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Most Popular Mexican Recipes in 2010

As ranked by the readers


What a fun way to look back at the year by cooking a few recipes that proved to be 2010's stand-outs. 

1. Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice)

Mexican rice
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The number one recipe was the crowd-pleasing rice dish that is known for it's orange hue and distinctive Mexican flavors.  To this date it has 25 reviews and rates a little less than 5 out of 5 stars.  It makes a great side dish to almost anything, so add it to your menu soon.

2. Chile Rellenos

These green chiles are stuffed with cheese, dipped in an egg-batter and fried until golden brown.  See how to make them step-by-step here.

3. Flan

This beautiful dessert is a very popular dish in Mexico.  Originating from Spain, it's creamy custard and caramel sauce will have you asking for seconds.  It also ranks nearly 5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews.

4. Tres Leches Cake

This milky, custard like cake is dense and soaked in a milk syrup to give it a creamy consistency.  See how to make it step-by-step.

5. Enchiladas

This recipe provides a quick and easy Mexican dish in under 30 minutes.  You can add in chicken, beef or pork if you like a meatier enchilada.

6. Flour Tortillas

These flour tortillas are a staple in our house and they are great to serve with a meal, or add toppings to.  They are easy to make and the kids love them.

7. Shrimp Ceviche

Chelsie Kenyon

A festive and tangy seafood appetizer that everyone will "ooh" and "ahh" over.  Enjoy it with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

8. Chile Verde

This stew made with green chiles and chicken or pork is a delicious and hearty meal that will keep you satisfied.  It has gotten nearly 5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews. 

9. Carnitas

Succulent pork, cooked in it's own fat until crispy on the edges.  Carnitas make a perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more. 

10. Salsa Mexicana

Fresh Salsa Mexicana

A perfect salsa for beginners, also known as "pico de gallo" in some areas.  Made with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions and lime juice it is the perfect condiment for any Mexican meal. 

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