Pork Enchiladas

Evening friends! I hope everyone is well. So glad tomorrow is Friday!!!! Earlier this week I made this. The first meal I used the pork to make BBQ sandwiches. They are always a hit.

Tonight, I used all the leftover pork to make these yummy enchiladas. Super easy! I took the leftover pork and some Mexican cheese blend and rolled them up in tortillas. Then I added a large can of enchilada sauce and more cheese on top. I cooked them at 350 for about 30 minutes. Clean plates all around! 

Crockpot Chilaquiles

Today was so long, right? Silver lining… came home to dinner that had been cooking all day!

Crockpot Chilaquiles

1 pork butt
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
One large can of crushed tomatoes.
4 small cans of diced green chilies
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
1 container of low sodium stock
a teaspoonish of paprika, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and marjoram
salt and pepper liberally

Directions

Sear all the sides of the pork butt with a bit of vegetable oil (heavily salt and pepper on each side) in a large cast iron or dutch oven. I did that last night.

In the crockpot, add the pork and all the other ingredients. Cook on high 4-6 hours or on low for 7-9 hours. The longer the better. I added the crockpot bag to a larger container to break up the pork, which at this point is just falling apart.

Add in tortilla chips, leftover tortillas, or corn chips.
Top with cheese, sour cream, avocado and possibly a nice runny egg.

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Chimichurri Steak Fajitas

Afternoon friends! I hope you all are having a great day. Last night I made steak fajitas for the family. Fajitas are always a favorite, and I usually stick to the same combination of flavors to marinate the meat (you can find it here). But I decided to change things up when I spied this lovely bottle of Chimichurri sauce in the fridge.

Chimichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, vegetable oil, oregano, and white vinegar. You could easily make our own, but I received this bottle in my Argentina Try the Word food box. If you have never heard of Try the World and you are an adventurous eater who likes to try new flavors, I would highly recommend getting a subscription!

I added salt, pepper, a couple tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, and  about a half a cup of the Chimichurri sauce to a large zip top bag. I added the meat and let marinate for about 30 minutes.

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I  grilled each side, about 6-8 minutes per side for medium rare. Then I let the steak rest about 10 minutes before carving. I had my husband cut the steak across the grain into thin diagonal slices. img_4260

I also cooked up some veggies (peppers, onions, and mushrooms) to add to the fajitas. I added a bit of salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the veggies as they sauteed, about 15 minutes. img_4261

While the meat rested, I warmed up some small tortillas. With the steak and veggies, I added some tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and a bit of hot sauce. Delicious!

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Cinco de Mayo

 Like I really need an excuse to eat tacos and drink a big ass margarita! 😜🌮🍺
 
Beautiful Grilled Shrimp Tacos with some rad green tomatillo sauce!   
I hope you ate lots of tacos and drank margaritas/ tequila/beer on this mostly American holiday (seriously, only one state in Mexico celebrates). 

Dinner with Friends

I am starting a new category tonight. Dinner with friends is becoming the new normal with my new kitchen. I love it! Tonight, 2 college friends came to dinner. One was the fabulous Miss Mandy, who my girls pretty much adore as an auntie. The other was my dear friend Lita, who also brought her lovely hubby and 2 adorable boys. It was loads of fun. For some reason it didn’t even occur to my to take a picture of us, but that is ok. Their pretty faces still look 22 to me, so there is that =)

Here are some shots that I took that mattered…

Homemade Guacamole

The start… 2 avocados, salt, pepper, juice of 1 lime, and a tablespoon of queso fresco diced and stirred in.

  The amazing result! YUMMO!

Margaritas!

Enchiladas 2 ways- Beef and Bean

Can’t wait to see these lovely ladies again!

 

Steak Fajitas

Happy Columbus Day!

Yesterday I went to the store and spied a pretty flank steak and immediately had a hankering for fajitas! I had the butcher cut it in to strips. I added about a tablespoon of cumin, salt, pepper, and a couple of teaspoons of chili powder. I rubbed it all over the meat with a little olive oil, then cooked them up in a skillet. Everyone added their meat to a hot tortilla and added their favorite fixings!