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12.13.2010

McLinky Monday - Favorite Christmas Dish

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Today for McLinky Monday, Mrs. Coco wants to know -

What's your favorite Christmas dinner dish recipe?

Christmas Eve at our house is not your traditional Christmas feast.

We eat the turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, etc. at Thanksgiving.  So, by Christmas, we all need a little something different.

From the looks of our dinner table, you would think we're originally from south of the border.

We have Mexican/Spanish everything...Spanish rice, fajita bowls, Mexican flats, Enchiladas, Enchilada casserole, beans, re fried beans, and our family specialty, Chili Verdes.

The Barney's are kind of known for their Chili Verdes and Chocolate Gravy, but I'll save the chocolate gravy for another post.  Here is the recipe for Chili Verdes...

The Ingredients:
  • round steak
  • salsa verde
  • green chilies
  • tomato sauce
  • salsa
  • garlic
  • flour
  • oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

The Process:
(remember my Granny does not cook by recipes...pinch of this, dash of that)
  • cut round steak into bite size pieces, toss in flour and salt and pepper
  • put a little oil in a skillet and brown round steak w/ a tablespoon of minced garlic
  • here's where it gets tricky...the sauce is really up to you...how spicy you want it, how MUCH sauce you want, etc
  • put your browned round steak in a large stock pot and start adding your remaining ingredients...to taste.  If you have one pound of round steak, I would start out with a can/small jar of salsa verde, a can of green chilies, small can of tomato sauce, and however much regular salsa you want...to the consistency you want.  
  • let simmer for AT LEAST 1 hour...the longer the better.
  • serve in warm tortillas
  • you can add cheese, sour cream, more salsa, etc.
  • roll up like a burrito and enjoy! 
I wish I had some pictures. 
I'll remember to take some in a couple of weeks at our Christmas Eve and I'll share them.

Instead, here are a few pics from the weekend.

Isaiah FINALLY got to start opening his 12 Days of Christmas gift!

Last night we had our RHOK Christmas Party and fun was had by all...it was PJs, Pigtails, and Cocktails.

Stop by The RHOK for more Christmas Dishes and join in, if you have a favorite dish to share!

14 comments...I love comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Your Christmas sounds DELICIOUS! Like everything you do, I so want to be a part of it. Nonstop fun! LOVE Isaiah and his gifts. Cutest baby ever!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I had NO IDEA that you did a whole Mexican Fiesta over there at Christmas! Do the kids get to hit a pinata too?

I love the recipe. It sounds delish but I can't do a pinch of this and that. I have to have exact AMOUNTS. It's a flaw that I'm afraid I will have with me forever. But I love anything Mexican because I think my real daddy was from Guatemala. The jury is still out on that one.

Thanks for linking up! You're the best!

Mrs. Coco
P.S. Love our RHOK pic too!

shortmama said...

We do taco night with the inlaws on Christmas Eve and BBQ at my house Christmas day...no traditional turkey or ham in sight!

MiMi said...

That sounds SO good! :)
I want.
Your party looks so fun, I'm jealous!

Vivienne said...

What!? PJs, pigtails and cocktails? I want to do that too!

Italians have seafood on Christmas Eve, but I'm trying your Granny's recipe asap. Yum!

Connie said...

I'm glad you brought this Christmas Eve thing up because my BIL offered to cook for Christmas Eve and now he wants ideas.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Pigtails and cocktails (and PJ's!) is the best idea... EVER! And that recipe knocks my socks off! We are very traditional here, which is nice, but we might be ready to live on the "wild" side this year.:) Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Lori

Dawn said...

I love the idea of doing Mexican food for Christmas. Yum! I could do Mex all year round.

Love the pirate nutcracker!

Mom Mayhem says: said...

A mexican fiesta feast?! Sounds yummy! Love the pics too -looks like a RHOK'n time ;)

Angie said...

Yum to that recipe...oh! I want it!

What a fun pic of you girls....looks like you had a super fun time.

Shawn said...

Yes, I'm gonna whine now.

I want a slumber party tooooooo. No fair you got one and I didn't!!!!!!

OK I feel better.

Vic said...

i swear i could live off fried chicken...too bad we don't have that for Christmas! lol...i enjoyed those lovely pics....we don't do a 12 days of Christmas ...how fun! he loves that:) xoxoxo have a delightful day

Becca said...

We do Mexican food for Christmas Eve - tamales, chili, and more. YUM!!

~Becca

Liz said...

I like the idea of doing something nontraditional for Christmas! Sounds delicious!