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Follow the step-by-step recipe to beefy, fluffy, spicy heaven!

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half or milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped Anaheim chile peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped habanero peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes
4.3/5 (81 Votes)

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A delicious new twist on traditional fajitas

  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 lbs Med shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large purple onion
  • 1 Tsp vegetable oil
  • Flour tortillas
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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This is really a very simple grilled steak recipe that just happened

  • 1/2 pound softened unsalted butter
  • 3 minced shallots soaked in gold tequila
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon gold tequila
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 thick 1 pound ribeye or other steaks
  • 1 tablespoon New Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or other oil
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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This was adapted from my aunts basic Chicken Casserole

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 chipolte peppers in adobo sauce
  • Kosher or sea salt salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 4 tablespoons+ any nut or other oil
  • 4 pounds chicken leg and thigh meat
  • 2 pounds diced plum tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups drained yellow hominy or corn
  • 1 fine chopped or fine grated red onion
  • 4 fine chopped Anaheim chili peppers
  • 4 fine chopped pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 1 minced habanero or other hot pepper optional
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 6 cups crushed corn or tortilla chips
  • 2 cups crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup clear tequila
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream or plain yogurt
4.3/5 (19 Votes)

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This was adapted from a recipe for Black Bean and Jalapeno Cornbread my aunt used to make when I was a kid

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar or stevia
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup nut oil
  • 1/4 cup gold tequila
  • 1/4 cup fine chopped cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup canned or frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup fine chopped habanero peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.2/5 (23 Votes)

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Three years ago I had a large harvest of spaghetti squash, over 140 of them, at 2 to 5 pounds each! After selling a...

  • 1 large 4 to 5 pound spaghetti squash
  • 3 tablespoons nut or other oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipolte powder
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 red jalapeno peppers
  • 2 green jalapeno peppers
  • 2 Anaheim chili peppers
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 1 large fine chopped red onion
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 coarse chopped plum tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fine chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fine chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Coarse kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • Rough chopped cilantro
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese
4.2/5 (14 Votes)

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This recipe really has no real originality

  • 8 pound beef roast
  • 3/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 8 cloves mashed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fine chopped dill fronds
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gin or silver tequila
  • 1 pound halved red potatoes
  • 1 pound halved carrots
  • 2 medium halved red onions
  • 2 medium halved yellow onions
  • 2 medium halved zucchini squash
  • 3 medium halved beets
  • 2 cups homemade beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Extra gin or water
4.2/5 (23 Votes)

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Another of my very spicy southwestern creations (if too hot for your tastes, use fewer or milder peppers)

  • 1 5 pound whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fine chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried red pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange, pineapple or mango juice
  • 3/4 cup silver mezcal or tequila
  • 3 tablespoons packed golden brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 fine chopped red jalapeño peppers
  • 2 fine chopped serrano peppers
  • 2 fine chopped habanero peppers
  • 1 fine chopped Anaheim pepper
  • 3 minced shallots
  • Nut or other oil
4.1/5 (9 Votes)

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This is one of my own 12 recipes for homemade chili sauce, and my favorite at this time

  • 12 habanero or other hot peppers
  • 10 pounds plum tomatoes
  • 3 Large fine chopped red onions
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup sugar or stevia
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chipolte powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
4.1/5 (13 Votes)

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This is a simple, tasty recipe that I came up with a couple of summers ago

  • 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves fine mashed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 4-12 to 16 ounce 1-1/2 inch thick steaks
  • Walnut. peanut or other oil for grill
4.1/5 (13 Votes)

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