Super Easy Guacamole Recipe

Total Time: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (about juice of 1 lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely diced (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place avocado into a medium mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Don’t over mash because you want the guacamole to be a little chunky.
  2. Add red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and jalapeño (if using). Stir to combine. Give it a taste and add more salt or lime juice if needed.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips or on the side of some tacos or quesadillas.

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Cheesy Taco Skillet Recipe

Prep: 10 mins – Cook: 20 mins – Total: 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1.5 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms and sauté 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add in garlic, jalapeño, ground beef and salt and combine well, breaking the meat as you go along. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  3. Add tomatoes and taco seasoning ingredients. Stir well and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in tomato paste and cook 8-10 minutes.
  5. Spread cheese on top of mixture. Cover and cook until cheese is melted.

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Steak Fajitas Recipe

Prep: 15 mins – Cook: 10 mins – Total: 25 mins

Ingredients

For Homemade Fajita Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 

For Steak Fajitas

  • 1.5 lbs flank or skirt steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 each of colored bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, green), cut into strips
  • 4-5 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all fajita seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Marinate steak with 2-3 Tbsp of fajita seasoning, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil and refrigerate for 2-8 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet and sauté onion and bell peppers along with 1 tsp of fajita seasoning. Cook for 5-6 minutes till they get soft yet retain the crunch. Remove to plate.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil or butter in the same skillet and stir in marinated steak strips.
  5. Keep on stirring on high flame to give it a quick sear. You can stir in 1 Tbsp of fajita seasoning for extra flavors. Cook for 2-3 minutes for medium rare.
  6. Arrange the fajitas along with peppers and optional toppings in skillet or platter and serve.

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Crock Pot Barbacoa Recipe

Prep: 15 mins – Cook: 8 hrs – Total: 8 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 lb pork butt roast
  • 6-7 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 10-11 cloves, ground
  • Whole head of garlic, about 12 cloves
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 Tbsp oregano 
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped

barbacoa pork on a white platter

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large pot over med-high heat. Brown meat, about 2-3 minutes per side. (optional)
  2. Crush cloves with mortar and pestle.
  3. Blend all sauce ingredients, other than bay leaves, in grinder or food processor. (optional)
  4. Add pork to crock pot and cover with sauce. Cook 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high.
  5. Shred pork with forks and mix well with sauce.

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