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Bayless favorite?

violin Jan 6, 2014 01:46 PM

I am going to a cooking gathering this weekend where we are each supposed to make/bring a recipe from the Rick Bayless cookbook, "Mexico, One plate at a Time". Anyone have a favorite recipe they recommend for this that would be good in a potluck-ish setting?

  1. C. Hamster Jan 7, 2014 06:05 PM

    Chicken adobo
    Fish Veracruz
    Tequila flamed mangoes (I use pineapple due to food allergy )

    1. Becca Porter Jan 7, 2014 04:11 PM

      I think that one has the black bean taquitos! Amazing.

      1. Breadcrumbs Jan 6, 2014 05:12 PM

        violin, jic you weren't aware, this cookbook was a COTM some time ago and folks continue to add their experiences with recipes from this book to the various chapter threads. If you are interested in taking a look and/or adding your own experience with the recipe(s) you try, here's a link:


        A dish that we've made on a number of occasions and really enjoyed was the Rice w Roasted Poblano, Spinach and Fresh Cheese – p. 180. Here's a link to my review along w a photo of the finished dish:


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        1. re: Breadcrumbs
          violin Jan 6, 2014 06:12 PM


          wow - what a great link! Thank you so much, as I was not aware. Your dish looks de-lish.

        2. chefj Jan 6, 2014 04:07 PM

          The Chicken in Green Pipian is very good as is the Pork in Salsa Verde.
          The pork is more economical to make for a crowd and can be made and held or reheated more easily.

          1. sandiasingh Jan 6, 2014 03:16 PM

            I've been wanting to make the yellow mole from OPAAT--at least I think that's the series I saw it on recently--but haven't been able to with holiday activities.

            1. biondanonima Jan 6, 2014 02:35 PM

              I love the cowboy beans and chipotle meatballs from Mexican Everyday. It was a Cookbook of the Month not too long ago, so if you search for those threads you'll find a ton of information on recipes.

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              1. re: biondanonima
                juliejulez Jan 6, 2014 02:37 PM

                The chipotle meatballs were hands down my favorite from Mexican Everyday too.

                1. re: biondanonima
                  ziggylu Jan 6, 2014 02:43 PM

                  I like the cowboy beans too! We make those frequently!

                2. BerkshireTsarina Jan 6, 2014 02:03 PM

                  Yep, the Guajillo Spiced Pork with Potatoes.
                  Oops, sorry, that's from my favorite Bayless, Mexican Everyday. But sometimes he has overlap recipes, you could look ---

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                  1. re: BerkshireTsarina
                    violin Jan 6, 2014 02:18 PM

                    Thanks! That's what I'm looking for... favorite recipes. I'm getting the book tomorrow, so I'll check for this.

                    1. re: BerkshireTsarina
                      violin Jan 6, 2014 02:44 PM

                      Unfortunately, I have to choose a recipe from the "Mexico, One plate at a Time" cookbook, but I will definitely check your recommendations in case they are double listed!!

                      I am always looking for a new meatball recipe, so thank you for this.

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