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Smoked Serrano Boneless Pork Chops

Smoked Serrano Boneless Pork Chops

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Boneless pork Chops in a smoked serrano sauce
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Course Dinner, Game Day, Grill, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican

Equipment

Cast Iron Skillet
Silicone Basting Brush

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Boneless Pork Chops If you use bone-in you will have to add more cooking time
  • 1 bottle Smoked Serrano Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Directions
 

  • Preheat Cast iron pan to medium heat. Once hot add oil until slighlty smoking.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of all pork chops then add garlic powder.
  • Working in batches 3 or 4 at a time, cook pork chops on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Once both sides are nice and have color, start brushing on the smoked serrano sauce. Adding as much as you prefer on each side. (note, the more you put on, the spicier it will be) flipping every 1 minute until the sauce has formed a lovely spicy crust on each side. Total cook time should be about 4-5 minutes on each side until temp is 145°f
  • Let rest 5 minutes on a plate, then serve.

Notes

I served with red skin mashed potatoes and broccoli and cheese.
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Beef Barbacoa

Beef Barbacoa

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Mexican style shredded beef for tacos/tortas
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Course Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
Small mixing bowl
Blender
Cast Iron Skillet (if using oven method)

Ingredients
  

Directions
 

Oven Directions

  • In a small bowl add chilis and cover with hot water and allow to soak for 45 minutes to one hour.
  • Meanwhile, season roast on all sides with salt and pepper to taste. Cut into 2 inch chuncks. Add 2 tbsp oil into hot cast iron pan on stove and sear on all sides. Doing in batches as to not steam the meat but to get it golden brown on all sides using more oil as needed.
  • In the blender, add all remaing items, blend until completly smooth. Adding a little water if needed to blend.
  • Pour sauce over chuck roast in the pan, place lid and braise in a 300 degree oven for 3 1/2 hours until meat is tender and shreadable.
    Serve on corn tortillas with onion, cilantro, and salsa. You can also make this into a Mexican style sandwich called a torta.

Instant Pot Method

  • Use the sear setting to sear the seasoned roast on all sides adding oil when needed, pour the sauce over the meat, set to beef/stew setting place lid on making sure the release valve is closed position. set timer for 70-75 minutes, let naturally realease for 10 minutes
    . Serve on corn tortillas with onion, cilantro, and salsa. You can also make this into a Mexican style sandwich called a torta.

Slow cooker Method

  • Place seasoned roast, and sauce into slow cooker, place lid and set on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
    Serve on corn tortillas with onion, cilantro and salsa. You can also make this into a mexican style sandwhichcalled a torta.

Notes

bread food wood dip
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Cochinita Pibil with Habanero Salsa

Cochinita Pibil with Habanero Salsa

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Mexican Pulled Pork in Achiote Sauce with Spicy habanero Salsa
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Course Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
Blender
Medium Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

Habenero Salsa

  • 1 Red Onion finely diced
  • 3 Habanero chilies seeded and sliced
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Pork Marinade

Directions
 

Habenero Salsa

  • Combine the red onion and habanero chilies in a medium bowl. Add the lemon juice, vinegar and water. Season with salt and pepper and oregano. Mix until well combined. Refridgerate at least one hour.

Pork Marinade

  • Combine achiote paste, onion, garlic, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano in the blender, blend until completly smooth.
  • Place the cut pork pieces into the instant pot/slow cooker, season with salt and pepper. Add the lard and the marinade onto the pork. Add 2 cups of water and place the lid onto the instant pot/slow cooker. Make sure the release valve is set to close.

Instant Pot Method

  • Set instant pot to meat/stew setting on High for 70 minutes. Let naturally release for 10 minutes. Shred pork and return to the Instant pot. Now, set the instant pot to saute for 30 minutes with the lid OFF.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Set slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for 4 1/2 hours. Once complete, shred with fork place the liquid on the stove and reduce by half, return the liquid back to the slow cooker with the meat and combine.
  • Serve with warm tortillas and the Habenero salsa

Notes

Cochinita Pibil

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Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas

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Steak Fajitas
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner, Game Day, Grill, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Flat top griddle
Large Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

Directions
 

  • Preheat grill on high for 15 minutes until slightly smoking.
  • Mix the seasonings with the steak and vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add Vegetables and cook until a tender, about 10 minutes, stiring freakquently.
  • Once veggies are tender, remove from grill and set aside.
  • Add the sliced steak pieces making sure they are all in a single layer. Cook on high for 3 minutes turning accosionallly.
  • Add vegetables back to the grill with the steak and mix together for a few minutes to warm the vegetables up with the steak.
  • Once complete, add the flour toritillas and warm through on both sides.
  • Assembly fajitas and eat warm.
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Stuffed Poblanos

Stuffed Poblanos

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Poblanos stuffed with black beans and cheese
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

9×13 Cake Pan
Sauce Pan
Blender
Large Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Poblano Pepper Halved lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed. Leave the stems in tact.
  • 1 28 oz can Whole Plum Tomatoes With juice
  • 1-2 Jalapeños Minced, for less heat remove seeds and membraines
  • 2 Small Yellow onion Chopped coarse
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Peeled, 2 crushed, 1 minced
  • 2 19 oz cans Black Beans Drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Cornmeal
  • 2 cups Pepper Jack Cheese Shredded
  • 1 cup Mozzerella Shredded
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Ground Coriander
  • ¾ cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper To taste

