Spinach Enchiladas Suizas

Spinach Enchiladas Suizas Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) Spinach enchiladas suizas is the enchilada order I place on days when I’m in a vegetarian state of mind, or in joints where I doubt the freshness and quality of the meat (why would a person eat in a place like that at all? Well, it’s never […]

Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very […]

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) Tacos and pizza are probably the best-selling food in the US by now. I would wager that they may even beat out burgers. So I can only imagine the kind of hubbub and bedlam that’s gonna go down when this taco pizza recipe gets published. I’ll […]

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

Chili Cheese Enchiladas Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) Chili cheese enchiladas are my go-to order at any unknown Tex-Mex restaurant. At even the weakest excuse for a Tex-Mex place — no matter how bland the salsa, how flimsy the chips, or how sweet the margaritas — chili cheese enchiladas usually still turn out okay. However. […]

Taco Salad

Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) No rinky-dink taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home, without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though, if you find a few packets in […]

Pollo al Carbon

Pollo al Carbon Recipe Video (scroll down for marinade recipe) Carlos is back to show how to make pollo al carbon! This is a Mexican grilled chicken recipe, akin to those found at Pollo Regio or El Pollo Loco. Whole chickens, spatchcocked, or chicken quarters are soaked and basted in a citrus-achiote marinade then slow-roasted over […]

Smoky Black Beans

Y’all, about soaking beans. Don’t do it. Don’t believe me? Please just try it anyway. Maybe some beans, big’uns like lima beans or fava beans could use a little soak. I very rarely cook with those so I haven’t tried it. But little’uns like black beans and pinto beans and navy beans? Don’t even bother. […]

Super Nachos with Avocado Sauce

Super Nachos recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) There’s not a whole lot in the world that’s better than nachos. Even less in the world that’s better than SUPER NACHOS. I put it in all-caps for emphasis. SUPER NACHOS are kind of like the Nachos Supreme I used to get at Taco Bell back […]

Charro Beans

“Frijoles de Charro” translates into  “cowboy beans” and are the Mexican equivalent of Ranch style beans, but just like homemade Ranch style beans, they are many times better than canned Ranch-style beans and quite different. Characterized by lots of bacon and tomatoes, charro beans are rich enough to stand on their own, or rather, sit on […]