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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros, a classic Mexican breakfast for two, adds a decidedly Mexican flavor to traditional breakfast eggs. If you make all the huevos rancheros ingredients [more…]

Marvelous Fajita Marinade

Use a zester or hand grater to get the orange and lemon peel that you need for this fajita marinade. You can use fajita marinade on beef, pork, or chicken to make a tasty Mexican meal. [more…]

Roasted Achiote Chicken

Achiote paste, a blend of spices and vinegar, gives this roasted chicken its distinctive orange hue and spicy aroma. Roasted achiote chicken is a recipe straight from the Yucatán — as Mexican as you can [more…]

Banana-Stuffed Mexican Toast with Coconut Syrup

Banana-Stuffed Mexican Toast with Coconut Syrup appeals to morning sweet lovers. This Mexican-style French toast features a stuffing of mashed bananas, a cinnamon-scented egg wash, and a topping of homemade [more…]

How to Make Flour Tortillas

In Mexico, tortillas are often made by hand before almost every meal. The taste of a good homemade flour tortilla adds an extra dimension to any Mexican dish. Make your own flour tortillas for the next [more…]

Guava Cheese Puffs

Guava cheese puffs, delicious fruit- and cheese-filled tarts, really show the Mexican kitchen’s knack for combining sweet and salty. You can find guava paste in the jam and jelly section or the ethnic [more…]

Cumin and Chile Marinated Skirt Steak

There’s nothing like a properly grilled, well-marbled piece of skirt steak. This recipe’s marinated skirt steak is filled with the flavor of cumin and serrano chile, making it an entree that doesn’t need [more…]

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Tomato Salsa)

Pico de gallo is an uncooked table condiment also known as salsa cruda or plain old tomato salsa. Pico de gallo is probably Mexico’s best-known salsa. With its chunks of tomato, chiles, and onion, it’s [more…]

Strawberry Banana Liquados

Colorful liquados are sold all over Mexico at juice stands where you can get an instant, made-to-order fruit milkshake. This strawberry banana liquados recipe gives you that juice-stand experience in your [more…]

Fruits and Vegetables for Mexican Cooking

Fresh fruits and vegetables are an integral part of everyday eating in Mexico. Fruits — beautifully sliced and seasoned — are sold on the Mexican street as snacks. And vegetables, besides being used in [more…]

Pan de Yema

Pan de yema, a rich, sugar-coated egg bread, is delicious enough pull apart and eat like pastry. This sweet bread, pan de yema, is traditionally prepared for Day of the Dead celebrations. [more…]

How to Make Corn Tortillas in a Tortilla Press

Handmade corn tortillas have a pebbly texture and a definitive, earthy corn flavor. You can make corn tortillas yourself with the help of a tortilla press. Impress your friends with your Mexican-cooking [more…]

Carnitas Norteñas

This carnitas norteñas recipe includes pork chunks slowly simmered in fat. Carnitas norteñas are delicious in tacos or burritos, or accompanied with beans and rice. [more…]

Garlicky Squid Sauté

If you’re a fried calamari fan, you’ll probably love this squid sauté. The mild meaty flavor of the squid really comes through in this sauté recipe because it doesn’t include any breading. [more…]

Refried Pinto Beans

With their dollop of richness from lard or other fat, refried beans satisfy the universal need to feel full and happy. Though refried black beans are fashionable these days, it’s hard to beat big, creamy [more…]

Flan

Most Mexican restaurants offer flan, a classic caramel-flavored, sweet and silky vanilla custard. The perfect make-in-advance dessert, flan is a soothing custard finale to spicy foods, and, as an added [more…]

Sangria

A light fruit and wine drink like sangria is the perfect beverage for casual afternoon gatherings. Sangria looks especially nice when served in a glass pitcher, which lets everyone admire your fruit-filled [more…]

Knowing Your Mexican Chiles

You can’t call yourself a true Mexican-food fanatic without knowing about the variety of chiles used in Mexican cuisine. These chiles, which are both dried and fresh, have a wide range of uses in Mexican [more…]

Horchata

Horchata, a chalky white drink made from ground rice, is the most traditional of Mexico’s nonalcoholic drinks. Horchata’s soothing white milkiness is the perfect antidote to rich, spicy foods. [more…]

Primo Margaritas

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Poblano Quesadillas

A great quesadilla depends on just the right balance of soothing cheese and other, livelier flavors. In this poblano quesadillas recipe, roasted peppers, tart salsa, and more than one cheese keep things [more…]

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a perfect first course for nearly anything you choose to serve in the heat of the summer — except for a tomato-based entrée. Gazpacho is one of those simple uncooked dishes where a quality [more…]

Great Tips for Mexican Cooking

If you love to cook (and eat) Mexican food, these terrific tips will help you make the most of preparing delicious, festive Mexican dishes and beverages: [more…]

Types of Chiles for Mexican Cooking

Chiles are a staple in Mexican cooking. Take this list grocery shopping so you can recognize the type of chiles used for Mexican meals and choose the chiles with the flavor and degree of spiciness you [more…]

Mexican Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're new to cooking Mexican food, you're in luck — this Cheat Sheet offers tips for cooking festive and delicious Mexican dishes and a look at different types of chiles to give just the right flavor [more…]

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