6 flour tortillas, 8"
1/2 diced green chilies
1 cup each: shredded cheddar, jack cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1. Mix cheese, sour cream in bowl, add chilies and stir,
2. Heat 2 teaspoon butter in skillet over medium heat.
Add tortilla and sprinkle on thin layer of mixture from step 1 to cover
surface. fry 30 seconds, fold tortilla over into half circle to form quesadilla.
Continue cooking, turning often until cheese is melted and tortilla is
3. repeat step 2 for each tortilla. Cut each quesadilla
into 3 wedges shaped pieces, serve with salsa and eat while warm.
Seven-layer Bean Dip
2 cup dried pinto beans.
1/2 cup diced green chilies
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 avocados, mashed
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1/2 cup crushed cooked bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup black pitted olives
1. Place beans in skillet over medium heat and mash until
smooth, while adding retained liquid to adjust thickness. Mix mayonnaise,
chili powder with refried beans. Mix sour cream, green onion and avocado,
lime juice, bacon in separate bowls.
2. Spoon layer of bean mixture into casserole dish, then
layers of sour cream mixture, avocado mixture and chilies. sprinkle on
layer of each ingredient in tomatoes and olives.
16 large corn husks
1 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
4 cup corn tortilla flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup raisins, brown sugar
1. See tamale basics below before starting preparation.
Prepare dough by beating shortening until fluffy. Mix in tortilla flour,
baking powder, salt and water until dough has spongy texture. Mix in raisins
2. Form dough into 16 oblong 2" by 4" pieces, place in
center of husks. Enclose dough by folding in husk ends and wrapping around
dough, allow room to expand. Place, seaside down, on dish. Cover with damp
towel until ready to steam.
3. Steam tamales. Serve warm, no sauce is needed.
Before starting any tamale recipe, prepare corn husks
filling. Generally, shredded meat filling must be prepared
and ready for use.
Preparing Corn Husks
Use fresh or dried corn husks. Each
tamales requires at least one large husk or two small husks. remove corn
silk form husks. Make dry husks pliable by soaking in hot water while preparing
dough and filling. keep water hot. (Aluminum foil or banana leaves can
be substituted for corn husks if desired.)
Place a rack in deep pot, fill with
hot water to base of rack. Stand tamales upright and loosely on rack so
steam can circulate. Bring to boil, cover and boil about 1 hour. Add hot
water to maintain level but do not allow to reach tamales. Check that tamales
are done by removing one and opening husk to check that dough is firm and
does not stick to husk.
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoon cooking oil
7 corn tortillas
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium tomatoes, shopped
2/3 cup salsa
6 to 8 green onion, sliced
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
8 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup 1% lowfat milk
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
and well drained
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (4 ounces)
1. Lightly brush the oil on the
bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart rectangular baking disk. Place tortillas
in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping and cutting to fit as necessary.
2. Combine the flour, chili powder,
and salt. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over tortillas. Combine tomatoes,
salsa, green onions, and chopped jalapenos. Spoon over tortillas. Sprinkle
with remaining flour mixture.
3. In a medium bowl combine the
eggs. 1% milk, and spinach. Pour egg mixture evenly over the mixture in
baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle
with cheese and bake 5 more minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
If desired, garnish with sliced Galapagos. Makes 8 servings.
1/2 lb medium-size raw shelled shrimp
1/4 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, ground cumin, chili
1 teaspoon finely diced dry cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 each: medium size green, red and yellow bell peppers
1/2 medium onion
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 medium tomato, cut in wedges
4 flour or corn tortillas, or cooked white rice
1. Devil shrimp, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
Mix salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, oil, lemon juice in bowl,
add shrimp and marinate for 30 minutes. Cut vegetables lengthwise and separate
2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet over high heat, add
vegetables, fry until edges are lightly browned. Push to side of skillet,
add shrimp and fry until cooked. Add teriyaki sauce, tomatoes and mix with
shrimp, sauté 1/2 minute. Serve with warm tortillas or cooked white
rice. When serve with tortillas, salsa and sour cream go well with fajitas.
3 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
6 corn tortillas
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup chopped cooked spinach
(a) 6 tablespoon chopped
2 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Warm sauce in pan, spread 1/2
cup in baking tray. Heat oil in skillet, dip each tortilla in hot oil,
5 seconds, until soft. Drain, dip in warm sauce and place in baking tray.
2. Spread 1/6 of (a) down center
of each tortilla. Wrap tortilla around filling to form enchilada and place
seam-side down in baking tray. Cover with warm sauce and top with retained
cheese. preheat oven to 350F and bake 15 minutes.