• Crispy Potato Tacos

    Adapted from So Much Food Blog.

    Ingredients:

    • Poblanos or Anaheim peppers, roasted and diced
    • 1 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 1 small white onion, diced
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1 TBSP lime juice
    • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • 6 corn tortillas
    • 1 c. Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
    • Vegetable oil to brush tacos
    • Toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, crumbled cotija cheese, salsa

    Directions:

    1. Broil peppers in oven until charred. Once charred, place peppers in a Ziploc bag and let the peppers steam for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove peppers from the bag and peel the skins off and deseed the peppers, then dice and set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 425F and lightly oil a baking sheet.
    3. Add the potatoes to a sauce-pot and cover with cold water. Season with salt. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain them and let them cool a bit. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
    4. While the potatoes cook, heat the olive oil in a skillet and saute the diced onions for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the onions to the potatoes and add all the spices. Mix well until the potatoes are the texture of clumpy mashed potatoes and then add 1/4 – 1/2 c. shredded cheese and the roasted peppers, if using, and mix to combine. The potato mixture should be fairly spreadable. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    5. Microwave tortillas until soft and pliable.
    6. Lay a tortilla flat on a work surface. Gently spread about 1/4-1/3 c. of filling on one side of the tortilla. Sprinkle with some of the shredded cheese and fold into a half moon. Press down so that the tortilla sticks to the potato and stays closed.
    7. Lay the tacos in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and then brush the tops of the tacos with the vegetable oil.
    8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crispy.

    Crispy Potato Tacos:

  • Chipotle Chicken

    Recipe adapted from Abby Thome.

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 lbs. chicken tenders
    • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
    • 1-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, smashed
    • Olive oil, generous amount
    • Salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. In a bowl add chicken tenders and all seasonings and add a generous amount of olive oil and then toss to coat. Cover and marinate in fridge for 3-6 hours.
    2. Cook chicken as you desire, such as in a 450F oven for 12 minutes or grill for 6-7 minutes per side, or until done.

    Chipotle Chicken:

  • Green Chile Rice

    Recipe from Rick Bayless.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 2/3 c. chicken broth
    • 2 fresh poblanos or Anaheim peppers, stems and seeds removed and roughly chopped
    • 12 sprigs of cilantro
    • 1 TBSP oil
    • 1 c. rice
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 5 garlic gloves, minced
    • 1/2 tsp. salt

    Directions:

    1. Chiles: Combine the chicken broth and chopped chiles in a saucepan; bring to a boil and then partially cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes; then pour the hot chile mixture into a food processor, add the cilantro (stems included), and process until smooth puree.
    2. Rice: Wipe the saucepan clean, and add the oil and heat over medium heat. Add the rice and onion, and cook stirring regularly, until the rice is chalky and the onion is soft, about 5 minutes; then stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute longer; then add the chile puree and salt, stir once and scrape down an rice clinging to the side of the pan, cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
    3. Uncover and check rice and should be nearly cooked through; if the rice is just about ready, turn off heat, re-cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes to complete cooking. If rice is far from done, continue cooking for 5 minutes (may need to add more water); then retest and fluff with fork when done.

    Green Chile Rice:

  • Crispy Chicken Tortas

    Recipe from Cooking Con Claudia

    Ingredients:

    • Anaheim chiles (enough for your tortas)
    • Shredded cheese for the chiles
    • 1 lb. thin sliced chicken breast
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 TBSP chili powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. black pepper
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp. oregano
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 c. milk
    • 1 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 c. parmesan cheese
    • Oil for frying
    • Tortas: Bolillos, mayo, chicken, chipotle mayo, guacamole, and roasted Anaheim chiles with cheese, chicken, chipotle mayo, and guacamole

    Chipotle mayo: Blend 1/2 c. mayo, 1/2 c. sour cream, 1 garlic clove, 2 +/- chipotles to your liking, Juice of 1/2 lemon, salt and pepper, and water to thin, if desired

    Directions:

    1. Roast your chiles in the oven on broil or your grill until the skins are charred; then place chiles in a Ziploc bag for 15 minutes; after 15 minutes peel the skins and remove the seeds; flatten chilles in the process.
    2. When closer to eating, place the chiles in a heated skillet and add cheese to the chiles and cook until cheese is melted.
    3. Meanwhile: prepare the chipotle mayo, if using, by placing all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding water as needed until reach desired consistency.
    4. Pound chicken breast into thin even portions.
    5. In a large bowl mix minced garlic through milk and then add the chicken to the marinade.
    6. In another bowl add the panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
    7. Take each piece of chicken from the marinade and coat it with the breadcrumb parmesan cheese mixture; discard any remaining marinade and breadcrumb mixtures.
    8. In a large deep skillet, heat the oil to 325F and fry the chicken.
    9. Heat a large table top skillet and butter the bolillo halves and cook until toasted.
    10. Assemble: To the bottom bolillo, add mayonnaise, then add the roasted cheesy chile, then the chicken, then drizzle with chipotle mayonnaise, then add the guacamole to the top of the bolillo; slice and enjoy!

    Crispy Chicken Tortas:

  • BBQ Tofu Tostadas

    Recipe adapted from This Savory Vegan.

