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Cinco de Mayo

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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

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Soledad's Mole

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ancho chiles, seeds removed
  • 1/2 pound guajillo chiles
  • 1/2 pound dried cascabel chiles
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 6 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 green plantains, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large corn tortilla
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 pound tomatillos
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 one-inch-thick slices French bread, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 disk Ibarra Mexican chocolate
  • 4 to 6 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, or low-sodium canned, for making tamales (optional)
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Ina's Guacamole

Ingredients
  • 4 avocados
  • 3 tablespoons (about 2 limes) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
  • 1 scallion, sliced 1/8- inch thick
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Tilapia Ceviche

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds tilapia, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 14 limes), plus wedges for serving
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Hot sauce
  • Small tostadas, for serving (optional)
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Lumpy Guacamole

Ingredients
  • 6 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (with seeds if desired)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
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Churros With Hot Chocolate

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Chile-Rubbed Skirt Steak Tacos

Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons mild chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder or very finely ground coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • Eight 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, for serving
  • Grated jack cheese, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving
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Crispy Tacos Picadillo

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 large white onion, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving
  • 1 pound ground chuck (80 percent lean)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1 to 2 cloves)
  • Chopped white onion, for serving
  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped (2 3/4 cups)
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese, preferably longhorn, for serving
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salsa Picante, for serving
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder or pasilla chili powder (earthy.com)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
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Mango Guacamole

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 2 limes)
  • 1 serrano chile, minced (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (below)
  • Coarse salt
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Calexico Cart's Guacamole

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