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Breakfast Nachos

 

 

 

Breakfast Nachos

This post is sponsored by Made In Cookware, all opinions are my own.

I finally got to watch Coco on Tuesday, and it was amazing! It was so vibrant, so familiar, and I really appreciated that Pixar used several moments throughout the film to teach the audience about the different elements behind Día de los Muertos. If you haven’t had the chance to go see it, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait to watch the Spanish version with my parents in a few days and I hope the film does well enough so other Latinx communities get to feel the immense amount of pride I felt seeing my culture and traditions being shared on the big screen.

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My parents just recently purchased their very first home, and I’m very excited for them. I know it can be very overwhelming trying to figure out what to purchase when it comes to cookware and kitchen tools so I’m happy to help my mom shop for new tools, and gift her some of my personal favorites! When I’m looking to purchase cookware, I want something that is going to last me a very long time and will fit right in with the minimalist aesthetic of my kitchen.

For this post, I got to play with the Made In’s fry pan, and I really enjoyed cooking with it. It was sleek and super smooth, and it was just the perfect size for frying a single egg. I’ve worked with other pans where the heat didn’t distribute evenly but all of the eggs I fried for these nachos were evenly cooked every single time.

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Breakfast Nachos

Billy spatchcocked a turkey a few days ago, so we’ve been eating turkey for the past few days. Typically when we have a ton of leftovers we try to get creative to make sure food doesn’t go waste, so I decided to make some breakfast nachos. If you have a bunch of turkey left, or simply have a rotisserie chicken you don’t know what to do with this is a great way to use any leftover protein. You can also make a little extra sauce and completely douse your tortilla chips in it for chilaquiles.

What are some of your favorite things to make with Thanksgiving leftovers?

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Horchata Tiramisu

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T-1 day to Thankgiving!

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for an Horchata Tiramisu, but before we get to that, here are some last minute apps/desserts/drinks incase you’re like me and still haven’t finalized your Turkey Day menu.

If this is your first time cooking the turkey, spatchcock it. Billy gives you a good rundown on how to do it, and not only does it cut down cooking time, it also yields a really juicy bird.

He also has a really good recipe for a grapefruit custard, double chocolate mousse triffle, and a deep dish toffee nut chocolate chip cookie you should probably take a look at. I got to try all three and they were all delicious!

If you happen to love cheese as much as I do, Adrianna recently shared a recipe for a crispy jalapeño popper dip that looks like a total crowd pleaser and she also has a really good how-to for fluffly mashed potatoes that look like a work of art.

My spicy matador cocktail makes for a really good batch cocktail, and if you really want to feel extra/impress your guests, pull out the mezcal sour, the egg white foam makes it look extra fancy!

Horchata Tiramisu #BestTiramisu #Tiramisu #HorchataThe recipe for the horchata tiramisu came about because Adrianna had shared her chai tiramisu on Instagram and later that day, a Bon Apetit video for Del Posto’s tiramisu was suggested to me, so I took that as a sign from el niñito Jesús, that I should probably make one, with a twist of course. In this recipe, we add horchata to the cake batter, the marscapone cream, and then we bathe the cake in it. The result is this moist sponge cake with layers of silky smooth horchata marscapone cream that’ll make you forget for a second that cheeto puff is still in office.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

PS. Before you start making the recipe, go out and grab your favorite horchata.  It needs to be sweet and milky,  not watered down (remove any ice too) or the recipe won’t taste the same and be as flavorful!

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Chilorio

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I cannot wait for Coco to finally be in theaters next week. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack all week in anticipation and its brought back so many memories. The more I watch the trailer and listen to the music, the more I think about mi abuelita Victoria who passed away two years ago. 

I wasn’t a big fan of rancheras or norteñas growing up but mi grandma loved them, it was all she would play in her old silver grabadora back when cassettes were still a thing. It even rubbed off on mi papá who also always had Pedro InfanteLos Cadetes de Linares, and Los Alegres de Terán on rotation. 

This morning I was listening to Las Jilguerillas, one of mi abuelita’s favorite groups, and it reminded me of the times when I’d be visiting her and I’d  wake up in a daze to “El Bato Gacho” or “El Novillo Despuntado” blasting in the living room at 6 in the morning as she’d start to sweep around the house and prep breakfast for my grandpa who’d be arriving shortly from the potrero with a jug filled with fresh warm milk from his ganado.

Her taste in music is something I will always remember her by.

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Chilorio comes to us from the northern state of Sinaloa and it is essentially really juicy shredded pork in a citrus ancho sauce. The recipe I used for these tacos comes from Pati Jinich’s cookbook: Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking, which is a really good book to have in your arsenal. She has you covered with everything from basics like salsas and tortillas to  dishes like pozole, pambazos and tinga.

My mom would occasionally make chilorio for us, often serving it over a bed of white rice and I really enjoyed how versatile the meat is because we ended up having it on top of nachos, as tacos and over rice. It is a good dish to make ahead and have throughout the week and with Thanksgiving next week you’re definitely going to need something delicious to save you from having leftovers for the rest of the weekend.

I’ve got a few more fun things to share with you before Thanksgiving, so until then..nos vemos pronto!

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Pancho Pantera Tres Leches Cake

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Chicano Eats is officially 1 year old today!

We’re celebrating with a delicious and moist boozy chocolate milk tres leches cake with a whipped chocomíl topping because the occasion needed something extravagant, and well I enjoy being extra.. as the kids say.

Before I launched the blog, I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish with this site and it makes me feel really proud to be able to check some of those things off so soon! I’ve been able to meet so many people, make new friends, and have had the opportunity to build a community of people who enjoy my visuals and look forward to my take on their favorite recipes.

It is extremely gratifying to watch others make your recipes come to life and enjoy the fruits of your labor, so thank you for sharing your comments, photos and your dishes with me. I really appreciate it. En serio.

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The recipe for this cake actually came about because I had a reader that asked if I had ever heard of a chocolate tres leches, and I said I had, so he mentioned he’d love to see my take on it and voilà–we have the Pancho Pantera tres leches cake.

It’s named after Pancho Pantera because I incorporated Choco Milk, the Mexican equivalent of Nequik, into the cake and into the super creamy whipped topping. The end result is a spongey chocolate milk cake doused in boozy tres leches with a chocolate milk whipped topping.

If you happen to make the cake, please tag me, and share the end result with me. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for the blog, and I hope you come along for the ride!

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