tablespoon chili powder)
3 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded, and divided
3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded a...

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mango chimichangas

Mango Chimichangas

6 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced, or
    1 (26 ounce) jar sliced mangoes in syrup, diced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, or more to taste
2 tablespoons Triple Sec
Juice of 2 Mexican limes
2 teaspoons butter
1/3 cup finely-ground toasted almonds
4 thin 7-inch diameter flour tortillas

Combine mangoes and sugar or canned mangoes with syrup in a heavy saucepan...

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beans from the pot

Beans from the Pot (Frijoles de Olla)

1 1/2 cups pinto beans
1 ounce salt pork, in 1 piece (cut into
    chunks about the size of 3 tablespoon)
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
6 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Place all ingredients except the salt in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer, partially covered, until the beans are tender but not so soft they lose all textur...

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enchilada sauce

Enchilada Sauce

3 cups bacon fat
3 cups flour
1/2 cup chili powder
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper

Cook mixture until of paste consistency, then add 2 gallons water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

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breakfast burritos with green chiles

Breakfast Burritos with Green Chiles

1 1/3 pounds (4 medium) potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper (optional)
3 roasted green chiles, skins and seeds removed,
    chopped, or 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
1/2 cup sliced scallions
6 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and peppe...

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