Category Archives: Mexican food

Fried Plantains

I don’t know if any of you tried plantains before, but they are really good. They look like bananas 🍌 but they need to be black on the skin unlike bananas.

Whole and cut up plantains

This is so easy to make. Just basically cut it and dry it. It’s what you put on top that makes it really good. However you could just eat a fried plain plantain. Just much better with toppings. Like crema (Mexican table cream) and Queso Fresca

Mexican Crema
Queso Fresco cheese

As seen above with the plantain all cut up. Cut up as many as needed. You will see at the end how many one plantain make. All depends how you cut them also.

Once you cut them up to your desired size you will put them in a little bit of oil to deep fry. Or you could also put it in your air fryer. I will do it in the air fryer next time. I have one and not sure why I don’t do recipes in there for you also.

One plantain frying

Make sure your oil is hot enough and start frying until they are all golden brown. They might need to be done in batches. To many in the pan will lower the temperature of the heat.

Batch of plantain frying

After they are golden brown let them drip on a paper towel to get off excess oil. Put some crema and cheese on top.

Fried plantains with crema and queso fresco cheese op top

Ingredients:

1-2 Plantains

Oil for frying

Crema

Queso Fresco

That’s it for todays recipe. Hope you enjoy if you try. Let me know what you think.

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Chipotle Sauce Meatballs Recipe

Today I got a recipe for you and hope you like it. I got this one from one of my favorite sites. One of the best sites that is all mexican recipes and most of them my husband has liked that I had made. I can’t do the spice thing but I still love chipotle, love the flavor. There is a package I get from Walmart that I can put as little or as lot as I want. So for me I can make it not to spicy.

This one has real chipotles in the sauce. It smells amazing. Made it before and I know my husband loves it.

chipotle meatballs ingredients

Start with a piece of bread and two tablespoons of milk. Mash up the bread til it is mushy and no chunks. Don’t want chunks of bread in your meatballs. Add egg, garlic and salt. You can use pepper here if you like. I just use it at the end on top of everything in the pot.

making meatballs with raw ground beef

Then roll your meatballs in to palm size balls. They can be a little bigger or smaller if you like. Depending on how your family likes them. On the site I got this recipe from she says that some cooks add cheese or egg in the meatball.

picture from mexico in my kitchen

Add tomatoes and chipotles to your blender. Blend till smooth. In your pan cook your chopped onion in and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook a few minutes more. Then add your tomato mixture. And add chicken broth if needed. Cook about 10 minutes and add your meatballs. Cover and cook 10 minutes more.

chipotle meatballs simmering in pot

Serve over rice. With tortillas and black beans on the side. Easy and delicious meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 2 tb of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • hard boiled eggs or cubes of cheese to go in meatballs(optional)

Salsa

  • Choice of oil for frying onion and garlic
  • 1/2 cup white onion roughly chopped( the site this is different, this is how my husband likes it, he loves a lot of onion in all his food)
  • 2 large tomatoes or 3-4 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2-1 cup chicken broth or water, if sauce to thick
  • 1-3 canned chipotle peppers ( more you add the spicier it will be, add to your choice of hotness)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped onion and cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl put the milk on the bread and mash up like mentioned above. Then add egg, and salt. Mix with wet hands until everything is well combined.
  2. Form your meatballs, add the egg, or cheese even serrano pepper can be added in the center of the meatball if you like.
  3. Then place the meatballs aside and make your tomato, chipotle sauce. Put in the blender and blend until smooth. The site says they got 2 1/2 cups of sauce from this. I got about two cups with 3 roma tomatoes.
  4. Heat your oil and add the onion and cook until translucent then add your garlic and cook about 3 minutes. I usually cook my garlic until I start to smell it. That’s when it is done for me.
  5. Add you tomato mixture, and cook for about ten minutes. Add your meatballs. Cover and cook around ten minutes more. Stir to cook meatballs evenly. Check if they are done after ten minutes. Cook a few minutes more if needed. Simmer till the sauce is slightly thick and is to your desired thickness to add on top of rice.
  6. Add on top of red or white rice, with beans on the side and corn tortillas.

If you would like to check out where I got the recipe from here is a link to that site.

If you want a recipe for my mexican red rice or mexican white rice, click on the one you want or check out both. They are both delicious and go good with this recipe.

Hope that you enjoy. Been a little while since I posted a recipe so I thought I would post what I made for hubby today.

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A Spicy Cooking Salsa

Well today I’m going to change it up a little it and do a food post. Hope that you like spicy. I know as for myself I can not handle spicy anymore. I use to eat hot food and hot cheetos like they weren’t anything years ago. But my acid reflux says nope you can not eat the good stuff anymore. So just stuck cooking it for my family now which I don’t mind as long as they enjoy it.

