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Blackened Shrimp Tostadas with Emergency Refried Black Beans

By Katherine When we lived in San Diego, and Greg messed up dinner, this was years back, we’d walk down to Ranchos. Our favorite Mexican joint was remarkable for a few reasons. It managed to cover almost every square inch … Continue reading

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Mezcal and Lime Chicken

The last time we used mezcal it was such a hit with our readers, we knew we’d just have to use it again. OK, maybe hit is a strong word. The comments included “weird” and “gross” and “seriously?” Fear not … Continue reading

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Saffron rice

Sensing a theme here? This also goes well with tacos. Saffron rice 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 1 1/2 cups chicken broth a good pinch saffron threads (about a 1/4 tsp) 2 medium carrots, diced 1 cup peas (frozen … Continue reading

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Drunken Pintos

Make sure to buy at least a six pack. You only use one, but they take a while to cook and you’ll need to occupy your hands somehow. Serve with tacos. Or just eat from the pan, while drinking the … Continue reading

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Smoked Pork in Verde Sauce

Everyone should have a side of smoked meat in their refrigerators at all times. For those of you new to smoking go here. For this recipe do not glaze the meat with barbecue sauce during the last 30 minutes of … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Salsa

Yes, we used canned. Fresh may be best, but gosh darn it, it’s not like we’re crazy foodies who have to do everything the hard way and avoid shortcuts and only use fresh ingredients… hmm, OK, well maybe not today. … Continue reading

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Sangritas

Taco night doesn’t have to pose the following dilemma: Sangria or margaritas? Now you don’t have to choose. Sangritas 1 cup red wine 1 1/2 ounces triple sec 3 cups frozen fruit (I used half peaches, half strawberries) 4 ounces … Continue reading

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Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

This is a great way to use up a lot of leftover turkey. Although it may a couple more days before everyone has a bunch of cooked turkey on hand. Until then leftover chicken works as well. Turkey and Black … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Talk about a quick, simple, perfect appetizer or snack. All you need are really ripe tomatoes and jalapenos. You can add anything you want to jazz it up, but here is the basic starting point. Roast corn and red bell … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo roundup

Even if it wasn’t Cinco de Mayo, tacos are always a good idea. Of course nothing goes better with a taco than refried beans, homemade salsa and a margarita. Don’t forget the guac! I marinated the flank steak in the … Continue reading

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