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Amanda

Starter suggestion

I am having some friends over for a Mexican evening and am making chilli but was wondering if anyone could suggest a suitable starter please.

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Queen of Puds

Starter

As it's Mexican, how about something with avocado? You could do guacamole I suppose but I prefer it in half, sliced, or in chunks in a salad with a nice citrus dressing & some flavourful cherry toms.

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AllyH

Mexican starters

Hi Amanda,

I would recommend that you do a search for Rick Bayless recipes. I have a few of his books and everything I have made from them has been a hit in our house.
Rick is an expert on Mexican cooking.
There are probably loads of videos of him cooking on you tube.
Maybe that will give you some inspiration. It is also nice to know that you are making something authentic.

Hope you have a lovely evening !
Ally.

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sam from worthing

Mexican Starters


bbc good food have a lovely Nachos recipe, i have made that a few times, and it all goes. Served with a couple of nice dips, sour cream, salsa, guacamole etc.

and finish with chilli chocolate Cookies/Brownies.

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maggie-

Mexican Starters

Tomasina Miers recipe for Seabass Summer ceviche with mango's is a lovely light starter with a big pile of tortilla chips, you can dive in and scoop. Or just Margaritas! First one always tastes a bit eek, by the third they are delicious but stop at 4 or tomorrow will be dodgy! : )

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Yummy

Mexican Starters

Nachos and Cheese with re-fried beans and lots of dips....a big tuck in together bowl as Sam suggested.
Sounds great, have a good time

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Queen of Puds

Starters

What are refried beans actually like? I don't recall ever trying them....

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AllyH

refried beans

Home made refried beans are very tasty. I use pinto beans. I cook them in water along with fried onion and don't drain them when they are tender.
After that I fry up more onion in some bacon fat and add garlic and beans along with some of the cooking liquid. They then get mashed up with a potato masher and are ready to eat.
They make a nice burrito.. put in a tortilla with some cheese and green chile.
Tinned ones remind me of dog food.
They come out in one big dollop and smell dubious.. that's just my opinion.

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Queen of Puds

Refried beans ....

Thanks Ally - I'm not sure I like the sound of the tinned ones at all, but the homemade sound more promising!

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Yummy

Re-fried Beans

They are very tasty, the only trouble is they don't look too appetising, however Jamie O has a nice recipe using chargrilled peppers in it which makes it look as well as tste really good. If you goodle you should find it x

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Yummy

Re-fried Beans


" They are very tasty, the only trouble is they don't look too appetising, however Jamie O has a nice recipe using chargrilled peppers in it which makes it look as well as taste really good. If you goodle you should find it x
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oops ! that's obviously " google"
!

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AllyH

refried beans

You are welcome QoP.
I made some recently and thought to myself that it would be a good thing for my boys to learn to make..for when they go off to college. The pinto beans were just 99 cents for a lb. That would make a good few cheap, substantial and nutritious meals.Much better than something ready- made.
Another good thing here is posole. It is dried corn (also known as hominy). You make a stew with it. I now live in the Southwest of the USA.

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Essex Girl

Mexican Starter

How about a big bowl of home-made nachos mixed with peppers and smothered in a jalapeno cheesy sauce that everyone can just dig in to.

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violet eyes

Fried beans

Many years ago mum used to do refried baked beans for breakfast. She saved some beans from tea time the previous night let them dry out on a saucer so the next morning they were all a bit dried up. She then fried them after doing the eggs and bacon they tuned out like bubble and squeak all crusty and brown and they tasted completely different from the usual baked beans.
When I try doing them that way it's just not the same .

 
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