7 Layer Dip Burrito

INGREDIENTS 1 package (8) burrito size flour tortillas 2 (16oz) cans refried beans 2 cups cheese 1 cup light sour cream 1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped 1 (6oz) can medium black olives, sliced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cup guacamole INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place refried beans in a bowl and heat them in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until hot. 2. Spread a layer of beans on the tortilla. Then add a layer of guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, and sliced olives. Fold burrito up, cut in half and enjoy!

Mexican Street Corn

INGREDIENTS 4 ears of corn 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 bunch cilantro (finely chopped) 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese 2 limes INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place corn (still in husk) directly on oven rack. Bake for 30 minutes or until corn is fully cooked, remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together paprika and chili powder. Remove husks from corn. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture on each ear of corn. Sprinkle with paprika/chili powder mixture. Top with feta cheese and minced cilantro. Serve with […]

Best Guacamole Recipe

INGREDIENTS 3 ripe avocados 1/2 lime, juiced 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, finely diced (or two if you like it spicy!) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Mash avocado in a medium bowl, but not so much that it becomes overly creamy. You want a mixture between chunky and creamy consistency. Next add in lime juice, grape tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeno, cilantro and salt and pepper. Give it a stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary (add more salt if you like it a little bit saltier!). Garnish with extra sliced grape tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. Enjoy with blue corn tortilla chips.

BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Ingredients 8 tostada shells (or 8 corn tortillas, brushed lightly with olive oil and baked for 3-5 minutes per side, until crispy) 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken 1½ cups of your favorite barbecue sauce, divided 2 cups shredded cheese (Mary uses mozzarella in the cookbook, but I have also used cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend) 3 green onions, very thinly sliced (optional) Instructions 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lay out the tostada shells (or baked tortillas) on two rimmed baking sheets. 2. Combine the chicken and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in a small bowl, and stir to coat. 3. Divide the chicken between the tostada shells and top with the cheese (about ¼ cup on […]

Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:  Chicken- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast thinly sliced, or pounded to 1/2 inch thickness 8 tortillas flour or corn, 6-inch Marinade- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder ground 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin ground 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground, add more for spicier marinade 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 2 tablespoons olive oil Pineapple Salsa- 1 cup pineapple diced, ¼ inch 1 cup tomato diced, ¼ inch 1/4 cup red onion finely diced 2 teaspoons jalapeño minced 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 1/2 cup cilantro […]

Shrimp Taco Bites

Ingredients: 24 large raw shrimps, peels and tails removed non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray 1 tsp salt, divided 1 tsp grated lime zest, + juice 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tsp chili powder 1 large California Avocado, diced 1/3 cup sour cream 1 tsp chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely minced 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro 24 tortilla chip scoops  Instructions:  Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet or cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray, set aside. Combine 1/2 tsp salt, lime zest, and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle all over the raw shrimp. Lay the shrimp on the cookie sheet and spritz with the non stick […]

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 3 garlic cloves 1 large chipotle pepper, minced (from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce) 1 lb. ground lean turkey 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 15 oz. Muir Glen diced fire roasted tomatoes ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed ¾ cup frozen corn ¼ cup fresh cilantro, diced ½ cup dried quinoa 7 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed (assorted colors) ¾ cup shredded colby jack cheese optional garnish: sliced green onions, diced cilantro, sliced avocado Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and add […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%) 4 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 1/4 cups chicken broth 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained For topping: cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream Instructions: Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add in […]

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Ingredients: 6 Ears Fresh Sweet Corn 6 Tablespoons Mayonnaise ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 Cup Cotija Cheese, Crumbled 6 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Roughly Chopped 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder 2 Limes, Quartered Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place corn in husks directly on the oven rack. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender. While corn is cooking, in a small bowl combine garlic powder and mayonnaise. When corn is done brush with garlic mayo. Roll in cotija cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro and chili powder. Squeeze with fresh lime juice if desired.

Salted Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients: 3 ounces watermelon juice* 2 ounces 100% agave silver tequila 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce orange juice 1/2 teaspoon honey + 1/2 teaspoon warm water Salt Chili powder Ice Instructions: Mix a tablespoon of salt with a few shakes of chili powder on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass with a slice of lime and dredge through the salt. Fill with ice. Mix the honey with the warm water and shake with the watermelon juice, tequila, orange juice, and lime juice. Add in a small pinch of salt and shake once more. Strain over ice and garnish with a slice of watermelon and lime.