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Chilaquiles Recipe

Chilaquiles Recipe

Chilaquiles Recipe: A Traditional Mexican Delight

All products listed can be purchased at our Junior’s Supermarket stores.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 2 cups salsa verde or roja
  • 1 cup shredded chicken or cooked chorizo (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (such as queso fresco or Monterrey Jack)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream and avocado slices for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the salsa over medium heat until simmering.
  2. Add the tortilla chips to the skillet, stirring gently to coat them evenly with the salsa.
  3. If using, add the shredded chicken or cooked chorizo to the skillet, mixing well with the chips and salsa.
  4. Cook the chilaquiles for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chips are slightly softened but still retain their crunch.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the chilaquiles, cover the skillet, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle chopped onion and cilantro over the chilaquiles.
  7. Serve the chilaquiles hot, topped with a dollop of sour cream and avocado slices, if desired. Enjoy!

Brief History of Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a beloved Mexican dish that combines crispy tortilla chips with flavorful salsa and toppings, creating a hearty and satisfying meal. Originating from ancient Aztec cuisine, this dish has evolved over centuries to become a staple in Mexican households and a popular breakfast or brunch option. At Junior’s Supermarket, we’re excited to share this authentic recipe with you, along with a brief history of this delicious dish.

Classic Mexican Ceviche Recipe

Classic Mexican Ceviche

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Ingredients:

  • 1-pound fresh white fish (tilapia, snapper, or similar), diced
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:

  • In a glass bowl, combine the diced fish and lime juice. Ensure the fish is fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the lime juice to “cook” the fish.
  • Drain excess lime juice from the fish.
  • Add diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and cucumber to the fish. Mix gently.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the ceviche marinate in the refrigerator for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with additional cilantro, with tortilla chips on the side.

Brief History of Ceviche

Ceviche, a popular dish in Mexico and many Latin American countries, traces its roots to the coastal regions. The method of “cooking” raw fish or seafood in citrus juice, usually lime or lemon, is believed to have originated with the indigenous people of the Andes. Over time, this preparation method spread throughout the coastal regions of Latin America, each region adding its unique twist. Mexican ceviche typically features fresh fish or seafood mixed with vibrant ingredients for a refreshing and zesty dish.

Buñuelos Recipe

Buñuelos

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cinnamon sugar for coating (1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon)
Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
  2. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Gradually incorporate warm milk, stirring continuously, until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes smooth.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out small portions of the dough into thin rounds, approximately 6 inches in diameter.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Carefully place each dough round into the hot oil, frying until golden brown on both sides. Use a slotted spoon to remove excess oil.
  9. Immediately coat the fried dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm.
  10. Allow buñuelos to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy the crispy, sweet delight!

Origin of Chiles Rellenos

Buñuelos have a rich history dating back to the Moorish presence in Spain. The word “buñuelo” is believed to have originated from the Arabic term “bnawīr,” meaning “a small, fried thing.” As Spanish colonizers and explorers traveled to the Americas, they brought this delightful treat with them.
In Mexico, buñuelos have become a beloved part of holiday celebrations, particularly during Christmas and New Year’s festivities. The recipe has evolved over the years, with variations in shape, size, and toppings. Buñuelos are not only a culinary delight but also a symbol of cultural heritage, connecting generations through the joy of sharing these sweet, crispy treats during special occasions.

Pan de Muerto Recipe

Pan De Muerto

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Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 grams of fresh yeast
  • 60 ml of warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom essence
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Powdered sugar for decoration
Instructions:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk and wait for it to bubble.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the sugar, eggs, melted butter, orange zest, orange blossom essence, and the yeast mixture. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  5. Divide the dough into portions and shape them into round buns. Place a small piece of dough from each bun on top to create “bones” and “skulls.”
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for that special touch.

Origin of Pan De Muerto

Pan de Muerto, or “Bread of the Dead,” is a traditional Mexican sweet bread with a history deeply rooted in indigenous and Spanish culinary traditions. Originating from Mesoamerican cultures that honored their deceased ancestors with offerings of symbolic foods, this bread underwent a transformation with the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, incorporating European wheat, sugarcane, and baking techniques. The bread’s round shape represents the circle of life and death, and the four limbs or “bones” on top, along with a small skull-shaped dough ball in the center, carry rich symbolism. Pan de Muerto holds a central place in the Día de los Muertos celebrations, where it is offered on altars to nourish the spirits of the departed and symbolize the enduring connection between the living and the dead.

