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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 …

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

Ingredients… 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Cooking spray Lemon pepper for chicken 1 tsp olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 cups chicken broth 1/4 tsp lemon pepper for broth Chopped curly pastsley for garnish Lemon wedges for service Process 1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray 2. Heat to medium high 3. Generously season chicken with lemon pepper, both sies 4. Cook the chicken per side 3-5 minutes 5. Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside 6. Add the tsp of olive oil to the pan 7. Add in the garlic, scrape up any chicken crumbs and combine them with the garlic 8. Cook the garlic for a few minutes mixing continuously so as not to burn it 9. Add in the chicken broth 10. Add in the 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 11. Add in the orzo 12. Combine all well 13. Layer in the chicken 14. Bring the mixture to a boil 15. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the orzo is tender (al dente) …

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 …

Easy Creamy Ranch Crockpot Chicken with Vegetables

I was in the mood for comfort food, easy peasy comfort food! Serves 2-3 In a crockpot combine 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts with the following… 1 packet ranch dressing mix 1 can cream of chicken soup plus 1 full can of water 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder dash of pepper After one hour you’ll add in 2 cups frozen vegetables of your choice, defrosted Process… In a crockpot cook on high all ingredients except for the vegetables for 3 hours. At the 3 hour mark add in the defrosted vegetables, combine all well. Cook covered for one more hour. Shred the chicken to create bite size pieces. I did this in the crockpot, it was easy to pull apart the chicken using 2 forks. 4 hours total… to create this creamy goodness. Serve over mashed potatoes with biscuits on the side. Enjoy! This has such great flavor, really, it’s so very yummy and it’s so easy to put together! The only negative is that it has ingredients heavier than I like …

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.

Red Rice and Smoked Sausage.

A one pot meal what’s not to love! Add a salad and you are dinner ready. After researching dishes I could make with the lnsmoked sausage I had on hand I came up with this yummy version of Red Rice and Sausage. I hope you’ll give it a try, it’s so tasty. The Texas Pete is definitely optional ingredient here, don’t feel pressured to add it. This dish would be just fine without it. Most of what you’ll need Here’s the sausage I used Begin to brown the sausage Added in the rice Bring to a boil, then simmer covered Remove from heat and let set a bit to continue to dry out Serve with a nice crisp and cold salad of your liking and there’s dinner. Enjoy! Ingredients… 1 tablespoon cooking oil (I used olive oil) 1/2 medium chopped white onion 2 garlic cloves chopped small 14 oz. smoked sausage, sliced 1 pinch of oregano 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup white rice 1 small can tomato …