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Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots

Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots
Enjoy an exquisite side of Pinto Beans complemented with the taste of ground beef and carrots seasoned to perfection. This combination of flavors is done in less than 45 minutes using a pressure cooker. See George Duran’s delicious and easy to make recipe for Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots.. serve it with a little bit of rice and Buén Provecho!!!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Specialty

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Ingredients
  • 2 Tblsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 packets of “Sazon con Culantro y Achiote”
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 C. diced carrots
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tblsp. cumin
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 C. dried Pinto beans
  • 4 C. water
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation
  1. Heat 1 Tblsp. of olive oil in the pressure cooker on high heat and cook ground beef until browned. Then mix in both packets of Sazon. Remove and set aside. Add another Tblsp. of olive oil and on medium heat cook onion, carrots and pepper, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in oregano, cumin, cooked beef, tomatoes, beans and water. Close lid and allow to come to high pressure. Once under pressure cook for 25 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for a slow release of the pressure, about 10 minutes.
  2. Serve with white rice and garnish with chopped cilantro.

 

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde
Who doesn’t love tamales? and who doesn’t love coffee?? Chef George Duran combined these two delicious treats and created his all new coffee rubbed tamales with carnitas and green sauce recipe. Delight your taste buds with this mouthwatering dish and Buén Provecho!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: lunch, dinner, side dish, snack

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Ingredients
  • Carnitas:
  • 1 Tbslp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tblsp. instant espresso coffee
  • 1 Tblsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ⅛ tsp. coriander
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4-5 lb. pork shoulder
  • 2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
  • Tamales:
  • 4 C. Maseca flour
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • Dried corn husk, soaked in warm water for at least an hour
  • salt
  • Salsa Verde:
  • 12 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tblsp. lime juice

Preparation
  1. To make carnitas, mix first 9 dry ingredients in a bowl. Rub pork shoulder throughout with the dry rub and allow to rest for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat in the IMUSA pressure cooker and brown pork shoulder on all sides. Add enough water to almost cover the shoulder (about 3 cups) and close and lock lid. Allow to come to pressure on high heat, then lower heat to the minimum needed to maintain pressure. Cook for 60 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and allow pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes). Pull out the meat and using two forks, shred pork meat, removing excess fat. Set aside and reserve liquid in pressure cooker.
  4. Make tamales by mixing 4 cups of Maseca flour with 2-3 cups reserved pork stock, butter and 1 tsp. salt, until you achieve the consistency peanut butter.
  5. Assemble the tamales by using a rubber spatula to spread about ¼ to ½ cup of dough mixture onto the center of the corn husk. Add some pulled carnitas in the center and gently fold one side of the corn husk to the other end and tie a knot at the larger end with a thin strip of corn husk, or fold up bottom end to prevent masa from slipping out. Fold over the other side of the tamale to close it.
  6. Once all of the tamales have been assembled place them right side up into the IMUSA pressure cooker on top of a metal steaming basket, filled with an inch or two of water.
  7. Close and lock pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes under pressure. Use the rapid release method to remove pressure.
  8. To make the salsa verde, add all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency. Season to taste and serve on top of each tamale.

 

Arroz con Pollo Mole (Mole Rice and Chicken)

Arroz con Pollo Mole (Mole Rice and Chicken)
Arroz con pollo is one of the most traditional recipes in Hispanic cuisine. Many of us grew up with the smell of a boiling caldero simmering chicken before being served with some rice. Chef George Duran added a delicious twist to this recipe by adding a little extra kick of flavor. Try it, enjoy it and share it with your loved ones. Buen provecho!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: lunch, dinner

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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. mild chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • ½ C. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 red pepper, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 C. rice, uncooked
  • 2 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 C. chicken stock
  • Curly parsley, finely chopped, for garnish

Preparation
  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Dust chicken thighs with flour and season with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in your IMUSA caldero on medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  3. Lower heat to medium and cook bacon until slightly browned. Add onions, red peppers and garlic and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add rice, tomato paste, chocolate and dry spices and mix. Add chicken stock and mix again. Allow to come to a simmer, cover and turn heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Uncover, gently mix rice and add chicken thighs on top. Cover and continue simmering for 20-25 more minutes until thighs and rice are cooked. If needed, add more stock or water until rice is done.
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving with finely chopped parsley.

 

Spicy Tomato Soup with Hominy

Spicy Tomato Soup with Hominy
Enjoy a mouthwatering tomato soup without having to get away from the comfort of your own home. This flavor rich recipe composed of onions, garlic, tomatoes, cayenne peppers and queso fresco will lift your spirit and satisfy your crave. Buen provecho!!

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Cuisine: Mexican Cuisine
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch

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Ingredients
  • 4 Tblsp. olive oil
  • 3 medium red onions, finely chopped
  • 8 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tblsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or more if desired
  • 2 C. canned hominy, drained
  • 8 C. water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Queso fresco, grated
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • olive oil

Preparation
  1. In your IMUSA dutch oven heat olive oil on medium heat and cook onions until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add crushed tomatoes, paste, sugar, cayenne pepper and mix. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add hominy and water. Allow to simmer for 10 more minutes then season with salt and pepper. Add more water if too thick.
  2. Serve soup with grated queso fresco, chopped cilantro and drizzled olive oil.

 

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Chorizo Lentil Stew

Chorizo Lentil Stew
Prepare a delicious stew in less than 15 minutes. That is correct you can have an exquisite chorizo and lentil stew in less than 15 minutes using your IMUSA pressure cooker. Join us on this culinary voyage as chef George Duran shows us how to prepare his famous Chorizo and Lentil Stew.

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8

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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups brown lentils (about ¾ lbs.)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 3-5 chorizo links (about 11 oz.), cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf

Preparation
  1. Over medium high heat add oil to your IMUSA pressure cooker and sauté onions, carrots, and green peppers for 5 minutes. Add the of the ingredients to pressure cooker, mix them together, cover the pot (making sure the lid is properly sealed), and bring to high heat.
  2. When the orange pressure regulator pops up, lower heat to medium and let cook under pressure for 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and using a wooden spatula, gently press on the pressure control valve (located on the center of the lid) to allow all of the pressure to escape until the orange pressure regulator goes back down. Open lid and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.