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Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken ChimichangasI adapted this recipe from an old Cooking Light recipe. I love it but made a few changes. It's my go-to recipe. It's a great recipe for using up left over chicken. My whole family will eat it, too!

 

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Tamale PieThis is a delicious, quick, and easy casserole to make for dinner or anytime. I love spicy food and this dish can be prepared mild or spicy. Add a green salad and your meal is complete.

 

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Spicy Mexican Rice (Electric Skillet)This is a combination of Spanish Rice and Stuffed Peppers. My kids ate everything, but my spousal unit was a picky eater. He didn't like bell peppers and the rest of us loved them. He would eat the filling from the stuffed pepper and leave the 'shell'.

 

A flour tortilla filled with fish and fresh slaw.

Battered Fish Tacos with Fresh SlawThese tacos are filled with puffy, crispy buttermilk fried fish and a wonderfully refreshing cabbage, corn, and pepper slaw. The flavours are as vibrant as the colours presented. Enjoy!

 

A super stuffed beef burrito cut in half.

Super Stuffed Beef BurritoSomething my friends and family ask me to make all the time are my super stuffed burritos. I fill them with all the goodies and wrap them up really tight so nothing falls out. Follow my recipe and rolling technique to find out how I make these yummy burritos!

 

A plate of seafood tacos.

Seafood "Alley" TacosEver price a lobster or shrimp taco? Some places charge $8.99 for a two taco shrimp plate or $9.99 for a two taco lobster plate. I made these homemade seafood tacos for less than $.50 per taco. I call them "Alley" tacos because they are cheaper than a street taco!

 

Fresh Fish Tacos

Fresh Fish TacosI've heard a lot of people mention they don't like fish tacos because they're mushy and none of the flavours stand out as much as other meat tacos. Here is a way to make them crisp and refreshing. Using only coleslaw and salsa as accompaniments really helps the fish stand out. I've added a link to my Mexican Coleslaw recipe below, but you could use any type.

 

Mexican Street Corn Tacos

Mexican Street Corn TacosThis is a delicious twist on tacos. I used Mexican street corn as my inspiration to fill these tortillas. It's creamy and zesty and really hits the spot when you don't have things like guacamole or sour cream on hand. It pairs very nicely with the meat, cheese, and salsa inside.

 

finished Shrimp Taco with Avocado Cream Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream SauceThese shrimp tacos have a zesty kick and are cooled down by a creamy avocado sauce. They're extremely easy to make, great for even the busiest days!

 

cooked Carnitas

Instant Pot CarnitasHere's a delicious and juicy pork carnitas recipe made in an Instant Pot! If you would like, you can pan fry the carnitas after it's been cooked for the meat to be crispy.

 

Grilled Guacamole in bowl

Grilled GuacamoleThis is a nice twist on the usual guacamole. You grill the avocados before you add them to the rest of the ingredients. The result is a guacamole with a lovely, deep smokey flavour. You can grill your avocados on your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. I used the grill portion of a panini press.

 

A plate of fried beef taquitos served with guacamole.

Beef Taquitos from Leftover RoastEvery "blue-moon", not very often, but it happens, I'll overcook meat. I didn't like the thought of throwing it out, but it wasn't good at all-way too dry, and it hit me. Why not just use that dry overcooked beef for taquitos since I'm mixing a few other ingredients into it?

 

Chicken Enchilada & spinach on plate

Easy Chicken Enchilada CasseroleThis easy recipe looked and tasted great with very few ingredients and little prep! Try it and let me know what you think!

 

Churro Waffles on plate

Churro WafflesOh how I love churros. This recipe brings you the soft interior and crisp exterior of churros right into your waffle maker. This is an excellent breakfast treat, but also makes a fab dessert!

 

Avocado Mango Salsa on plate with filled tortilla

Avocado Mango SalsaThis simple and yummy salsa is great with dips or burritos!

 

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cooked Blue Corn Tortillas

Blue Corn TortillasYou don't have to have a tortilla press to enjoy fresh, homemade corn tortillas. They keep for a week when refrigerated. To reheat, just put them over a medium flame on the skillet, cooking 20-30 seconds per side.

 

Homemade Mini Churros with chocolate syrup

Homemade Mini ChurrosSo I encountered something new to my tastebuds. Churros. I was very curious about how it was made because its stuffed and I like the texture of it. So I tried it at home but due to unavailability of ingredients, I used chocolate syrup instead of making a chocolate sauce. But I will still include the recipe of the chocolate sauce.

