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Old 05-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #21
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MEXICAN CHORIZO
  • 2 pounds ground beef, goat, pork, or turkey
  • 4 cloves mashed garlic
  • 6 Tbs chili powder (If you like it mild, use Ancho chili powder, if you like it spicy, use New Mexico chili powder)
  • 2 Tbs oregano
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 2 Tbs vinegar
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, divide into quarters, roll each quarter into a log, and tightly wrap each log with plastic wrap, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate and/or freeze as desired.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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MEXICAN RICE


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long grain white or brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup beef broth (1 cup for brown rice)
  • 1 14½ oz can petite diced tomatoes, with juice
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground corriander
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
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Pour vegetable broth, beef broth, and juice from petite diced tomatoes into a large measuring cup. Add water to make 2 cups (white rice) or 2½ cups (brown rice), if required. Put all ingredients into rice cooker or medium sized pot, and cook as you would everyday rice. Place finished rice in serving bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro. If you're one of those people who think cilantro tastes like soap, use parsley.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #23
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Thanks Sir Loin!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #24
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What do you do with leftover taco meat?
Cooked (unseasoned?) ground beef, yes?

Enchiladas

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #25
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We usually make more tacos so there will be no left overs. Tacos are usually the end product of all our left over meats.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #26
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Mmm. Forgot about taco pizza!
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:13 PM   #27
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MEXICAN RICE


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long grain white or brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup beef broth (1 cup for brown rice)
  • 1 14½ oz can petite diced tomatoes, with juice
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground corriander
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
Directions:


Pour vegetable broth, beef broth, and juice from petite diced tomatoes into a large measuring cup. Add water to make 2 cups (white rice) or 2½ cups (brown rice), if required. Put all ingredients into rice cooker or medium sized pot, and cook as you would everyday rice. Place finished rice in serving bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro. If you're one of those people who think cilantro tastes like soap, use parsley.
Sir Loin, your recipe looks very good but quite different from Classic pink Mexican Restaurant Rice, without vegetables. I love Spanish Rice however.

My friend owns a Mexican restaurant here and I could never get it just right until she taught me how. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a sauce pan, and saute one cup of dry white rice for a minute or two till it's opaque. Add 1 and 3/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tsp. of cumin, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Stir and bring to the boil. Cover, and cut heat to the lowest flame. Let it simmer for 15 min. Fluff with a fork. Perfect Mexican rice every time.
*Do not try to substitute any other tomato product.....it just won't work.
BTW, I buy tomato paste in a tube rather than by the can. It's always ready for this recipe, and others, in the fridge without opening a whole can.

I'm looking forward to using your recipe for home made Chorizo! It will be nice to know exactly what's in it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #28
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I add the beans and corn to my meat mixture in the first place so it's already in there!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #29
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Thanks! Both sound simple enough. I usually add the spices to the chunks of meat and let them marry overnight, and then grind. Are you starting with ground from the store or meat you are grinding?
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #30
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Cooked (unseasoned?) ground beef, yes?...
I use seasoned ground beef for tacos: 1# ground beef, 1 chopped onion, a packet of taco seasoning, and a can of diced tomatoes with liquid (instead of water called for on the seasoning packet). It makes quite a bit of taco meat mixture and I'm only cooking for myself, so lots left over for other dishes.

You made some good suggestions for using the leftovers. Thanks.
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