Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Bean Sauce

Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Bean Sauce

An enchilada is a tortilla dunked in chile sauce; an enmolada is a tortilla dunked in mole sauce; it follows then that an enfrijolada is, of course, a tortilla dunked in frijol (bean) sauce. I thought of this recipe as the perfect way to feature the flavour of a good batch of frijoles de la olla (beans from the pot) … click on title for more

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Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Homegrown Beans – Easy and Fun

Many people, including myself, have wondered why bother with homegrown shelling beans, since the small envelopes of seeds are more expensive than buying a bag of dry beans at the supermarket, probably the same price as a couple of cans, plus the time, work and space the crop takes in the garden. I have to say that not only are they "easy to grow and fun to harvest", but their flavour, texture and the thickness of their broth are definitely worth the effort … click on title for more

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

This post was written inspired by my backyard harvest; although far from perfect (see for example, my previous post), I feel grateful to be able to enjoy products from the fertile soil and my gardening work, and it makes me proud to feature my veggies when I cook. That made me think of Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, created with the same sentiment, to represent the richness and spirit of La Huasteca region, in Mexico …

Burritas CDMX

Burritas CDMX

Burrita is the female form of “little donkey” in Spanish. As a dish, it is assembled with wheat flour tortillas, and then grilled, just like its male counterpart (burrito), but the filling is very different; moreover, burritas are usually folded, not rolled. Burritos are originally from Northern Mexico, while these burritas are popular in Mexico City (Ciudad de México, abbreviated CDMX) … click on title for more

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

The history of the wheat tortilla is very interesting, because neither did it originate in Central Mexico, nor was it an adaptation of the corn tortilla, a pre-Hispanic staple from that region. The Northern Mexican states favour wheat tortillas over corn, and each region has its own recipes. Mine is based on my mom's, who was born in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila … click on title for more

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

In Mexico, it is common to have fried pork rinds just crumbled into a warm corn tortilla, topped with any salsa and enjoyed as a taco; snack size pieces are also served as chips with a bowl of salsa on the side. When there are leftovers from a party or family gathering, it is very convenient to cook them in sauce (sometimes leftover from the party as well), but as a guisado (stewed dish), this Mexican classic is prepared as a staple for any taco bar or burrito line-up … click on title for more