Weeknight Enchiladas

These are all kinds of wrong, but they’re oh so good. They’re not really enchiladas because they’re made with flour tortillas (which technically makes them burritos), but I top them with canned enchilada sauce, so I call them enchiladas. Plus, they’re stuffed with ground beef and cheese, like an enchilada and not a burrito. These…

Chicken Burrito Bowls

In the mood for something Mexican, but wanting to keep the calorie count down, I tried making Chicken Burrito Bowls for the first time. The family loved it, as they could custom design their toppings to suit their tastes. I sautéed marinated chicken and served it over white rice with a mix of both canned…

Ceviche Tostadas

For the last week, the temperature has wavered between 105° and 110° and it’s way too hot to eat heavy meals. Tonight I prepared a light, refreshing dinner featuring raw marinated fish on pre-made tostada shells. To prepare this dish properly, be sure to purchase high-quality sushi-grade fish. Ceviche Tostadas 1/2 pound sushi-grade tuna, mahi…

Award-Winning Homemade Salsa

Our go-to recipe for making salsa at home, this restaurant-style salsa is super easy to make. In fact, it’s so easy that in the summer when tomatoes are plentiful, we make it every day. This salsa is a winner: It won 1st Place in our parish men’s salsa cook-off. Woo-hoo!   Award-Winning Homemade Salsa 5…

Quick-Fix Chicken Enchiladas

Last night I was in a pinch for time. I had 30 minutes to prepare dinner for my family and get out the door for a meeting. I quickly threw these tasty enchiladas together and had them in the oven in less than 20 minutes. Because they rely on prepared foods, these homemade enchiladas can…

Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Made with cauliflower rather than rice, this carb-free version stuffed peppers will become a family favorite. The recipe calls for a mix of ground beef and chorizo for a Mexican flair. If you want a healthier option, leave out the chorizo and double the ground beef. Spicy Stuffed Peppers 4 bell peppers 1 pound ground…

Salvadoran Rice

When I lived on the Texas-Mexico border, my dear friend taught me how to make Spanish-style rice from her home country – El Salvador. Like traditional Mexican rice, this dish complements Mexican food like tacos and enchiladas very well. Salvadoran rice differs, however, from the El Chico mainstay in that it has no tomatoes or…