Let me remind you these are just how we make things in our house. So by no means are they authentic. Some recipes I will try to get as close to authentic as I possibly can. And others I just put together what I have on hand in the house. That being said, on with the recipe.

  • 1 Chile Arbol
  • 1 Chile Nuevo Mexico
  • 5-7 Chile Pasilla
  • 1-2 tomatoes*see notes*
  • quarter of a white onion* see note*
  • 1-2 garlic clove
  • water from boiled items

Fill a medium size pot fill around half full of water. Then you want to add all the chiles listed along with your tomate, onion and garlic cloves. The 1 or 2 gloves is just to your taste. I usually add 2 myself. Then you are going to bring all these items to a boil then shut off heat and let cool down to be able to put in your blender.

Once the items are cooled off then you will need to add them to your blender, you don’t want to add it still boiling because you need to use some of the water from the boiled items in your blender so it should not be boiling. Some people do add it boiling, so that would be your choice. *the tomatoes is 1 or 2, depending if you want it little more spicy and less on the tomatoey side or little less heat and little more watery. If you use 2 tomatoes you also use less water from the pot.* *As for onion, you can use yellow or white onion which ever you have one hand, and you could add a little more if you like. These recipes are designed to make for your liking*

Once items added blend adding the boil water as needed to the consistency you would like. I make mine a little watery not much, because I cook my food in this salsa, so some the extra water has some room to evaporate a bit while cooking with the food.

Then you can pour it in a pan with steak, chicken, pork chops and even ribs. This is a versatile salsa and can go with almost anything and can be made to your liking. So go ahead play with it a little bit and enjoy your nice spicy food with sauce in the end.

Well hope you enjoyed this little recipe. More money posts and food post to come. Have yourself a great rest of your weekend. Til then stay safe.

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Red Rice

I figured since I had posted my version of white rice that I make I will show you how I make my red rice which is basically the same just one item more that is the only difference.

I make my white rice almost just the same as I make the red rice, just add chicken and tomato bouillon. I really don’t measure out my ingredients but for the post I will do my best guess and when you make it all you do is need to make it to your taste

Ingredients:

1 cup Long Grain Rice

1 1/2 tsp. each onion/garlic powders

1Tb chicken and tomato bouillon powder

2 1/2 cups water

salt to taste

Try to make sure your rice is a dry as you can get it draining it as well as possible, shaking out any excess water. I let mine sit for a little while even to make sure it is dry is as I can get it. I notice the more dry I have it the easier it is to fry the rice. It usually sticks to the pot if it is still pretty wet. Then with oil in the bottom of your pot as much as you typically need maybe a tablespoon or so. I notice with my new pot I do not need much oil but in one of my older pots I need a bit more oil to help avoid the stickiness of the rice even if it is dry still tends to stick a bit in my older pot.

while I’m frying my rice a bit just til you notice it changes color a bit, from a white to a almost greyish, I warm up my 2 1/2 cups of water.( you may only need 2 cups of water. My stove runs hot so it evaporates the water more then it normally should so with just 2 cups of water my rice is not cooked all the way) After my water is hot I add the bouillon, powders and the salt. (if it is your first time making it I would suggest maybe a half a teaspoon of salt and after it is cooked you can taste and add to desired amount). Make sure you mix the ingredients well before adding them into the rice.

Mix into your rice carefully so you don’t splash and burn yourself. Mix the rice well but then do not mix it anymore after that or your rice will get sticky. While it is cooking with cover on to keep moisture going back onto rice, you will only mix it occasionally and only the sides and in the center a very little bit to insure it is not sticking to your pot.

After about 15 to 20 minutes your liquid should be almost evaporated and just left with rice and little bit of water, here you want to taste your rice to check for doneness and also check if there is enough salt. If the rice is not finished then here is the time you should add a little more water before all of the water has evaporated so that it can continue cooking cause it will stop once all the water has evaporated.

After 20 minutes or a bit longer if you had to add more water to it your rice should hopefully be finished and cooked all the way til it is done and should be left with a nice looking and nice tasting rice. I know this is by no means authentic but I have made it with tomatoes and made it with tomato sauce even and this is the way my Mexican husband likes it so this is how I make it in my house. Hope you enjoy it. If you make it I would love to see some pictures. Have a wonderful day thanks for reading.

Spicy Green Salsa

  I filled up a old salsa jar with just all this in the pan. You can make it less spicy if you like. Usually I just use one or two jalapeños but this time I used one jalapeño and one Serrano. I don’t eat spicy so one taste to me and I could taste the spiciness woooeeee not for me but perfect for hubby and he probably could of handled a little more spiciness. But after 7 years I’m just learning to get it more spicy, I can cook good now took years of practice and now I cook almost anything pretty good 😊