All posts filed under: Latin Flair

Mom’s Meat & Potatoes

My mom made this quite often as I was growing up. It’s an economical way to provide a delicious main dish. We’d usually have spanish rice on the side and pinto beans too or maybe a simple salad made of thin cut iceberg lettuce seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed with a bit of mayonnaise. I am blessed to have many warm and fuzzy memories of my youth that center around a happy Momma, a warm kitchen and delicious food Today I love this stuff in a burrito, oh yum! Mom’s Meat and Potatoes would also make a perfect taco filling Precook 3 washed potatoes in the microwave (I usually set the timer to just under the number of potatoes for baked potatoes so for 3 potatoes I set my timer for 2 baked potatoes) after they cool peel and chop them Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes Add in 1 pound ground round or ground turkey, cook the meat until just about done. By …

Mexican Posole w/Pork

3 – 31/2 pounds pork butt, marbled with fat, chopped into small cubes 3 tablespoons cooking oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 2 tsp crushed oregano 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 3 bay leaves 10 cups beef broth 1 can (28oz) enchilada sauce, Las Palmas 1 1/2 cans (28oz) red chile sauce, Las Palmas 2 tablespoons chile powder 1 large can white hominy 2 cups hominy liquid

Green Chile Chicken Posole for the Win!

A soup made of green chile, broth, hominy, chicken and some delish mexican spices. I finally tried my hand at this soup. I’m glad I did, it came out very tasty! I hope you’ll give my version a try. I grew up enjoying the red chile posole my mother made, hers was so good. Over the years I’d heard of others eating the green chile version and I actually tried it myself once long ago, but found it to be a bit bland. After researching recipes on the web I came came up with this delicious version, enjoy! Onions translucent, salt added, garlic in and the chicken. All ingredients added now, bring to a boil, cover and simmer. After 30 minutes add in the can of chopped green chiles. Meanwhile, gather and chop your condiments and remember to always keep your condiment game strong! These tasty ingredients help take the posole to an over the top yummy status. Here’s my husband starting to top his bowl of goodness. I like adding extra spice to mine, …

Oh My Mollete

I recently got together with my maternal Aunt, we swapped family history and recipe stories. She shared how her grandkids love a good Mollette. Naturally I had to ask, “what the heck is a mollette?.” This hungry girl had to know, ASAP. Here’s a link from Savuer, their take on the coveted Mollete https://pin.it/i4p74bqqob3pha First off, here are some tips… Split your bread, bolillos (found in Mexican bakeries and some grocery store bakery sections) or bun of choice, toast the halves and butter them (after hollowing them out a bit) for added decadence. Use beans as the base layer. Cooked meat can be added as well. You could also add cooked scrambled eggs or seasoned cooked ground round or ground turkey, leftover taco meat or cooked shredded chicken, etc… Garnish with your favorite things/whatever you have on hand. Thee Molleta is your oyster at this point! This morning for my garnishes I used a green salsa I made previously. I used some chopped onions I had in the fridge, a bit of chopped cilantro, a …

Guisado a La Oma

This is a dish my mom made quite often. It’s a meat and potato stew with green beans. I’ve spent years trying to get this recipe just so. I do believe I finally have. It’s so perfect on a cool evening. Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 a medium white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tsp salt divided 1/4 tsp pepper divided 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 cups beef broth 1/4 tsp oregano Pinch of comino (ground cumin) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can green beans, drained Process… Cook the ground turkey, season with 1/2 the salt salt and 1/2 the pepper, drain any fat, set aside In a stock pot heat oil to medium high Add in the onion, cook until translucent Add in the rest of the salt and pepper Add in the garlic, cook an additional 2/3 minutes, stirring often as to not burn the garlic Add in the chopped tomatoes cook another 5 minutes or so Next, add in the beef broth Add …

Dutch Oven Carnitas

Morsels of delicious, somewhat crispy, pork going on here… These are so yummy and easy to make. I used country style pork ribs (very little bone), about 3/4 pounds. Layer ingredients Bake Finished product, well almost Pan fry or toss to crisp up a bit. I used very little oil, just some olive oil cooking spray in this non-stick pan. Finished goodness. Carnitas, Ingredients… 3/4 pounds country style pork ribs 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried oregano Pinch of comino (cumin) 2 garlic cloves, peeled, whole Juice of 1 orange plus peel One onion cut in half 1/8 tsp Pepper Process… Preheat oven to 300 Rub the inside of the pot with olive oil Layer the ribs then all other ingredients Cover the pot Bake at 300 for 2 hours Remove the pork from the pot reserving the liquid, liquid will form during the cooking process due to the fat in the ribs Break the pork ribs into bit size pieces using a fork and knife Heat a non stick pan to high Spray the …

Enchiritos For The Win

Who remembers these? The famous Enchirito, a Taco Bell thing, no longer on the menu. Unless… you ask?! Yup, at least in my neck of the woods they definitely are a possible indulgence at Taco Bell or as shown here, at home. I found this simple recipe on Pinterest. I opted for the easiest version, I seasoned the meat with taco seasoning and I used canned refried beans. https://pin.it/iv547fsse4hmea Throw them together in a jiffy, bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 and walla, you have one (or two) tasty treat/s! Oh so good! Top as you see fit 😉 with chopped green onion and sliced olives, or fresh chopped white onion, cilantro, sour cream or just extra sauce. * I baked this batch with slice olives on, after baking I topped the enchiritos with chopped green onion. Also, for the filling I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Here’s the story on this delectable treat… … http://hackthemenu.com/taco-bell/secret-menu/enchirito/ Happy day, g.