All posts tagged: tex-mex

Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

This soup is so good! I’ve had my eye on a particular recipe for Green Enchilada Chicken Soup for a while now and I had all the ingredients shopped for it already. My sister happened to make a version of it recently and her finished product looked so amazing, I just had to make it sooner than later. I had two eager taste-testers in the waiting… I have to say both my husband and grandson loved my version here, hooray! Maybe you’d like to give it a try. I used a Pinterest recipe to start, then added some of my own touches to make it my own. There are a number of ways to top/garnish this soup, we’ll talk about that later. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 white onion 4 cups chicken broth 1 28oz can green enchilada sauce (mild) 1 small can roasted diced green chiles 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp dried comino (cumin) 1/4 tsp chile powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or mix of your preference) 1 …

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… https://pin.it/vmkjqt5cw7qcnn My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

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 …

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.

Chilaquiles with Eggs Over Easy 💃🏻

I grew up on this stuff, it was a once a week staple as I remember. I  always looked forward to it. It took me years to perfect my own recipe. I like the final dish to be a bit crunchy therefore the timing is crucial in my book. Some aren’t so picky with the crunch level of their chilaquiles for me it makes all the difference. This makes for a great dinner, in fact that’s the way I remember my mom serving it, it also makes a great breakfast or brunch entree too.  I hope you’ll give my recipe a whirl. I take a big short cut here by using store bought tortilla chips. I say, why the heck not… they are  perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection.  Gather your ingredients and chop the onion. All shown here except for the cilantro, which is certainly optional.  Cook the onion until translucent and soft. Add in the 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce. I used medium (heat level) today, use what you prefer.  I’m loosely 😉 …

Crockpot Verdi Chicken

Oh this makes for a so delish burrito or taco filling! You must give it a whirl.  It is really easy and quick to come together… turn on the crockpot and go about your day.  At the end of 6 hours you’ll have a most delish chicken filling. If your doing low carb, this would surely be good on it’s on, sans tortilla.  Ingredients 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 a medium size white onion, sliced  1/2 cup crushed tomatoes  2 cups salsa verdi (green salsa, I used Herdez, mild)  1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp crushed oregano  1/4 tsp salt  Dash of pepper  Process Layer the bottom of your crockpot with the onion slices, next add in the chicken and all other ingredients.  Cover and cook on low for 6 hours Once done, shred the chicken with a fork, mix the chicken and salsa well.  Make your salsa verdi burritos or tacos  Enjoy!  I made burritos this time, I added shredded cheese, hot sauce and a bit of sour cream. The chicken turns out …

The Salsa That Reigns Supreme

Okay so I am beyond excited to share this recipe with you. It was a surprise supreme thing taste-wise when completed (in less than 5 minutes I might add) as I was faced with the fact that I was missing tomato sauce, did not want to use fresh tomatoes and really wanted/needed a homemade quick-like salsa asap! I discover tomato paste as a new (to me) key ingredient in salsa making.  I give you my Salsa Supreme… 🙂  1 Tblsp good quality tomato paste 1 cup water 1 Tblsp chopped onion 1 Tblsp chopped cilantro 2 whole chipotle chiles  Here’s the type of chipotle chiles I use  1 small garlic clove 1/2 tsp salt 1 quick squeeze of lime  Process  Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth  That’s it, it’s ready! Refrigerate any unused portion for later enjoyment  * the salsa may seem a bit thin to you, I was ok with the consistency. Next day it certainly does thicken up a bit.  

Tacos al Pastor

Look for this packaged seasoned pork at your local grocery store it can make for a quick, easy and delicious meal! It’s really simple to prepare. Serve with toppings of your choice and a couple of sides or on  their yummy taco 😉 own.  I will add a few step by step instructions soon, for now… feel free to  follow the pics. 🙂  Here’s a Epicurios BBQ recipe version http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/tacos-al-pastor-242132  to prepare Al Pastor pork at home.  A crockpot recipe version of Al Pastor can be found here… http://pin.it/zp8tyjg

Tex-Mex Slaw

I have been beyond obsessed with eating coleslaw lately.  The start of a yummy thing… I have come up with a recipe here that I think you are really going to love.  It comes together quickly, and you only need to chill it for an hour or so.  Ingredients  3 cups regular coleslaw mix 2 Tblsp. Goddess Dressing (I love the Simple Truth Organic brand) 1/8 tsp. garlic powder Pinch of pepper 1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)  1/8 tsp. chile powder Process Combine all ingredients  Mix well Chill for 1 hour or more Enjoy! Serves 2/3 as a side dish.  I really like this salad as a side dish with Mexican food. It makes for a great pop of palette coolness contrast, to your warm bites of Mexican food goodness.  Here I enjoyed my serving with a 1/4 piece small chopped avocado.  The salad is great alone but I discovered that the addition of the creamy avocado adds another wonderful element to the already delicious salad.  * If anyone out there has a good …

Healthy Baked Chimichangas, oh my ya.

Above, I topped this one with some yummy goodness. To keep it all healthy I used non-fat plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream. My ground turkey mix Ready to roll, the chimichangas… His and hers, I chose a whole wheat tortilla today. Ingredients 1 pound ground lean turkey 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup mild salsa, red or green 1 small can chopped mild green chiles (optional) 1 small can sliced black olives (optional) 1/3 cup cheddar cheese (I like using sharp cheddar as it packs more of a flavor punch)  flour tortillas (whole wheat if you’d like) Process Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin. Cook and drain as needed until browned. Stir in salsa and chiles. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar. Heat the tortillas. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the filling into the center …