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About John Hofstetter

Originally from San Diego and now living in New Hampshire. Attempting to recreate and re-imagine the Mexican food of my days in Southern California
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Chipotle Bacon Jam
3 years ago

Chipotle Bacon Jam

Bacon rendered down with chipotle and ancho chili peppers. A little spicy and sweet. Great as a spread on tortas or toast. If you don’t want it spicy, hold off …
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Chorizo Corn Dogs
3 years ago

Chorizo Corn Dogs

By  •  Pork

Corn dogs are awesome. Everyone knows it. It turns out they’re pretty easy to make too. Why not use a chorizo sausage vs. a hotdog? We’ve been eating a lot …
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Red Chile Pork Tamales
3 years ago

Red Chile Pork Tamales

We’ve made this recipe quite a few times. It comes from Tamales 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Traditional Tamales. A wonderful cookbook that’s incredibly thorough. We’ve always made our …
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Making Fresh Masa
3 years ago

Making Fresh Masa

I’ve gotten a little obsessed with masa. Masa is the dough made from ground corn used to make corn tortillas, tamales, sopes, empenadas, and such. If you want the freshest, …
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Scallop Tacos
3 years ago

Scallop Tacos

Scallops have always been one of our favorite bits of seafood. You need to get good quality scallops. You don’t want them smelling fishy. That’s no good. These tacos are …
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Chile Relleño Enchiladas
3 years ago

Chile Relleño Enchiladas

I still remember the first time I had a proper chile relleño. It’s a uniquely Mexican dish. And it turns out it’s a bit of a process to make. You …
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Sweet Potato, Chorizo, and Corn Tacos
3 years ago

Sweet Potato, Chorizo, and Corn Tacos

By  •  Tacos, Pork

So we’ve been making a lot of burritos and tacos with french fries in them. Our versions of the California burrito. They’re awesome. Got me to thinking that potatoes go …
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California Tostada
3 years ago

California Tostada

Steak, cheese and fries seems like a no-brainer. It works great in a burrito, so why not on a tostada? I used our grilled carne asada recipe and fried up …
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Huevos Rancheros
3 years ago

Huevos Rancheros

So when you cook a lot of Mexican food like us, you always have leftover beans, salsas and tortillas. Huevos Rancheros is a recipe that combines all your leftovers together …
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Mexican Chorizo
3 years ago

Mexican Chorizo

We love chorizo. I’ve always loved both Spanish and Mexican chorizos. Spanish chorizo is a dry-cured hard sausage. Typically, Mexican chorizo is a spicy, raw pork sausage that crumbles when …
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