Steak in Pasilla Sauce

Steak in Pasilla Sauce

Pasilla peppers are a staple in Mexican cuisine.  These smoky and flavourful peppers are useful as the main ingredient in sauces, cut into strips and crisped to top soups, as well as in more elaborate dishes such as red mole (mole rojo) and "tablecloth stainer" (manchamanteles).  In this recipe, the unique combination of pasilla peppers with tomatillos, results in a wonderfully rich and dark sauce, bringing simple "steak and potatoes" to another level ... click on title for more

Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

In Mexico, the traditional way to cook meatballs in general, is by preparing ground meat with egg and bread, similar to a mix for meatloaf, and then dropping the raw meatballs directly in caldillo, a brothy tomato-based sauce.  From there, they may be finished as a soup with vegetables or, as in this case, with the iconic chipotle peppers, in a thickened caldillo ... click on title for more