Category Archives: Mexican Food

Baked Chimichangas

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Chimichangas are deep fried burritos. Could be delicious sometimes, but perhaps just a tad bit greasy. Baking burritos, slightly brushed with oil, will give you a much lighter version. And it will still be very tasty. Tastier, if you ask me.

Baked Chimichangas

Baked Chimichangas

What you need:

Ingredients for burritos, such as:

  • Burrito size Tortillas
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Chicken/Beef (skip if you want a vegetarian version)
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado

Basically any ingredient you would normally use to assemble a burrito

Baked Chimichanga

Baked Chimichanga

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit
  2. Assemble Burritos and place seem down on lined cookie/baking sheet
  3. Brush or spray burritos with vegetable oil
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes until the burritos or chimichangas are golden brown
  5. Serve with your favorite condiments – guacamole, sour cream, salsa etc.
Baked Chimichanga

Baked Chimichanga

Enjoy your guilt free lightened up chimichanga!

Annika 

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The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

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Do you know what the hardest part about making guacamole is? Finding a perfectly ripened avocado. It is sooo disappointing to bring home some beautiful avocados, only to cut in to them and see that they are half rotten. Boo : ( . Yes, that’s a sad face. This “recipe” is ridiculously simple and basic on purpose. Why? Because I think a lot of people out there won’t cook, because they are under the assumption that cooking has to be complicated and involve tons of ingredients. Well, if you start with quality ingredients this is not the case. This over the top simplified recipe can be fancied up in any way you like – add some fresh garlic, or garlic salt, freshly chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, chopped tomato. But the truth is a mashed avocado with just some lime juice and salt – tastes delicious. Oups, I just gave away my “recipe”!

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

What you need:

  • One ripe Avocado
  • A couple of tablespoons of fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt (I prefer Sea Salt)

What to do:

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh with spoon into a bowl. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add lime juice (more or less according to your taste preference, but it really brightens up the avocado – so do use it)
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. Mix to combine
  5. Serve immediately
The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

If by chance you already have other spices or ingredients you’d like to add to the guacamole, go crazy and add it! But the point of this little exercise was that you don’t need a ton of ingredients to make something taste good. That is, if you start out with high quality ingredients.

Annika

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Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

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I have bought many tortillas over the years, most less than wonderful. There are these “homemade” tortillas at Trader Joe’s that look pretty authentic, and that is fine to buy those. But you know, with just a few ingredients (flour, oil, salt & water) you can make homemade tortillas within 30 minutes.

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas - No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

What you need (for about 10 small tortillas):

  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 3/4 Cup of Water

What to do:

  1. In medium bowl – mix flour and salt. Then add oil and water. Stir, mix, and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough
  2. Divide dough into about 10 sections – then shape into golf size balls. IMG_0612
  3. Put dough balls back in bowl and then cover with damp paper towel
  4. Place non-stick skillet or cast iron skillet over medium heat
  5. Roll out one ball at a time, using a rolling pin (or cup or glass), on a floured surface, as thin as you can into a roundish shape
  6. Cook tortilla a couple of minutes on each side, until blistery (when one is cooking start rolling out your next tortilla).IMG_0614
  7. Wrap tortillas in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm and soft (or in a tortilla warmer if you have one)
Easy Homemade Tortillas - No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

Enjoy!

This recipe was found on http://homemadeforelle.com

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