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Old 07-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Easy Mexican food?

What are some easy recipes for a beginner cook for some Mexican meals?

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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A simple grilled chicken breast or hamburger will suddenly perk up with a Mexican touch with a heap of pico de gallo as its condiment...
chop up some tomatoes, red onions (you can treat it having it soaked in ice water for about half an hour if you like) and fresh coriander leaves and a little japapeno peppers (which I don't use as a personal choice), toss with some lime juice and white pepper. Very simple but tasty accompaniment.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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tacos are easy, google it and you will find many easy ones.

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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flour tortilla + refried beans + montery jack cheese + chopped onions.
Put it together like a pizza, bake in oven until cheese is melted.
Serve with sour cream.

My daughter loves beans, so we call it a Bean Pizza.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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flour tortilla + refried beans + montery jack cheese + chopped onions.
Put it together like a pizza, bake in oven until cheese is melted.
Serve with sour cream.

My daughter loves beans, so we call it a Bean Pizza.
We do these all the time, too, Larry. They are sooo good. We also put the same stuff plus chopped tomatoes on crispy corn tortillas and call them chalupas.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Nice , simple and quick and tasty .

Also , Taco salad
Meat ( I use fake meat since im a veggie) + taco seasoning pack
follow directions on flavor packet.
let cool to room temp
add chopped lettuce, tomato, onoion, black olives, grated cheddar cheese, beans if u like.
Mix all together
if not enough flavor, just use your favorite salsa as a dressing
if want a creamy dressing mix salsa + sour cream

eat as salad , or fill taco shell with it . Or even use tortilla chips to dip in and eat.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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Nice , simple and quick and tasty .

Also , Taco salad
Meat ( I use fake meat since im a veggie) + taco seasoning pack
follow directions on flavor packet.
let cool to room temp
add chopped lettuce, tomato, onoion, black olives, grated cheddar cheese, beans if u like.
Mix all together
if not enough flavor, just use your favorite salsa as a dressing
if want a creamy dressing mix salsa + sour cream

eat as salad , or fill taco shell with it . Or even use tortilla chips to dip in and eat.
Add some taco flavored chips! YUMMY
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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Sometimes , being a vegetarian, Ill make Guacamole Taco's too. In place of the meat, just put some Thick, chunky guac in the taco shell, then the lettuce, onions, cheese, tomatoes .........Messy, but good


Oh yeah,

Ill also Grill some frying peppers outside. remove the charred skin, seed, and cut open so like a fillet.
Dip in egg, then bread crumbs..
put on a baking tray + salsa + montery jack cheese and bake until cheese melts.

Kinda like an eggplant parmesan But peppers & Mexican
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:48 PM   #9
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You can make a bean and cheese burrito by using the large size flour tortillas and then put refried beans, shredded beans, chopped onions and hot sauce in the middle and then fold up burrito style.

Breakfast tacos are very common here - flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, chopped red and green peppers, chopped crispy bacon and cubed fried potatoes, if desired. You can also add chorizo (Mexican sausage) and shredded cheese.
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How about a chicken enchilada casserole? Cook chicken in a skillet with onions, garlic, oregano, salt&pepper, and a bay leaf. Shred it then make a sauce out of pureeing in a blender canned tomatoes, chicken broth, ground cumin, and chili powder or an assortment of dried chiles (1 habanero, 2 anchos, 2 pasillas or new mexican dried chiles). Cook sauce with the chicken for 30 minutes to combine flavors. Lay about 4 to 6 warm corn tortillas on your casserole dish, spoon plenty of the chicken/sauce filling on them, top with frozen corn kernels (if you wish), Mexican blend grated cheese or Monterrey Jack cheese ~ repeat the same process until all the tortillas are used and top the last layer with lots of chicken/sauce and cheese. Cover with foil and place in a 375 degree preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy! PM me if you need any exact measurements or have any questions.

P.S. You can use a combination of ground beef and ground turkey, or simply ground beef instead of chicken. I make this dish with beef/turkey and/or chicken. Good luck!
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