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How to Wrap Tamales

Tamales are made and enjoyed during fiestas, but wrapping tamales can be a party in itself. Gather friends and family to help wrap these tidy corn-husk packages. You'll find yourselves sharing stories [more…]

Nopales Salad: Mexican Cactus Paddles

If you try cactus, you’ll probably like it — so stop being a food wimp and try a little cactus! This authentic Mexican salad uses the popular Mexican ingredient called nopales [more…]

Vegetable and Nondairy Cheese Quesadilla

These Mexican-style grilled “sandwiches” are a great dairy-free dinner alternative (or cut into wedges and served as a snack) to a classic nondairy grilled cheese. [more…]

Dairy-Free Baked Seven-Layer Burritos

Burritos are a whole meal wrapped into one-flour tortilla. This dairy free burrito recipe combines the great flavors and contrasting colors of beans, sweet potatoes, fresh veggies, salsa, rice, and nondairy [more…]

Soft Tacos with Chicken

Tacos are a fast-food favorite, but sodium levels can be very high. Instead, make your own soft tacos with chicken. While this recipe is made of good-for-you-ingredients, it’s also slightly higher in sodium [more…]

How to Make Corn Tortillas

Handmade corn tortillas have a pebbly texture and a definitive, earthy corn flavor. They’re a wonderful addition to a Mexican-themed party, where their heavenly aroma is sure to draw guests into the kitchen [more…]

How to Make Fish Tacos

Fish tacos should be soft, juicy, and overflowing with luscious chunks of fish and bits of vegetables. If you don’t have time to make the special Cucumber Salsa, you can add chopped cucumbers, chiles, [more…]

Recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos

The best tacos probably don’t start with a recipe at all. They spring from surprising sources — like the leftovers in the back of your refrigerator. This recipe is inspired by Mexican street vendors, who [more…]

Recipe for Red Rice

This basic tomato-tinged rice accompanies many Mexican dishes. You can make the Red Roasted Tomato Salsa, which gives the rice its color, as long as a week in advance. [more…]

Fish Veracruz in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This tasty dish from Mexico features firm, white fish in a tomato sauce that is spiked with garlic, chiles, cumin, cinnamon, and black olives. Serve it with rice or flour tortillas for a delicious meal [more…]

Empanadas de Picadillo Recipe

Picadillo is a dish from Spain. It contains highly seasoned, slightly sweetened, ground fried meat. In addition to making an excellent stuffing for these little turnovers, you also can use picadillo to [more…]

Fiesta Bean Salad Recipe

In this recipe, you jazz up a typical American-style bean salad with three different beans and a colorful confetti of diced peppers. This versatile salad is a great choice for a buffet table or picnic [more…]

How to Make Refried Black Beans

Frying beans with a bit of fat and onion accentuates their rich, creamy quality. Feel free to increase the lard for a richer, more authentic refried bean. Remember that if you don’t eat refried beans with [more…]

Margarita Sorbet with Simple Syrup Recipe

Delicious, fresh fruit ices play an important role in the Mexican diet. The ingredients for this sparkling, tart, lime and tequila sorbet should be on the shelf of any well-stocked Mexican-style pantry [more…]

Mexican Beef Recipe: Cumin and Chile Marinated Skirt Steak

This marinated skirt steak is so flavorful that all it needs is some rice and beans on the side and some warm tortillas for serving. [more…]

Mexican Bread Pudding Recipe

More like a soft and crunchy bread casserole than an eggy pudding, this sweet and savory dessert, known as capirotada (kah-pee-roh-tah-dah) in Mexico, is bound to appeal to those who don’t usually like [more…]

Mexican Dessert Recipe: Flan

One dessert you can count on in most Spanish or Mexican restaurants is this classic caramel-flavored, sweet and silky vanilla custard. The perfect make-in-advance dessert, flan is a soothing, light finale [more…]

Mexican Pork Recipe: Baby Back Ribs Adobado

Ribs need special attention to cook up tender, juicy, and falling off the bone. First give yours a strong spice rub for flavor, followed by a steamy bake for tenderness, and then a quick turn on the grill [more…]

Mexican Pork Recipe: Pork Chile Verde

Tart, green tomatillos are perfect for cutting the richness of pork — a favorite stewing meat and a popular meat in Mexico. What makes this dish typically Mexican is its focus on chiles rather than beans [more…]

Mexican Poultry Recipe: Chipotle Black Bean Turkey Chili

This updated, reduced-fat chili features three favorite ingredients: smoky chipotle chiles, creamy beans, and rich, meaty turkey. A chili this satisfying doesn’t need a lot of garnishes — a dab of sour [more…]

Mexican Poultry Recipe: Chipotle Glazed Chicken

When roasting chicken, all anyone seems to know is the Italian method — a combination of lemon, olive oil, and herbs. It’s delicious, but why not break out and try roasting a Mexican-style chicken for [more…]

Mexican Dessert Recipe: Creamy Lemon Lime Pie

Here is a delicious unbaked version of Key Lime Pie that's sure to please the palate. You can simplify this recipe even more by substituting a baked graham cracker crust. [more…]

Mexican Seafood Recipe: Grilled Swordfish with Fresh Tomato and Herb Salsa

The best fish preparations are often the simplest, and things don’t get much simpler than this recipe. A fresh tomato and herb salsa supplies just enough bright acidity, color, and texture to highlight [more…]

Mexican Seafood Recipe: Pan-Seared Bass with Chile Lime Broth

Popular sea bass is a great choice for home entertaining. You can’t easily overcook it, and it holds its own with assertive flavors like olives, garlic, chiles, and lime. For a complete meal, serve with [more…]

Mexican Seafood Recipe: Shrimp in a Garlic Bath

In this traditional dish, called al mojo de ajo in Mexico, a quick, rustic sauce of garlic and dried chile slivers is cooked in the same pan as juicy rock shrimp. [more…]


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