Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 3

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 3

In this and my two previous posts, I am sharing some of my mom’s stories and recipes from her childhood in Agujita, a small mining town in the Mexican state of Coahuila ... click on image for more

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

Homemade Machaca

Homemade Machaca

Traditionally machaca is meat that has been sundried, cooked and pounded into small pieces, and is often sold packaged for a long shelf life. To prepare it at home when dried machaca is not available, fresh meat may be cooked first, shredded, and then allowed to partially dry by frying in a pan, while being pounded … click on title for more