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3.28.2012

Beer Braised Chorizo Tostada's (Guest Post)

OH boy you guys are in for a treat today! I'm so happy to have my friend Laura from A Healthy Jalapeno share a recipe with you guys today.

For my "Around the World" Guest Poster Challenge she has whipped up a scrumptious Mexican inspired dinner.

My husband and I LOVE Mexican food. We make it at least once a week for dinner, and I can't count how many times during the week I eat it for lunch. I'm also whipping up quick quesadillas, or black bean salads for the kids and I. When Laura sent me her post for Beer Braised Chorizo Tostada's I was in heaven!

This is a dish we will be making perhaps tomorrow night for dinner! I Love Chorizo... and braised in beer? Seriously now, how great does that sound!

Laura's blog A Healthy Jalapeno has so many great flavorful satisfying healthy meals/snacks on it.  When I am looking to be   a good girl I go to her blog for inspiration for something healthier.


Everyone say hi to Laura!




I am so excited to be here today Guest Posting for Carrie. It was back in January that Carrie guest posted for me over at A Healthy Jalapeño for her very FIRST guest post so I am happy that I finally get to return the favor.

I have been following Carrie for sometime now and besides her amazing food, I have always been captured with her fabulous food photography. She really knows how to capture every bite and flavor in each dish creating the ultimate and inevitable lip-smacking drool-fest {on my part of course}.


Carrie and I talked about how she was looking for me to share with you all a light and ethnic recipe that was sure to please. I was more than up for the challenge and seeing as how my favorite ethnic go-to cuisine is normally Mexican, I knew I had something super tasty and delicious in mind that would be sure to make YOU drool.

As Carrie says "This may not be the lowest calorie dish on the block but it has so much going on". It has all of the key elements for filling your bellies with delicious fresh ingredients that when combined, create a party in your mouth. The true highlight of this dish is the beer braised chorizo because has such amazing flavor and will  actually fill your house with the sweet and spicy smell of the meat. I favor Mexican dishes because veggies and spices are super healthy by nature and you can add as much or as little as you'd like. Add a simple braised meat and wrap and you have created a delicious meal with tons of flavor that will fill you up without making you feel cheated.

Beer braised chorizo, organic refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, avocados and shredded cheese all thrown together in a tostada and drizzled with the most outrageous sauce... yup, this is one plate you will be sure to finish, but make sure you savor and relish each and every bite.

I hope you all enjoy it!


Beer Braised Chorizo Tostada's

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño

Recipe adopted by My Kitchen Moovement

Ingredients:

Tortillas (I used low carb, high fiber whole wheat)
1 (16 oz) can organic spicy refried beans (no lard)


Beer braised chorzio
4 links of fresh chorizo
1/2 white onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup of Mexican beer
1 sauce recipe, below
Pico de gallo OR Classic Guacamole, to taste
lettuce, shredded
avocado, cubed

Remove casing from fresh chorizo and place in skillet with 1 teaspoon of oil.
Break apart using wooden spoon/spatula. Sauté for 10 minutes on medium heat and then add garlic. Add beer and deglaze skillet. Heat over low to medium heat until most of the beer has evaporated and the chorizo is crispy brown.

Assemble your tostadas using the refritos (refried beans), chorizo and sauce. Add grated queso chihuahua or Monterrey Jack cheese, lettuce, diced avocados, pico de gallo and your favorite hot sauce to make it your own.


Sauce:
3/4 cup of crema, crème fraiche or sour cream
1/4 cup of loosely packed cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
Splashes of hot sauce (to your taste level)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup water



Add crema, cilantro, rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper, lime juice, hot sauce and honey into blender and pulse until smooth.
Add water to thin consistency.



                                                                                                                                                                    
Laura, 
Thank you so much for sharing this wicked yummy recipe with us today! 

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6 comments:

  1. Yum! This has all of my favorite ingredients in it!! Great guest post :-)

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  2. Thanks for having me guest post on your page Carrie!!! I hope your viewers liked it! :)

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  3. Seriously?!! I love these, sounds delicious!

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mexican food - these look incredible :)

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  5. You had me at beer....wait, did I just say that out loud, LOL!!! This sounds so yummy!!!! Heading over to enjoy A Healthy Jalapeno's lovely blog:-) Hugs, Terra

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