Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Southwestern Beef and Bean Burritos



Southwestern Beef and Bean Burrito
Southwestern beef and bean burritos are a popular dish at tons of Tex-Mex restaurants everywhere in the USA. Today burritos are the second largest segment of fast casual dining in the US. They are beefy, cheesy and oh so good. If you use good quality ingredients, they are good eating and can be a pretty good meal.

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1 15 oz jar of black or pinto beans
1 16 oz jar of Larry's Southwestern Ranchero or Chipotle Sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack of mild cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh jalapeno (optional)
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro (optional)
4 large flour tortillas

  1. Place the vegetable oil in a large skillet and add the beef or turkey. Brown the meat unti lcooked through.
  2. Add the beans and 8 oz of the Larry's Ranchero or Chipotle Sauce and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring often, until bubbly. 
  3. Warm the tortillas in a large dry skillet. Place individual tortillas on a plate, spoon 1/4 of the meat and bean mixture in the middle of the tortilla. Cover with 1/4 of the cheese and a sprinkling of jalapeno and cilantro if desired.
  4. Fold the into firm pockets. Repeat. 
  5. Heat the rest of the Larry's Sauce and serve as an extra dipping sauce for the burritos. 
Serves four.  
 
Buy Larry's Ranchero or Chipotle Sauce at your favorite store or online at amazon.com or abesmarket.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chipotle Cheeseburgers

Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Just in time for summer cookout season, Chipotle Cheeseburgers are here to give you something new to serve for summer. All you do is mix a little of Larry's Chipotle Sauce into the meat mixture, then baste with more sauce while cooking and plop a dollop on top when serving.
16 ounces lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 16 oz. jar of Larry's Chipotle Sauce
4 slices Monterrey Jack or mild cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns
Tomato slices and lettuce
1. Preheat the charcoal or gas grill.
2. Place the hamburger or turkey in a mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper and 1/3 jar of Larry's Chipotle Sauce. Blend well.
3. Form into 1/4 pound patties and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Pour 1/3 jar of sauce into a small bowl and baste the burgers with it while cooking.
4. Add the cheese slices, cover and cook until the cheese is melted.
5. Warm the remaining chipotle sauce. Toast the buns and place the lettuce and tomato on the bottom slice of the bun.
6. Place the hot chipotle cheeseburgers on the buns and spoon a dollop of sauce on top and serve.
7. Serves 4.


Get more recipes at Larry's Website. 
Larry's Southwestern Chipotle Sauce is available in fine food markets in New York, New England and New Jersey and online at amazon.com and abesmarket.com. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mole Beef Tacos with Napa Cabbage Pico de Gallo

Mole Beef Tacos with Napa Cabbage Pico de Gallo
Mole Beef Tacos with Napa Cabbage Pico de Gallo
Crunchy cabbage mixed with fresh pico de gallo and a touch of sweet/crunchy apple, pear or mango matches well with the rich beef mole for an awesome all-natural homemade taco. Choose soft or crispy corn tortillas, whatever suits your fancy.

1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 16oz jar of Larry's Mole Sauce
1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
2 cups finely sliced Napa cabbage
2 tblsp. minced fresh jalapeno or serrano pepper
2 tblsp. minced fresh cilantro
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup diced apple, pear or mango
8 to 10 crispy or soft corn tortillas
Juice of 1 lime

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. About five minutes.
2. Add Larry's Mole Sauce, stir and simmer until bubbling, about ten minutes. Keep warm.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the Napa cabbage, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, tomato, fruit and lime juice.
4. Warm the soft tortillas until pliable or use the crispy tortillas.
5. Spoon portions of beef mole into the tortillas, sprinkle the cabbage/pico mixture over that and dig in. Serves 4.

See more of Larry's recipes at www.larryssouthwesternsacues.com
Buy Larry's Mole Sauce online at amazon.com or abesmarket.com 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Slow Cooker Beef Mole

Slow Cooker Beef Mole
Slow Cooker Beef Mole is one of the most delicious recipes I have developed in a long time. I mixed the  stewing beef with Larry's Mole Sauce, set the slow cooker and went out. When I returned the house was filled with the most heady aroma of chocolate, chiles and beef. And the taste was just as nice. In this case I made a side order of yellow zucchini squash and white rice.
Another plus for the recipe is that you can make  beef mole tacos with any leftovers. But if you want leftovers, you might want to double the recipe.

