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Easy Spanish Rice
Fabulous recipe for Mexican Rice. Easy to follow instructions get you great results.
How to Make Deliciously Cheesy Chile Rellenos
All the tips you need to make a delicious Chile Relleno.
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!
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.
How to Make Fresh Salsa, Step-by-Step
Making salsa at home is easy! Follow these simple steps to make your own.
How to Make Perfect Homemade Enchiladas
Learn to make enchiladas with pictures to show you how.
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.
5 Types of Green Chiles That Give Your Favorite...
A guide to the most popular varieties of green chiles with descriptions and recipes.
Can You Tell the Difference Between a Flauta...
How do you tell the difference between a Flauta and a Taquito?
Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Chile...
In-depth, step-by-step instructions for how to make chile rellenos.
10 Green Chile Recipes That Turn Up the Heat
A wonderful selection of recipes to use green chiles in.
Barbacoa (or Mexican Barbecue) Isn't BBQ the...
A translation and definition of this cooking term.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What Gives the Mexican Herb Epazote its Flavor?
Find out about this common Mexican spice and how to use it.
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.
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.
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.
Huitlacoche: One Man’s Fungus Is Another...
A description of this unique corn fungus ingredient.
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.
How to Rehydrate Chiles in Just 6 Steps
See how each step is done and start using dried chiles in a number of dishes.
Pan Dulce
A step-by-step guide to making sweet and delicious Pan Dulce.
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 Your Favorite Mexican Dishes with This...
A tomato and chile based traditional sauce.
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.
Make Your Own Green Chile and Pork Stew in the...
This delicious chile verde (green chile stew) cooks up easily in your slow cooker.
Prickly Pear- Cactus Fruit
How to harvest, prepare and eat cactus fruit known as the
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.
From Mild to Pungent...10 Mexican Cheeses...
Information on different varieties of Mexican cheeses, including fresh cheese and melting cheese.
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.
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.
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!
A Basic Recipe for Seasoned Ground Beef
A quick and easy seasoning great for tacos, burritos, salads and more.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! You can learn to roast green chiles at home!
Learn how to roast chiles for use in your favorite recipes.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Beef Filling for Empanadas
This flavorful, authentic filling makes wonderful empanadas. Try this recipe for a great meal or snack.
Serve This Easy Chile Colorado Stew With...
A delicious stew of beef and dried red chiles.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Change Up These Basic Chilaquiles With Your...
This simple breakfast dish makes great use of old and stale tortilla chips.
Empanada Dough
A flaky crispy crust is necessary for a great empanada. Try this recipe for great results.
How to Seed and Dice a Jalapeño or Chile
Learn how to easily remove seeds from a chile and then dice it.
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.
La Paloma- a Tequila Grapefruit Cocktail
A refreshing blend of grapefruit soda and silver tequila served over ice.
Piloncillo
A description and definition of this Mexican sugar
Loaves of Pan Dulce Are Perfect for a Dessert...
A chewy, lightly sweetened Mexican bread topped with a sweet, decorative topping.
DIY Corn Tortillas
Learn how to make home-made corn tortillas. They are soft, pliable and more flavorful than the store-bought versions.
Try Mexican-Style Green Chiles in Creamy White...
Main dish using the Mexican flag for a palette. The green chile represents the green, the walnut sauce represents the white, and the pomegranate on top for the red.
Types of Red Chiles
A guide to the most popular varieties of red chiles with descriptions and recipes.
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.
6 Tamale Filling Combos That Will Make Your...
Great ideas for filling your tamale. Also includes tamale dough and how to wrap them.
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.
Before You Start Cooking, Make Your Own Achiote...
A paste made from achiote seeds that is used to flavor many Mexican dishes.
Rajas- Roasted strips of green chiles and...
A rich and savory side dish made by cooking roasted green chiles and onions in heavy cream.
Arroz con Pollo: Mexican Chicken and Rice with...
A classic Mexican dish of chicken and rice.
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Delicious enchiladas made with a creamy chicken filling and topped with green chile sauce.
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.
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.
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.
Try a Michelada, a Refreshing Beer-Based Cocktail
A Mexican beer cocktail including lime juice and hot chile sauce.
Have Your Tried the Traditional Mexican...
A translation and definition of this beverage
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.
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.
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 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.
Serve Arroz con Leche for a Simple and...
A sweet rice dessert flavored with cinnamon and raisins.
Comal
Learn more about this Mexican cooking utensil and how to prepare it for use.
A Sweet, Drinkable Treat: Make Agua de Tamarindo
Tamarind imparts an earthy and tangy flavor to this traditional beverage. This recipe used the tamarind pods.
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.
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.
Tripe- What is it?
Tripe is the main ingredient for Menudo, a popular Mexican soup. Learn about this unusual ingredient, and its culinary uses.
Menudo
A wonderfully rich stew of tripe, hominy and chile. Purported to be a great cure for hangovers.
Apple Empanadas Are a Fantastic Use for Any...
A sweet pastry-like snack stuffed with a sweet apple filling.
Chile Relleno con Queso y Pollo- Green Chiles...
This main dish is the perfect combination of green chile flavor and the smooth texture of the creamy filling.
Top 5 Soups and Stews
A list of favorite soups and stews for chilly weather.
Serve Savory Sopes as a Perfect Appetizer for...
This recipe for little masa patties topped with a choice of fillings make a great meal, snack or appetizer.
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.
Hot Salsa
This recipe is extremely hot, yet flavorful. If you can handle the heat, you will be coming back for more.
Mexican Enchiladas Rancheras with Queso Fresco
A delicious dish of corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and topped with a savory tomato and chile sauce.
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.
La Paloma Suprema - Grapefruit Juice and...
