Shrimp Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce

hatch chile enchiladas

I got some free roasted Hatch chiles in the mail from the Hatch Chile Store in New Mexico. I’d never even seen red Hatch chiles before but they immediately made me think of enchilada sauce. After blending the sauce, I tasted it and it reminded me — a little too much — of roasted red […]

Potato Chip Nachos

potato nachos

Potato Chip Nachos Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. These potato chip nachos are something I came up with a few years ago while under the influence (of lots of whiskey). I included the recipe in my Learn to Cook Book but figured it […]

Slow-cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

copycat chipotle barbacoa

From my Slow Cooker Recipes book, this slow-cooker shredded beef is very similar to Chipotle barbacoa. Beef chuck roast is cooked with a sauce made from guajillo chiles, jalapeños, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, mustard seed and allspice, with a little vinegar and Worcestershire. Use it in burritos, tacos, potato chip nachos, on super nachos, or on […]

Potato Taquitos | Tacos Dorados de Papa

Potato Taquitos | Tacos Dorados de Papa

Potato Taquitos Recipe video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. If potato taquitos sound like a weird thing to eat, I assure you they’re perfectly normal. Creamy mashed potatoes, a little butter, some onion, some seasoning, rolled up in corn tortillas and fried. Called tacos dorados […]

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. A quick and dirty skillet chicken fajita recipe. Cutting the chicken into strips first lets the marinade get in there faster, but if you wanted to grill these chicken fajitas, leave the breasts or […]

Huevos Rancheros Especial

huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros Especial – scroll down for printable recipe The inspiration for this recipe came from a new novel, “The Fever”, written by long-time HilahCooking community member, Thomas Fenske. In the book, Huevos Rancheros Especial are the house specialty at a small cafe and are a kind of mix-up of traditional West Texas stacked enchiladas and huevos rancheros, […]

Chicken Milanesa

chicken milanesa recipe

Chicken Milanesa Video (scroll down for recipe) This is one of my favorite ways to prepare boneless skinless chicken breast, a cut which can often be dry and boring. For a really quick dinner, I’ll fry a couple of chicken milanesa cutlets and steam some broccoli. Serve those together with a few lemon wedges and […]

One-pot Tex-Mex Pasta

tex-mex one-pot pasta

Tex-Mex One-Pot Pasta video (scroll down for recipe) This is a one-pot pasta recipe that works. It also happens to be vegetarian, rife with black beans, tomatoes and topped with salty cheese and crisp pepitas. The key is using a large, deep skillet and choosing a small pasta shape that cooks al dente in 7-9 […]

Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas

chicken pot pie quesadillas

Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas Video (scroll down for printable recipe This was a wicked brainstorm. As it turns out, chicken pot pie quesadillas are delicious and filling and way easier than making a chicken pot pie from scratch (though I’ve got a recipe for that, too). When you think about it, chicken pot pie filling […]