Use these Yucatan pickled onions on tacos, burgers, sandwiches or just eat them out of the jar.

yucatan pickled onions

Yucatan pickled onions are one of those great condiments. They can be used all over the place. Tacos – obviously. In sandwiches. On burgers. With grilled meats, poultry or fish. Pretty much anything that isn’t dessert.

Pork, beef, new mexican red chili powder and fire roasted tomatoes all star in this black bean chili. This chili is for lovers of big flavours!

black bean chili

Chili is a funny thing. Everybody’s got a recipe and no two are alike. Some focus on the chilies. Some on the meat. Some have beans. Some don’t. Some are closer to Mex. Some are definitely Tex. Some taste like spaghetti sauce with a bit of grocery store pre-fab mystery chili powder thrown in. Some I get. Some I don’t. This black bean chili is one I get. I hope you get it too.

Chicken with tomatillo sauce is a bright, mexican inspired dish that pairs well with pureed pinto beans. It can also be shredded for tacos or burritos.

roasted chicken with tomatillo sauce

Tomatillo sauce is an easy way to jack up the flavour of roasted chicken breasts. Deglaze the pan with tomatillo salsa and fry it in a bit of chicken fat. Doesn’t sound very good when I put it that way but it is. Trust me. Chicken with tomatillo is a match made in heaven. If you wind up with leftovers, they make great tacos.

Roasted pork with tomatillo sauce. Pork, tomatillos and green chilies is one of those combinations that just work beautifully.

roasted pork with tomatillo sauce

If you have the tomatillo salsa on hand, roasted pork with tomatillo sauce is a quick and easy meal. The salsa darkens as it cooks in the rendered pork fat. The sauce picks up the flavours of the meat to really come together nicely. I used pork tenderloin because I was jammed for time but you could do it with a small pork loin as well. Just up the amount of tomatillo salsa you use to line up with the amount of meat you are preparing.

This tomatillo salsa or salsa verde is awesome on its own or with roasted chicken or pork.

tomatillo salsa

Tomatillo salsa. Big, fresh, vibrant flavours. It’s instant delicious and it’s easy to make at home. 

pork carnitas tacos

sous vide pork carnitas tacos

Sometimes you screw up. If you don’t you’re not trying hard enough. That’s exactly how I came up with this. I was trying to make these amazing sous vide pork carnitas cubes I saw Rick Bayless do. When they hit the frying pan the pork lard melted and they self destructed. Time to make tacos!