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Mexican Food: Most Popular Articles

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The Easiest Enchilada Recipe
What a great way to bring a little taste of Mexico to your table. This recipe for enchiladas is simple and can be on the table in 30 minutes! Come find out how easy enchiladas can be!
5-Ingredient Homemade Flan
This simple flan recipe is a great end to any meal. The creamy caramel sauce over the silky custard is a real treat.
Easy Spanish Rice
Fabulous recipe for Mexican Rice. Easy to follow instructions get you great results.
5 Tips for Making Authentic Mexican Tamales
Learn how to make tamales from start to finish. Recipes for dough, suggested fillings and how to wrap and cook them.
How to Make Perfect Homemade Enchiladas
Learn to make enchiladas with pictures to show you how.
How to Make Authentic Tamale Dough Using Fresh...
A great, easy and fun recipe for tamale dough. Also find a great selection of tamale filling ideas.
How to Make Deliciously Cheesy Chile Rellenos
All the tips you need to make a delicious Chile Relleno.
How to Wrap Your Own Tamales in 8 Simple Steps
Making tamales is easy once you get the hang of it. Learn how to wrap and steam tamales with these eight simple steps.
It's Worth the Time Birria Takes to Enjoy This...
Bring the taste of authentic Mexico to your table tonight with this recipe for birria. You can use pork, beef, goat or lamb.
Barbacoa (or Mexican Barbecue) Isn't BBQ the...
A translation and definition of this cooking term.
5 Types of Green Chiles That Give Your Favorite...
A guide to the most popular varieties of green chiles with descriptions and recipes.
Ponche Navideño- Christmas Fruit Punch...
This is a sweet, warm beverage served on cold winter nights to celebrate and commemorate the Posadas festivities.
How to Make Fresh Salsa, Step-by-Step
Making salsa at home is easy! Follow these simple steps to make your own.
6 Tamale Filling Combos That Will Make Your...
Great ideas for filling your tamale. Also includes tamale dough and how to wrap them.
Can You Tell the Difference Between a Flauta...
How do you tell the difference between a Flauta and a Taquito?
Techniques for Keeping Your Tortillas Soft
A frequently asked question about how to heat tortillas without making them stiff and dry. Check out the answer for softer tortillas.
How to Make a Traditional Mexican Molé...
Mole is a traditional sauce made with a lot of different ingredients. It is usually used to simmer chicken in.
Mexican Food - Search Results
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Top Recipes for Leftover Turkey
Need to use up that extra turkey? Here are some recipe ideas to help.
10 Traditional Flavors of Mexico
Learn about the essential spices and flavoring used when cooking Mexican cuisine. From Oregano to cocoa learn how these seasonings are used.
A Basic Recipe for Tres Leches Cake
"Pastel de Tres Leches" or "Tres Leches Cake" is named for the three milks in the soaking liquid (Leche
Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Chile...
In-depth, step-by-step instructions for how to make chile rellenos.
Top 10 Holiday Recipes
These menu and appetizer ideas are traditional holiday fare in Mexico.
What Gives the Mexican Herb Epazote its Flavor?
Find out about this common Mexican spice and how to use it.
A description and definition of this Mexican sugar
How to Rehydrate Chiles in Just 6 Steps
See how each step is done and start using dried chiles in a number of dishes.
Albondigas Soup, Full of Veggies and Rice-Fille...
This light broth with meatballs and veggies makes a great meal with some flour tortillas on the side.
How to use Piloncillo
Unlike brown sugar which sometimes is made by coating refined white sugar with molasses, Piloncillo is pure sugar with no additives.
Pan Dulce
A step-by-step guide to making sweet and delicious Pan Dulce.
Make Your Own Quick Basic Salsa with This Easy...
A great basic salsa for any occasion. Wonderful on tacos, in burritos or with your favorite tortilla chips.
Serve Arroz con Leche for a Simple and...
A sweet rice dessert flavored with cinnamon and raisins.
