Catering -- Party Platters!!
Off menu ok too!
Red Chile Cheese Enchiladas.
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas.
Guacamole, Salsa, and Chips.
Laurel Fruitcake aka Mexican Fruitcake.
Scratch made spice cake with pineapple, pecans and cream cheese frosting.
What would you like to order?
Nachos!!! No matter how you make them YUM!!
The Hubs calls them "Garbage Can Nachos"!!
I call them delicious.
We did a cater recently where we sent 8 trays of "Garbage Can Nachos"!
The secret -- layers.
-Choose your chip. We chose Yellow Corn Rounds. Seriously the thicker the chip the better. No thin chips here.
-Choose your protein. We made: Pinto Bean (we used whole beans), Chicken and Beef (Hamburger Meat as we were doing tacos too).
- Start the Layers:
Chips, cheese, protein, then layer again, chips, cheese protein, then layer again, chips, cheese, protein.
Now -- put in oven at 400 degrees, and melt all together. Cheese should be bubbly and a hint brown.
Top: Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Olives, Salsa, Avocado. **in New Mexico we might add Red and Green Chile.
Seriously the sky is the limit on these.
This is a dish you can make your own. Your signature Nachos.
Too hot for the oven? BBQ Grill works great too.
dTaco Pizza -- have you tried it?
We do cook at home believe it or not. I saw Taco Pizza somewhere and had to try it..
This is fun for any age, and great for leftovers or small amounts of meat.
I did cheat this (hey I was at home). I used a store bought raw pizza crust. Naan bread would be great too!
I also used a store bought taco sauce - not a salsa but a taco sauce.
Ground beef cooked with my fav taco seasoning.
Lettuce, tomato, cheese, and I did put jalapenos and salsa on top.
Cook taco meat and set aside.
Chop lettuce, tomato, etc.
Spread out pizza dough, or Naan bread. Top with taco sauce and place in oven and bake.
Remove from oven and put your hot taco meat on top.
Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, or desired toppings, and dive in.
Note - what we liked about it, is that it is like a taco in that the cheese isn't melted.
Note- this can be made vegetarian, just sub beans, or whatever you prefer for the meat.
Have you tried our salads? We do a Chopped Turkey, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, and Veggie. Above....Chicken Salad. You have goals....we have your salad. Oh, and our Creamy Herb Ranch made in house is what your salad is craving.
With the long weekend coming up, you may be feeding family and friends. Or just yourself. Weekends call for a great hamburger.
Ours here at Cafe Laurel is a Double Meat. Two 4 oz patties. This one has Cheese and New Mexico Green Chile. What else would be great? Let's see: Bacon, Avocado, Cheese and BBQ Sauce, an Egg.
What do you put on your burger?
Migas Mondays = Meatless Mondays.
We love Migas here. Such an easy dish to personalize.
Migas in Spanish means Scraps. We love it!!
Quick and easy, and won't heat up your kitchen on these hot Summer days.
Take corn tortillas, cut, and lightly saute in pan. Don't have tortillas, you can use flour tortillas, corn chips, or tortilla chips.
Add some green chilie, (you can use onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, anything you have). Saute in pan with tortillas.
Then, it doesn't get any easier than this, throw in some eggs to scramble, (mix in cup or bowl first).
Top with, your choice of: Avocado, Chile, Sour Cream, Salasa, More Veggies!!
These make a great traveling breakfast or lunch. Put in a cup, or plastic container, they are easy to eat, not too messy, and ready when you are.
Comment below, and let us know how you do your Migas.
Working at the Cafe, means early hours, or evenings when you just don't want to cook.
I love Cinnamon Toast, morning, noon or night.
How do you make your Cinnamon Toast?
I like to lightly toast the bread. Add Butter and Cinnamon and Sugar, then put back in the Toaster Oven, and heat until golden and bubbly. Yum.
Cafe Laurel is a casual relaxed atmosphere American Cafe. We are located West of Downtown at Central and 15th. We have plenty of easy access parking.