poblano hamburger, Spanish rice, smashed black beans














The red sauce is tamale sauce made earlier from a variety of red chile peppers. 

The poblano chiles are two weeks old, languishing in the refrigerator crisper

The beans are made from dry black beans pulverized in a small electric coffee mill and microwaved with fresh garlic, diced fresh serrano chile pepper, cumin, coriander powder, bacon fat and 2X water.

Rice is short-grained Japanese style rice in olive oil, diced onion, smashed and diced garlic, turmeric, s/p, diced fresh tomato added after the rice was steamed in homemade turkey broth for 35 minutes. 

There are a lot of elements here. A restaurant is better equipped to have all these things on hand and ready for other plates, whereas the home cook must prepare each thing individually for this one meal. It is a lot of preparation.

1) steaming and flavoring rice
2) preparing and flavoring beans 
3 grating cheese
4) broiling and preparing poblano chiles
5) frying hamburgers
6) picking cilantro leaves
7) dicing fresh tomato
8) acquiring red tamale sauce

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