Tacos and random Mexican food

Some of my favorite California style Mexican food.

Enchiladas Los Olas

A favorite from the Los Olas Beach House days
I don’t roll the enchiladas, its to time consuming

shredded chicken (It can be plain chicken, just poached in water and shredded)
2 cups Cheddar cheese
2 cups corn
2 cups sour cream
your favorite enchilada sauce
green onions
black or kalamata olives
canola oil
corn tortillas

Fry each tortilla in a little bit of canola oil, set aside. When cool rip into little pieces. Layer the chicken, cheese, corn, sour cream, enchilada sauce. The top layer should be just cheese. Put the sliced green onions and olives on top. Bake at 375 25 minutes until the cheese is browned.

BBQ Turkey Taco’s
1 package ground turkey
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1 can corn
½ cup shredded cheese
 sharp cheddar or pepper jack
2 cups shredded cabbage
 1 package corn tortillas
4 tab coconut oil
 Brown the turkey in 1 tab coconut oil. Add the corn and the BBQ Sauce until warm. In a skillet, melt the coconut oil.  Brush the tortillas lightly with the remaining oil, then toast in the same skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and the turkey, cabbage and some fresh cilantro if you have it on hand.

Nancy’s Favorite Salsa

1 can roasted Anaheim chili’s
2 cups heirloom tomatoes
1/2 cup cilantro
1-2 jalapenos, roasted
1 clove garlic
3 green onions

Now, this is how you make guacamole!

 salt and pepper
juice of 1-3 limes

Combine all in blender and serve

Amber’s Five Layer Dip

1 can corn
2 cups sour cream
1 cup re fried beans or trader Joe’s spicy bean dip
2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese

Layer all in a oven safe dish. Cook at 350 18-25 minutes until the cheese just starts to brown. Serve with tortilla chips

Los Olas Shrimp Tacos

2 cups frozen shrimp (Argentine preferred), cut into small pieces
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 can corn
4 tab mayo
juice of 1 lime
6-10 dashes of Franks Red Hot Sauce
1 package corn tortillas
cotija cheese
coconut oil
shredded cabbage

Defrost the shrimp in a hot pan, when they are cooked through, add the corn. When warm, mix in the Greek yogurt and mayo. Turn the heat off.  In a hot pan, add coconut oil, fry the tortillas in this. Add lime and hot sauce to the shrimp. Layer tortillas with shrimp, cabbage and sprinkle cotija cheese on top

Bacon Wrapped Olives

garlic stuffed olives

cut the slices of bacon in half, wind each strip around 1 olive. Bake in the oven about 18 minutes. You might want to turn some olives half way through. They are done when the bacon is cooked the way you prefer it.


  1. 3rseduc / handsinthesoil

    Yum, looks like tasty tacos. Not tay-coes. my bro in law had recommended some taco place in Hemet an then sent me a pic of the best taco ever. It was a tay-coe not taco. You know, the came out of a box, machine formed shell tasting like cardboard, hamburger, iceberg lettuce, cheddar cheese, diced tomato. Yuck. I don’t like taycoes and asked him if they had good street tacos. He asked, what’s that? Here’s a 33 yr old man, lived in Cali his whole life and didn’t know a street taco? I explained it to him and that his taycoe wasn’t authentic and he seemed confused.

  2. 3rseduc / handsinthesoil

    oh and btw I made good tacos, corn tortilla, fish (I cheated and used TJ fish sticks. Such is the life of a mom), cabbage, made sauce with 1/2 mayo 1/2 yogurt and a can of diced chipotle chilies, and then an optional other sauce- which tastes better on chicken- of sour cream, 2 tsp cilantro and a ton of lime. Yum.

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