Top Thanksgiving Recipes
Although Thanksgiving is a traditional North American Holiday, it is becoming more common to have non-traditional items on your dinner table. Try these Mexican recipes this year for an unforgettable menu.
Huitlacoche: One Man’s Fungus Is Another...
A description of this unique corn fungus ingredient.
Loaves of Pan Dulce Are Perfect for a Dessert...
A chewy, lightly sweetened Mexican bread topped with a sweet, decorative topping.
Traditional Flan Recipe
This basic flan recipe is baked in one dish and cut into pieces when ready to serve.
10 Green Chile Recipes That Turn Up the Heat
A wonderful selection of recipes to use green chiles in.
Satisfy the Need for Comfort Food with a Rich...
A hearty Mexican soup with pork and hominy. Onions and roasted chiles give this dish an auththentic taste.
A wonderfully rich stew of tripe, hominy and chile. Purported to be a great cure for hangovers.
How to Make Spanish Rice in 7 Simple Steps
Learn to make Spanish Rice with a step-by-step tutorial with pictures.
Make Your Own Green Chile and Pork Stew in the...
This delicious chile verde (green chile stew) cooks up easily in your slow cooker.
Serve This Easy Chile Colorado Stew With...
A delicious stew of beef and dried red chiles.
Empanada Dough
A flaky crispy crust is necessary for a great empanada. Try this recipe for great results.
Top Your Favorite Mexican Dishes with This...
A tomato and chile based traditional sauce.
Enjoy a Warm, Hearty Stew with This Chile Verde...
A authentic stew made with tomatillos and green chiles. Serve on a chilly day to warm up.
How to Make Beef Filling for Empanadas
This flavorful, authentic filling makes wonderful empanadas. Try this recipe for a great meal or snack.
From Mild to Pungent...10 Mexican Cheeses...
Information on different varieties of Mexican cheeses, including fresh cheese and melting cheese.
Red Enchilada Sauce
A delicious and authentic chile sauce that is perfect for enchiladas.
Make Your Own Simple Guacamole in 15 Minutes
This recipe for guacamole is full of texture and flavor and is a perfect appetizer served with chips.
How to Make 'Enchiladas Verde' (Green...
A tangy verde chile sauce is used to coat the tortillas and add a great flavor to this dish and cheese adds more flavor and texture.
6 Ingredients to Easy Bolillos (Not A Lot of...
A great bread for making tortas, or mexican sandwiches. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve fresh out of the oven for maximum flavor and freshness.
Try These Authentic Mexican Cooking Methods
What a great way to learn about Mexican food. Read about how it has been prepared in the past, to how it is prepared now.
Turkey Taco Filling
A spicy, hearty filling for your favorite tortilla.
Impress Your Dinner Guests With These Mexican...
Spice up your Thanksgiving classics with a Mexican twist
A delicious Mexican sweet potato dish made with honey and butter.
A Basic Recipe for Seasoned Ground Beef
A quick and easy seasoning great for tacos, burritos, salads and more.
Turkey Tamale Filling
Use up that leftover turkey with these delicious turkey tamales.
A 9-Step Guide to Seeding and Dicing a Tomato
Learn how to seed a dice a tomato in one procedure. Your beautifully diced tomatoes will be perfect for salsas and salad toppings.
Get Step-By-Step Instructions On How to Make...
A great companion to any Mexican entree- refried beans. Learn how to make them with this easy recipe.
Partake in the Tradition...of Huevos Rancheros
A hearty, satisfying breakfast of eggs, salsa and corn tortillas.
Turn Your Favorite Chiles Into a Basic Sauce
A simple recipe for a traditional chile sauce. Use red or green chiles depending on the dish you will be using it in or on.
New to Mexican Food? Here's a Brief History of...
How do you get that authentic Mexican flavor in your meal? By using the right ingredients, of course. Read about ingredients commonly used in Mexican cuisine and try one of the recipes.
Types of Red Chiles
A guide to the most popular varieties of red chiles with descriptions and recipes.
Change Up These Basic Chilaquiles With Your...
This simple breakfast dish makes great use of old and stale tortilla chips.
