Rajas con Crema, Elote, y Queso (Creamy Poblano Peppers and Sweet Corn)
Roasted poblano peppers and sweet corn kernels simmered in a sauce made with cream and Mexican cheese. A deliciously easy Mexican staple.
Nopalitos Con Papas
An authentic Mexican dish; tender cactus with potatoes. Cactus tastes like cooked green beans.
Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)
Authentic Mexican red rice. Easy to make! Use a different chile if you want milder or hotter rice.
Green Rice (Arroz Verde)
Green rice (arroz verde) is one of my favorite side dishes. You can add chiles and other spices but my favorite is the plain version just with cilantro. I cook the rice in water but you can also use chicken broth.
Chef John's Santa Maria-Style Beans
Classic Santa Maria-style beans are made with a special variety of pink beans called pinquitos. These 'little pink' beans are prepared in a spicy, smoky, tomato/chili sauce that's spiked with not one, but two kinds of pork. Santa Maria beans have come into my life relatively late, so I plan on making up for lost time this barbecue season.
Mexican Hot Carrots
I'm from Southern California. You can not find a restaurant that does not have these hot carrots. Being on the East Coast now, I have had to come up with my own version to duplicate the hot carrots of home.
Creamy Refried Black Beans
Delicious black beans pureed and combined with chorizo, onions, and a hint of garlic. Perfect as an enchilada filler or as a side dish.
Authentic Mole Sauce
Hot chiles and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas.
Quick and Easy Refried Beans
When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.