Archive for the 'Soups & Stews' Category

Tlalpeño Soup Recipe – Caldo Tlalpeño

Ingredients: 2 Cups Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Lard 4 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Onion, Finely chopped 7-8 Cups Chicken Stock 1/2 Chicken divided into parts or 1 whole bone-in chicken breast (tailbone and feet add nice flavor) 2 Corn Cobs, Shucked and cut into medium-sized pieces (or 2 cups canned corn […]

Frijoles Negros (Black Beans)

Frijoles Negros (black beans) are an integral part of Mexican Cuisine, accompanying a wide variety of main dishes. The secret to great beans lies in adding Epazote. Epazote is also known as Mexican tea and wormseed, and many say that it’s an acquired taste. It’s a pungent, wild herb that has a strong, acidic, almost […]

Pozole Blanco – White Pozole

Pozole Blanco (CC Photo by Food Colors) Pozole is a traditional soup that originated in the pacific region of pre-Columbian Mexico. Composed of hominy, pork (sometimes chicken), and served with a wide array of garnishes, pozole adds to the enjoyment of many family gatherings and celebrations in Mexico. There are 4 varieties of Pozole: blanco […]

Frijoles Charros

Ingredients: 1 Kg Dried Pinto Beans 250 g Pork Belly, 2 Smoked Ham Hocks, or 2 Smoked Pork Chops 4 Cloves Garlic, Whole 1 Large Onion, Chopped 6 Serrano or Jalapeño Chile Peppers, finely sliced (“nacho” style) 3 Roma Tomatoes, chopped 1 Tomatillo, Chopped 2 Tablespoons Chicken Broth Bouillon (like “Knorr Suiza”) 6 Slices Bacon […]

Delicious Lentil Stew with Carrots!!

Lentil Stew (CC photo by formalfallacy courtesy of Flickr) You are probably already well acquainted with this tasty and highly nutritious member of the legume family – lentils. How nutritious? Well, where do I begin? The fact that lentils are extremely high in fiber benefits us in many ways. The high fiber content in lentils […]