Taste of Home Recipes from New Mexico and Beyond
Here are 2 authentic Taste of Home Recipes from New Mexico.
GREEN CHILI BREAKFAST BURRITO
- 6 large eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1 minced jalapeno pepper
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 4 breakfast sausage links
- 3/4 cup of shredded Mexican 3-cheese blend
- 1 small can of chopped green chiles
- 6 flour tortillas
- 1 cup of salsa
- Whisk eggs, egg whites, jalapeno, and cayenne in a small bowl, and set aside.
- Crumble sausage into small pieces and brown in a skillet over medium heat.
- Move sausages toward the edges of the pan, and pour egg mixture into the middle of the pan.
- Stir until cooked.
- Sprinkle with cheese and chili peppers
- Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until cheese melts.
- Place about 1/3 cup onto each tortilla.
- Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll it up.
Although heavily influenced by Mexican cuisine, New Mexico has a unique cuisine of its own, with red and green chile peppers at its heart.
Here's a zesty chile pepper recipe from an excellent cookbook called Cocinas de New Mexico, published by the Public Service Company of New Mexico:
CHILE RELLENOS DULCES
(Sweet Green Chile Meat Balls)
- 1 cup chopped raisins
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
- 2 pounds boiled ground beef or pork
- 1 cup chopped green chiles
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat 2-inches of shortening in a heavy pan on a medium-high heat.
- Beat the egg and milk in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the meat, sugar, raisins, allspice, salt, and chili with 2 tablespoons of the egg mixture.
- Form the mixture into balls measuring roughly 1/2 inch in diameter.
- Dip each ball into the remaining egg mixture, and roll each one in flour.
- Fry the sweet chili meat balls in hot shortening until golden.
- Drain on absorbent towels.
This recipe yields approximately 3-4 dozen meatballs.
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