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Mexican food is very popular in the United States; so popular that it has even given way to Mexican-American fusion food called Tex-Mex. The key ingredients of Mexican cuisine are beans, corn and chili peppers, and popular dishes include tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, mole and tamales. Tex-Mex food is a little different, and the most popular dishes are variations of Mexican food, such as fajitas, chili con carne or taco pie.

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These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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By steven.mcmullen

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (79 Votes)
Tilapia Tacos 1 Picture
Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 20
Cost Average budget

  • 1 lb tilapia fillets, rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 5-inch white corn tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax)
  • 1 medium haas avocado, sliced
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

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This tasty chicken enchilada skillet is the perfect weeknight dinner!

  • 3 boneless - skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas - cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
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  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
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  • 4 avocados
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
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  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
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  • 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (Healthy alternative: Low-fat sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
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  • 2 packages Fiesta sides Spanish rice
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  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef (seasoned with taco seasoning)
  • 1 head lettuce (chopped)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 medium can red kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
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  • 2 cups mayonnaise
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  • 1/2 pound dried kidney beans
  • 1/2 pound dried navy beans
  • 3-4 dried whole New Mexico chilies
  • 2 dried arbol chilies
  • 3-4 dried whole ancho chilies
  • 2-3 whole chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews, finely ground
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and finely ground
  • 1/2 oz of dried mushrooms, finely ground
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  • 1-2 fresh jalapenos, charred, sweated and skins removed
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 imported bay leaves
  • 1 (28 oz) whole can tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Marmite
  • Olive oil, not extra virgin
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  • 3 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 2-3 tablespoons bourbon, vodka or tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Cilantro, red onion, fresh lime juice/wedge and crema (recipe below) for garnish
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  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of buttermilk
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • Couple pinches of ground cumin
  • Minced garlic clove
  • Heat the heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe jar to 100F. Add the buttermilk and shake. Leave a warm place for 24 hours. If all went well, it should have thickened to a thin yogurt. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and smooth with a stick blender. Refrigerate.
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  • 1/4 Cup cooking oil
  • 1 Cup dry rice
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