Category Mexican Food

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Very authentic recipe by Melissa Darabian. Easy and delicious. Perfect for your next taco night! Cut the recipe in half if you want less servings. If you want a delicious pork butt or pork shoulder and you live near La Verne, California. I highly suggest picking up your meat from The Corner Butcher Shop - 2359 Foothill Blvd...Read More

Homemade Salsa

You can double this recipe if you are making it for a larger group. This will make about 2 pints. Perfect with chips, tacos, and eggs.
1 can (14.5 oz.) Stewed Tomatoes, not drained
1 roma tomato, chopped
1/2 Can (2 oz.) Chopped Green Chiles
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Jalapeno Pepper with seeds – chopped (more if you would like it spicier)
1/4 cup Cilantro – chopped without st...
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Fried Plantains AKA Tostones

If you live in the Claremont/Pomona area in Southern California, or surrounding area…you will want to try Inka Trails Peruvian Restaurant. It is a hidden gem located off Towne & Foothill in Claremont. You will want to have reservations in advance. My husband gets their BISTEK A LA POBRE and asks them to fry the Top sirloin steak, served with beans, rice, fried egg and the best fried plantains I’ve ever had...
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Southwestern Salsa

I’m always looking for delicious salsas to make. I really like this one because you can add in what you like and don’t like as well as make it as spicy as you would like. I love all the colors in this salsa and it just tastes so darn good!
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 tab...
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Growing up I would visit my best friend in the whole wide world at her house in La Verne. Around the holidays I remember her family working endless hours in the kitchen making tamales. I have never attempted to make them myself so Jen and I asked her Aunt Cathy and her mom if they would show us some of their tricks. Here are some helpful hints to making perfect tamales.

Northgate Market – hu...
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If you’re unfamiliar with flan, think of it as a tasty variation on custard. One warning, though – it’s very filling. A small slice of flan goes a long way! We made pork carnitas tacos, rice, beans, and served this flan as the dessert. Everyone loved it!
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 t...
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Carne Asada

My brother grew up in California with me. He now lives in Ohio and recently mentioned that he can’t find good carne asada out there. I decided to experiment with some carne asada recipes and found this one by Tyler Florence. You can find all the ingredients at any grocery store.

Carne Asada Marinade:

  • 2 pounds flank or skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 recipe Mojo, recipe follows
  • Olive oil, for coat...
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Pico De Gallo

Yield: 2 cups
  • 4 vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 1 Serrano chile, minced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. Toss thoroughly...
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Crockpot Tex Mex Carnitas

I got this recipe from the 30 night’s of Paleo Crock Pot Meals website. First recipe I made off this sight and it was a huge hit. The leftovers taste even better!


2-3 lbs. pork butter or shoulder (I used 2.71 pounds of Pork shoulder blade, Boston Roast

1/4 cup diced yellow onions

1/4 cup diced chilies or 4 oz. can

2 ts...

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Elote Corn

This month I spent 24 hours at the Relay for Life in Chino. Around 3AM, we heard that one of the teams was serving grilled corn on the cob. After no sleep and starving, we headed over there. They had a line-up of different toppings. This was one of my favorite parts of the event. Free and delicious hot corn on the cob at 3AM. I had to come home and make it for my next dinner...
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