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Traditional Pork Pozole Rojo: Pork & Hominy Stew

This traditional version of pozole rojo is a luscious slow-cooked stew made with pork, hominy, Mexican spices, and a blend of mild to moderate chile peppers. It is simple to make without a lot of hand-on time, but to develop the full flavors it should be simmered for a couple of hours. Make a big …

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Mexican Quesadillas Rajas con Crema

This creamy Mexican comfort food can be used in quesadillas or just eaten on it’s own. There are always nuanced versions of classic regional dishes, but the poblanos and crema are key ingredients in all versions. This recipe from the Bajío region of Mexico adds mushrooms, corn and some chicken bouillon and wraps it all …

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How to Make Tamales: Step-by-step Tutorial for Beginners

Tamales are special. While not the easiest thing to make, the recipe below offers a few methods to make it easier by revising the step where you rehydrate, deseed and roast the dried peppers. These tamales have excellent flavor and texture and can be made even easier if you enlist family or friends in the …

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Harissa Baked Salmon – Low Carb Dinner

Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse. especially for people on a low carb or ketogenic lifestyle.  It also lends itself wonderfully to any range of sauces or rubs.  This harissa baked salmon is one of my favorite Pesco Mediterranean recipes and can be a quick 10-minute weeknight dinner or a fancy-schmancy dinner party dish! What is …

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Easy Pork Chile Colorado with Cactus (Nopales)

This recipe for pork and nopales (cactus) is a traditional Mexican lunch or dinner. No matter the time of day or the season, this super easy dinner is a winner in our books! Can You Really Eat Cactus? Yes, you really CAN eat cactus! And it’s actually quite tasty when cooked correctly. The most common …

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Best Mexican Beef Birria Stew with Consommé

Beef birria stew (Birria de Res Con Consomé) is rich stew that is traditionally made with either goat or lamb, but beef is becoming the preferred meat in the U.S. The meat is always slow cooked in a richly-flavored broth until it is melt-in-your-mouth tender. When served as a stew it is simply ladled into …

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Easy Low Carb Chicken Piccata without Breading

Chicken piccata is one of the most popular restaurant dishes arounds the world but it can be a very easy and inexpensive recipe to make at home. This version is a low carb version without the flour and it comes together very fast for a weeknight dinner. It is the perfect balance of creaminess from …

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Harissa Hummus Taste Test: Canned Beans vs Dried Beans?

Have you ever wondered if it really makes a difference in flavor or texture to use cooked dried beans in recipes over canned beans? The answer seems to be…sometimes. It depends on 1) how old the beans are 2) what kind they are (i.e., garbanzo beans benefit more than smaller beans), and 3) what you …

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Easy Loose Meat Sandwich without Bread or Buns

One pot dinners are easy to get on the table for a busy cook, and this loose meat sandwich (a Maid-Rite variation) is not only easy, but healthy and delicious. The recipe includes pickles and Georgia mustard (aka mustard-based BBQ sauce) to take it over the top in flavor. What is a Loose Meat Sandwich …

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