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Mexican

Ancho Chile Salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

5 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded 5 sun-dried tomatoes (not the oil-packed kind) 1 C dark brewed coffee 3 oz pitted prunes 2 T toasted slivered almonds 1 chipotle chile in adobo 1 T […]

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Appetizers

Ceviche

1/15/2007 meps 0

Pronounced “say-VEECH-ay,” this South American dish refers to raw fish marinated in a mixture of acid juices (lime, lemon, sour orange, or vinegar) and salt. The acid in the marinade causes the fish to become […]

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Meat

Chicken Mole

12/5/2006 meps 0

This originally came from a South Beach cookbook, and it’s hard to believe it’s diet food. We’ve substituted pork chops for the chicken occasionally, and I documented the vegetarian version with a much better name: […]

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Mexican

Chile-meatball soup

2/21/2013 meps 0

Meatballs 2 large poblano chiles 1 lb ground beef 1/2 C grated zucchini 1/4 C grated onion 1/4 C panko 1 large egg, beaten 2 minced garlic cloves 1 T ground cumin 1 t oregano […]

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Meat

Chili verde

5/11/2006 meps 0

3 lbs boneless pork butt 1 T oil 1 onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (with seeds) 1 t oregano Salt and pepper 2 4-oz cans whole green chilies 1 lb […]

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Favorites

Chillaquillas

8/23/2004 meps 2

I fixed this for our friend Wally of Gypsy Wind last night. I referred to it as “Mexican Lasagna.” After his first couple of bites, Wally asked, “What is Mexican Lasagna?” Barry replied, “Chillaquillas.” Wally […]

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Meat

Chipotle chicken salad

2/5/2007 meps 0

Serves 6. 2-lb roasted chicken, cooled 1 onion, diced 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1 T canned chipotles in adobo 1/3 C olive oil 1/3 C lime juice 3/4 […]

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Easy Tamale Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend […]

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Enchiladas

9/13/2007 meps 0

Makes one 9×12 pan with 12 enchiladas. Sauce: 2 T olive oil 1 C chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 T chili powder 2 t cumin Salt, pepper 2 C tomato puree 1 C stock […]

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Favorites

Fideo Delicioso

8/12/2005 meps 0

Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that […]

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Mexican

Grandmother’s Frybread Recipe

7/14/2004 meps 0

Not my grandmother…not sure whose grandmother this is referring to! Ingredients * 1 package of dry yeast (quick rising is okay) * 2-3 cups warm water * 2 tablespoons instant potatoes * 2-3 cups warm […]

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Meat

Green chili-stuffed pork chops

6/12/2007 meps 0

4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops 1/2 C chopped green onions 1/3 C fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 4-oz can mild diced green chilis 1/2 C grated Monterray Jack cheese 3 cloves garlic, diced 1 […]

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Dips

Green tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)

1/29/2008 meps 0

15 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped 3 serrano chiles, finely minced 1 bunch cilantro, finely minced 2 T lime juice 2 t sugar 1 t salt Combine ingredients and allow flavors to blend for a […]

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Holy frijole mole

3/13/2009 meps 1

This stuff is awesome. You can substitute tofu or cooked potatoes for the beans, or just eat the sauce over rice. Or skip the rice and just eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. […]

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Bread machine

Mexican King’s Bread

7/22/2007 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 2/3 C milk 1/4 C butter 1 T rum 2 eggs 1/4 C sugar 1 t salt 1 t […]

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PAPAS CHORREADAS

8/23/2004 meps 0

From Laurel’s Kitchen 4 medium potatoes 1/2 lb fresh green beans (can substitute other veggies — frozen peas or spinach, even canned beats) 1 T butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Meat

Pork and tequila tacos

5/11/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 2-1/2 lbs ground pork 7 cloves of garlic, minced 1 t sage 1-1/2 t fennel 1/4 t powdered cayenne 1/4-1/2 t red pepper flakes 1-1/2 t salt 2/3 C tequila Combine all the […]

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Meat

Pork in Mole Sauce

11/21/2006 meps 0

2 lbs pork chops, cut into cubes or strips Salt and pepper 1 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T chili powder 1/2 t […]

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Dairy-free

Potato Enchiladas with Tomato-Chile Sauce

5/16/2012 meps 0

This comes from a Bon Appetit recipe. It’s especially intriguing because it has no meat and no dairy, something that is often found in enchiladas. Enchiladas 1-1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces […]

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Meat

Rosas Rojas En El Mar (Halibut)

4/23/2005 meps 0

From Galeria’s Restaurant, 611 Broadway Ave. East, on Capitol Hill, in Seattle. The name translates to” Red Rose of the Sea.” 2 lbs. halibut cut into 1″ strips Juice of 4 limes Pinch of salt […]

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Salsa

7/14/2004 meps 0

Throw together in food processor or blender 2 green onions 0 3 small green chili peppers? (1 pepper is 1 alarm, 2 is 2 alarm, etc) 1/2 cup parsley 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp salt […]

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Meps original

Salsa verde

7/1/2017 meps 0

Also known as green salsa or tomatillo salsa. 6 tomatillos, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 large sprigs of cilantro Grind up in blender. You should not need to add water, but if it is too […]

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Alcoholic

Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Mexican

Simplest pinto beans

2/23/2010 meps 0

This is what I use instead of refried beans for tacos or burritos dinners. It makes enough for two people, as long as there are plenty of tortillas and cheese and other toppings. Soak 1 […]

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Mexican

SOPA DE FIDEO

8/12/2005 meps 0

For my comment on fideo, see Fideo Delicioso. 3 T vegetable oil 5 oz dry fideo noodles 1/2 C chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic 1/8 t ground cumin 1-1/2 t salt 2 large tomatoes […]

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TAMALE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 1

Easy and impressive, from the “Where’s Mom” cookbook 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 C minced onion 2t garlic powder 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1/2 C milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 6-oz can whole […]

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Dips

Tomatillo guacamole

5/11/2006 meps 0

2 tomatillos 2 avocados 1 T fresh lime juice Dash salt Remove the papery skins from the tomatillos and dice them. Peel, seed, and chop the avocados. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mashing […]

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Mexican

Tortilla Soup

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 to 4 Anaheim or poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 T cumin seed 2 T oil 1-1/2 C corn (about 3 ears) 3 med tomatoes, […]

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Mexican

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

10/28/2005 meps 0

This came about while looking for a tortilla soup recipe that could be served to someone who is allergic to chicken. 1/2 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or green), […]