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Salsa Verde Chili

  • 2 LBs Tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 Red Onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Poblano Peppers, halved
  • 2 Jalapenos, halved and seeded if desired
  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 TB Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper, chopped
  • 2 (15 OZ) Cans Black Beans
  • 2 (15 OZ) Cans Hominy
  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Garnishes including Cheeses, olives, jalapeños, crispy Serrano ham, onions, olives, chopped tomatoes etc.
  • Tortillas and tortilla chips

To make the salsa verde, toss the tomatillos, onions, garlic, poblanos, and jalapenos in 2 TB of the olive oil and 1 tsp salt. Place on a sheet tray and slide into the oven, roast for 20 – 30 minutes or until the peppers are browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and puree until chunky in the food processor. Add the beans, hominy, corn to a slow cooker and then the salsa verde.  Cook for 4 – 5 hours on low, or 10 hours on high

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Spanish Style Cheese Dip or Spread

So easy – just put this cheesy goodness together in a bowl!

  • 1 Cup Shredded Manchego Cheese
  • 1 TB Olive Oil Mayo
  • 1 TB Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 – 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika (Hot or Sweet or combination)
  • 2 TB Capers
  • 2 TB Toasted Sliced Almonds
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • 1 Jar (approx. 6 – 8) Roasted Red Peppers

Add the cheese, mayo, yogurt and paprika to a small bowl and mix well. Stir in the capers and almonds. Season to taste with salt and use as a dip or spread for bread.

Wine for a Latin-Inspired Spread

Cava to toast, Rioja or Albarino to enjoy later

  • Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne. Crisp and refreshing, easy to find and under $20.
  • Albarino is a Spanish indigenous grape that will please white wine lovers whether they like and unoaked Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Rioja is made with the Tempranillo and is a traditional pair with hearty fare like pork, mushrooms or even a savory bean stew like our Salsa Verde Chili.