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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

Happy month of May. Can you believe that it’s May already? I feel I blinked and April flew by. So now that it is officially May, I am counting down to one of my favorite days of the year: CINCO DE MAYO. Margaritas are my favorite alcoholic drink, so I love a good holiday where the margaritas are plentiful. In addition to the drinks, I love a good taco. This recipe for slow-cooked Mexican shredded beef is one of those super easy and incredibly versatile recipes that can be served in so many ways. For example, it’s perfect for classic tacos or lettuce wraps or paired with rice or roasted vegetables. Leftovers can also be added to vegetable soups or mixed green salads for a quick lunch the next day. Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef 2 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast1/2…

Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa

I am a sauce girl, meaning I love sauces and anything I can use a dip for. So, that being said, chips and dip are one of my favorite snacks. Salsa and chips are even better when the salsa is homemade. This healthy and delicious salsa recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. It will keep in the refrigerator for several days, so you can double the recipe to enjoy with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes like Huevos Rancheros or as a snack with your favorite tortilla chips. Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/2 medium yellow onion, diced small1 medium green bell pepper, diced small1 medium jalapeno, finely choppedsea salt and black pepper, to taste2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano1/4 tsp smoked paprika1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes1/4 cup water2 1/2…

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros is usually one of those dishes that I never made at home, but I always ordered whenever I’m on the West Coast or in Mexico. However, I love Mexican food, so I decided to try my hand at this traditional Mexican breakfast recipe. It’s a welcomed addition to almost any weekend brunch menu. The heart of this dish includes lightly fried eggs sitting atop crispy corn tortillas. From there, it can be customized with your choice of delicious toppings, ranging from refried beans to spicy salsa (my fave). Huevos Rancheros 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 corn tortillas4 large eggsChipotle powder, to tastesea salt, to tasteOptional (to serve):1 large avocado1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped4 oz Monterey-Jack cheeserefried beanssalsa (Optional Step) Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn tortillas, one at a time,…

Mexican Chopped Salad

As the weather starts to warm up, my meals tend to get a little lighter. I like to eat lots of fruits and salads. This fresh Mexican chopped salad is great because it’s substantial enough to serve as a light main course on its own. Or, you can pair it with your favorite soup for a heartier meal. Either way, this delicious, healthy dish is packed with fiber-rich black beans and plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables. Mexican Chopped Salad Creamy Avocado Dressing1 large avocado, pitted1/2 small shallot, peeled and cut in half 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp fresh lime juice2 tsp honey2-3 tsp water, if neededSea salt and black pepper, to taste Chopped Salad*2 large ears fresh corn, husks and silk removed1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted1 head…