Daily Bite: Casa Rio Chile Con Carne
By Latina Staff | 10/13/2009 - 13:50

INGREDIENTS:
5 1/2 cups water
2 lb. pork cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 lb. beef cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tbsp. salt
3 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. ground black pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
5 ancho chiles, seeded, stemmed, and minced
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup melted shortening

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Daily Bite: Frijoles Negros a la Cubana
By Latina Staff | 10/05/2009 - 16:07

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. dry black beans
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup smoked or salted pork, diced
1/4 green pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1 ham hock
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 cups water
Salt to taste

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Daily Bite: By the Dawn's Early Light Salsa Borracha
By Latina Staff | 10/01/2009 - 15:00

INGREDIENTS:

For Salsa:
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
6 pasilla chiles, washed, seeded, and deveined
6 mulatto chiles, washed seeded and deveined
(or substitute any dried red chile)
1 large white onion, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
2 medium white onions, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup tequila

For Garnish:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Tomates Rellenos con Bonito y Alcachofas (Stuffed Tomatoes with Tuna and Artichoke)
By Latina Staff | 09/22/2009 - 15:32

INGREDIENTS:
6 medium-size ripe tomatoes
3 cans (6 oz. each) albacore or solid-white tuna, well drained
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped artichoke hearts
1/4 cup pimiento strips
1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/3 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. sour cream
1/4 cup sliced black olives


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Daily Bite: Arroz con Almendras y Pasas de Uvas (Raisin and Almond Rice)
By Latina Staff | 09/16/2009 - 16:16

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 small onion, chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
3 cups boiling chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:


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Daily Bite: Spice Up Your Labor Day with Home of the Brave Pico de Gallo
By Latina Staff | 09/04/2009 - 14:00

INGREDIENTS:

2 large fresh tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 green onions or scallions, chopped
3 serrano chiles, finely chopped
1 habanero chile, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped
1 dash ground pepper
Salt to taste
Juice from 1 fresh lime

PREPARATION:

Mix all ingredients. Let sit, refrigerated, at least 1 hour. Use as a topping on hamburgers or hot dogs.


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Daily Bite: Stuffed Jalapeno and Jack Burger
By Latina Staff | 09/02/2009 - 15:00

INGREDIENTS:

4 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Sliced canned jalapeños
3 roasted green peppers, quartered
Ketchup or charred tomato relish

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Daily Bite: Vanilla Flan
By Latina Staff | 08/17/2009 - 14:27

INGREDIENTS:

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 cinnamon stick
2 large pieces lemon zest
1 cup sugar, divided
3 large eggs
4 large egg yolks
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Fresh whipped cream

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Tropical Heat Burgers
By Latina Staff | 08/12/2009 - 17:00

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup red onion, finely minced
2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed chile de árbol
Smoke-and-Fire Barbecue Sauce
4 pineapple rings
4 sourdough bread rolls
1 cup shredded lettuce

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Brazilian Coconut Fish Stew
By Latina Staff | 08/11/2009 - 16:07

INGREDIENTS:


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