Enchilada Sauce

I had no idea how easy homemade enchilada sauce was until I made some of my own. I had all of the ingredients on hand, enough for one fresh batch of enchiladas and two full jars to freeze! You could easily switch up the spices to incorporate different flavors and use what you have on hand! Enchilada Sauce Ingredients 2 cans crushed or diced tomatoes 7oz can diced green chilies ½ onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning […]

Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)

If you haven’t been to Mexico City yet, it’s time to add it to your travel list! The New York Times says it’s the number one place to visit this year. I’ve actually been twice in the past year. What’s so great about Mexico City? In a word, FOOD. Street food is everywhere in Mexico City, people are always eating, and the flavors are good. Like, really good. Tacos, soups, enchiladas, raw tuna with avocado on fried tortillas, grasshoppers – you […]

Easy Mexican Rice

Have you ever wanted to create your own Mexican style rice at home? I bet you didn’t realize how easy it can be to make it from scratch. All you need are a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry — to make a spicy version, you can also add in some chopped jalapeño. The secret is letting the rice absorb the seasoned tomato sauce while cooking, instead of stirring it into already cooked rice. Serve this Mexican rice as a […]

Fiesta Bean Dip

this festive bean dip! Okay, it’s only festive because we’re eating it today, but that absolutely still counts! By adding a few simple ingredients, you can turn a boring can of refried beans – or better yet, fresh-made beans quickly mashed over high heat – into the best bean dip ever! All you need is a can of refried beans, sour cream, cumin and chili powder. After blending all in your Magic Bullet, transfer to your serving dish and heat up in the […]

Cilantro Lime Crema

Living in San Francisco has turned me into sort of a fish taco snob. There are so many incredible fish taco places here! For me, the one thing that makes a delicious fish taco (besides the fish, of course) is the creamy “dressing” lathered on top. Most fish tacos I’ve had here are topped with a delicious, flavorful, creamy topping that I have not been able to reproduce… until now! I finally perfected a fish taco crema topping that tastes just like some of […]

Pollo Pibil Shredded Chicken Tacos

I spent some time in Mexico this winter and gorged myself on cochinita pibil, which is an all-night roast pork extravaganza that you eat for breakfast. That was great, and maybe someday I’ll make this with roast pork, but a similar concept works great for a healthy, very easy weeknight meal with chicken thighs. This recipe relies on achiote, which is a little bit of an exotic spice that I found in the Mexican grocery near me. But you can […]

Steak Fajita Marinade

My absolute favorite dish to order at Mexican restaurants is fajitas. Why? They are the most exciting, usually brought out on a sizzling hot cast iron pan, steaming and made to order! It may not seem like the easiest thing to make at home, but it’s actually simpler than you’d think. Add the required marinade ingredients to your Magic Bullet, pour over your meat and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to absorb. […]

Homemade Chipotle Hot Sauce

I’ve had Mexican food on the mind lately after a few recent trips to Mexico. One of the things I love about Mexico City in particular is the ubiquity of at least two types of hot sauces – one green, one red — on the tables of each and every restaurant and even taco stand there. The sauces vary from place to place and this is my attempt to recreate one the best I had: a chipotle sauce that is […]

Quick Chicken “Mole”

Mark Bittman has a new cookbook out, How to Cook Everything Fast. I actually made one of his pastas, with calamari and tomatoes, on my personal blog and Mark himself read it and linked to me. Pretty cool. Anyway, this recipe here was perfect for the Bullet: a fast version of one of my favorite Mexican dishes, chicken mole. Mole – if you know of it, you probably think of it as “Mexican savory chocolate sauce” — is famously complex and […]

Tortilla Soup

A friend of mine gave me this tortilla soup recipe, which has become a regular weekday dish in my house. When I first tried it at her house, I could not believe it was made from scratch! It tasted just like it was from a restaurant. After she explained the recipe to me, I was even more surprised at how easy it is to make at home. It only requires a few simple ingredients. I love topping it with tortilla […]