Mexican & TexMex

Hatch Chile Ranch Dressing

Hatch chile ranch dressing

Hi. I made hatch chile ranch dressing. And then nearly had to cage-fight my 4-year-old for the last spoonful in the jar. This is probably where most “normals” would back up and explain a back story that makes them sound more normal and less dramatic – and definitely less violent. But I have no back [...]

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Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

The onset of hatch chile season means that the pot of beans I make for the 2-3 TexMex nights that are always on the menu get a green chile makeover. Where I come from, you usually have three options for beans on taco night: refried beans, charro beans, and borracho beans. Refried beans are easy, [...]

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How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles (And Every Other Pepper Out There)

If you’ve spent any time poking around the blog at any point over the last 8 (!) years in late summer, you know you can guarantee three things: 1) Somewhere, I’m bitching about the oppressive Texas heat and humidity. 2) I’m hoarding stocking up on hatch chiles. 3) I’m planning my next margarita, usually with [...]

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Grilled Chile-Lime Fish Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa

10 years ago, if you’d told me that I’d move to the far west, cookie-cutter suburbs of Houston and judge most of the restaurants frequent-visit list by the quality of their playground and not necessarily the food, I might have laughed in your face. Probably would have, actually. All those margaritas I made with Mrs [...]

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