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I'll just sit back and watch him cook.

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I love it when Mexichef heads into the kitchen and I sit back to watch! I'm only ever sure of one thing...it will be Mexican food. Okay, two things...it will be awesome. Tortas are one of our favorite things around here...use either Bolillo Bread or Telera Bread and your favorite fillings...and you have a tasty, portable (somewhat) meal. We definitley paper-plated this one! Mexichef is not very organized...when he cooks there are ingredients strewn all over, ALL OVER the kitchen. Most of the pots & pans are dirtied, and the counters need a good scrubbing. Oh well, it's worth it! Tortas con Todo (Tortas w/ everything) by mexichef This is more of a process than a recipe...this is the way he did it and the ingredients he used. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook some chorizo. Add thin sliced beef in the chorizo grease and fry it up. Once those are cooked, add sliced onion, jalepeno and cook down a bit. Place sliced ham over the top.

Meanwhile, heat a comal or a skillet. Melt a little butter on it. Add bread, sliced side down until nice & toasty. Sprinkle queso fresco over the top & let it get a little melty. Place half a bun over filling to measure and "cut" around with a spatula. Add more yummies, such as sliced avocado, shredded lettuce, tomato, more cheese, crema, cilantro, salsa and a squeeze of lime! Now I sit back and enjoy a plate of my hubby's labors. Muy Ricos!

35 comments

  1. Looks yummy- I'm so jealous. My hubby can make toast. I butter it.

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  2. First of all, LOL at Sherri's comment. Whenever my whiteboy gets into the kithen he gets a panic attack and thinks everything will burn, on low heat. I'd rather cook.

    Anyway, back to the dish, HELLO MAMA, that looks SO good!! Bravo on getting your man into the kitchen. Mess and all, it looks devine!

    Jenifer

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  3. Dar,
    My husband could not even make cool-aid!!! I am being totally serious.... That looks so yummy. You know how happy I would be to sit back and have this delivered to me?? HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!

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  4. Oh wow! Can I come over for dinner?? :)

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  5. Man, I can't tell you how great this looks!

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  6. Wow! I wish my husband could cook! That looks tasty!

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  7. How nice to have someone else do the cooking! And it looks absolutely delicious!

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  8. How lucky are you:D I feel like I am in Mexico right now with the music this amazing dish:D

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  9. I don't know if I mentioned this here yet, but that picture of Moses in "relaxation mode" makes me smile every time I see it.

    And these tortas. Wowee those look great. I'm with sherri - if Steve ever cooked for me I think I'd die from shock. But I have a lot else to be grateful for with him, so I'll shut up. ;)

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  10. I don't know if I mentioned this here yet, but that picture of Moses in "relaxation mode" makes me smile every time I see it.

    And these tortas. Wowee those look great. I'm with sherri - if Steve ever cooked for me I think I'd die from shock. But I have a lot else to be grateful for with him, so I'll shut up. ;)

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  11. That's awesome! My husband can't cook unfortunately although is very helpful with giving me ideas for new recipes :)

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  12. Looks delicious! My husband doesn't cook at all, but he does do the dishes :)

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  13. YOWZA!! That is a beautiful sandwich!

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  14. ahhh. i love a man who cooks!!

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  15. ...tee hee, I'm getting a good giggle over here! He'd be the first to admit, he can only make Mexican food...well, not true...I've seen him make a few other things. He always says "teach me, so I can make it next time"...that's a start :)

    ...Melissa- Moses is such a big sweet ball of love...that picture always makes me smile, too :D

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  16. wow!!! your hubby can really cook... looks like a great meal... :)

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  17. That torta is just amazing! WOW! Chorizo, beef, and ham! Then loaded with avocado and other goodies. I can just imagine how good it tastes. :)

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  18. This looks wonderful. Isn't it great having a husband who can cook? :)

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  19. Chorizo, beef, *and* ham? What a man!

    I, too, love it when my DH cooks. He always surprises me with *what* he cooks. Of course, *how* he cooks, with every pot, utensil, spice, etc. - typically ALL over the kitchen. Must be a guy thing.

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  20. Don't you just love it when HE takes over and cooks! I am also so lucky that my hubby loves to cook and is a fabulous cook to boot. And YES he also leaves behind him one royal mess (which it's up to me to clean), but oh so worth whatever fab meal he whips up.

    Your HE looks like he makes great food; this meat sandwich looks so amazing! How yummy! Lucky you!

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  21. Those are some tasty looking tortas! You're a lucky gal - I know this from first hand experience, my boyfriend loves to cook too....it makes life so much better to be able to share the cooking (both the fun and the clean up)!

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  22. I'm CRAAAVING mexican food and this is how you torture me!! ah!! as soon as I return to america, I'm gonna find myself a good mexican restaurant!
    or...can I borrow him for just one night? just for dinner!

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  23. Oh my YUMMY!!! I am starving now!! Love your blog...wish I could cook better. But, you inspire me to try! Thanks!!!!

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  24. Don't you love a man that can cook! My guy is a good baker, but doesn't quite know what to do over a stovetop, it's okay though, I'll take it. This looks absolutely divine!

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  25. good for him!!

    looks delicisious!

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  26. How sweet to be made dinner! Maybe you and your mexichef would have a recipe I have been trying to hunt down! I made a forum post on foodbuzz but haven't had any bites.. Have you heard of the Baja Fresh chain? They have a brown salsa that I love. It's not too hot and my kids and hubby love it but I can't seem to replicate it? Any idea's?? :) Ciao!

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  27. Jon claims he can't cook... but when he wants to, he's a GREAT cook!!

    Yours claims he can only cook Mexican food??? That would be totally cool with me!! I could eat it every day!!

    That torta looks sooooo good!!!!

    We have one Mexican market in town... I wonder if they sell those breads...

    And stop by the Wine Forum... I'm sure you have a Chardonnay hanging around there somewhere you can review!

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  28. MMMMMMMMmmm!!! Muy ricos, de veras! I never would have thought of combining all those flavors in one sandwich. Oh, how I wish we could get bolillos around here! Eres tan fortunada de tener un marido que puede cocinar como esto! Estoy celosa! :) K

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  29. Unfortunately, Mr. Noodle has ceded the kitchen entirely to me although he's the family griller and mixologist, and makes a mean bowl of popcorn!

    Mexichef did an outstanding job with the torta - it looks delicious!

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  30. Yum! I think I would be letting him (or making him) cook all the tim. It looks delicious!

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  31. Oh, I love when husbands cook.. love to watch.. he did an awesome job, lucky you.

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  32. So nice that he cooks! The sammy looks totally delish.

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  33. Looks great... and he cooked it!... must have thought you died and went to heaven until you saw the kitchen...

    Men do cook that way... my husbund did, my son does and now Warren... I must have been evil in my last life... I'm doomed to doing dishes and cleaning

    I love Mexican food.. so this is a definite on my "try list"

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  34. No husband cooking here. His mother sent a photo of him at age four making toast. It took another 30 years until he saw me making a grilled cheese sandwich and he said "so that's how you do it!" No kidding. Really.

    He's allowed to get ice and water from the outside of the frig. Otherwise you know why all our pots and pans are dented, that he walks by my "drying rack" and knocks things off onto a stone floor.

    This husband is better off taking me out to lunch and a movie on a Saturday so I can concentrate on making a fine, home-cooked meal.

    Cheers and happy cooking!

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