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The Southwest Arizona New Mexico Oklahoma Texas Nevada Utah Colorado Kansas
The Southwest Historical Information 1 Area is known for heavy Spanish and Mexican influence
The Southwest torical Information 2 & 3 Ø Cowboys are a tradition Ø Cattle ranching and driving cattle to market Ø Foods reflect that Ø Area is suited for cattle and sheep raising rather than farming
The Southwest Historical Information 4 & 5 Tex-Mex cuisine includes: • Strong spices • Reliance on beans, rice and vegetables Rather than meat Farming= wheat, rice, and citrus
The Southwest CLIMATE • Hot, dry summers- longer growing season • Short, mild winters • Not a lot of rainfall
The Southwest s d o o F n o m m Co Corn, beans, rice, tacos, and tamales
The Southwest s d o o F n o m m o C Chili- spicy • http: //www. videojug. com/film/how-to-make-chili-3 • http: //www. videojug. com/film/how-to-make-chilli-con-carne
How to Make Chili – notes • During the demo and videos, make sure to answer the questions in the packet. • Ask anything that you miss. • You will make cornbread and spicy rice & beans to go with the chili the next day.
The Southwest s d o o F n o m m Co Fajitas, nachos, and quesadillas
The Southwest s d o o F n o m m Co Cornbread and tortillas
The Southwest s d o o F n o m m Co Texas BBQ – roasting meats for longer period of time
Recipe Name: Huevos Rancheros Region: Southwest Ø Vegetarian dish, egg makes up the protein source. Ø Use ONLY the leaves from the 3 cilantro sprigs. Ø Can cook your egg as scrambled, over easy or fried – each person makes own. Ø Can use avocado and extra cilantro as garnish.
Recipe Name: Cornbread Region: Southwest • Sift: • Aerate ingredients by putting through sifter to make lighter USE ALL BATTER!! NO WASTE If you would like to make 12 mini corn muffins: bake about 8 -10 minutes and then check, may need more. If you would like to make a loaf pan of cornbread, bake for 14 minutes and then check, may need more.
Recipe Name: Veggie Quesadillas Region: Southwest Twice Grilled: Grill on one side, then flip and grill on the other. Shred: Using a box grater, cut food into small pieces * Do for Cheese THEN zucchini and carrots * Usually done in juices/remnants of other food for flavor. Form either: Traditional quesadillas that are cut in half Soft Tacos that are folded in half Soft Tacos Burritos that are folded **Warm the tortilla for about 10 seconds if you want to form a burrito Tortilla Bowls that are baked on the backs of muffin pans
Veggie Quesadillas – Options… Traditional style cut in half to serve Soft taco style - serves 1 Soft taco style with lentils – each 1 serves 1 Burrito style – each 1 serves 1 Or…
Try this… Preheat oven to 300°, spray tortilla LIGHTLY with cooking spray and shape in between the bottom side of the muffin cups for 5 -8 minutes or until golden. Tortilla bowls – each 1 serves 1
Recipe Name: Spicy Rice & Beans Ingredients: 2 c. flavored broth, you choose flavor – beef, chicken or veggie 1 c. rice 1 t. butter 1 clove garlic, minced ½ onion, diced ½ c. kidney beans 1 tsp. cumin ¼ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or less to taste) Region: Southwest Procedure: 1. In the large sauce pot, sauté any additional veggies first with some cooking spray. 2. Then, leave the veggies in the pot and bring the broth to a boil. 3. Add in butter, rice, garlic, and spices, and simmer over medium-low heat for 15 – 20 minutes, or until soft and all broth is absorbed. Stir twice during cooking to prevent sticking. 4. When rice is soft, stir in the beans; cook on low heat for 4 -5 minutes or until heated through. 5. Remove the rice and beans mixture from the pot; present in serving bowl or on platter.