Recipes From Cuisine: Mexican

Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Carnitas is Mexican for little meat. Traditionally made with pork braised in oil or lard to produce tender, juicy, easy to shred pork. Carnitas can be served two ways; crisp or not crisp. To crisp the pork, it can be cooked at a higher temperature in the pot after the ...

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Red Enchilada Sauce

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Prepared enchilada sauces are convenient, but can have numerous additives and a lot of sodium per serving. One-quarter cup (60 ml) serving of one national brand has 350 mg of sodium. With that much sodium, a Mexican entree can exceed 1,000 mg of sodium per serving especially when using flour ...

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Taco Lettuce Wrap

Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Taco Lettuce wraps can cut calories by up to 50 percent by replacing fried corn taco shells with low calorie, fat and sodium lettuce leaves. You can use any variety of head or leaf lettuce. Nutrition values are about the same for head and leaf lettuce. Calories for this recipe are ...

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Homemade Taco Salad

Easy 535 Calorie Taco Salad


Hola! Mexican food can be a healthy alternative to most ethnic foods when you make your own or when ordering carefully at a restaurant. Like most restaurant foods, portions are supersized, so you can easily consume more calories and sodium than your body needs. Taco salads are one example. A ...

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Chicken Fajitas

10 Minute Skillet Fajitas


Hola! Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex recipe that originated using grilled skirt steak. You can make 10 Minute Skillet Fajitas using grilled skirt or other steak like rib-eye or tenderloin or chicken. Shrimp fajitas are also popular. This simple recipe is based on the original concept. For added flavor the ...

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Oven Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

Oven-Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

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Oven Baked Flour Tortilla Chips make light, crispy chips for dips, Taco Salads, or you can cut tortillas into strips for soups. While these oven-fried chips are low in calories and fat, flour tortillas can be high in sodium compared to corn tortillas. So check the nutrition label if you ...

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Lentil and Spinach Soup


Lentils are a popular legume in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They are high in fiber and protein and low in fat. Lentils are used for soups, salads, and entrees. Lentil and spinach soup combines healthy lentils with the leafy green spinach, but any leaf green will do or you ...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad

Avocado and Tomato Salad


Inslada Tri Colore (Three Color Salad) made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with olive oil, and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper is a popular Italian antipasto that can also be served as a salad. Avocado and tomato salad is a variation replacing the mozzarella with avocado reducing saturated ...

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Taco

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos and Tostadas

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Quick, simple, delicious tequila lime shrimp tacos and tostadas are so easy to make and you won’t find them on the menu at most Mexican restaurants. Just marinate peeled and deveined raw shrimp in tequila, lime juice, and oil for 10 to 15 minutes, and then grill them to moist, tender perfection ...

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oven fried tortillas for tostadas

Oven Fried Tortillas For Tostadas

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Tostadas are an open faced taco served on a crisp corn tortilla. Store bought corn tortillas are very low sodium compared to flour tortillas with 10mg or less sodium per tortilla. Fried corn tortillas sold for tostadas can have up to 20 times the sodium of fresh tortillas. You can ...

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