Cino de Menu – 2017

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Cino de Menu – 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these fun, easy recipes. We will be adding more to the list up until May 5th. (CLICK HERE to see previous years).

GuacamoleHomemade Fresh Guacamole and Chips Ready to Eat

  • 5 fully ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons lemon juice (sometimes I use more…)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped and diced
  • Tortilla chips

Halve avocados lengthwise, twisting gently to separate halves. Remove seeds and peel avocado halves. Then mash the avocado meat or blend a few seconds in an electric blender. Mix with sour cream, onion powder, seasonings, 1 diced tomato and lemon juice. Taste the guacamole to see if you need to add more seasoning. Chill thoroughly. Sprinkle other tomato on top and serve with tortilla chips.

(Jodi explains more at 16:35)

Sam’s Steak Fajitas for OneMexican fajitas, spicy beef and vegetable in tortilla wrap

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup lime juice from 6 to 8 limes
  • ½ cup canola oil (I used vegetable oil)
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 pounds trimmed skirt steak (about 1 whole steak),
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced for fajitas
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced for fajitas
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced for fajitas
  • 1 white or yellow onion, sliced for fajitas
  • Fresh flour or corn tortillas, hot
  • Guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded cheese, and salsa, for serving, if desired

Combine soy sauce, lime juice, oil, liquid smoke, brown sugar, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, and garlic in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer 1/2 cup of marinade to a large bowl and set aside. Place steak in a gallon-sized zipper-lock bag and add remaining marinade. Seal bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Massage bag until meat is fully coated in marinade. Lay flat in the refrigerator, turning every couple of hours for at least 3 hours and up to 10.

While steak marinates, toss peppers and onions in bowl with reserved 1/2 cup marinade. Refrigerate until ready to use.

When ready, light one side of your grill…medium/high to high heat. Place cast iron skillet unlit side. When grill is ready place steak on the heated side and turn every couple of minutes until a nice char develops on both sides.

Remove cooked steak, place on plate and cover with foil.

Slide the cast iron to the heated side of the grill and add the marinated vegetables. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are softened and charred in spots.

Thinly slice meat against the grain, warm tortillas and make your fajitas.

Pork Tacosthree street tacos in yellow corn tortilla with different meats

  • 3-5 lb pork roast
  • 1 (1.25 oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies
  • Tortillas

Put pork roast, water, taco seasoning and green chilies in a crock pot on low for 6 hours. Once it’s cooked shred the pork with a fork and discard any fat. Add the shredded pork back to the crock pot to keep warm. Serve on tortillas with pineapple salsa, cheese and your favorite toppings!

(Hear all about hem at 33:43)

Sam’s Simple CevicheCeviche de Camaron shrimp with nachos and guacamole mexican food


  • 1 lb tilapia filets, cut into half inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 limes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large or 3 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Squeeze the lemon and limes in a non-reacting (ceramic, glass, etc) bowl. Add the olive oil and mix. Add the chopped fish and cover. Place in the fridge for an hour.

Remove bowl from the fridge, all all the other ingredients and mix well. Cover and return to the fridge for as short as another hour or or as long as over night.

Serve on a bed of lettuce or each as a cool dip with chips.

**To save time you can add everything to the bowl at once: juices, oil, fish, veggies, and spices, mix well, stir and cover for an hour.

Murph-a-ritas (Margaritas)Margaritas with platter of corn chips on Mexican table cloth. Ready for a Cinco de Mayo project.


  • 1/2 capful Cointreau
  • 1 oz tequila (mid priced, avoid the cheapo stuff)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Simple sugar mixture
    • (Simple sugar mixture: In a 12 oz cup (or larger) fill 1/3 of cup with sugar, rest with water. Taste should be sweet.)

In highball glass rub the squeezed lime peel on rim. Salt the rim. Mix Cointreau, tequila and lime juice. Fill highball with ice and top with simple sugar mixture.

These can be made without alcohol. Just use a splash of OJ and no alcohol (clearly…).

Also, just make 1 margarita at a time to keep the quality of the margarita awesome!

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