How to Fry Cheese
Choose your favorite fresh Mexican Cheese. I prefer Queso Blanco for frying but Queso Fresco will work as well. Remove the cheese from the plastic.
12 Menu Ideas for Your Next Mexican Feast
Don't bother mixing and matching. Find everything you need from starters to desserts in this choice of Mexican Menus.
5 Tips to Celebrating Dia de los Muertos ('Day...
Learn more about this bright and festive holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico. find out about customs, traditions and recipes for Dia de los Muertos.
Give Your Favorite Dishes a Zesty, Tangy Flavor...
A tangy, mild salsa with tons of flavor. Great wherever you may use salsa such as tacos, corn chips or burritos. It also makes a zesty low-fat salad dressing.
Top 5 Soups and Stews
A list of favorite soups and stews for chilly weather.
How to Seed and Dice a Jalapeño or Chile
Learn how to easily remove seeds from a chile and then dice it.
Shopping for Tamale Ingredients
Print this handy list to take shopping so you don't forget anything.
Mexican Wedding Cakes (Cookies)
A lovely, delicate cookie perfect for any celebration or just for a snack. These Mexican Wedding Cakes are airy, crunchy and flavored with roasted pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. They are also known as Wedding Cakes, Pecan Balls, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowballs, Pecan Sandies and Swedish Tea Cakes.
Have Your Tried the Traditional Mexican...
A translation and definition of this beverage
35 Delicious Options for Burrito Fillings
Can't figure out what to put in your burrito? Try one of these combinations for a great result every time.
There is nothing better than a warm chocolate beverage to warm you up on a chilly morning. This Mexican favorite is flavored with anise.
Chapulines- How to cook Grasshoppers
A lovely chapuline recipe from the state of Oaxaca.
Chicken and Cheese Tamales
Traditional Tamales filled with a creamy chicken and cheese stuffing.
Apple Empanadas Are a Fantastic Use for Any...
A sweet pastry-like snack stuffed with a sweet apple filling.
Mexican Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall and...
When I was a little girl my grandma always saved my leftover Halloween jack-o-lanterns to make homemade pumpkin puree. Pumpkins aren’t just for carving and every year I make homemade pumpkin dishes just like my grandma used to. Try one of these Mexican pumpkin recipes from classic sweet pumpkin empanadas to spicy pumpkin chorizo queso fundido.
Make Your Own Hibiscus Tea With This Recipe
A refreshing beverage to have any time. It is very simple to make and it can also be served hot.
Is it a 'Chile,' 'Chili,' or 'Chilli'? (You...
Ever wonder what the correct spelling of this Mexican staple is?
How to Make Your Own Rosca de Reyes...Three...
This is a great holiday bread shaped in a wreath, with a small Jesus figurine baked right in. While eating
5 Tips to Making Your Own Chia Fresca
Limonada (lemon and water) with chia seeds make a refreshing drink that also contains protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
It Takes Just 5 Ingredients to Make Easy Flour...
Why buy them? You can make them at home for a true authentic taste. Just like fresh bread, they will fill your home with fresh baked aroma. Perfect for tacos and burritos, come check out this recipe!
Mexican Enchiladas Rancheras with Queso Fresco
A delicious dish of corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and topped with a savory tomato and chile sauce.
Pollo Verde Tamales- Green Chile and Chicken...
Delicious tangy green chile sauce with shredded chicken inside a corn masa wrapping.
6 Steps to A+ Burrito-Folding Technique
Burrito Folding 101. It's easier than you think. Find out how to fold a burrito and what to put in it. Never make a bad burrito again. Come check out these techniques and recipes.
10 Simple Steps to Making a Tres Leches Cake
Learn how to make this rich sponge cake soaked in a creamy milk syrup and topped with a vanilla whipped cream with pictures of each step.
Alternate Burrito Folding
This is similar to the standard way of folding a burrito, but one extra fold ensures your fillings stay tucked where they should be.
Prickly Pear- Cactus Fruit
How to harvest, prepare and eat cactus fruit known as the
Before You Start Cooking, Make Your Own Achiote...
