Guiso de Carne

At our favorite Mexican restaurant in town, I typically order one of two favorite items. One is shrimp Saltado, and the other is guiso de carne This is what is looks like at the restaurant. It’s tender beef in a rich red sauce – not spicy, but very flavorful, served with rice, beans, guacamole, pico

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Too Many Jalapeños?

If you like to cook and garden like I do, then you probably grow a variety of chile peppers. It doesn’t take but a couple of pepper plants to keep a family stocked with fresh chiles, but I always plant too many. This is especially true with jalapeños, cause we like them. So here’s an

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Enchilada Sauce

My enchilada sauce is a simple red sauce that is enriched with ancho chile paste and Mexican seasonings. It is a rich and hearty sauce that I make to top black bean enchiladas, or just about any kind of enchiladas or burritos. It’s also good on meat, from chicken to ribs. There are many authentic

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Chipotle Shrimp with Crema Verde

The flavor of chipotle chile peppers is one of my favorite flavors – up there with garlic, cilantro, curry, pesto, and fish sauce. Chipotle chile peppers are jalapeños which are dried and smoked. I don’t understand why they can’t be called smoked jalapeños, but no one asked my opinion. So chipotles they are. You can

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