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Mexican Caesar Dressing is a fun alternative to the standard version of the salad that is made with egg yolks, anchovies and lemon juice.  Fans of Caesar salad may be surprised to learn that this classic dish was actually invented in Mexico. The chef was an immigrant from Italy who was working in Tijuana during …

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What are Charro Beans? Charro beans (also called Ranchero Beans, Frijoles Charros, or simply Mexican Bean Soup) are a simple dish of slow-cooked Pinto beans flavored with bacon and chiles. A charro is a traditional horseman from Mexico, originally from the Jalisco region of the state of Mexico. The Spanish terms vaquero (cowboy) and ranchero …

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Sopa de Lima Yucateca is a traditional Chicken Lime Soup from Mexico’s Yucatan region. It is similar to the better known Chicken Tortilla Soup but adds a fresh citrus flavor with the liberal use of fresh lime. The limes used in the Yucatan Peninsula for this soup are a variety called “lima agria”  or bitter …

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While traveling through the Yucatan area of Mexico, we found one local condiment that made most local dishes that we tried just that much better. Mexican Pickled Red Onions are a critical ingredient to add a bright spicy flavor and crispy texture that elevates the flavor of many of our favorite Mexican recipes.  In the …

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Chorizo in Red Wine is one of my favorite Spanish tapas dishes. The rich red wine sauce complements the spicy, smoky chorizo sausage. If you aren’t familiar, tapas refers to small Spanish appetizers served as either a snack or combined together as a full meal, often shared with others.  Below we have a link to …

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