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Did You Say Taco?

March 23, 2011

Well hello fellow Lauren Loves Good Food readers! I’ll introduce myself again since I believe Lauren has got a few more readers since the last time I guest posted. I’m Joey (the one on the right)So….I’ve been SUPER bored since my best friend and gf (the one on the left) has been gone. I have spent my time watching movies (5 movies to be exact), Season 4 of the Keifer Sutherland’s show 24 and doing a double-sided puzzle (yes, I said double-sided), so far it’s been tough.

Now on with the good stuff…

(Black) Bean Dip, I got this recipe from a friend of my grandma’s.

Recipe:

  • 1 Can Black Beans (Drained)
  • 1 Can Black-Eyed Peas (Drained) – I used Kidney
  • 1 Can White Beans (Drained) – I used Pinto
  • 1 Can Shoe Peg Corn (Drained) – I used Garbanzo
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onion (or as much as you would like)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tomato, Diced
  • 2 Avocados

Marinade:

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 T Tiger Sauce
  • S & P to Taste

All you do is add all of this together. I changed alot from the original recipe and it tasted exactly the same as the first time I had it. You can use any of your favorite beans and I know it’ll be delicious! One recommendation I have is after you left the marinade sit for a while you should drain at least half of it because everything will get oily.

Now on to the dinner part.

Spicy Chicken TACOS!!

Serving size (1 – 2)

  • about 3/4 lb of chicken
  • 1 Bell Pepper of your choice
  • 1/2 a medium white onion
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup of Salsa
  • 1 Jalapeno

I figured it was only right to cook tacos a couple of days after Lauren was ragging on them, and oh man they were good! 

The marinade I used for the chicken had:

  • Lime
  • Water
  • Powdered Ancho Chili Pepper
  • Powdered Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Sugar
  • EVOO

Marinate for a couple of hours and then throw them on the grill for 5-8 min on each side while brushing the leftover marinade when you flip the chicken over.  I shredded the Chicken after it was cooked through and added it to the fillings…saute the sliced onions, then add cumin, pepper & jalapeno after the pepper has become soft add in the salsa and chicken till warm. Fill the tacos and top with some avocado!

I had so much fun putting this recipe together.  I hope you all had fun reading my post today!

Can you guess the movie Quote: “Sweep the Leg!”

P.S. I went to the Nuggets game Monday night and this was my view of the game….

Cheers!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 9:14 AM

    I’m really glad you clarified who was who in the picture above — I was seriously confused 😉

    Anything Mexi is a WIN in my book!

    • March 23, 2011 9:07 PM

      Yeah, people get me and Joey confused all the time. It’s that pokey hair we both have.

  2. March 23, 2011 7:50 PM

    You are so pretty!!!! 😀

    Your recipes are the best! 🙂

    xoxo
    Kathleen

  3. March 23, 2011 8:03 PM

    Tacos are my favorite! Great recipe 🙂

  4. March 23, 2011 9:07 PM

    Thanks for posting, boo 🙂

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