Directions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425° F
  • In a blender puree the tomatoes and their juices with the jalapeños, half the onions, and the crushed garlic until smooth. Season with salt to taste. Pour sauce into the 9×13 pan and spread evenly.
  • In the large mixing bowl, mix together the beans, cornmeal, 1 cup pepper jack cheese, the rest of the onions, minced garlic, cumin as well as the water, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Take each poblano half and stuff with bean mixture, making sure you have enough for all 8 pieces. Place stuffed poblanos in 9×13 pan on top of the sauce. Sprinkle poblanos with the remaning cheeses, making sure to cover completely. Cover pan with Aluminum foil, tightly, but making sure it doesn't touch the cheese top.
  • Place on middle oven rack for 45-55 minutes until poblanos are tender. Uncover and cook for another 10-15 minutes until cheese browned and sauce thickens. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
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Chicken with poblano sauce

Chicken with Poblano Sauce

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Chicken breasts with a sauce made of poblanos and heavy cream
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican

Equipment

Blender
Large Skillet
Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

Directions
 

  • Roast poblano under broiler until charred all over, turning as needed. Once fully charred place in sandwhich bag for 5 minutes. Remove from bag and take off most of the charred skin, seeds and membraines. chop coarsly.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauce pan over medium heat, add the onion and garlic and cook until translusent and soft, 5-6 minutes. Next, add the chilies and the heavy cream. Cook 3 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients from the skillet into the blender, add the water and blend until completely smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, season the chicken breast with cumin, corriander and chili powder. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken 6-9 minutes each side until internal temp is 165° f. Serve with poblano sauce spooned over the top or as a dip.
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Bistec a la mexicana

Bistec a la mexicana

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Mexican style steak
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Dutch Oven
Molcajete
Large Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • ½ tsp. peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 4 Serrano Chilies chopped
  • 4 Large Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 lbs. Beef Tips (Stew meat)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • ½ can Peas

Directions
 

  • In the Molcajete grind the peppercorns and cumin seeds, add garlic to make a paste.
  • Next add the paste to the beef tips in a large bowl, and mix togehter then add the salt and let marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the marinated beef tips and cook until the beeef isbrowned on all sides 8-10 mintes.
  • Add in the Serannos and peas and cook for 5-6 minutes longer. Next, add in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook 10-12 minutes until meat is tender and soft and the sauce thickens a bit.

Notes

Serve tortillas and with Arroz Rojo and Frijoles Negros Cremosos 
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Frijoles Negros Cremosos

Frijoles Negros Cremosos

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Creamy black beans
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Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Game Day, Grill, Holiday, Lunch, Salad, Salsa, Side Dishes, Snacks, Soup
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Sauce Pan
Potato masher

Ingredients
  

Directions
 

  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium heat, add the onion and serranos and cook until soft and tender.about 5-6 minutes
  • Next, add the beans to the pan, reserving the liquid for later.
  • Using a potato masher or a cup, smash the beans until they are smooshed totally. adding the liquid a little at a time to make them "creamy"

Notes

I serve with many things but today i served with Bistec a la mexicana
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Arroz Rojo

Arroz Rojo

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Mexican Red Rice
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Dutch Oven
Blender
Fine Mesh Strainer
Medium Mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • cups Long Grain white Rice
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Large Tomatoes chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Large Onion chopped
  • 1 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • cups Chicken Broth/Stock
  • 2-3 Baby Carrots chopped
  • ½ cup Peas if canned, then drain, if frozen add directly
  • 1 Cilantro 1 sprig, chopped
  • 1 Serrano Chilies chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add rice and enough HOT water just to cover the rice. Stire once and let stand for 10-15 minutes. After the timer is up, place rice in the fine mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear and not milky or cloudy. Turn water off, and keep shakeing the strainer well to help the rice get ride of any access water, i rub my hand in the rice and move the rice around to make sure all water is gone. Set rice aside to dry.
  • Heat the oil in a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat, then add the rice. It will sizzle as it should when you place it in the pot. Fry the rice for 8-10 minutes stiring requently, funtil rce is light and golden rowni.
  • While the rice is cooking, add the tomatoes, garlic and onion to the blender, blending until completely smooth. Pour the tomato mixture into the rice using the fine mesh strainer again. Stir and continue to cook until the liquid has been absorbed into the rice. Make sure to continue to stire frequently as to not let rice stick to bottom of the pot, about 3-5 minutes. Stire in the chicken broth, and the carrots and peas and bring to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a full boil, cover the pan and cook over low heat until all the liquid has been asborbed. This will take about 15 mintues. Make sure you do NOT touch or stir the pot!! If you continue to touch the rice, it will become MUSHY, nobody likes mushy rice, so just leave it alone with the lid on until the 15 mintues are over.
  • At the 15 minute mark, take the lid off and check to see if the liquid has been absorbed, if so take pot off heat and then fluff with a fork then place thelid back on and let it set for 10-15 mintues. If there is still some liquid then continue to cook 3 minutes at a time checking at the 3 minute mark.

Notes

You can serve this rice with about anything, today I served it with my Bistec a la Mexicana 😉 and some Frijoles negros cremosos. 
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Spicy Shrimp and Squid Ceviche

Spicy Shrimp and Squid Ceviche

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Mexican Ceviche
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Game Day, Holiday, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

Large Mixing bowl
Large Skillet

Ingredients
  

Directions
 

  • Heat large skillet over medium heat with ½ tsp vegetable oil, add shrimp and squid rings, season with salt and pepper. Cook about 2-3 minutes until shrimp are pink and rings are tender.
  • In large bowl, mix in diced tomatoes, onion Worcestershire Sauce, hot sauce, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cover and refridgerate 30 minuts.
  • Once shrimp and squid have cooled down, chop into small pieces and then add to tomato misture and add lime juice and cilantro. Refrigerate another 1-2 hours before serving.
  • Serve on tostadas or tortilla chips.

Notes

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