Spice up dinnertime with these Mexican delicacies

Add a Mexican flare to your next meal with these three spicy, authentic and of course kosher recipes.

Mexican Pizza 311 (photo credit: GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM)
Mexican Pizza 311
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Mexican cuisine seems to be universally popular in my home – or at least my version of it; I can’t claim to have tasted the real thing!  It is usually easy to make and contains popular ingredients – like cheese or chicken and some spices.  Here are a few more Mexican dishes to add to your weeknight dinnertime repertoire.  Most just need some rice and salad to round out to a full meal.
Chile Peppers with Cheese
(or Chile con Queso if you want to sound authentic)

1 onion, choppedChile ConquesoChile Conqueso
4 tablespoons butter
1 (29 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
6 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
Chili powder or hot sauce (optional)
Sliced jalapenos (optional)
Tortilla chips
Sauté the onions in butter until translucent.  Add the tomatoes and simmer until mixture thickens (about 15 minutes).  Add the cheese and stir until it melts.  Stir in the chopped chiles.  Add chili powder or hot sauce if desired. Garnish with jalapenos. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.
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1 large store-bought pizza crust
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained well
Feel free to add olive rings (black or green), jalapeno slices, red peppers or any other toppings you like!
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 cup grated pizza or mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place crust in a pizza pan. Mix together beans, corn, tomatoes and chili powder and any other toppings you desire.  Spread over crust.  Top with cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese begins to brown (we like the cheese well done in our house!)
Chiles RellenosChile RellenosChile Rellenos
This is really delicious but a rare treat out of consideration for our arteries!
4 cups grated Cheddar cheese
4 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 (7 ounce) can green chiles, sliced open and lying flat
½ cup milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan. Spread chiles out and sprinkle with cheeses.  Whisk together milk, eggs, flour and salt and pepper and pour over mixture in pan.  Bake for 45 minutes.
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