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Mexican Dessert Cheesecake with Orange

This Mexican dessert cheese cake recipe combines a crisp crust with a rich and creamy filling and a tangy fresh orange gelatin topping. Lime is used to add a sharp flavor which goes beautifully with the condensed milk rich filling. The result is a perfectly balanced dessert boasting plenty of incredible flavor. Whatever you are having for the appetizer and entrée, this south of the border cheesecake is sure to be a perfect fit when the time for dessert arrives.

Cheesecake is not the first dish that comes to mind when most people think about Mexican dessert recipes but this cheesecake combines Mexican flavors perfectly – the sharp with the creamy and the sweet with the sour. If you are looking for unique and slightly different dessert recipes, this Mexican dessert cheesecake is delicious. If you want to add a touch of chocolate, consider some grated Mexican chocolate over the top, added just before serving. Something else you might want to do is add some fresh orange before pouring over the gelatin.

Making this is very simple. The first thing to do is prepare the crust. You could always use a readymade Graham cracker crust to save time, but preparing a crust using Graham cracker crumbs and butter takes 5 minutes or less, so you might as well make your own. The filling is a blend of lime, egg, cream cheese, and milk, and that can be poured directly into the crust, before baking them together. About half an hour in the oven is enough time to set the crust and the filling. Then you can work on the topping while the cheesecake is cooling down. Continue reading

Best Taco Salad Recipe Ever

This is a surefire contender for the best taco salad recipe ever, or possibly even the very best one. Make it yourself and you will see what I mean! The flavors are so good that you will think you are in Mexico enjoying a delicious south of the border dish on a terrace somewhere and enjoying the warm Mexican sun on your face. This is an authentic taco salad recipe you will love and crave on regular basis. Next time you are in the mood for Mexican food, dive into this recipe and reward your palate with fantastic south of the border flavors.

Did you know that many salads offer all the nutrients and vitamins typically found in a ‘full course meal’, yet many do not eat salad as a meal? It is true – this salad is rich in beta-carotene, iron, niacin and plenty of others that will keep the body going strong all day long. So why then do people not eat salads as a meal more often? Well, this is because many do not feel full without having meat! A salad does not have to comprise a sad pile of leaves with not much else on the plate, nor does it have to be served cold, and nor does it have to be meat-free!

For many, meat is what makes a well-balanced meal, and without some kind of meat they feel they are lacking, and therefore are convinced their bodies they are still hungry when in fact they are not. So, if you or someone in your family thinks this way, why not try the following recipe? This taco salad is loaded with lettuce, tomato, onion, hamburger meat, chili beans, cheese, guacamole, and salsa, and it is served in a delicious edible bowl! Continue reading

Best Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Try this amazing beef enchiladas recipe if you are in the mood for something Mexican and meaty, and everyone will be begging you for the recipe or at least asking you to make this lovely dish again and again for them. One of the most wonderful Mexican dishes loved by everyone just has to be beef enchiladas. A mouthwatering dish with perfectly spiced beef, minced onion, enchilada sauce, and shredded cheese melted on top is what to expect when making these. Served with sour cream and black olives, it makes a lovely Mexican entrée.

These beef enchiladas are not difficult to make either, with the whole process taking less than half an hour of preparation time. With an additional 20 minutes or so in the oven, you are done. Serve these enchiladas with Spanish rice and you have the perfect Mexican meal. The entire family will love this dinner. Even children love beef enchiladas so you should not get any complaints at the dinner table. Perhaps you have made chicken enchiladas before, or even a vegetarian version with beans. These beef ones make a hearty change.

This recipe for beef enchiladas is a great quick and easy entrée for a busy night. You can even prepare these enchiladas the night before if you want and just keep them chilled in the refrigerator. On your arrival home the next night just pop the prepared enchiladas in a hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes for a perfect dinner. Whip up a quick guacamole salad as a side dish and you have a complete4 meal ready for all the family to enjoy. Continue reading

Awesome Beef and Bean Chimichangas Recipe

This fast and easy dinner recipe is also delicious and spicy, and you can make it if you want to heat up your dinner table tonight and serve something new for your family to enjoy. If you are tight on money one weekend evening but want some really good and spicy Mexican food without going to a restaurant, why not try our chimichangas for the result you are dreaming of without spending much at all on ingredients. These are so delicious and have just the right amount of spice to satisfy your craving for an authentic Mexican meal.

Ground beef, ground cumin, Monterey Jack cheese, chili powder, garlic salt, bell pepper, taco sauce, whole kernel corn, refried beans, chopped onions, and 8 large flour tortillas are all you need to make this wonderful dish and perhaps you already have these ingredients in the store cupboard and refrigerator. Prepare and cook the chimichangas according to our easy-to-follow directions, and then you can top then with chopped lettuce (iceberg is good), tomato, a dollop of sour cream and guacamole. Add extra hot sauce or salsa too if desired.

Additionally, a side of refried beans and Mexican rice would go nicely for this scrumptious meal. You might want to serve a basket of crisp, lightly salted corn tortilla chips with bowls of hot queso, salsa, and guacamole to set the stage for this magnificent Mexican platter of beef and bean chimichangas. In fact, the only thing missing might be the mariachi band! Take a bite, close your eyes and you could be in your favorite Mexican restaurant. Continue reading

Mouthwatering Mango Pudding Flan

If you like to make Mexican flan recipes, the delicious combined flavors of natural vanilla and unmistakable mango make this one of the best ones to create. This is quite an easy recipe to follow and it is quite quick to make as well. The mango pudding is made in separate ramekins so you can tip them out to serve. Mango puddings go well with vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream or simply served by themselves, decorated with a sprig of fresh mint. How you choose to serve the finished mango puddings is up to you, of course.

This is a light and refreshing dessert which is perfect after a spicy meal or nice as a snack whenever you fancy one. Although you can get canned or frozen mango, we suggest you use fresh mango here. It just offers a richer, fresher flavor, and Mexican cooks always choose fresh produce wherever possible because they love the fresher taste it promises. Use pure vanilla extract and not vanilla essence which is just alcohol and chemicals, for the same reason. Whenever you use fresh, good quality ingredients, you can be sure of a great result.

You need very few ingredients to make this dish actually – milk, sugar, eggs, mango, and vanilla are the only items you will need, along with some water, 6 matching ramekins to make the flans in, and perhaps some fresh mint or another attractive garnish. Use cilantro if you wish, since that is a herb popular in Mexican cuisine. It is only for decoration anyway, not for eating. Else consider whipped cream or ice cream as your garnish. Continue reading

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