2 pounds stewing beef, cut into one inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
1 16 oz jar of Larry's Mole Sauce 
1 cup white of brown rice
Water to cover by one inch
1 teaspoon vegetable cooking oil
2 cups chopped yellow zucchini squash


  1. Season the beef  with the salt and pepper. Place it in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour one jar of Larry's Mole Sauce over the beef and stir to blend.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook for 6 or more hours. 
  4. Make the rice according to package instructions.
  5. Saute the squash in the oil over medium heat until just cooked. 
  6. Spoon the beef mole, the rice and squash onto plates and serve.
Serves 4. 

More of Larry's recipes are available at his Website.
Buy Larry's Southwestern Sauces ONLINE at amazon.com or abesmarket.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken is an easy way for you to prepare a deeply delicious meal with a slightly smoky spiciness. I always use thighs, legs or wings for this dish because I think the breast tends to dry out in the slow cooker. Serve this all-natural treat with some brown or white rice and squash or corn for a great Mexican meal.

2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 16oz. jar of Larry's Southwestern Chipotle Sauce

Place the chicken thighs on a cutting board and season with the salt and pepper. Place them in a slow cooker.
Pour Larry's Chipotle Sauce over the poultry and stir to blend well.
Set the slow cooker to 4, 6 or 8 hours based on your schedule. Recipe will come out the same for any cooking time.
When the poultry is cooked, make the rice and vegetables according to package instructions.
Place a scoop of rice in a bowl, cover with the Chipotle Chicken and sauce, and scoop a serving of vegetables in on the side. 

Serves 4.

Find more recipes at LarrysSouthwesternSauces.com

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Migas Texican Omelette

Migas Texican Omelette

I first ate migas at a diner/restaurant in downtown Austin after a great night listening to country music at the Armadillo World Headquarters. Then again in Austin after a great night dancing at the Broken Spoke.
I use tortilla chips, fresh jalapeno or ancho peppers and Larry's Ranchero Sauce to make migas and I think they taste pretty good. 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 or 2 medium-sized fresh jalapeno
1 1/2 cups chunky crushed tortilla chips
1/2 cup Larry's Ranchero Sauce
4 eggs, stirred
1/2 cup grated cheddar, cotija or Monterrey Jack cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced cilantro, as garnish
2 wedges lime

  1. Fry the minced jalapeno in the vegetable oil in a medium non-stick skillet.
  2. Add the tortilla chips and cook for two minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add the Larry's Ranchero Sauce and cook for one minute.
  4. Add the eggs and cook one minute.
  5. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and cook another minute, stirring until the eggs are scrambled. 
  6. Spoon on to two plates, sprinkle the cilantro over and serve with a wedge of lime. 
Serves 2.
 
Get more recipes at www.larryssouthwesternsauces.com
Buy Larry's Ranchero Sauce online.  

Monday, February 3, 2014

Where to Buy Larry's Southwestern Sauces

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You can buy Larry's Ranchero, Chipotle and Mole Sauces at great markets in New England, New York and Northern New Jersey.
You can also buy them online.

You can find a fuller listing of stores here at Larry's Website.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Larry's Southwestern Sauces are VEGAN

2014 has been proclaimed The Year of the Vegan.

Larry's Ranchero, Mole and Chipotle Sauces are VEGAN.

Larry has VEGAN recipes at www.larryssouthwesternsauces.com

Buy Larry's Southwestern Sauces at your favorite store in New York, New England and North Jersey or ONLINE at:

Abe's Market

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Avocado Bean Dip

Avocado Bean Dip
Make your Avocado Bean Dip with Larry's Southwestern Chipotle Sauce and you will never go back to using salsa again. Black beans simmered with Larry's Chipotle, sprinkled with grated cheese, fresh minced jalapenos and chopped tomato, drizzled with sour cream, dollops of chunky avocado, with tomatoes, cilantro and lemons on the side. 

1 15/16 oz can black beans, drained
1 16 oz jar Larry's Chipotle Sauce
1 cup grated Monterrey Jack or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh jalapeno
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh tomato
2 avocados
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup minced cilantro
2 fresh limes cut into wedges
Bag of tortilla chips

* Pour the beans and Larry's Chipotle into a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat until hot. Mash the beans and the sauce together to form a chunky paste. 
* Spread the bean paste out on a large platter or two. Top with the grated cheese, the jalapenos, and the tomato.
* Spoon the sour cream in dollops over that.
* Cut the avocados in half, remove the seeds, and scoop out small chunks and scatter around over the sour cream.
* Sprinkle the cilantro over everything and surround with the lime wedges.
* Drizzle the lime juice over everything an dig in with the tortilla chips.
Serves 4.  

Be sure to visit Larry's Southwestern Sauces for more recipes.
You can make this vegan, with our without the cheese and sour cream. Tastes just as good.