En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte III

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte III

I have received a couple of comments related to a series in honour of my late mom, from people who have lived in the Mexican state of Coahuila, more specifically, in Agujita, my mom's birthplace. One of them lamented that the posts were not written in Spanish, so I decided to translate the three-part series … click on title 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