Homemade Guacamole

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Since we have already established that I really think Mexican food should just have it’s own food group, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for Homemade Guacamole!  This stuff is beyond delicious.  My hubby is usually in charge of making this because I just think his tastes awesome.  Not to mention, I love watching that sexy man in the kitchen.  😉  You need to go and get all the ingredients to make this soon.  Like VERY VERY soon!  You can then come back and thank me!  Believe me, you will.  Yum!

Homemade Guacamole
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Haas avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the scooped avacado and the juice from the lime. Toss to coat well.
  2. Drain the lime juice but reserve it for later.
  3. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mash well with a potato masher.
  4. Next, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add in 1 Tbsp of the reserved lime juice.
  5. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Let refrigerate for one hour and then serve. If preferred, you can also serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Alton Brown

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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You know how you have those favorite family meals?  The ones where everyone in your family likes it so it becomes a regular in your home.  That is the case with these Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in our house. It can be really hard sometimes to find something that all five of us like, but there’s not one complaint when these are on the table.  They really are so good! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of mexican inspired food so I always love when I find a new recipe to add to our family cook book.

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Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine sure is!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 can rotel, run through food processor
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chipped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and rotel. Mix until they are blended well.
  4. Add cumin, shili powder, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add shredded chicken, mexican cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until all is well combined.
  6. Add a line of chicken mixture about an inch from the edge of the tortilla. I use about 2 Tbsp or so of mixture per taquito. Repeat with each one and place on baking sheet making sure they aren't touching one another.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
* I used the medium size tortillas here and got about 7 from this recipe. We like to fill ours up. 🙂 You can get close to 10 when you use the smaller tortillas and don't use as much filling in each one.

 *Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

Taco Seasoning

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes the smallest things seem like a big success.  Making my own Taco Seasoning is one of those. It is so easy to make and usually you have everything you need already in your spice cabinet.  Plus, you have the HUGE benefit of not eating all those preservative ingredients that you can’t pronounce in the prepackaged stuff.

It’s Monday and a super busy one at that, so I am not going to do a bunch of chit chatting on this post.  I do want to go ahead and tell you to get ready because this is shaping up to be a Mexican theme week.  I was scheduling my posts in my Blog Planner and realized that I have quite a few Mexican ones to share.  I told you we loved it around here!

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Print this recipe, go to your spice cabinet and get all these out and make this!  I promise you will be glad you did. So easy and so tasty too!

Taco Seasoning
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container. This makes approx. 5½ tablespoons.
  2. To use: Use about 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. You can adjust this to your liking. Brown your ground beef and drain off the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with ¾ cups of water to your ground beef. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed.

This was adapted from allrecipes.com. 

We almost always have one or more Old El Paso products on our Mexican night as well.  Check back tomorrow when we will be featuring their new Stand n’ Stuff Flour Tortillas.  We love them!!  🙂