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What\'s you fav Mexican recipe?

DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
edited 2:56AM in EggHead Forum
I love my fajita's. Marinate Flank steak over night in Olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, crushed Garlic, salt, pepper and paprika, then the next morning, I throw in my cut up bell peppers and onions. When it's time to cook her up. Crank up my Egg as hot as I can get her, ATLEAST 700 degrees and then MAYBE 2 minutes a side


  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Have two favourites. Mole Oaxaqueño and Cochinita Pibil.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Would you believe the food network actually has recipes for both of those??
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    This is one I have been doing for years, however I like all Mexican dishes--Especially the ones cooked by Beli and shown on the forum to tease!

    Chili, Pork, Green

    5 Lbs. Pork, Butt, Boneless
    2-3 Lbs. Onions, Quartered, Sliced 1/4 inch Thick
    6 11 Ozs. Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Canned, Remove Husks & Stem, Save Liquid
    3 7 Ozs. Taco Sauce, Green, Mild
    2-3 3 1/2 Ozs. Green Chilis, Diced
    1 Good Beer, Coors, Corona, not dark or light
    2 Pints Chicken Broth
    2-3 Pints Salsa Fresca
    4 Tbs. Red Tomato Paste`
    2-3 Whole Jalapeños, Seeds & Veins Removed, Finely Diced, You decide How Hot!
    3 Tbs. Red Pepper, Crushed
    6 Tbs Green Chili Powder,
    2-3 Tbs. Sugar
    2 Tbs. Cumin
    Salt/Pepper to taste

    1 Cut the pork into 1 inch pieces, Saute in a Dutch oven to render grease and partially cook. Drain. Cook Onions in a little olive oil until start to wilt. Add pork back into pot and then the rest of the ingredients.
    2 Bring to boil and then simmer. Place lid on pot and cook 1-1 1/2 hours. Remove lid toward end and reduce if too much liquid. Add beer or chicken broth if to thick.
    3 Serve with fresh hot tortillas and/or rice.
    4 Works well with leftover turkey or chicken also. Freezes very well!
    5 This can also be done on the BGE, 9 QT Dutch Oven, Indirect, Plate Setter leg up, something to lift the DO off the plate setter 1/2 inch or so, 350F, no top on DO, light smoke couple of hours. Keep an eye on it so it does not dry out.

    Yield: 2

    Recipe Type
    Dutch Oven, Main Dish, Meat

    Recipe Source
    Author: Richard Howe, '75

    Source: Richard Howe, 1975/05/25
  • Very HOT tamales wraped in corh shucks. No can get in South Carolina. They are soooo tastey. Miles out.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Yes...and very accurate I understand. You google the recipe nowadays and come up with countless alternatives, as you know.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey Richard,
    Gosh.....what a compromise......truth is, I´m learning from all of you, stars on the forum. ;)
    The recipe for the cortadillo looks great, already saved in favourites. See you soon.
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Puerco Pibil

    It's a spicy Mexican version of pulled pork.

    Here's my recipe:

    I also like to dry rub a flank steak with a Southwest spice mix for several hours, slice it thin, cover the bottom of the dutch oven with olive oil, saute the meat until brown, then liberally apply chipotle powder and chili powder. Put the lid on the DO for a few minutes to let the spices, OO and beef juice do a little magic. Then open up the Egg and the DO and stir constantly while the juice reduces. When the liquid is mostly gone, the meat will start developing a spicy, crispy crust. Serve with warm flour tortillas and fresh made pico de gallo. We call it Carne Asada. Don't know if it is exactly what others call Carne Asada, but we love it.
  • DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
    Cochinita Pibil with? I've got bananna's in my back yard so thats covered but what ya serve the pork with? Maybe as soft Taco's? With fresh Fried ships? We've got a big party this weekend and it's a mexican theme. I always blow people away but it's usually with briskett, pulled pork or some stuffed chicken thighs LOL
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Food Network says Pickled Shallots.. But I'll will defer to our resident Mexican
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    I don't know if you would consider it actually Mexican food but we love fish tacos. People turn their noses up when you mention it but after they have one they are hooked....