Traditional Mexican Tacos

Tacos

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450g) of thinly sliced beef steak (carne asada) or marinated pork (carnitas)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8-10 small corn tortillas
  • Salsa of your choice (salsa verde, salsa roja, or pico de gallo)
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado slices, sour cream, and crumbled queso fresco (fresh cheese)
Instructions

  • Prepare the Meat: If using beef steak, season it with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. If using marinated pork, ensure it’s well seasoned. Let the meat marinate for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor.
  • Cook the Meat: In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil and sauté the chopped onions and minced garlic until they become translucent. Add the marinated meat and cook until it’s tender and slightly charred on the edges.
  • Warm the Tortillas: Heat the corn tortillas in a dry skillet for about 20-30 seconds on each side or until they become pliable. Alternatively, you can wrap them in a clean, damp kitchen towel and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Assemble the Tacos: Place a generous portion of the cooked meat onto each warm tortilla. Top it with fresh cilantro and any optional toppings you desire.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Serve the traditional Mexican tacos with your choice of salsa on the side. Assemble the tacos to your liking, and don’t be afraid to get creative with the toppings!

The History of Tacos:

Tacos are one of Mexico’s most iconic dishes with a fascinating history that dates back centuries. The word “taco” is believed to have originated from the Nahuatl language, spoken by the indigenous people of Mexico. Tacos were first mentioned in the early 18th-century Spanish-Mexican dictionary, indicating that they have been a beloved part of Mexican cuisine for a long time.
Tacos were initially a street food, sold by vendors who filled tortillas with various fillings for a quick and convenient meal. As time passed, tacos evolved, and today, they come in countless varieties, each region of Mexico adding its unique twist to the classic dish.

Chiles Rellenos

Chiles rellenos

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Ingredients

  • 4 large poblano peppers
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Queso Oaxaca cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and seasoned ground beef or shredded chicken (optional)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Tomato sauce or salsa for serving
  • Salt to taste
Instructions

  • Roast the poblano peppers over an open flame or under the broiler until the skin is charred and blistered. Place them in a plastic bag and let them steam for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to peel off the skin.
  • Remove the peppers from the bag, gently peel off the charred skin, and make a small slit down the side of each pepper to create an opening. Carefully remove the seeds and veins, being careful not to tear the peppers.
  • Rinse the peppers under cold water to remove any remaining seeds.
  • Stuff each pepper with a generous amount of shredded cheese and, if desired, cooked and seasoned ground beef or shredded chicken.
  • In a shallow dish, place the flour and season with salt. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.
  • Dip each stuffed pepper into the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip it into the beaten egg yolks, followed by the beaten egg whites, making sure to coat the entire pepper.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Carefully place the coated peppers in the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Remove the peppers and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve the Chiles Rellenos with tomato sauce or salsa on top, and enjoy!

Origin of Chiles Rellenos

History of Chiles Rellenos: Chiles Rellenos, which translates to “stuffed chiles” in Spanish, is a classic Mexican dish with a rich history dating back centuries. The origin of Chiles Rellenos can be traced back to the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, where chili peppers were a staple ingredient in their cuisine.
The dish as we know it today evolved during the colonial period when Spanish settlers brought with them ingredients like cheese and meat. The original recipe used poblano peppers, which were abundant in the region and offered mild heat.
Chiles Rellenos quickly became a beloved dish across Mexico, with different regions adding their own unique twists. Today, you can find variations of Chiles Rellenos made with a variety of chili peppers, fillings such as cheese, meat, or a combination of both, and served with different types of sauces or salsas.
This iconic dish showcases the fusion of indigenous and European culinary traditions, resulting in a flavorful and comforting delicacy that continues to be enjoyed by people around the world.

Classic Mexican Guacamole

Guacamole

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt to taste
Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  • Mash the avocados with a fork until you achieve your desired texture (chunky or smooth).
  • Add the chopped onion, diced tomato, minced jalapeño pepper (if using), and fresh cilantro to the mashed avocados.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more to taste.
  • Season with salt to enhance the flavors. Start with a pinch and add more as needed.
  • Gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Taste the guacamole and adjust the lime juice or salt if desired.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or quesadillas and enjoy!

Origin of Guacamole

Guacamole, the beloved Mexican dip made from mashed avocados, has a rich history that spans centuries. The roots of guacamole can be traced back to the ancient Aztecs, who inhabited the region that is present-day Mexico. The word “guacamole” itself is derived from the Nahuatl word “āhuacamolli,” which translates to “avocado sauce.”

The original guacamole recipe used by the Aztecs was quite different from the modern version. It typically included mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers. These ingredients were combined using a molcajete, a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock, which added a distinctive texture and flavor to the guacamole.

Over time, the dip evolved as various regions within Mexico added their own twists to the recipe. Ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, and cilantro were introduced, further enhancing the flavor profile. The popularity of guacamole spread beyond Mexico’s borders as well, eventually becoming an international sensation.

Junior’s Fresh Market Brings Authentic Mexican Flavors to Your Table

Freshest Produce in the RGV

Junior’s Fresh Market Brings Authentic Mexican Flavors to Your Table

As a Mexican supermarket located in Edinburg, Texas, Junior’s Fresh Market is committed to providing customers with the freshest and most authentic Mexican products. With our “Freshness Guaranteed” policy, we ensure that our customers can enjoy the best quality products every time they shop with us.

