Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Veggie Bean Enchiladas

Veggie Bean Enchiladas

Veggie Bean Enchiladas with Larry's Ranchero Sauce are a delicious vegetarian alternative to meat-filled enchiladas. Use black or pinto beans and cheese (vegan if you like) and you have a good protein source. As the garden season changes, you can add any of your favorite vegetables to this easy-to-prepare lunch or dinner.

1 cup finely chopped zucchini
1 cup fresh or thawed corn kernels
1 cup black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 16 oz. jar of Larry's Ranchero Sauce
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack, mild cheddar or Mexican cheese
8 corn or whole grain tortillas
1/2 cup minced fresh jalapeno, scallions or onion
  1. Preheat the oven to 350'
  2. Place the zucchini, corn and beans in a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup Larry's Ranchero Sauce and cook over medium low heat until the vegetables are cooked, about five minutes.
  3. Heat the corn tortillas in a dry skillet until pliable, cover and keep warm.
  4. Add 1 cup of the cheese to the veggie bean mixture and stir to blend.
  5. Fill the corn tortillas with veggie/bean/cheese mixture, roll and place in a casserole dish.
  6. Spoon the remaining Larry's Ranchero Sauce over the enchiladas, bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.
  7. Sprinkle with the minced jalapeno and serve with an avocado slice and dollop of sour cream.
  8. Serves 4.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mexican Food More Popular than Italian: Zagat

Ranchero vs. Marinara
People eat Mexican food more often than they do Italian food according to a recent Zagat survey.
54% of people say they eat Mexican food at least one to two times a week.
44% of people say they eat Italian food at least one to two times per week.
74% of people say they eat Mexican food for dinner.
64% say they eat Mexcian food at their local neighborhood restaurant.
17% say they eat Mexcican food at home.
What do they eat?
Based on the survey, the most popular Mexican food item is a beef taco made with a soft corn tortilla  sprinkled with cilantro. 
Survey says tacos are the most popular Mexican food, followed by enchiladas, chile relleno and fajitas.
Larry's Sauces has easy recipes for tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno right here on this Website.
Here is a link ot the Zagat survey.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chicken Mole Meatballs

Chicken Mole Meatballs
1 pounds ground chicken or turkey
1 egg, whisked
1/2 cup bread crumbs, homemade if possible
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper or to taste
2 tblsp. vegetable or corn oil
1 16 oz. jar Larry's Mole Sauce

  1. In a medium sized bowl mix together the ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil over medium in a large skillet. Form meatballs no larger than a ping pong ball and add them to the pan. 
  3. Cook them turning often until the meatballs are brown on all sides, about five to ten minutes.
  4. Pour Larry's Mole Sauce over the meatballs, turn the heat to medium low, cover and simmer for ten to 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with white rice and avocado. Serves four.