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Jane Butel's Quick and Easy Southwestern Cookbook

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Quesadillas

Quesadillas are one of the most versatile of all light meals or appetizers. Literally translated, quesadilla means “cheese detail.” Resta...

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Southwestern Burgers

A big favorite in New Mexico is a juicy hamburger topped with green chile. If you want to go all out, you can add Cheddar and Monterey Ja...

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Terrific Scallop Tostada Salad

Home-baked tostado chips are fresher tasting than store-bought, but you can use either. Or, you can use an assortment of corn and wheat- ...

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Basic Rub

Rubs have long been popular in the Southwest for applying to meats before grilling or roasting. There are many variations however, I thi...

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Jalapeño Lime Creme Dressing

The combination of flavors is perfect for a wide range of salads as well as for a sauce to serve with meats or vegetables.

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Spicy Cilantro Lime Dressing

This dressing is particularly good on spinach and red onion salad or any combination of greens.

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Tortilla Pizzas

These can be a light meal or an appetizer. They are quick to make and are a wonderful way to use what you have on hand. They are most hea...

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Chicken Chilaquiles con Salsa

The origins of this recipe are authentically Mayan. In a weeklong, full-participation course I developed for my New Mexican cooking schoo...

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Quick Cilantro Chicken

Cilantro, when properly handled, is a fresh flavored accent that tames spicy hot chile flavors. Always remember to only coarsely chop it,...

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Crumb-Coated Halibut with Tomatillo Salsa

Halibut steaks are succulent and generally available. The steaks are juicier and better-quality fish than the fillets; avoid the smaller ...

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Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillos, which are not related to tomatoes, have a fruity, fresh flavor that complements most any food or dish they accompany.

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Chile-Sparked Sweet Potato Soup

This hearty soup is wonderful for lunch, served with just a crunch of baked tortilla shoestrings. Serve the soup with a sandwich for a li...

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Baked Tortilla Shoestrings

Baking the tortillas avoids frying them in fat, although it makes them a bit tougher and some say less flavorful. But sprinkling the tort...

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Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The rich flavors of the chipotle chiles overlaced with the roasted garlic are wonderful in mashed potatoes. Infusing the potatoes with bu...

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Margaritas

Now America's favorite mixed drink, Margaritas can be made in numerous ways. Nothing, however, is better than the original Margarita made...

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Sangria, New Mexican Style

This Sangria is much lighter than some versions made with brandies and stronger liquor combinations. This is a “Sunday Best” recipe.

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