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Mexican Posole

Kay Ulibarri – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10


  • 1 package dried or frozen posole (hominy)
  • water to cover
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 whole garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 lbs lean pork cubes
  • red chile powdered or frozen to taste


  • Cover posole with water; bring to boil.
  • Pour water off; continue process until water is clear.
  • Cook posole in water until corn pops, about 2 hours for dried and 30-45 minutes for frozen.
  • Add remaining ingredients; simmer 2 hours or until meat is tender. Add water to prevent scorching.


Posole is the traditional Christmas Eve meal, eaten after viewing or participating in the neighborhood "Posadas" - a reenactment of Mary and Joseph going from door to door, looking for a place to stay.



Mexican Empanadas

Kay Ulibarri – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Servings 20 empanadas


  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 10 oz package frozen patty shells thawed
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 3 tbsp red chile salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Crumble beef; saute with onion in a skillet until beef is cooked and onion is soft. Drain.
  • Stir in red chile salsa and spices. Set aside.
  • Place thawed patty shell dough on a floured board and roll out, in one piece, to about 1/16 inch thickness.
  • Cut dough into 3-inch rounds, about 20.
  • Put 2 teaspoons of filling on each dough circle; fold in half.
  • Moisten edges with water and press edges together with a fork. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick tops with a fork.
  • Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.



Mexican Tostadas

Rachel Hartman - Missionary Wife in Latin America
This is a common dish served at Mexican gatherings. The tostadas and toppings are usually set out in buffet style. This gives everyone a chance to create a tostada that is filled with their favorite ingredients. In this way, it appeals to many people and is a fun group meal! We often prepare them for guests and our kids all have their favorite version of a tostada that fits their taste preferences!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 1 bag Mexican Tostadas
  • 4 cups refried beans
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 2 cups Mexican cream
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup chopped onion and cilantro
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 4 limes quartered
  • 1 cup salsa


  • Prepare all ingredients
  • Line up tostadas and toppings in a serving line or on a buffet.
  • Place tostada on a plate. Top with desired ingredients.
  • Enjoy!