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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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Chicken Fried Carne Asada Steak Torta
3 years ago

Chicken Fried Carne Asada Steak Torta

A torta is basically a Mexican sandwich. This is similar to a pork cutlet “Milanese” torta, but I’m using a flattened piece of steak tip that’s marinated then breaded and …
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Torta Rolls (Telera Rolls)
3 years ago

Torta Rolls (Telera Rolls)

If you want to make a day of cooking all your torta ingredients from scratch (and who doesn’t) then you can make your own rolls. It has a crunchy exterior …
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Pickled Red Onions
3 years ago

Pickled Red Onions

By  •  Misc.

This is a quick and simple recipe for pickled red onions. We mostly use the onions on tortas, but they’re great in burritos and tacos as well. The onions will …
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Garlic Shrimp Enchiladas with Poblano Cream Sauce
3 years ago

Garlic Shrimp Enchiladas with Poblano Cream Sauce

There’s a lot of garlic in this recipe. I’m not kidding. A lot. But it works. The tasty poblano cream sauce helps to keep the tortillas from drying out. Nothing …
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
3 years ago

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

We’ve been making this salsa for years.  You can make a salsa verde by boiling everything, but by roasting you get a great rustic flavor. We grow all the ingredients …
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Carne Asada Pizza
3 years ago

Carne Asada Pizza

By  •  Steak

We’ve been making a lot of pizza lately. I found an easy recipe for the dough online. You use a kitchen aid mixer to knead the dough. Simple ingredients and …
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Sweet Guajillo Tamarind Glaze
3 years ago

Sweet Guajillo Tamarind Glaze

This is a really tasty glaze that I put on just about everything. It pours easily out of a kitchen squirt bottle. This recipe makes enough for 1 bottle + …
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Homemade Refried Beans
3 years ago

Homemade Refried Beans

There is a profound difference between refried beans from a can and making them from scratch. It takes time, but it’s not difficult. We use them in bean and cheese …
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Mexican Red Rice (Arroz Rojo)
3 years ago

Mexican Red Rice (Arroz Rojo)

By  •  Rice

We’ve tried different Mexican rice recipes over the years. This is the best we’ve found. Tastes as good as any rice you’ll get at a Mexican restaurant. You’ll want to …
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