Help me /ck/. We've having a Mexican potluck at work tomorrow I don't know what to bring. Easy things like chips and salsa have already been claimed. What do I do?
Put out a big bowl of jelly beans and every time someone takes some scare the shit of them. When they jump you can tell they're eating Mexican jumping beans.
Don't forget to park your car on the lawn.
If they're not claimed already do some quesadillas
Put Oaxaca cheese (or any meltable cheese) inside a tortilla and heat it up. You can even microwave that stuff and it's good. They're great entrees
Chicken tinga, senpai. This is a nice recipe, but I would add some cinnamon along with the oregano and cumin.
Instead of tacos serve them on tostadas like this recipe (also this recipe is simpler but really tasty as well).
That or a flan. Here's how to make easy flan with just a blender and microwave.
Microwave safe measuring cup (2 cup is good)
Microwave safe 2-3qt mold. Round will cook more evenly but you can use rectangular pyrex container.
For the flan mix blend the following:
8-10 large eggs(depends how large of a mold you have handy)
1 bar of cream cheese
1 can of condensed milk + 1/2 a can of water
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract(can be omitted for just cheese flan).
For the caramel dissolve about one cup of granulated sugar in water until you have a thick syrup. Nuke the syrup for 3 minutes, then nuke it for 1 minute increments until it turns from clear to golden color. Immediately stop and coat your 2 qt(can be large but at least 2 qt) microwave safe container. Use as much or as little of the syrup into the mold.
Pour the mix into the caramel covered mold. Nuke it 10 minutes on medium power or until the center of flan mix is no longer liquid (could still be a little runny). Too long and you risk having a grainy consistency. Refrigerate over night and serve.
Best of luck!
Also, the microwave safe measuring cup is where you are going to do the caramel(I forgot to clarify that). Pyrex 2-cup is what I use.
Soak in hot soapy water over night to dissolve hardened leftover caramel.
The meatball one is in spanish
and here's the one for the ribs
I substitute the anchos for pasillas though and add some honey
Pasilla is a bit more bitter (with hints of coffee )which goes well with a sweet component. I'm also a bit biased since my first Mexican recipe consisted of Pasillas and I've been using them in everything since.
They're both good though, excellent to use as a chille relleno