Oven-Roasted Mole

MAKES: 36 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/4 CUP MAKES: ABOUT 9 CUPS PREP: 40 MINS ROAST: 2 HRS 20 MINS 375°F         Ingredients 6 cups water 3 ounces dried mulato chile peppers 2 ounces dried ancho chile peppers 2 ounces dried pasilla chile peppers 1 cup pitted whole dates, chopped 1 pound tomatillos,… Read More

Skirt Steak Tacos with Rajas (Creamy Poblanos and Onions)

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TACOS MAKES: 8 TACOS PREP: 35 MINS ROAST: 20 MINS 425°F       Ingredients 1 pound beef skirt steak, trimmed, or ribeye steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick and trimmed 2 tablespoons lime juice 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 4 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 large sweet onion,… Read More

Berry Breakfast Atole

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 CUP MAKES: 4 CUPS START TO FINISH: 35 MINS         Ingredients 1 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup masa harina 1 cup fresh raspberries 3/4 cup fresh blueberries 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or whole milk 1/2 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla Ground cinnamon Directions In a blender… Read More

Beer-Braised Chicken Tacos

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TACOS MAKES: 8 TACOS PREP: 35 MINS COOK: 20 MINS       Ingredients 1 12 ounce bottle Mexican beer 1 cup chicken broth or water 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, quartered lengthwise and seeded* 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/3 cup chopped onion… Read More

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TACOS MAKES: 8 TACOS PREP: 25 MINS ROAST: 35 MINS 425°F       Ingredients 4 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium red sweet peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 fresh poblano chile peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces* 1 large onion, cut into… Read More

Homemade Chili Powder

MAKES: 64 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 TSP. MAKES: ABOUT 2/3 CUP START TO FINISH: 10 MINS         Ingredients 4 ounces dried red chile peppers 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions Cut open dried peppers; discard… Read More

Seared Pork Chops with Cilantro Chimichurri and Crispy Sweet Potatoes

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 7 OZ. MEAT, 3/4 CUP VEGETABLES PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 13 MINS         Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 boneless pork chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick and trimmed 4 tablespoons olive oil… Read More

Frozen Coconut Horchata

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP MAKES: 5 CUPS PREP: 20 MINS CHILL: 1 HR FREEZE: PER MANUFACTURER’S DIRECTIONS       Ingredients 2 13 1/2 ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and… Read More

Pollo Plaza de Morelia (Chicken Plaza Morelia Style)

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 CHICKEN THIGHS, 3/4 CUP VEGETABLES, + 1/2 CUP SAUCE MAKES: 8 CHICKEN THIGHS, 3 CUPS VEGETABLES, + 2 CUPS SAUCE PREP: 45 MINS STAND: 20 MINS COOK: 25 MINS       Ingredients 3 dried ancho chile peppers 6 dried guajillo chile peppers 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth… Read More

Salsa Verde con Trozos (Chunky Green Salsa)

MAKES: 16 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/4 CUP MAKES: 4 CUPS PREP: 15 MINS ROAST: 20 MINS 425°F STAND: 15 MINS       Ingredients 6 fresh poblano, Anaheim, Cubanelle, and/or Hatch chile peppers 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil 2 11 ounce cans tomatillos,… Read More

Almond Tres Leches Cake with Strawberry-Mango Salsa

MAKES: 16 SERVINGS PREP: 40 MINS BAKE: 20 MINS 350°F CHILL: 8 HRS TO 24 HRS         Ingredients 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons orange zest 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Nonstick cooking spray 5 eggs, at room temperature 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3… Read More

Baja-Asian Caesar Salad

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 CUPS MAKES: 12 CUPS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 20 MINS 300°F       Ingredients 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 1 hard-cooked egg yolk 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1/4 cup finely chopped lemongrass 1/2 of a… Read More

Baja-Med Mussels

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 30 MINS           Ingredients 1 pound fresh mussels 2 tablespoons butter 1/2  cup chopped onion 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped* 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup dry white wine Pine nuts or pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted Snipped… Read More