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Spicy Crockpot Bean Chili with Fresh Jalapeños

A lot of chili recipes are very similar. Although there are hundreds of different chili recipes to choose from, including plenty of vegetarian options, most of them do call for ground meat and/or beans, along with chili powder. What we are doing here though is slightly different. Instead of the chili powder we are using fresh chilies to give a fresh taste and plenty of spicy flavor to the mix. This makes a wonderful dinner and you can tweak the amount of chilies used, even the type.

We suggest using jalapeños here because they offer a spicy flavor without being too hot or masking the other flavors. Jalapeño chilies come in red or green and they are probably the most famous type of chili peppers. Ripe jalapeños can be up to 3½ inches in length and they are usually sold while they are still green. This pepper was named after Xalapa, a town in Veracruz, were it was traditionally grown. Other names for jalapeños in Mexico include cuaresmeños, chiles gordos and huachinangos. There are plenty of other names for them too, although north of the border they are simply known as jalapeños.

Most of these peppers are picked while they are green. They begin turning red as the growing season nears its end. Most red jalapeños are used in the production of chipotle peppers, because the green ones are believed to be superior. They give a lovely taste to our vegetarian chili recipe, adding a delicious bite to the flavor. Save some to garnish the finished dish, because they add a striking color to the presentation and let people know they are about to eat something spicy! You might want to serve sour cream on the side to contrast with heat. Continue reading

Jalapeño Spiced Mexican Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is loved all over the world, and pretty much everyone has their own recipe for it, so when you have a recipe this good, what reason could there possibly be to improve or adapt it? Although that might be what a lot of you are thinking right now, there is definitely a reason why adding a south of the border twist to classic chicken soup is well worth doing.

Once you have tried the Mexican version of chicken soup you might very well want to keep it as your go-to chicken soup recipe. It offers all the benefits of traditional chicken soup, being warming, hearty, delicious, and nutritious too, but it offers additional flavors as well. Regular chicken soup is comforting and tasty, and this Mexican soup takes those factors up to the next level, adding extra appeal to this already-delicious classic. You will be able to admire how the Mexican herbs and spices work in harmony to take the whole experience to a brand new level.

The cilantro adds a unique fragrant touch. Do not omit it from the recipe because this classic Mexican flavor is one of the main flavors in there and helps balance out the spices. Cumin is also an importation addition because it changes the aroma and taste of the broth. The addition of jalapeño chilies add that special spice and kick which your taste buds will love. If you like chicken soup and you also like Mexican food, you are sure to enjoy this wonderful south of the border take on chicken soup. It is not difficult to make and the flavor is just amazing. If you are still not sure, why not grab the ingredients and try making a batch? It is hard to describe just how tasty this soup is, so why not make it yourself and discover the delicious taste? Continue reading

Crockpot Bean and Chicken Taco Soup

Regardless of how much or how little experience you have had in the kitchen, you are sure to find this a very simple recipe to make. If you are in the mood for a tasty chicken soup, consider this crockpot chicken taco soup recipe which is hearty, warming and so yummy. Homemade chicken soup is always welcome and the whole family is sure to enjoy the taste of this.

There are plenty of chicken soup recipes to choose from but this one is particularly good because of the south of the border twist. This is just what everyone wants to have for dinner on a chilly winter evening. This adaptable soup can be changed however you want just by adding extra meat or veggies, or substituting some of the ingredients for others. Use what you have on hand. This recipe offers an interesting twist on the traditional chicken soup recipe you are sure to already know and the whole family should really like it.

You will need chicken breast, onion, beans and corn, tomatoes and tomato sauce, beer, and taco sauce to make it, along with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips for the perfect garnish. Follow the recipe below and you will be able to make this wonderful Mexican taco soup, and it is made in the crockpot which means the flavors will be extra mellow and well-blended. Crockpot cooking is also very easy. Simply dump the ingredients in there, remove and shred the chicken when it is done, then put it back in, and give the soup a couple more hours. That is all you need to do to make this magical dish and your reward will be the most fantastic flavor. We are calling this a soup but actually it is somewhere between a soup, stew and chili in terms of flavor and texture. Continue reading

Wonderful Warming Turkey Chili

Are you looking for a great chili recipe to make on those chilly winter nights when your family is sitting around the fireplace – something that will make them smile and fill their bellies, and something which is easy for you to make? Try my great turkey chili recipe and it will tick all the boxes. Anyone can make chili because it is so easy, and the fresh taste is really pleasing. This is such amazing comfort food and the flavor is simply incredible. It is easy to make and you will want to make it again and again.

There are hundreds of different chili con carne recipes and people have their own preferences too, so you can tweak the flavors, making it hotter or milder, or adding other veggies or swapping some of the ingredients for others. Make it your own and it will be so yummy. Using turkey instead of red meat is healthier because turkey is naturally low in fat and cholesterol and therefore far better for you. Second, for those that normally do not like the taste of ground turkey this recipe makes the flavor of the ground turkey with the vegetables and other spices for the perfect result.

Sometimes you do not want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking elaborate multi-course meals. In fact even some 3 course meals can take a lot out of you after you have already worked elsewhere for 8 or more hours. Sometimes you just want a bowl of hot and steamy comfort food. Comfort food means many things to many people but in this case comfort food refers to an awesome bowl of turkey chili and this is not a dish that will disappoint anyone. To make a pot of this turkey chili you will need a variety of aromatic ingredients including taco seasoning, chili pepper flakes, coriander, sour cream, turkey, and more. Continue reading

Low Carb Chili

Simple, Easy Low Carb Chili

This is a recipe for low carb chili. This chili recipe is low carb, low calorie, low fat, high protein and high fiber, so you get all kinds of great health benefits when you make this. Cooking it is simple, fast and easy. Just open the cans and stick them in the crockpot, then you can walk away for a few hours. What I love about this chili recipe is that it’s so universal. I take the low carb chili with me to pot lucks, homeless shelters, BBQs and parties. Everyone always raves about it.

Trying to watch your carb or fat intake? This low carb chili is an excellent cold weather meal choice that fits right in. Very high in fiber, low in fat and carbs, it is a perfect way to enjoy delicious chili.

This low carb chili is very simple to make and basically cooks itself, leaving you free to do other tasks. While you do other things around the house, you will be catching whiffs of this delicious low carb chili as it simmers slowly. The tantalizing aroma will have you craving a bowl as soon as it is done! Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine