Taco Salad

taco salad bowl recipe

Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) No rinky-dink healthy 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. Taco Salad Recipe – Printable 5.0 […]

Pollo al Carbon

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-grilled for […]

Smoky Black Beans

black beans recipe

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

nachos-supreme

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

charro beans recipe

“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 […]

Carne Asada Tacos: How to Grill Like a Mexican, Part 1

Carne Asada Tacos: How to Grill Like a Mexican, Part 1

Carne Asada Tacos Video (scroll down for printable recipe card) One thing that our friend Carlos and I can always always talk about is food. We both love to eat and cook and learn about food, all kinds of food, from all around the world. Carlos is also a seasoned grill-master and pretty much always brings […]

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

My first ever remake! I’ve updated my fish tacos recipe slightly, jazzing up the slaw and adding a chipotle sauce to go on top. I also have moved away from tilapia and instead have been making these with cod or snapper. Any firm white or medium-bodied fish will work fine. (For a laugh, be sure […]

Churros

Churros

Churros are kind of the Spanish version of donuts. Taco Bell ripped them off with their Cinnamon Twists. The original Spanish churros were made with just flour and water (maybe some oil) dough but nowadays in Mexico, churro batter is enriched with eggs, butter and sugar. In chatting with my pal Hector about this, we […]

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Last year, my pal Larry requested more Texas-style breakfast recipes. While I don’t claim to have ever had any type of “breakfast enchiladas” before I made them myself, that was the first idea that popped into my head when I read that request. It took several trials (not so many tribulations, because all the versions […]