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Shrimp Ceviche

Red Pepper stuffed with Shrimp Ceviche, a perfect Mexican appetizer or side dish for a light summer meal.


  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • 1/2 to 1 pound of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup diced peeled cucumber
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of homemade or organic ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce of choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil



  1. Combine water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the shrimp, turn off heat and let sit for about 3 minutes until cooked.
  3. Drain shrimp and let cool before transferring to small bowl
  4. Add the lime juice to the bowl of shrimp, cover and place in refrigerator for about an hour.
  5. Meanwhile dice tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro and onion and toss with ketchup, hot sauce, & olive oil
  6. Combine both bowls together
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2-3 days

(Optional add ins – cubed avocado, red pepper – seeded, cap removed & stuff with ceviche)


Barbacoa Beef

Use this recipe to make a barbacoa – mexican shredded beef recipe that you can eat traditionally in tacos, add to salads, or even serve alongside roast vegetables. 

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Crock Pot: 6-8 hours 


  • 3 lbs chuck roast or brisket
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 – 4 chiptoles in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • Combine ingredients in bowl of slow cooker and toss gently to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until beef is tender and falls apart easily.
  •  Remove beef from slow cooker and break pieces apart on cutting board with fork.
  • Return beef to crock pot and toss with the juices
  • Remove bay leaves and serve