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    Grilled Chicken and Charred-Onion Tacos

    Chicken breast might be everyone’s poultry go-to, but thighs are arguably more delicious: meaty, sturdy, and perfect for grilling. The rich, tender meat is fabulous with grilled onions and spicy…

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    Chile-Flavored Corn Tortillas (Tortillas de Maiz con Adobo)

    These reddish tortillas have an earthy flavor that I like with vegetable and breakfast tacos, where they contrast with the filling. Don’t use them for a dried-chile or adobo-flavored filling…

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    Corn Tortillas (Tortillas de Maiz)

    The trick to making tortillas is to get a rhythm going so that you can make more than one at a time, though at the beginning you may want to…

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    Tortillas De Maiz (Corn Tortillas)

    People often ask what's more traditional--flour or corn tortillas? It's obviously corn, because this is a native ingredient to Mexico and they were making corn tortillas well before flour came…

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    Fresh Corn Tortillas

    Tender, flavorful, homemade corn tortillas are worlds apart from their store-bought counterparts, and they make any taco taste better. Although not necessary, a tortilla press comes in handy for making…

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    Gorditas de Piloncillo (Sweet Fried Masa Cakes)

    The name gorditas is used in an endearing manner in Mexico to describe many small but "fatty" (referring to thickness) foods. Everyone loves gorditas, and there are many different kinds. I…

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    Pork Tamales with Double-Chile Sauce

    There are different styles of tamales throughout Latin America, but their essential components—masa, a filling, and a wrapper—are the same. Wrapped in corn husks and served with a smoky chile…

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    Handmade Corn Tortillas

    There’s just no comparison between supple, aromatic, freshly made corn tortillas and store-bought ones. You can roll out tortillas by hand, but a tortilla press makes for faster, more consistent…

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    Tex-Mex Chili

    Chili purists may scorn the inclusion of onions, beer, and unsweetened chocolate, but they give this chili an unbelievable depth of flavor. Toasting and grinding your spices fresh is an…

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