Cuisine Inspired By The Culture Of Mexico

Cuisine Inspired By The Culture Of Mexico



Cuisine Inspired By the​ Culture of​ Mexico
Love Mexican foods? You’re not alone .​
Mexico-inspired fare has been enjoyed by people around the​ globe for​ centuries .​
But if​ you’ve worried that you’re just not a​ good-enough cook to​ put together a​ dish reminiscent of​ warm, tropical Mexico, fear not .​
Below are some quick dishes that anyone can put together .​
Your guests (or family feasters) will definitely say, Ole! when they taste these tidbits.
Quick Enchiladas
What shouts Mexico more than a​ good enchilada? You can make some very quickly with this fast recipe .​
Though it’s not exactly what you’d find in​ Mexico City, it’ll sate the​ appetites of​ your ninos and​ ninas.
Ingredients: broiled or​ grilled chicken (you can even get this pre-made and​ pre-cooked; all you have to​ do is​ warm it​ up!); shredded lettuce; diced tomatoes; diced onions; low fat sour cream; low fat Monterey jack cheese; sliced black olives; sliced green olives; salsa (mild, medium, or​ spicy); and​ numerous 10 or​ 12 flour burritos.
Directions: Assemble your burritos by laying down a​ flour burrito, spreading the​ sour cream in​ the​ middle of​ it, then layering all the​ other items except for​ the​ cheese and​ salsa .​
Wrap it​ up and​ put it​ on a​ baking sheet .​
Continue making enchiladas until all burritos have been used .​
Then, sprinkle salsa and​ cheese on top of​ the​ enchiladas .​
Bake in​ a​ 350 degree oven for​ about 10 minutes to​ melt the​ cheese and​ warm them up .​
Enjoy!
Mexico-inspired bean dip
This bean dip is​ quick to​ assemble and​ tastes amazing .​
Serve it​ warm and​ watch it​ disappear.
Ingredients: one can of​ low fat refried beans; one small container of​ low fat sour cream; one 8 ounce package of​ Monterey jack cheese; one small jar of​ sliced black olives; one jar of​ salsa (your favorite); and​ low fat baked tortilla chips.
Directions: In a​ casserole dish, layer the​ items as​ follows: beans, half the​ container of​ cheese, both jars of​ olives, sour cream, rest of​ cheese, and​ salsa .​
Then, warm up the​ casserole for​ about 15 minutes (or until the​ cheese is​ melted) in​ a​ 350 degree oven .​
Serve with chips.
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Ever gotten fed up with your tasteless tortilla chips? Try these homemade versions on for​ size! You won’t have to​ travel to​ Mexico – you can get them in​ your own kitchen .​
And the​ folks who get to​ enjoy them will be happy to​ call you a​ talented senora, senora, or​ senorita.
Ingredients – one package of​ 12 flour burritos; olive oil; Mexico spices (often, major spice makers will offer a​ blend of​ Mexico-inspired flavors); low fat sour cream; low fat (or homemade) guacamole; and​ salsa (your choice).
Directions: Using a​ pizza cutter, slice the​ burritos into quarters (thus, there will be four small triangles for​ each 12 burrito) .​
Lay them out on a​ baking sheet (make sure they don’t overlap) .​
Brush each triangle with olive oil, then lightly sprinkle with Mexico-inspired spices .​
Bake at​ 350 degrees for​ about 12-15 minutes until just browned .​
Serve warm with salsa, sour cream, and​ guacamole.




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