chipotle

Cilantro Corn Salad

cilantro-corn-salad

Cilantro Corn Salad combines corn, cilantro, onions, and peppers with a rice vinegar and lime juice dressing to make an especially fresh, crunchy salad with a little kick!

Stacy brought this salad to a potluck at my house a few months back and it’s been on my list ever since!

Ingredients:

5 ears of corn

Bunch of cilantro, chopped

Bunch of green onions, sliced

1/2 Anaheim green chili pepper, diced

Lime juice, to taste

Drizzle of olive oil

2 T. , or to taste, rice vinegar

Dash of sea salt

Chipotle chili powder, to taste

Boil the ears of corn for about 6 to 7 minutes.  Let cool and then cut off the cob.  Combine the corn, cilantro, green onions, and Anaheim pepper in a large bowl.  Add the lime juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, salt, and chili powder.

Store in the fridge until potluck time!  Can be made a day ahead of time.

Advertisements

Chipotle Bean Chili

Chipotle Bean Chili

You won’t miss the meat in this chili recipe!  The smokey chipotle peppers and spices combined with beans, tomatoes, corn, and cilantro make this a hearty and healthy chili with just the right amount of heat.  This recipe can also easily be made gluten free.*

Ingredients:

28 ozs. diced tomatoes

2 T. vegetable oil

3 medium onions, minced

8 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup chili powder

2 T. cumin

1/4 tsp. salt

1 can pinto beans, drained

1 can black beans, drained

2 cans kidney beans, drained

2 chipotle peppers and 3 T. adobo sauce (from can)

4 tsp. sugar

2 cups frozen white corn, thawed

1/2 cup cilantro, minced

Put the tomatoes in a food processor and pulse until slightly chunky.  Set aside.

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add the onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt.  Cook until the onions are soft.

Turn off the heat.  Add the tomatoes and stir well.  Add the tomato and onion mixture to the slow cooker.  Stir in the beans, chipotle, and sugar.

Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  Add the corn and cilantro and cook for another five minutes.  Turn the slow cooker on the warm setting and you’re ready for potluck time!  It’s extra good served with sour cream and cornbread on the side.

* Note: Most of the ingredients in this recipe are typically gluten-free, but make sure to double check all of your labels, to be safe!

Mexican Hot Dogs

Barbequeing hot dogs and serving them up in delicious and different variations is always awesome and Mexican Hot Dogs are no exception!  An easy way to convert a simple hot dog into a meal, they are also especially good with a side of Grilled Corn Salad.

Ingredients:

Hot dogs

Hot dog buns

Bacon (optional – you can wrap the dogs in bacon and bbq until bacon is crispy and completely cooked; or you can fry the bacon until completely cooked, then chop it and put it on top of the dogs)

1 cup Best Foods Mayo

Canned chipotles in adobo sauce

Queso fresco

Red onion, chopped

Avocado, sliced

Using a food processor, whirl the mayo with one or two chipotles and a few tablespoons of adobo sauce until completely blended.  Grill the hot dogs until completely cooked.  Generously spread the chipotle mayo onto the buns.  Add the cooked hot dogs.  Top with queso fresco, red onion, avocado, and optional bacon.  Enjoy!