 

Cheese-Wrapped Chicken Enchilada on plate with sour cream & olives

Cheese-Wrapped Chicken EnchiladaThis is a take on chicken enchiladas that's great for cheese lovers, or those looking for a low carb dish. It knocks out the use of tortillas altogether and uses pan melted cheese that solidifies enough to use as a wrapper. The texture is absolutely dreamy, with little crispy edges of cheese. Fun and tasty!

 

Chile Rellenos on plate

Exquisite Chile RellenosThese Rellenos are out of this world! A friend of my mom, who had a restaurant for over 60 years, taught my mom years ago how to make these, then my mom taught me too. I just made them again a few nights ago. My husband loves them, and that makes making these such an enjoyabe thing for me too.

 

hand held filled Taco

Homemade Taco SeasoningYou can make non-spicy/kid friendly homemade taco seasoning. It is quick and an easy meal to make.

 

2 Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Fish Tacos with Lime CremaI adore fish tacos! They are so fresh and zesty. But they can be even fresher (and so much cheaper) when you make them yourself. These tacos came out to about a buck a serving, and I even used my toaster oven. I'd buy that for a dollar! :)

 

Chicken Fajitas with Green Verde Salsa

Chicken Fajitas with Green Verde SalsaThis is an easy to prepare lunch or dinner. Ingredients to make this can be really inexpensive when purchased on sale at Sprouts. The green verde salsa is store bought from Trader Joes.

 

Pan Fried Chicken Quesadilla

Pan Fried Chicken QuesadillaThis is a recipe that will by enjoyed by many of all ages. You can dress it for individual taste. Even the children can help make their own. It is a quick and easy recipe.

 

stack of Homemade Tortillas

Healthy Homemade TortillasThis recipe makes a great tasting tortilla without the shortening or lard. It also sneaks in a little bit of whole wheat flour for added nutrition and a richer taste.

 

Homemade Guacamole in bowl

Homemade GuacamoleI was inspired to learn to make my own homemade guacamole when all the places charge extra usually .75 cents to $1 for a little bit of guacamole! Why not make your own?

 

A plate of pizza dough empanadas

Pizza Dough EmpanadasCraving meat and cheese empanadas the other day, with no time or ingredients to make my own dough, I grabbed some ready made pizza dough. With leftover chicken, I made these in the toaster oven. So good!

 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken FajitasA tasty and easy recipe to make. I made it in the toaster oven, as not to heat up the kitchen. I served mine over rice, instead of with tortillas.

 

A taco made with chorizo and flour tortillas.

Spicy Chorizo TacosTacos are perfect for dinner. They're quick and delicious, but tacos with chorizo are even better! This quick, easy, mouth watering recipe will never disappoint. Enjoy!

 

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Hula QuesadillasQuick and delicious main dish that makes for a great lunch or dinner. It's just yummy!

 

Chili Verde Con Carne

Chili Verde Con CarneThis crockpot recipe for chili verde con carne is easy to make and so delicious.

 

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shrimp tacos

Shrimp TacosThese are healthy, fresh and delicious. Once I had made these, I swore I would never get tacos through fast food drive-through again! These are full of sautéed shrimp, smothered in cilantro and mango salsa.

 

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Honey Chipotle Chicken TacosI saw this recipe and the chicken crispers looked delicious. I made my tacos a little differently than the original recipe. They were delicious. They were spicy, smoky, and sweet. It felt like we were eating these in a restaurant, without the large bill to pay for!

 

Delicious Black Beans

Delicious Black BeansCheap doesn't have to be boring! This is one of my family's favorite dinners. Not only is it inexpensive, but it is quick, easy and healthy. In about an hour, you will have a fantastic, fresh meal.

 

Chicken Tortilla Soup - add toppings

Chicken Tortilla SoupI saw this on TV and had to make it at home. It's a healthy and hearty soup and it was so good.

 

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Salsa Chicken and Black Bean RiceA quick, easy and yummy dinner, with boxed Spanish rice, salsa, chicken and black beans.

 

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour TortillasI am currently living in Vietnam, where they don't sell tortillas in the supermarket. Street Tacos have been my biggest craving since moving. So, I had to figure out how to make my own tortillas. This is a super easy recipe and they turned out delicious.

 

Plate with flan.

Muffin Tin FlanFlan is a delicious, rich treat and can be made using ingredients most people have on hand.

 

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Chilicorn with Black BeansSweet whole kernel corn with chili powder, black beans and Mexican style stewed tomatoes.

 

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Taco SeasoningReally easy and versatile with ground meat or cooked chicken to make a dish tasty and fast.

