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Cilantro Chicken Fajitas

The cilantro lime marinade is the star of this fajita dish and would work equally well over shrimp or a mild white fish. For a vegetarian option, substitute strips of tofu. Time: Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes Serves 4 2 (8 ounce) chicken breasts 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons […]

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Mexican Beef and Quinoa Burritos

Mexican food cooked at home is quite different then recipes with Anglo and Northern Mexican influences, which are called “Tex-Mex”. The recipes are different mostly due to the fact that most homes in Mexico do not have ovens. Some of the recipes prepared in Mexican homes include soup, barbecues, tacos (small tortillas folded in half, with various fillings), tamales (filled […]

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Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Ranch Eggs

Traditionally served for breakfast in Mexico, huevos rancheros piles crisp corn tortillas with protein-rich eggs, spicy salsa, and shredded cheese. Serve your eggs whichever way you like them best – with fresh tomato salsa, salsa verde, or both. You can also use white, yellow, or blue corn tortillas to change things up. Yields 4 servings 4 (6-inch) corn tacos Cooking […]

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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

First, grill the chicken, peppers, and onions on the barbecue for a smoky flavour, then have everybody assemble their own fajita – now that’s a time-saver! Be sure to lay the chicken thighs flat on the grill to speed up the cooking time. Serves 4 2 tbsp olive (or canola) oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 […]

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Chicken Mole

Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce made with plenty of chile peppers and other spices, as well as a bit of Mexican chocolate, which gives mole its distinctive flavor. Serving idea: Serve over brown rice or with warmed whole wheat tortillas for dipping. Makes 6 servings 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs Pinch salt Pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 […]

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Mexican Beef Taquitos

Makes 4 to 6 servings I Time estimate: 25 minutes active time I 5 minutes inactive time I 83 cents on a shoestring I If bought it: $3.83 per serving (frozen) 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 teaspoon […]

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Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Serves: 2 Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving Ingredients: 4 frozen chicken strips 1/3 cup tomato, minced 1/3 cup green pepper, minced 2 tablespoons red onion, minced 2 6” whole grain tortillas 2 heaping tablespoons 5%-fat (low-fat) sour cream 2 eggs Directions: Cook the chicken strips according to its package directions in a conventional oven. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, green […]

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Tex-Mex Chilli Bean Burritos

Servings: 5-10”inch tacos Costs: 3.50 per serving, not including the costs of the spices; $17.50 for the entire meal 1 large green pepper (about 1-1/2 cups), medium-diced 3 to 4 tablespoons canola oil 1 small yellow onion, (about 3/4 cup), diced .450 kg/1 pound extra-lean ground chicken 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt Pinch of black pepper 1 […]

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Chicken Fajita Chili

Servings: 6 (about 1-1/2 cups each) II Prep: 20 minutes II Cook: 4 to 5 hours (low) or 2 to 2-1/2 hours (high) 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cloves garlic, minced Nonstick cooking spray 2 14-ounce cans no-salt added diced tomatoes, […]

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Mini Nacho Chips

Servings: 1 II Start to finish: 10 minutes 8 baked scoop-shape tortilla chips 2 tablespoons refrigerated guacamole 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon finely shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions Place tortilla chips on a plate. Spoon guacamole onto chips. In a small bowl, toss together tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and green onions. Sprinkle mixture over […]

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Spiced Turkey Salad

Spices are a wonderful way to enhance both the flavor and the medicinal power of your meal. Paprika, cumin, black pepper, garlic and cilantro all have unique chemical healing ingredients designed to boost your metabolism – and delight your palate. Serves: 6 II Prep time: 15 minutes II Cook time: 10 minutes II Level: Easy 1 pound lean ground turkey […]

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Mexican Pasta Casserole

Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $4.25 per serving; $17.00 to feed a family of 4 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups bow-tie pasta, or corkscrew or penne pasta, (measured dry) 1 medium-sized green pepper, (about 2 cups), sliced into strips Canola oil as needed 1-1/2 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, with seeds, minced 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 450 g/1 lb […]

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Mexican Mocha Caliente

The Aztec people, native to central Mexico in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They mixed it with hot chilli pepper to give it a kick. This version contains cayenne pepper, known to stimulate your metabolism and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. See, chocolate can be good for you! Serves 2 x […]

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Mexican Santa Fe Salad – Ensalada Santa Fe

This flavorful and colorful salad includes corn, beans and chicken, and is inspired by Mexican-American cuisine. It is served with tortilla chips. Makes 4 servings 12-oz (341 ml) can of corn 19-oz (540 ml) can of black beans, rinsed in cold water and drained well 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 2 to 3 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Mexican Chunky Salsa

Fresh bell pepper, green onions, and cilantro embellish canned tomatoes to make this salsa. Use it with homemade corn tortilla chips, oven baked or grilled seafood or poultry, or even in place of salad dressing. Serves 8; 1/4 cup per serving II Preparation time: 7 minutes 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 medium green or yellow bell pepper, chopped […]

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Quick Quesadilla with Fresh Salsa

  Serves: 1 complete meal Approximate costs: $3.80 Ingredients: 2 frozen breaded chicken strips or leftover cooked chicken 10-inch multi-grain tortilla 1 heaping tablespoon low-fat (5%-fat) sour cream 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella and cheddar mix, divided Salsa: 1/8 cup green pepper, diced 1/4 cup plum or roma tomato (about 1/2 of a tomato), diced 1/8 cup green onions, thinly […]