This Paloma cocktail uses fresh squeezed grapefruit for a fresh flavor and citrusy tang. Mix with your favorite tequila.
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.
Red Enchilada Sauce
A delicious and authentic chile sauce that is perfect for enchiladas.
Tamarind Takes Center Stage in Mexican Food
A tree that grows in tropical climates which produces a popular Mexican fruit.
How to Make Refried Beans in 10 Simple Steps
Learn how to make refried beans (frijoles refritos) with pictures and instructions for each step.
Season Your Favorite Meals with Homemade Adobo...
A great sauce for simmering beef, chicken or pork. Also used to can chipotle chiles.
Crockpot Green Chile Chicken
Succulent chicken flavored with green chiles and tomatoes.
Chapulines- How to cook Grasshoppers
A lovely chapuline recipe from the state of Oaxaca.
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.
Pollo Verde- Chicken with a Green Chile Sauce
This chicken dish is so easy you can assemble it in just seconds and bake it for 45 minutes.
How to Make Your Own Horchata, a Rice-Based...
A traditional Mexican drink for all ages. A milky looking beverage made with rice.
Shredded Beef Tamales
Delicious Tamales filled with succulent slow-roasted shredded beef.
Mango Salsa - Taste the Tropical Side of Mexico!
Maybe you've heard of this unique salsa or you've already tried it. Mango salsa is the perfect summer time recipe that can be used as an appetizer, snack or topping.
Traditional Flan Recipe
This basic flan recipe is baked in one dish and cut into pieces when ready to serve.
How to Slice Fajitas
How to slice fajita's so you get tender cuts of meat.
Your Guide to Unique Regional Mexican Cuisine...
Mexican Cuisine broken down by region. Page 3.
Pickled Onions and Jalapenos
A flavorful dish to serve as an accompaniment to your main dish.
Chile and Cheese Flautas
These are perfect for a snack or a main dish. They also make great party appetizers. Stuffed with green chiles and jack cheese they will be a hit with everyone.
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!
Partake in the Tradition...of Huevos Rancheros
A hearty, satisfying breakfast of eggs, salsa and corn tortillas.
Mexican Food on a Budget- Cheap Ways to Create...
Save some money while feasting on your favorite Mexican dishes.
Nachos May Not Be Traditional Mexican Food, but...
A cheesy, crunchy snack or meal sure to satisfy your cravings.
Mexican Style Ranch Dressing
A new twist on your standard ranch dressing. A couple of additions to current ranch dressing add new zest to an old favorite.
Perfect Potluck Cheese Dip!
A savory cheese dip with zesty chorizo.
Chile- Hot or Mild? How you can you tell?
A common question regarding chiles. Who decides how hot they are? Are there levels of hot? Find out the answer here.
6 Mexican Rice Side Dish Recipes
Learn how to make Mexican rice with different flavors to go with various main dishes.
How to Make Machaca Con Huevos
A recipe for a hearty breakfast including meat and eggs will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
5 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer
Cool off with one of these delicious drinks.
5 Things You May Not Know About Dia de los...
Find out about the history of Sugar Skulls which are considered Mexican folk art.
Creamy Queso Dip with Green Chiles, Onion, and...
A wonderful cheese dip perfect for dipping tortilla chips or vegetables in.
Spicy Mexican Rice
This rice is hot and spicy and will add a kick to your meal.
Low- Carbing at a Mexican Restaurant
Tips, suggestions and what to watch out for when ordering at a Mexican restaurant. Page 4.
Chicken and Cheese Chilaquiles
Crunchy fried corn tortillas and sauteed summer squash in a delicious cream sauce.
Ultra-Hot Fresh Habanero Salsa
Looking for something seriously spicy? Try this blinding-hot Habanero salsa for some intense heat. Perfect for over grilled fish or chicken.
Chorizo Recipe- Mexican Chorizo
A well-seasoned Mexican sausage that is made with ground pork.
How To Make Nixtamal
Instead of using masa harina, try making corn tortillas and tamale dough using fresh masa.
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.
Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Layered Cheese...
No time to cook? Try this quick and easy layered enchilada recipe that cuts down the preparation time, yet keeps all the flavor!
How To Seed and Dice a Tomato
How to remove the seeds from the flesh and then dice your tomato in one easy procedure.
Chicken Avocado Soup
A light chicken broth is the perfect compliment to the chunks of chicken and the smooth avocado.
Light and Airy- Tres Leches Cake
A lighter, and less dense version of Tres Leches cake topped with a layer of whipped cream.
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.
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.
Chile Verde Enchiladas
Delicious enchiladas made with a pork chile verde filling and topped with green chile sauce.
Mexican Coconut Popsicles
A cool and refreshing popsicle made with coconut.
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.
Easy Bean and Cheese Quesadilla with Red Chile...
A quick and easy snack or meal. And you can make these delicious quesadillas on one pan.
Pinto Beans- A Basic Recipe
Pinto beans are a delicious and hearty side dish that goes perfectly with Northern Mexican dishes.
Aqua Fresca
Refreshing fruit drinks are popular all over Mexico. You can use any fruit you like to flavor it. : 15 
Quick and Easy Fish Tacos
These tacos are a snap to make and are flavorful and filling.
Spicy Green Chile Sauce for Chicken and Fish
A delicious sauce perfect to top chicken, fish or even carnitas. It goes great over the main dish or drizzle some over your tacos for a burst of flavor.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Give your chips something to dive into with this savory salsa. The corn gives it a subtley sweet flavor and black beans a change in texture.
Ponche Navideño- Christmas Fruit Punch...
This is a sweet, warm beverage served on cold winter nights to celebrate and commemorate the Posadas festivities.
Mexican Grill Recipes
Delicious recipes perfect for the grill.
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