    Ingredients:

    BBQ Tofu:

    • 1 block firm tofu drained and pressed
    • 2 TBSP avocado oil
    • 1 small red onion, finely diced
    • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. pepper
    • 1/2 c. BBQ sauce

    Slaw:

    • 1/2 bunch cilantro
    • 1 jalapeño, roughly chopped
    • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 c. mayo
    • 1 small avocado
    • 1/4 c. milk
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 4 cups shredded cabbage (1/2 bag of cole slaw mix)
    • 1 c. corn

    Tostadas:

    • 8 pre-made tostada shells
    • Pickled onions
    • Shredded cheese

    Directions:

    • Drain and press the tofu. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and break it apart into bite-sized pieces. Allow it to cook, undisturbed, for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 more minutes.
    • Add the red onion and seasonings to the pan and cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in the BBQ sauce and a splash of water. Toss to coat, lower heat and cook until the sauce starts to crisp slightly.*
    • Meanwhile, add all of the slaw sauce ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Place the shredded cabbage, corn and 1/2 of the sauce in a bowl and toss to combine. Add more sauce if needed and reserve the rest of the sauce for serving.
    • To assemble, layer each tostada with BBQ tofu, slaw, pickled onions, and drizzle with slaw sauce, if desired.

    BBQ Tofu Tosatadas:

  • Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos

    Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 TBSP canola oil, divided
    • 1 lb. ground chicken
    • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
    • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • 1 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 1/2 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
    • 8 flour or corn tortillas, warmed
    • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add ground chicken, onion and garlic, and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
    3. Stir in green chiles, chili powder, paprika, oregano and cumin until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in 1 cup cheese until well combined.
    5. Working one at a time, spread chicken mixture on half of the tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon cheese, folding over to seal. Repeat with remaining tortillas to make 8 tacos.
    6. Place tacos in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 1 1/2 TBSP canola oil.
    7. Place into oven and bake until toasted and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.
    8. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

    Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos:

  • Picadillo

    Recipe adapted from Growing Up Sarita.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. ground chicken, turkey, or beef
    • 3 roma tomatoes
    • 1 white onion 1/2 diced, 1/2 whole
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1 jalapeno
    • 1-2 potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
    • 1 1/2 tsp. meat seasoning of your choice
    • 1 1/2tsp. chicken bouillon
    • 1/2 tsp. pepper
    • Salt, to taste
    • Serve in tacos, tostadas, salad, etc.

    Directions:

    1. Prep Sauce/Salsa: In a stock pan boil tomatoes, 1/2 whole onion, garlic and jalapeno until tomato skin begins to peel up. After letting them cool for a bit add them to a blender along with the cumin, meat seasoning, chicken bouillon, and salt and pepper and blend together into a sauce.
    2. In a deep skillet, heat your oil of preference over medium heat and sauté diced onions. When onions are translucent add ground meat and brown.
    3. When meat is browned, add potatoes to meat mixture and pour tomato sauce/salsa over meat and potatoes and bring to a boil. Bring to simmer and cover until potatoes are cooked, around 18 minutes.  Taste, and adjust seasoning, as necessary.

    Picadillo:

  • Black Bean Quinoa Taco Filling

    Recipe from Midwest Foodie.

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 c. cooked quinoa (1/2 c. uncooked)
    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 1 TBSP cumin
    • 2 tsp. chili powder
    • 1-2 tsp. chipotle peppers in adobo
    • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
    • Juice of 1/2 a lime
    • 1/2 – 3/4 c. water
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Serve in tacos, burritos, or tostadas with your favorite toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa

    Directions:

    1. Prepare Quinoa: Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Add 1/2 c. quinoa and 1 c. of water to a saucepan and cover; bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 12-15 minutes. Set aside for the filling.
    2. Black Bean Quinoa Filling: Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat; then add onion, along with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
    3. After 5 minutes, add the cumin, chili powder, chipotles, garlic powder, black beans, quinoa, lime juice and 1/2 c. water (can add more if needed) to the onions and stir to combine. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more water if necessary. At this point it should have a similar texture and consistency as regular taco meat.

    Black Bean Quinoa Taco Filling:

  • Spicy Tofu Sofritas

    Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 poblano pepper
    • 1–3 individual chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce (1 for mild/medium, 3 for very spicy)
    • 2 TBSP of the adobo sauce
    • 2–3 cloves garlic
    • 2 tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. chili powder or smoked paprika
    • 1/2 c. of your favorite salsa
    • 2 TBSP canola oil
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 14–oz. package extra firm tofu
    • 1/2 c. water
    • Lime juice, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Roast your poblano: Turn your oven to the broil setting, place poblano on a baking sheet, and roast for 15 minutes at a time until it’s soft and blistered. Once blistered place in ziploc bag and close for about 15 minutes. After 15 mintues, remove poblano from bag and peel of skins and remove seeds. 
    2. Make a sofritas sauce: Place poblano, chipotles, garlic, spices, and salsa in a small blender or food processor (EXCEPT tofu). Pulse until a mostly smooth paste forms.
    3. Make the sofritas tofu: Slice the tofu and press with a clean towel to remove as much excess moisture as you can (the drier the tofu, the better it soaks up the sauce). Heat a drizzle of oil over medium high heat. Scramble the tofu into small bits with a spatula or wooden spoon. You can do beans or no beans – this is a choose your own adventure here. Add the sofritas sauce with 1/2 c. water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sauce is richly colored and thickened slightly. Add more water as necessary, and season to taste with the salt and lime juice.
    4. Serve: Serve in tacos, burritos, tostadas, and mega rice bowls!

    Spicy Tofu Sofritas:

  • Cilantro Verde Ranch

    Recipe adapted from the Food Nanny.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 c. verde enchilada sauce
    • 1 TBSP dry ranch dressing mix
    • 1/3 c. cilantro
    • 1/3 c. sour cream
    • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 TBSP lime juice
    • 1/4 tsp. cumin
    • 1/2 tsp. sugar
    • Pickled jalapeno juice, to taste (about 1 TBSP)

    Directions:

    1. Mix all ingredients in a blender; taste and adjust seasoning.

    Cilantro Verde Ranch: