Classic Guacamole

If you are like us, Guacamole is must have every day of the week, but on Taco Tuesday it is an absolute necessity. When Spanish conquistadors tasted the original guacamole invented by the Aztecs, the Spanish words for “perfection” was already taken. They settled for “guacamole” because it sounded like aguacate, the Spanish word for avocado, and ahuacamolli, the Aztec name for guacamole.

This classic guacamole is delicious and very easy to make. The trick is to have ripe avocados and fresh add ins.

Ingredients
• 2 large ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and mashed
• 2 medium jalapeños, finely chopped
• 1 small tomato finely chopped tomato (optional)
• ½ chopped medium onion
• 1 finely chopped clove garlic
• 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
• ½ teaspoon salt
• Dash pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Enjoy

Easy Refried Beans

These refried beans are so delicious and simple. They taste as delicious as restaurant style refried beans, creamy consistency, and a bright flavor. These beans are a must to pair with your Taco Tuesday meals.

Ingredients
• 2 cans (16 ounce) refried beans
• ¼ cup milk
• ½ cup salsa or canned chopped Ortega chiles
• Shredded cheese

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the refried beans, milk, and salsa - cook over low heat
  2. Stir constantly, when the beans are hot (not boiling) remove from heat and pour into an oven safe dish
  3. Top with grated cheese and heat in the oven at 350 until the cheese is melted

If you are looking for really authentic from scratch refried beans, here is a tried and true recipe: http://hangryfork.com/recipes/how-to-make-authentic-refried-beans/

Chipotle Aioli

SPICY Chipotle Aioli - Creamy Chipotle Aioli is a quick and zesty sauce perfect for dipping or pouring on tacos.

Ingredients
• 6 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
• 1 teaspoon lime juice
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree chipotle peppers and adobo sauce for 30 seconds. It should be thick and paste like, then transfer to a bowl.
  2. Without cleaning the blender add remaining ingredients
  3. Add chipotle peppers and blend on low
  4. It’s ready to serve!
  5. Enjoy

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde is so easy to make. You will never want to buy it in a store after tasting a homemade batch of this salsa. To make salsa verde, you will need to cook the tomatillos first then mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender. This salsa tastes great with every kind of taco.

Ingredients
• 1 1/2 lbs. tomatillos
• 1/2 cup chopped white onion
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
• 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
• 2 Jalapeño peppers (if you like it hot use serrano’s)
• Salt to taste

Directions

  1. To cook the tomatillos, roast them in the oven, it brings out the most flavor. Roast until slightly browned and blistered skin appears.
  2. Add all ingredients in your food processor or blender and pulse until mixed well
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Enjoy!

Spicy Habanero Hot Sauce

This delicious and spicy habanero hot sauce is made with 5 simple ingredients: onion, garlic, lime, habanero peppers, and salt! It’s creamy and spicy and adds great heat to your Taco Tuesday. 

Ingredients
• 6 whole habanero peppers (remove seeds and stem)
• 2/3 cup yellow onion (diced)
• 8 cloves garlic (smashed and peeled)
• 3 Tbsp lime juice
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 3 to 4 tbsp water
Directions

  1. Add peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, and salt to a food processor (or blender) and blend until velvety and smooth.
  2. Add water as needed until creamy and smooth
  3. Enjoy