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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?

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  1. BerkshireTsarina RE: violin 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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      violin RE: BerkshireTsarina 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.

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        violin RE: BerkshireTsarina 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.

      2. biondanonima RE: violin 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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          juliejulez RE: biondanonima Jan 6, 2014 02:37 PM

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

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            ziggylu RE: biondanonima Jan 6, 2014 02:43 PM

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

          2. sandiasingh RE: violin 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. chefj RE: violin 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. Breadcrumbs RE: violin 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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                  violin RE: Breadcrumbs 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. Becca Porter RE: violin Jan 7, 2014 04:11 PM

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

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

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

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