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
  • 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
  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

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
  • 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
  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!!  🙂

Fire Roasted Salsa

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We have a Mexican food night at least once a week around our house.  Sometimes even more often than that.  My favorite part of the meal is always the salsa.  Since we have it so often, I like to have a few different salsa recipes just to mix it up a bit.  You might remember our number one favorite, Fresh Homemade Salsa, that I posted before.  This Fire Roasted Salsa is our next favorite.  My kids swear it tastes just like Chili’s restaurant salsa.  All I know is that it is GOOD!  Oh, and super easy to make.  🙂

Fire Roasted Salsa
  • 1 - 14oz. can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 1 - 14oz. can Rotel (Mexican style)
  • ¼ cup onion (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. lime juice (I use fresh limes)
  1. Place all ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Need some more ideas for your Mexican food night.  How about Chipotle Lime Steak Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice or Pico de Gallo.  I promise you can’t go wrong with any of those.  Now I think we are going to have to do Mexican night here tomorrow night.  I can’t wait any longer for this stuff.  🙂