Tex-Mex Ice Cream Sundaes

Ingredients: vegetable oil, for frying4 small flour tortillas1/4 cup sugar1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 pint cinnamon ice cream1 (8 ounce) cans chocolate syrup4 maraschino cherries, with stems Directions: In a heavy skillet, pour oil to the depth of 1/2-inch.Heat oil over medium heat.When oil is hot, fry tortillas, one at a time, for about 30-40...

Easy Refried Beans (Refritos)

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons bacon grease3/4 cup finely chopped onions1 small finely chopped seeded jalapenos2 (15 ounce) cans small red beans, one partially drained1/8 teaspoon garlic powder1/8 teaspoon chili powder1/8 teaspoon cuminsaltpepper2 drops liquid smoke (optional)3/4 cup shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend Directions: Melt bacon grease in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium...

Flan Cake

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping3 eggs1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk1 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla18 1/4 ounces yellow cake mix1 1/4 cups water1/3 cup canola oil3 eggs Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray bundt pan thoroughly with cooking spray.Pour 3/4 cup caramel topping in bundt pan.Whip flan...

Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

Ingredients: 12 cups water, divided3 cinnamon sticks1 1/2 cups masa harina flour1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed or 2 (6 ounce) piloncillo cones1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: In a large saucepan, combine 8 cups of the water and cinnamon; bring to a boil.Place the remaining water and masa harina in a...

Mexican Pick-Up Sticks

Ingredients: 2 (2 7/8 ounce) cans French-fried onions2 (1 1/2 ounce) cans potato sticks1 (12 ounce) cans Spanish peanuts1 cup pecans1 1/2 cups broken pretzel sticks1 (1 1/4 ounce) packages taco seasoning mix1/3 cup melted butter Directions: Combine all snacks in 9×13 baking dish.Sprinkle with Taco seasoning.Drizzle with melted butter.mix well.Bake at 250? for...

Pinwheels

Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) packages fat free cream cheese, softened1 tablespoon picante sauce1 green onions, finely chopped1 dash garlic salt1 (4 ounce) cans green chilies, chopped16 flour tortillas Directions: Mix all ingredients together well and spread a small amount on each flour tortilla.Roll each jelly roll fashion and refrigerate overnight.When ready to serve slice...

Arizona Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 4 corn tortillas ( 6 to 7 in.)3 tablespoons salad oil1 onions, peeled and finely chopped ( 4 to 5 oz.)1 teaspoon minced garlic1 dried bay leaves1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes8 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth1 avocados ( about 8 oz.)1 limes ( about 3 oz.)3/4 cup shredded...

Jicama Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 small jicama, peeled and cut into thin strips1/2 small red bell peppers, cut into thin strips1/2 small yellow bell peppers, cut into thin strips1/2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced thinly1/2 small carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips4 tablespoons peanut oil, cold-pressed2 tablespoons lime juicecayenne peppersalt Directions: Combine the jicama,...

Tex-mex Pinto Beans

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs dry pinto beans3/4 lb hickory smoked bacon2 cups roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped1 cup chopped onions1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic1 tablespoon cumin powder1 tablespoon chili powder ( not a blend)1 1/2 tablespoons salt1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper4 cups water8 cups water Directions: Wash and clean the...