 

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Beef TacosThis is a great tasting recipe that makes quite a few tacos!

 

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Black Bean BurritosIf you like black beans, you'll love these burritos!

 

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Cheesy Refried Beans and Spinach TrianglesThe family loves this recipe!

 

Plate of taco chicken over lettuce.

Creamy Taco Chicken in a Crock-PotThis makes the most delicious creamy chicken for any of your favorite Mexican dishes. It is so easy to make and is filling!

 

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Easy Chicken TacosSimple taco with sauce, veggies, and chicken.

 

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Baked TacosThese baked tacos are so good. They have the best parts of both a crunchy taco and a taco casserole.

 

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SalsaThis salsa has a very fresh flavor. You can use canned, from the store tomatoes or fresh, which in my opinion, is always best!

 

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Chicken Tortilla CasseroleThis is a great pot luck dish!

 

Serving tray with pasta bowl of bean dip, chips, sour cream, and a side of salsa.

Two Bean Chili Con Carne Con QuesoWe like to sit down every once in a while and just eat chips and salsa for a meal. It's an easy and simple indulgence. I created this as an addition that has just a bit more "food" in it.

 

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Easy SalsaI had never made salsa before, this was so easy.

 

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Easy Fire Roasted SalsaTo make this recipe even easier you can use canned diced jalapenos to taste. However freshly roasting them brings out a smoky, almost sweet flavor.

 

Finished Enchilada Casserole

Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada CasseroleThis casserole is so yummy and is much easier to make than rolling individual enchiladas.

 

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TacosWe love tacos, the kids can add their own toppings so it satisfies everyone.

 

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Muffin Tin TacosThese taco cupcakes are easy to make and so delicious! They are a great option to pack for lunch and can be frozen and heated up individually.

 

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Three-Cheese Chicken EnchiladasI learned from a dear friend how to make these years ago. The combination of cheeses is great and I love most on the corn tortillas.

 

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Homemade SalsaMy family loves salsa, and homemade is so much better and cheaper than store bought. This recipe makes about 4 cups of salsa. Serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican dish.

 

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Layered Taco DishThis is a great, hearty, filling recipe. I think it's a great cold weather meal.

 

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Enchilada SoupOne word says it: Yummy!

 

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Chicken EnchiladasMy friend taught me to make these years ago when our children were still small. Our families both just love them! I do not put in the jalapeno peppers, as we think they are too hot.

 

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Mexican ChickenOne of my favorites!

 

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Hot Weather Cold TacosCold tacos are simple, quick and nice in hot weather or a quick snack, brunch or lunch.

 

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Quick Cheese and Chicken EnchiladasI love this recipe, it doesn't have a lot of ingredients. It's quick and tasty!

 

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Chili and Cheese EnchiladasAlmost like Frito Pie, only better.

 

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Chicken FajitasOne of my favorites!

 

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Mexican Chicken, Rice, and BeansThis recipe is so easy and tasty. It is a semi-homemade meal that tastes homemade to me.

 

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Taco SeasoningThis is nice to have on hand when you don't have a packet of taco seasoning mix. I make it and put in a jar. I also keep the recipe in the jar. That way when I run out, I don't have to hunt up the recipe.

 

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Deeli's Homemade GuacamoleIf you like heat in your guacamole, add one small seeded and finely diced jalapeno.

 

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Enchilada PiePerfect to serve for a casual family gathering. Delicious in taste and so appetizing to the eye.

 

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Baked EnchiladasYears ago, when my girls were just small, I first made Enchiladas for the family. They quickly became a family favorite.

 

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GuacamoleThis is one of my husband's favorites.

 

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Skillet Beef EnchiladaBrown beef and onion in large skillet, for about 5 minutes. Add beans, broth, and taco mix. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

 

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Chicken Enchilada PieOne of my mom's favorite dishes! Heat soup, chilies, and milk together. Layer, beginning with chips, in 9x13 inch pan. Alternate with chicken, soup mixture, and cheese.

 

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Meximelt - Chicken CasseroleIt's all your favorite taco ingredients thrown together into a plate of goodness. I like this dish because it's a cheap and a "not every night" meal. Anyone who loves Mexican food will love this meal.

 

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Tex-Mex Corn Chip PieAbout 40 minutes before serving: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In 10 inch skillet, prepare taco seasoning mix as label directs with ground beef for tacos.

 

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Chicken Ole'Try this chili flavored chicken over tortilla chips or rice and sprinkle with cheese.

