Tex-Mex

Arroz con Pollo

arroz con pollo

Everybody in north America has had some kinda arroz con pollo at some point in life, I’m betting. Arroz con pollo; chicken with rice. It’s a one-pot meal (as long as you don’t eat聽too many vegetables 馃槈 ) and it’s beautiful to look at. It kind of reminds me of paella and I’m shocked that…

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Alb贸ndigas Soup

Alb贸ndigas is Spanish for meatballs and in Mexico,聽it’s often聽understood to mean聽“meatball聽soup“, so it may be redundant to call this alb贸ndigas soup. I don’t know for sure. I just know I like it. The meatballs are made from聽beef, but rather than breadcrumbs or something similar, it’s mixed with raw rice that cooks as the alb贸ndigas simmer.…

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Jackfruit Tinga Tostadas

jackfruit tinga

I’ve wanted to experiment with green jackfruit for years — since I tried some vegan bbq jackfruit at a party once. This is a riff on chicken tinga which is from Puebla, Mexico: shredded chicken in a chipotle sauce. This jackfruit tinga uses the same聽sort of sauce made from onion, tomato and chipotle. It’s very…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning mix

Homemade taco seasoning is a great, edible gift for the people in your life who can’t eat any more cookies! But seriously, for years I’ve eschewed pre-mixed seasoning blends in favor of individual spices and combinations to suit my delicate whims. Put a kid into that sitch, though, and those lofty goals go straight down…

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Chunky Beef Tacos

chunky beef tacos

These chunky beef tacos might look familiar — they’re a ripoff of Chile Colorado, but that’s usually made with pork. These are a simple and a great way to use beef stew meat (besides in beef stew, though if you want that, I have two: vegetable beef stew and beer beef stew). Chile colorado is…

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Chorizo fried rice

chorizo fried rice

Chorizo fried rice is great for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner. I’d heard of bacon fried rice before and I had some really excellent chorizo in the fridge and I figured bacon and chorizo have about the same amount of fat so it ought to work. And it does. See??? Here’s picture proof! The recipe…

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Roasted Vegetable Tacos

roasted vegetable tacos

We’ve been eating聽more vegetarian meals lately. For the last year, really, I’ve been feeling the pull back to my vegetarian roots. I suspect it might聽be a response to the harshness of the world. A desire to be gentler to other living things. An increased tenderness聽towards all creatures — human, animal, insect — just trying to…

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Taco Pockets! Homemade Hot Pockets

homemade hot pockets

I’m calling these “taco pockets” because it has a nice ring to it, but they’re really just homemade Hot Pockets. Except I don’t think Hot Pockets has a “taco” flavor; or at least they didn’t start out that way. I know because I used to eat a shitload of Hot Pockets when I was in…

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

chicken enchilada casserole

Chicken enchilada casserole is聽the casserole I put together when I was pregnant to store in the freezer for an easy dinner. It’s also the casserole I’ll often make when someone’s had a baby (or a funeral). Enchilada casseroles are great because you can take all the shortcuts, or just some of them.聽Make your own salsa…

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