Archive for the ‘Mexican food’ Category

Turkey Three Bean Chili

January 19, 2011


serves 6-8

This is perfect for the family to make and nutritious. A great way to incorporate beans into ones diet. The real fun begins with toppings you choose.

1 28 oz  can tomato sauce
2 pounds of ground turkey or beef
3 cups chopped onions
5 cloves garlic thru press
2 tablespoons of sunflower or vegetable oil

1 small red pepper pureed or chopped or 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika

5 tablespoons of chili powder
3 tablespoons of  ground cumin
1 teaspoon of Greek oregano
1/4 cup white tequila optional

1 6 oz can of tomato paste

1-2 tablespoons  of sugar, honey
1 tablespoon of el yucateco chipotle sauce
1 can 15 oz each of your favorite beans rinsed and drained – )pinto, dark red kidney, black beans, roman, navy beans, bola rojas)
3-4 dashes of parrot hot sauce
1 cup chicken  stock or 1 Herb ox Chicken boullion cube to 1 cup water
1/4 cup of  white tequila optional
2 tablespoons of fine yellow corn meal

Heat a large  inch skillet to medium -high  heat

add oil

saute onions , garlic and add turkey

separate turkey while cooking

add in tequila, tomatoes, paste, red pepper,  chili powder, cumin and simmer on medium

add in  stock, hot sauce, oregano, beans , sugar simmer 30-35 minutes

check on chili and add a small amount of water if chili becomes too thick half way through cooking time

add in corn meal and mix

when chili becomes thick its ready to serve

Toppings for a bowl of chili can be many.  Shown in bowl is guacamole*,  gypsy sour cream dip* and homemade  fire roasted salsa*  surrounded by all natural tortilla chips.

Other toppings that are great are chopped scallions, plain sour cream, lemon sour cream dip*, yogurt, chipotle dip*, corn, olives, chopped red onion and shreded cheese

* recipes available on this site and The Gypsy Kitchen Cookbook

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Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

November 18, 2010

 Serves 8-10

These can be made 3-4 days in advance and be kept in refrigerator.

 

1 package of 10 inch flour tortillas with 8 tortillas

1 cup of fresh minced jalapenos (wear gloves)

2 cups of shredded Italian six cheese blend

2 cups of shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend

1 cup of scallions white & green parts sliced thin

¾ cup of chopped dry Chorizo

You will need 8 sheets of foil 15 inches long each

Set up 4 sheets on table or a counter top

Place 1 flour tortilla in center of each foil piece

Cover each tortilla with equal amounts of cheese, scallions, chorizo and jalapeno

Cover tortilla with 1 remaining tortilla

Cover with sheet of foil

Seal all edges

Pre heat oven 350 for ten minutes

Place on baking sheets and cook for 6-8 minutes

Rest for a few minutes before opening

Cut to desired slices with a pizza cuter

Serve with several of your favorite toppings : chipotle dipping sauce, guacamole, salsa,sour cream 

Tip: Chorizo is a cooked spicy dry sausage from Spain and is very different from South American and Portuguese chorizo. There are some great brands being made in USA that come very close to authentic Spanish Chorizo. One brand that comes to mind is an all natural chorizo from a company called Primo Natural and it is worth searching out.