I have no idea if this recipe is Mexican at all. I got it from my friend Kay, who I think got it from a book called the Vegetarian Epicure which I have never chased down yet.
- 2 large onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 floz olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 2 cups of white rice
- 1 1/2 pints of tomato puree (I use canned chopped tomatoes which I blend, or you could use passata)
- 2 tsp salt
- 14 floz water
- Chop the onions and garlic and lightly fry in the oil.
- Add the ginger, coriander, cloves and pepper, and stir for 30 seconds
- Add the rice and stir, cooking until the rice seems to be turning clear and beginning to brown
- Add the tomato puree, salt and water, and simmer for 25 minutes
This was one of my mother’s standard recipes, very delicious, slightly sweet and sour, and best served with rice.
- 1 1/2 lb lean pork, diced
- 1 oz fat
- 1 oz flour
- 1 lb onions
- 1/2 pint stock
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried tarragon
- 4 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
- salt and pepper
- 1 dessert spoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lb chopped carrots
- 1 can of tomatoes.
- Set the oven to 170C, gas 3
- Fry off the pork in the oil, and set aside
- In the same pan, gently fry the sliced onions until they are soft, and beginning to brown
- Add the browned meat with the flour, and stir for a minute or so.
- Add the stock and vinegar, and stir well, then add the sugar, tarragon, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to the boil
- Add the carrots and tomatoes and bring to the boil again.
- Transfer to a casserole dish and cook for 3 hours in the oven
This is a very easy recipe, can’t recall where it is from. I usually have these ingredients in the house, so I can usually make this.
- 1 can butter beans
- 1 can tomatoes
- 1 1/2 pints of stock
- 1 bayleaf
- 2 onions, chopped
- olive oil or butter
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp honey or sugar
- chopped parsley to serve
- Gently cook the onions in the olive oil until well cooked, very soft.
- Add the beans, stock, tomatoes, bayleaf and then simmer the soup for half an hour
- Season to taste, with the salt, pepper, honey.
Serve with brown toast and garnished with chopped parsley