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As I have mentioned earlier, I decided to prepare a Mexican Family Feast because it is something I make for my family often. It is an affordable, easy and fun way to eat and the teenagers in my house love it! Let’s hope you and the judges love it too!
Recipes for a Mexican Family Feast
2 ½ cups Sasko Cake Flour
¼ cup yellow mealie meal (polenta)
½ t salt
¼ t baking powder
¼ cup lard – make sure it is fresh
Place flour, mealie meal, salt and baking powder in the bowl of your food processor and run the machine. While the machine is running, add little bits of the lard and allow the machine to work it into the flour until all the lard is finished. After the lard is worked in a add a little bit of hot water, just until the dough comes together. Bring dough together in a ball, cover with a clean cloth and allow to rest for about 15 minutes. Form 12 small balls and roll out with a rolling pin, as thin as you can. Heat a cast iron pan on the stove and once the pan is hot, place a tortilla in the pan and cook until it forms brown spots on both sides. This is to make soft tortillas. To make taco shells, heat some oil in another pan and as the tortilla comes out of the pan, fold it in half and fry in the oil, turning it once until both sides are crispy and brown.
Yields 12 taco shells
500 g good quality beef sausages – best quality you can find
2 spring onions – green and white parts finely chopped
1 Nulaid Egg
3 T chopped fresh coriander
2 t ground cumin
Remove the beef from the casings and place in a glass bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix with a fork. Roll into mini meatballs and fry them in a a little oil. Keep warm while you prepare the guacamole, refried beans and salsa
Yields 24 meatballs
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