    Fish (coat fish fillet with Louisiana Fish Fry and DP spice of your choice - we used Ragin River and grill)

    Corn tortilla (warmed)
    Litehouse Jalapeno Ranch Dressing (spread on tortilla)
    Add fish
    Shredded red cabbage

    Roll up and enjoy...
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,993
    ive only been to mexico once and was surprised to see so much fish offered, was in cabo san lucas. it was all great, never ate so much shrimp. heres a fish veracruzana served up in newengland fashion with pollock and cheese on a heel. i think this was origionally Beli's recipe, really good.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,993
    dont know how mexican these are, but if your looking for appetizers its hard to beat these, i also serv them as a side
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    To serve, shread the meat roughly. Pour the fat and juices from the pan over it. Serve hot, with tortillas and the sauce in a separate dish so that each person can make his own tacos.

    The best use for your bananas is, once you smear the paste all over the pork, lightly sear the banana leaves over a bare flame to make them more flexible. Wrap the meat up in them and leave to season in the fridge for at least 6 hrs. or overnight.

    I would offer on the side, some beans refried in pork lard or with chorizo.


    ...........Sorry must go now.
  • Lite Margarita.

    3 parts cheap tequila
    1 Glass (optional)
    drink quickly

    Spring "ReciPee For Success" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    For the sauce you can use:
    1/2 cup of very finely chopped purple onion
    3 habanero chiles very finely chopped (adjust to taste)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup seville orange juice
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Just as soon as I find the achiote paste this will be on my list of things to do..

    Gonna kick up those Americanized Tacos a notch or six :lol:
  • DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
    Thanks Beli, I'll get a bhutte Joloki (sp.) outta my garden and use it in place of the Habs. I of those will work for sure LOL Think I'll od this one and also some shrimp ceviche, do fresh chips I make at home to serve with it. I truly lve going to Mexico, been to Cancun 5 times and just got back from Beleze on a Mission trip. THAT was so kewl walking through the jungles of Beleze and then riding up to Orange walk in Northern Beleze
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,900
    As always, very nice idea...
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You should try diving in Belize.. 2nd largest Barrier Reef in the world. Home of the Big Blue Hole. Turneffe and Half Moon Caye have some of the most spectacular wall dives found anywhere.. Half Moon Caye is a wildlife Sanctuary.

    That is one place I will be going back too..
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    This is a tough one.....We cook a variety of Mexican dishes. I guess I couldn't do without Mrs ~t~'s green chili as it is a stand alone dish, and we use it as a sauce in many others. Next would be tamales, I've eaten homemade ones all my life and just love them. On the seafood side, fish tacos and Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Shrimp marinated in Garlic) are right up there too.



    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Do you have something to do with Tormek, I recognized the sharptools link. -RP
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Yes, I do. I am the Sales Manager for the United States.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Is that you in the videos of how to use it? -RP
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Guilty. :woohoo:
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    My brother in law bought his unit from you at a woodworking show probably 5 years ago, I got mine from Woodcraft. Nice product, it was my only defense against what my wife and kids do to my knives. -RP
  • DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
    the last night and were about a 1/4 mile from the reef. You talk about beautiful, AWWW MAN, I was tying to figure out how much I could liquidate to move there. I actually went fishing while there. Paid 200 bucks for 5 hours in a 10 foot long little boat with a 15 HP motor on it. LOL Had some huge barracuda get on the line but only got a couple in. What I loved about it was the 5 dollar lobsters LOL they had just catch the spiny one's and when they cooked them, after they split the tails, they basted them in Lime juice, Fresh Thyme, garlic and butter. Best Lobster I ever ate.
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Glad you like it. How about a little market research? Did you buy it strictly for culinary knives, or are you a woodworker, too? I ask because we are looking at becoming more active in the cooking market.
  • Carne Adovado

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I dabble in a little furniture making, but I bought it mainly for my knives. I didn't even consider that you guys don't market to the culinary trade. The most important and cherished tool for a cook is their knives. -RP
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