Barbacoa

1 3-4 lb chuck roast Rub 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt Simmer sauce 2 dried guajillo chilies 2 dried ancho chilies ½ 7-oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped celery 2 cups chopped onion […]

Margarita Fish Tacos for Cinco de Mayo and Welcoming in Spring

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and with the weather warming, it’s the perfect time to take out the grill for fish tacos and make yourself a margarita. On our block, we joke with the neighbors that once the snow falls, we don’t see anybody for five months. People park their cars in […]

Top Shelf Steak Fajitas

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Fajitas are usually something I order at restaurants. I love to get a sizzling skillet full of peppers, onions, seasoned beef and a stack of warm tortillas. The dish is always a feast for all the senses. When it comes to Mexican food at our house, we usually stick to tacos, nachos or burritos. Recently […]

Build-Your-Own Burritos, Steak Style

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There is a place in my heart that is occupied by a Chipotle burrito (or a bol). It’s a large place on account of the size factor, so it’s hard to miss. In fact, I don’t know that there are many days I would turn down a Chipotle burrito if it were offered to me. […]

Make-Ahead Meals: Easy Enchiladas

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I like tacos. You like tacos. We all like tacos. Taco night happens to be one of my favorite nights. It’s right up there behind burrito night. It’s easy. Chop, chop, brown the ground beef, stick it out on the table and let everyone assemble dinner for themselves. Nothing like getting everyone involved in the […]