 

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No Beef or Bean Seven Layer DipMash the non-diced avocado with cream cheese until well blended and spread into bottom of glass pie plate.

 

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Quicky Chicky TortillasCombine lime juice, chilies, garlic and chicken bouillon in shallow dish; mix well. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Marinate in lime juice mixture in refrigerator.

 

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Cheese EnchiladasThe tortillas need to be softened before they are filled, rolled, and baked by gently frying in a little oil to improve the flavor of the tortillas. Of course, you simply must serve these with refried beans and Spanish flavored rice.

 

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Homemade SalsaThis is a simple recipe and it will be ready to eat immediately or later and is so fresh tasting, you will be tempted to just take it and eat it right out of the jar

 

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South of the Border PieTo make filling, brown ground beef, onions, and green pepper and drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.

 

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Nacho Layer DipSpread chili or beans over bottom of baking dish. Spread softened cream cheese on top. Layer tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

 

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Layered Three Cheese Nachos My former son-in-law, Jess (who will always be my son) would deep fry the chips before making nachos, they were so good!

 

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Mexican ChickenEasy, tasty meal with a kick to it. One of our favorites! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place uncooked chicken in the bottom of a 9 x 7 inch or similar size Pyrex dish.

 

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Beef and Salsa Topped Corn Chips Combine beef, salsa, chiles, and green onions in medium skillet; cook for 5 minutes over medium heat until hot. Place corn chips on dinner plates; top with meat mixture and cheese.

 

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Seven Layer DipMix beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread onto bottom of 9 inch pie plate. Layer remaining ingredients over bean mixture; cover.

 

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Chicken Burrito WrapsA weight watchers 4 PointsPlus recipe. Healthy and delicious!

 

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EnchiladasBrown hamburger and drain. Add can of refried beans, 1 can of sauce, and sprinkle 1 handful of shredded cheese into hamburger, and stir until thoroughly mixed.

 

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Chicken Enchilada CasseroleCombine ingredients in a large bowl. Tear tortillas into small pieces and fold into mixture. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle top with reserved cheese.

 

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Fresh SalsaNothing is better than homemade.

 

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Chicken FajitasI love fajitas! One day I got the craving, but didn't know how to flavor it. I set to Googling, read tons of recipes, then adapted them to my own recipe. Considering that the average adult woman needs 46g protein per day, this meal is superb for those on diets!

 

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Easy NachosThis is a quick and simple appetizer or just a little something when you really aren't in the mood to cook!

 

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Build Your Own TacosIt's so much fun to set up this "choose your own ingredients" meal for company and watch the choices and how they build their own tacos. You can make it easier on yourself by simply serving soft shells by heating the corn tortillas in a microwave tortilla warmer instead of frying them ahead in oil.

 

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Fiesta DinnerBrown meat; add taco seasoning as directed on package. Add tomatoes; simmer for 15 minutes. Layer 1 flour tortilla in round casserole dish;. Place taco meat on tortilla and spread to cover.

 

Sante Fe Burrito

Sante Fe BurritosWe typically assemble these over the stove to each person's preference. They make great leftovers for work.

 

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Black BeansRinse beans and drain. Place in large saucepan. Add chicken broth and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat.

 

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Low Fat Chicken EnchiladasBoil chicken breasts in water to cover in saucepan until tender. Remove chicken, reserving broth. Bone chicken; cut into bite-size pieces. Saute' onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper in olive oil in skillet until tender.

 

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Chicken, Cheese and Brown Rice BurritosDelicious, inexpensive, and a great way to use leftovers!

 

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Mango SalsaHad mango salsa at a friend's house, and have adjusted the recipe to suit us. Love this with chips, on Mexican food, or even as a condiment to grilled meat. A wonderful mix of sweet and spicy.

 

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Chicken QuesadillasPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. In nonstick skillet, over medium high heat, cook chicken 5 minutes or until done and juices evaporate, stirring often. Add soup and salsa. Heat through.

 

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Fiesta RiceIn a saucepan, heat condensed chicken broth, 1/2 cup water and salsa to a boil. Stir in uncooked Minute Rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.

 

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Avocado Mango SalsaA sweet and savory Salsa

 

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Fiesta Breakfast CasseroleChoose one of the 3 meats. Brown meat and drain, if needed. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Lay buttered-side down in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

 

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Carnitas and Guacamole TapasDelicious, can never go wrong! Set aside a crock pot or a large pot. Season the pork butt with Mexican Adobo Seasoning, Garlic, and black pepper. Massage seasoning into the pork butt.

 

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