Enchilada Pie, v1

enchilada pie low fatThis is the quick to fix lower fat variation of a seriously wonderful family Tex-Mex meal that I have made for about 30 years. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans Ranch Style Beans – drain a little liquid from each can
1/2 cup salsa – use the kind you like, mild, medium, or hot.
1 T plus 1 t chili powder
2 t cumin powder
10 corn tortillas
2 T butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package 2% cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos Read More


Roasted Poblano Pork Carnitas Pizza

Roasted Poblano Carnitas Pizza sliceMakes two pizzas.

Ingredients:

1 recipe bread flour pizza dough
1/4 cup corn meal

Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup salsa, hot or mild
1 cup tomato puree
1 T chili powder
1 t cumin
Optional sauce ingredient: 2 t chopped cilantro

Pizza Toppings:

2 cups leftovers from Pork Carnitas
2 large poblano peppers, roasted (see below)
1 large onion, sliced
1 T vegetable oil
1 lb queso manchego, grated
2 cup Monterey jack, grated
2 t olive oil
Optional toppings: sliced jalapenos, pineapple chunks, or hot red pepper flakes Read More



Wheat Tortillas

Wheat TortillasIngredients:

3 cups unbleached organic white flour
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
2 t salt
4 t baking powder
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco is my preference, you can choose to use lard)
1 1/2 cup lukewarm water

Directions:

Mix the flours, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Then add the shortening, using a fork and a cutting motion until the shortening Read More



Spicy Chili Mac

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Ingredients:

1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapenos, deseeded and minced
1 1/2 lb ground chuck
3 t garlic powder
1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper
2 1/2 T chili powder
2 t cumin
1/4 t cayenne powder
Pinch of good sea salt
1 (16 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 (10 oz) cans chopped tomatoes with hot chile or peppers – Rotel or Hatch work well.
2 cups elbow macaroni
Water – measure by filling the three empty tomato cans so you get all the tomato goodness within
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, divided use

Optional: shredded cheddar, chopped onions, slices of jalapeno, Tabasco sauce, etc Read More



Baked Chicken Flautas

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Makes 8 large dinner-sized flautas

Looking for a great little flautas for an appetizer? Try Pan Fried Chicken Flautas.

Ingredients:

2 (1 lb total) chicken breasts, boneless skinless
2 T butter or oil
2 t chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t black pepper
Pinch of cayenne, or to taste
8 oz queso fresco, crumbled
2 T green chilis, mild or hot, chopped
1 T cilantro, finely chopped
8 (9 inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: salsa, guacamole Read More


Flank Steak and Portobello Fajitas

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Ingredients:

1 lb flank steak
2 portobello mushrooms
1 cup aged Balsamic Vinegar from Modena
1/4 cup good red wine with an assertive character
1/8 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
10 garlic cloves, chopped – or 1 (4 oz) container chopped garlic in olive oil.
1 t smoky paprika
2 T cilantro, chopped
1/4 t or so of freshly ground black peppercorns
2 T olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 sweet red pepper, deseeded and sliced
pinch of salt Read More


Pico de Gallo v. 1

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Ingredients:

4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1 green onion, white and light green part only, thinly sliced
1 Serrano, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 jalapeno, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 lime juiced
1 t white vinegar
1 T cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste Read More