At Junior’s Fresh Market, we understand that freshness is a top priority for our customers. That’s why we source our products from local farmers and vendors who share our commitment to quality and freshness. We take pride in providing a wide range of fresh produce, including traditional Mexican fruits and vegetables such as jicama, chayote, and tomatillos.

In addition to fresh produce, we also offer a variety of authentic Mexican products, such as meats, cheeses, and baked goods. Our meat department features a wide selection of traditional cuts, all of which are prepared fresh daily.

More than Just a Market

Our bakery department offers a range of traditional Mexican baked goods, including bolillos, conchas, and pan dulce, all baked fresh daily. Our cheese department features a variety of Mexican cheeses, including queso fresco, panela, and Oaxaca cheese, which are all sourced from local vendors.

To ensure the highest level of freshness, we follow strict quality control measures, including temperature control and regular inventory checks. We also have a team of experienced and knowledgeable staff who are passionate about providing customers with the best possible shopping experience.

In conclusion, Junior’s Fresh Market is committed to providing customers with the freshest and most authentic Mexican products. With our “Freshness Guaranteed” policy, we ensure that our customers can enjoy the best quality products every time they shop with us. From fresh produce and meats to baked goods and cheeses, we take pride in providing customers with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Visit us today at our location in Edinburg 2237 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539.

Milanesa de Pollo

Milanesa de Pollo

Milanesas de pollo is a popular dish in Mexico that is made by coating chicken cutlets with breadcrumbs and frying them until they are crispy and golden. It is believed that the dish has its roots in Italy, specifically the city of Milan, where a similar dish known as cotoletta alla milanese is a traditional staple. At Junior’s supermarket you can find all the ingredients that you need for this recipe.

Ingredientes

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 huevos
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil for frying
Instrucciones

  • Milanesa de Pollo -Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season the chicken cutlets with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Put the flour in a shallow dish, beat the eggs in another dish, and put the breadcrumbs in a third dish.
  • Dredge each chicken cutlet in the flour, then dip it in the egg, and finally coat it in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the chicken cutlets for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Transfer the fried chicken cutlets to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until they are cooked through.
  • Serve hot with a side of rice, beans, and salad.
  • Enjoy your delicious Milanesas de Pollo!

Junior’s Fresh Market

Junior's Fresh Market

Junior’s Fresh Market -Grand Opening

It’s finally here! The grand opening of Junior’s Fresh Market, the new go-to meat market grocery store in Edinburg. If you’re a meat lover, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to explore this amazing new store and try out its delicious selection of fresh, high-quality meats, Mexican groceries, ingredients, coffee, fresh pizza, and more!

There are many reasons why you should check out the new Junior’s Fresh Market, not only do we have the freshest produce but we have competitive pricing and the best quality available in the market. Below are a few reasons why you should be visiting our store!

1. Freshness Guaranteed

Junior’s Fresh Market is committed to providing its customers with only the freshest and highest-quality meats and produce. Our meats are sourced from trusted suppliers who share their commitment to quality and freshness. At the same time, we offer produce that is locally grown and promotes our local community.

Junior's Fresh Market

2. Wide Selection of Meats

Whether you’re looking for beef, chicken, pork, or seafood, Junior’s Fresh Market has it all. We offer a wide selection of meats, including organic, grass-fed, and free-range options. You’ll be sure to find the perfect cut of meat for your next BBQ get-together.

3. Excellent customer service

The staff at Junior’s Fresh Market is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. We are passionate about meat and are happy to share our expertise with customers. If you have any questions or need help choosing the perfect cut of meat, they will be more than happy to assist you.

4. Competitive Pricing

At Junior’s Fresh Market, you can expect competitive pricing on all of their meats. We understand the importance of providing our customers with affordable prices without sacrificing quality.

In conclusion, if you’re a meat lover looking for the freshest and highest-quality meats, be sure to check out Junior’s Fresh Market at 2237 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539. With a wide selection of meats, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing, it’s no wonder why this new meat market grocery store is quickly becoming a favorite in town. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience it for yourself!

5. Introducing Our New Pizza Services

We’re excited to announce our new pizza services! Now you can enjoy hot, fresh, and delicious pizza made with only the finest ingredients. We offer a wide variety of toppings, from classic pepperoni and sausage to more exotic options. Our pizzas are made to order and cooked to perfection, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor. So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner or a fun night out with friends, our new pizza services are a perfect choice. Come visit us and taste the difference!

6. Join us for Some Coffee and Redbull Infusions

Junior’s Fresh Market also has a variety of drinks that can keep purchased before or after getting your groceries. Our new coffee shop is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee, cold or hot, made with only the highest quality beans. We offer a wide variety of coffee options, from classic espresso drinks to specialty lattes, cold brews, and desserts. Our cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it the perfect spot for a morning pick-me-up or an afternoon break. So come on in, grab savor the taste of our delicious coffee or redbull infusions. We can’t wait to welcome you to our new coffee shop!