A paste made from achiote seeds that is used to flavor many Mexican dishes.
How To Make Nixtamal
Instead of using masa harina, try making corn tortillas and tamale dough using fresh masa.
Introduction to Mexican Food
Learn to cook Mexican style. Check out some brief history of spices, techniques and cooking methods then try a recipe for dinner tonight. You're sure to find what your looking for!
Shredded Beef Tamales
Delicious Tamales filled with succulent slow-roasted shredded beef.
Turkey Enchiladas
A flavorful turkey dish for any time of the year, using salsa, turkey, cheese and green chile sauce.
Make Your Own Spicy Pickled Carrots and Add a...
These are just like the ones they serve at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Adjust the amount of jalapenos to change the heat level.
History of Spanish Rice (Mexican Rice)
Everything you need to know about this popular Mexican side dish, including links to how you can make spanish rice.
Nachos May Not Be Traditional Mexican Food, but...
A cheesy, crunchy snack or meal sure to satisfy your cravings.
Chicken Tortilla Soup!
Delicious chicken broth seasoned with cumin and chile powder and chock full of chicken and tortillas is a great way to start a meal or as a meal in itself.
How to Make Your Own Horchata, a Rice-Based...
A traditional Mexican drink for all ages. A milky looking beverage made with rice.
Calabaza En Tacha- Candied Pumpkin
Pumpkin simmered in piloncillo (a Mexican sugar) is sweet and delicious. Calabaza en tacha also makes a great alternative to sweet yams.
Learn more about this Mexican cooking utensil and how to prepare it for use.
5 Things You May Not Know About Dia de los...
Find out about the history of Sugar Skulls which are considered Mexican folk art.
A thick drink similar to an American hot cereal. It is made with masa and sweetened with cinnamon and brown sugar. Top with fruit.
Enchiladas Suiza Combine Green Chiles and...
This chicken enchiladas are stuffed with green chiles, chicken, spinach and cheese and topped with a creamy white suiza sauce.
Season Your Favorite Meals with Homemade Adobo...
A great sauce for simmering beef, chicken or pork. Also used to can chipotle chiles.
Spicy and Tangy Mexican Veracruz Sauce with...
A deliciously spicy and tangy sauce that melds the flavors of old Mexico with the flavors of olive oil, capers, and olives. Serve over fish or chicken.
Yes! You can learn to roast green chiles at home!
Learn how to roast chiles for use in your favorite recipes.
Make Your Own Carnitas Pork Filling to Use In...
A slow-cooked pork that is shredded or cut into chunks and then fried to give it a crispy outer layer. Great for tacos or tortas.
Impress Guests At Your Next Fiesta With This...
Wonderful recipe for a shrimp ceviche inspired by Puero Vallarta. Make this for your next fiesta or for a snack. And it's low-fat too!
Tamarind Takes Center Stage in Mexican Food
A tree that grows in tropical climates which produces a popular Mexican fruit.
Creamy Queso Dip with Green Chiles, Onion, and...
A wonderful cheese dip perfect for dipping tortilla chips or vegetables in.
How to Prepare Roasted Green Chiles
Chiles are a Mexican food staple. Here’s a guide to how to make roasted green chiles that you can use in other recipes.
Everything you need to know about traditional...
Learn about all the unique equipment and utensils used in cooking Mexican food, including tortillero, comal, and cazuelas.
DIY Corn Tortillas
Learn how to make home-made corn tortillas. They are soft, pliable and more flavorful than the store-bought versions.
Crunchy and Sweet Mexican Bunuelos with Cinnamon
A crunchy crispy dessert to satisfy all of your cravings at once. Enjoy them after a great meal or as an afternoon snack.
Pork Chile Verde Tamales
Delicious Tamales filled with succulent slow-roasted shredded pork.
9 Steps to Make Your Own Sugar Skulls for Dia...
If you've ever wanted to know how to make those unique Mexican Sugar Skulls, you can learn how with this picture tutorial that shows you each step to making sugar skulls.
