Migas is a classic Tex-Mex breakfast dish made up of a mash of fried corn tortillas, eggs, pico de gallo, chiles and cheese. Austin's Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill is renowned for its migas dish. Z’Tejas’ chef Larkin Louro-Tully shared the recipe below and recommends using fresh, organic eggs and not overcooking them in the skillet. Seed the serrano peppers if you want to cut down on the heat.
Easy to make with a few pantry staples, entomatadas are similar to enchiladas. They contain similar ingredients; tortillas and a crumbly cheese filling. This recipe allows room for personalization too. Add whichever filling you fancy; cheese, beans or a protein. It's up to you. Recipe courtesy of Mexican Please
Hot dogs are an amazing invention, partly because of how versatile and fun they can be when you trick them out with toppings. Wrapped in bacon, nestled into a bun, covered with colorful toppings, and the zigzag of condiments, the Sonoran dog has to be one of the coolest, most visibly striking riffs of the genre.Like many epic food creations, the origins of the Sonoran hot dog are hard to pin down. In a New York Times article from 2009, John T. Edge noted tales of bacon-wrapped dogs being fed to crowds at wrestling matches in the 1950s in Mexico City, and Sonora, but also suggested Oscar Meyer’s own print ads hawking the idea of bacon-wrapped dogs may have had something to do with how this riff began.However it got started, the end result is a fun (and messy) one. Refried beans, tomatoes, onions, salsa, avocado, and well, bacon, all come together to create a colorful, zesty, indulgent and filling treat. For tang and texture, the refried beans in this recipe (Texan purists can call them Yankee refried beans all they like, but this riff is tasty!), incorporate an ingredient unlikely to be found in most traditional recipes, but one that Chicago-style hot dog lovers would never eat a hot dog without: pickles.In any event, just make sure you have some moist, sturdy bread (no top-loading bun substitutions for the traditionally used bolilo rolls).Click here to see 8 Creative Hot Dog Recipes.
This is a smoky twist on a traditional "Sloppy Joe," served up mini-style on slider buns. I especially love the subtle sweet flavor that blueberry adds to barbecue sauce — who knew? Because it isn’t bound in a patty, you can also sneak much more nutritious purée into this dish.
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Quesadillas are one of my favorite things in the world to make (I've said it before, I always have ingredients for them on hand. They're quick, easy, cheesy, and tasty, and I always pair them with three of my all-time favorite accoutrements: salsa, guac, and crema. Weekdays, weekends, dinner, as a snack, I could eat these every day (I sometimes do). Making the best quesadillas in the world requires just a few easy steps. Stay true to my trinity of quesadilla truisms and you can't go wrong. One, always use flour tortillas and be sure to steam them before putting them in the pan or on the flattop. Two, make sure there's a thin, even coating of refried beans and cheese on the insides of the tortillas for cohesion (if you're making homemade refried beans, I love you, but most often I have to cop to doctoring up store-bought stuff). Three, use a super hot pan and be ready to flip. A few other secrets to take your quesadilla to the next level? Freshly made salsa and guac, and cheesy, onion-and-hot-sauce-fortified refried beans for truly tasty cohesion. Oh, don't ever overstuff them, and always let them rest for a few minutes before quartering.
P.S. If you can get your hands on some freshly made tortillas, do it. I brought these back from Texas and froze them. Game-changing.
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Seven-layer dip is always a winner on any game day, and there is nothing better than serving it hot right out of the pot like this. Serve with tortilla chips.4 Dips That Make Soft Pretzels Even More Delicious
The best part about tender cuts of bison, like its skirt steak, is that they still hold the rich, intense flavor of the meat but do great with seasonings, too. This recipe seasons skirt with soy sauce, lime juice, and cilantro, and sears it to perfect. Diced up and piled with cheese over crispy tortillas, and it becomes part of some of the best nachos you’ve ever had.