Southwest, Mexican and other Latin American Recipes

Great recipes from the Southwest United States, Mexico, South America and other Latin American countries.

cheesy zucchini taco boats

Cheesy Zucchini Taco Boats

Cheesy Zucchini Taco Boats These Cheesy Zucchini Taco Boats don’t just taste great, but they are high protein and low carb. They are a complete meal, or add a side salad as we do. Our Taco Seasoning is sugar-free so you also don’t have to worry about extra empty sugar calories. Using a zucchini as […]

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slow cooker chicken fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are an easy, delicious meal. Fajitas, whether beef, chicken or vegetable, are a standard in many kitchens. Our slow cooker version makes it even easier since you don’t have to fire up the grill and can be made any time of the year. Making them in a […]

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ancho chicken breasts

Ancho Chicken Breasts

Ancho Chicken Breasts Ancho Chicken is a chicken recipe Rick has made for over 20 years soon after he started traveling to New Mexico and discovered Southwest and New Mexican Cooking. Southwest cooking remains one of his favorite cuisines. This is a simple recipe and one of our personal favorites. The simple Ancho Chile marinade […]

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chile lime pork with corn salad

Chile Lime Pork with Corn Salad

Chile Lime Pork with Corn Salad Chile Lime Pork with Corn Salad is a delicious and easy way to prepare pork tenderloin medallions. You can use boneless, center-cut pork chops as well. Either way, the Guajillo chile basting sauce adds adds a delicious flavor to the grilled pork. This is a recipe we have had […]

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salsa fresca

Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca Salsa Fresca is salsa, but made fresh and not poured from a bottle. With all the ingredients chopped fresh from the produce stand, it’s crunchier and doesn’t have that cooked flavor you get with bottled salsas. With many Southwest and Mexican dishes, Salsa Fresca adds the extra fresh flavor, making the other ingredients […]

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Guacamole Guacamole is made many ways, but all have common ingredients. In my travels to New Mexico many years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of eating guacamole at dozens of restaurants all over the state, especially around the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Chimayo areas. Most were similar, but where I found the differences were in the […]

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chicken fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas Chicken fajitas are a standard on all Mexican and Southwest restaurant menus, along with beef, shrimp and vegetable fajitas. We will make chicken, beef or mixed. The grilled vegetables and toppings are the same, so it’s all about the meat. We like to make fresh salsa and guacamole to serve on top, but […]

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jalapeno corn muffins

Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Jalapeno Corn Muffins Jalapeno Corn Muffins are a favorite to eat with chili, soups, stews or just by themselves. Many muffin recipes are dry, crumble too easy, have little or no flavor. This recipe has a moister texture, but still has just the right crumble when you bite it. The sour cream keeps it moister […]

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santa maria tri-tip roast

Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast

Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast Santa Maria Tri-Tip Roast is a traditional cut of sirloin roast, dating back to the mid-1800’s in the Santa Maria Valley of California. It was grilled over oak with very simple salt, pepper and garlic spices. It was served with pinquito beans, considered local to the Santa Maria area. These days […]

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