How to Make Machaca Con Huevos
A recipe for a hearty breakfast including meat and eggs will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
Corn and Green Chile Tamales
Flavorful tamales stuffed with sweet corn, cheese and tangy green chile sauce.
Pan de Muerto
This lightly sweet bread is a delicious addition to any Las Dias de Las Muertas (Day of the Dead) offering or celebration.
Tripe- What is it?
Tripe is the main ingredient for Menudo, a popular Mexican soup. Learn about this unusual ingredient, and its culinary uses.
Arroz con Pollo: Mexican Chicken and Rice with...
A classic Mexican dish of chicken and rice.
All-Purpose Mexican Seasoning Mix
Delicious and zesty, it makes a perfect seasoning for all meats or anywhere that you want that authentic Mexican flavor.
5 Things You Should Know About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds were a staple of the native Mexican diet and continue to be a healthy food choice.
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Delicious enchiladas made with a creamy chicken filling and topped with green chile sauce.
Try a Michelada, a Refreshing Beer-Based Cocktail
A Mexican beer cocktail including lime juice and hot chile sauce.
Top Guacamole Recipes
A selection of delicious guacamole recipes from basic guacamole to versions flavored with lime, chiles and more.
A perfect drink for the holidays, a Mexican egg-nog.
Rich Mexican Capirotada Dessert with Apples and...
A Mexican bread-pudding with apples, raisins and cinnamon.
Your Guide to Unique Regional Mexican Cuisine...
Mexican Cuisine broken down by region. Page 3.
6 Mexican Rice Side Dish Recipes
Learn how to make Mexican rice with different flavors to go with various main dishes.
What is Hoja Santa?
A large leaf used to season Mexican dishes as well as to wrap steamed items such as tamales, fish or chicken.
Spicy Mexican Rice
This rice is hot and spicy and will add a kick to your meal.
Mexican Sweets and Desserts
A selection of popular Mexican desserts.
Light and Airy- Tres Leches Cake
A lighter, and less dense version of Tres Leches cake topped with a layer of whipped cream.
Chicken or Beef Rolled Tacos
These rolled tacos are great for dinner or as an after-school snack, and they are easily dipped in your favorite sauce or salsa.
How to Make Refried Beans in 10 Simple Steps
Learn how to make refried beans (frijoles refritos) with pictures and instructions for each step.
Pumpkin Soup with Chorizo
A warm and satisfying creamy soup with chunks of chorizo and onion.
Layered Shredded Chicken Enchilidas
Shredded beef makes a great addition to layered cheese enchildas.
40 Minutes to Traditional Carne Asada Tacos
A wonderful, traditional taco made with carne asada and corn tortillas. The tortillas are not fried, just warmed.
Crockpot Green Chile Chicken
Succulent chicken flavored with green chiles and tomatoes.
Tamale Steamer
A tamale steamer makes a great addition to any kitchen and makes a great gift for any Mexican food lover.
Rajas- Roasted strips of green chiles and...
A rich and savory side dish made by cooking roasted green chiles and onions in heavy cream.
How to Make Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas
A perfect place for your taco fillings or to accompany your favorite mexican stew or soup such as chile verde or posole.
Basic Picadillo
Picadillo is a rich ground beef dish that can be served alone, but is also used as a filling for tamales, empanadas and tacos. Picadillo is enjoyed all over Latin America.
Combinations of seafood are common. Mariscos can be used in soups, burritos and tacos. Another great recipe using mariscos is paella.
5 Ingredients to a Easy Breakfast Burrito
The simple flavors in this breakfast burrito are just enough to wake up your taste buds and it's filling enough to last you through lunchtime.
Picadillo- Ground Beef Dish with Tomatoes,...
A delicious and rich dish made with ground beef, tomato sauce, olives and seasonings. Potatoes are often added as well.
How to Slice Fajitas
How to slice fajita's so you get tender cuts of meat.
Low-Carb and Mexican Cuisine
Whether you're new to low-carbing or a veteran, you'll enjoy these low-carb recipes and tips for eating out at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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