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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 Fajita Soup

Tossing the cut-up strips of tortilla with the lime juice not only flavors them but also keeps them from being tough and crumbly. If you like, the tortilla strips can be seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (in addition to the lime juice) before baking. Makes 4 servings I Hands-on time: 20 minutes I Total time: 40 minutes 2 whole […]

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Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Serves: 2 Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving 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 Cook the chicken strips according to its package directions in a conventional oven. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, green pepper, and […]

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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 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 Coconut 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 lean ground pork or beef 1/2 teaspoon oregano […]

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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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Grilled Fish Tacos

Coat tilapia with a bold, Baja-style rub of cayenne and oregano and then char-crust it on the grill for taqueria-worthy tacos. Muy bueno! Active time: 15 minutes II Total time: 20 minutes II Makes 4 main-dish servings 1 large lemon 2-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt 2 ears corn, husked 1 avocado, cut in half and pitted 3 […]

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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 […]