Mexican and Tex Mex
7 Layer Bean Dip
7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.
Classic Mexican soup made with meatballs (albondigas), green beens, onions, and chicken stock. A family favorite.
Apple Chicken Quesadilla
Kid-friendly chicken apple quesadilla recipe, toasted flour tortillas with melted cheese, apple slices, chicken, and salsa.
Arroz Con Pollo
Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
Baked Shrimp with Tomatillos
Shrimp baked in a sauce of chopped tomatillos, Cotija cheese, jalapeños, onions and garlic, tossed with cilantro and lime juice.
Baked Stuffed Jalapeños
Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.
Beef Tacos de Lengua
Classic Mexican tacos de lengua, beef tongue which has been braised with garlic and onions, finely chopped, and served with salsa verde and avocados.
Canned Tomato Salsa
Homemade tomato salsa with green chiles and jalapenos, with canning instructions.
Carne asada is the thinly sliced, grilled beef served so often in tacos and burritos. This carne asada recipe is made with marinated, grilled skirt steak for flank steak. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.
Mexican pork carnitas, slow cooked, spicy, shredded pork shoulder, finished in the oven for browning, served with tortillas and salsa.
Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe in which cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish.
Chayote with Tomato and Green Chile
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
Cheddar and Jalapeño Biscuits
Light and airy cheesy biscuits packed with sharp cheddar and spicy fresh jalapeños.
Simple and easy cheese tacos recipe, made with corn tortillas, fried in a little butter, folded over grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Also known as quesadillas.
Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
Chicken enchiladas with a salsa verde sauce made with tomatillos, serrano chile peppers, and sour cream. Served with chopped onion, Mexican cheese, and cilantro.
Chicken fajitas, marinated chicken breasts seared quickly and served with seared onions and bell peppers, served with flour tortillas.
Mexican chicken pozole recipe, pozole blanco, traditional dish of Guerrero, Mexico, made with hominy, chicken, and several garnishes.
Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.
Chile Relleno Casserole
Poblano chiles, stuffed with cotija cheese and chorizo sausage, baked in an egg and cheese casserole with tomato sauce.
Mexican pork chile verde recipe, with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce.
Chiles en Nogada (Chilies in Walnut Sauce)
Chiles en Nogada recipe. A classic Mexican recipe of poblano chiles stuffed with a pork picadillo, covered in walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. From Puebla, Mexico.
Chipotle Bean Tostadas
Tostada recipe with toasted or fried tortillas topped with a layer of chipotle flavored refried beans, cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and salsa.
Ground pork formed into meatballs with minced bacon, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, and oregano, cooked with a chipotle chili and tomato sauce.
Chipotle Pumpkin Soup
Spicy pumpkin soup with Southwestern flavors of chipotle, cumin, oregano, and served with pepitas, crema fresca, and cilantro.
Chipotle Turkey Pozole
Serve your turkey leftovers with a Mexican flair. Turkey pozole hominy soup seasoned with smokey chipotle chiles.
Chorizo and Eggs
My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.
Chorizo Mac and Cheese
Baked macaroni with a sauce of cheddar and pepper jack cheese and Mexican chorizo.
Mexican cochinita pibil, or pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime. Great for taco meat.
Crispy Chicken Skin Tacos with Habanero Salsa
Simple tacos made with crispy fried chicken skin dressed with a cilantro habanero salsa.
Family favorite, Tex Mex cheese enchiladas recipe. Corn tortillas, lightly fried, rolled up with Jack or cheddar cheese, arranged in a casserole dish, covered with tomato and green chile sauce, and baked.
Fish tacos recipe prepared with fresh fish fillets, corn tortillas, salsa, avocado, and coleslaw.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serano chili peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.
Green Chile Cornbread
Flavorful and moist green chile cornbread, packed with corn, cheese, and Anaheim or Hatch green chiles.
Green Chile Enchiladas
Green chile enchiladas made with corn tortillas, roasted Anaheim green chiles, jack cheese, and a roasted tomatillo salsa verde sauce.
How to Make Corn Tortillas
Homemade corn tortillas recipe, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips
Perfectly fresh and crunchy homemade tortilla chips, fried, baked, or microwaved.
Huevos a la Mexicana
My mother's special version Mexican style scrambled eggs. Eggs are scrambled in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno. Huevos a la Mexicana recipe.
A specialty of the Yucatan, huevos Motuleños with fried eggs over black beans on a fried tortilla, served with salsa, plantains, chorizo, and queso fresco.
Huevos rancheros recipe with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. The best Mexican breakfast ever.
Crunchy, refreshing jicama salad with julienned jicama, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, orange, and lime juice. Perfect accompaniment to Mexican food dishes.
Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro and lime. Great with seafood.
Mexican Chicken Soup with Lime (Sopa de Lima)
Yucatan chicken soup, with tomato, habanero, tortilla strips, and lime.
Mexican Green Bean Salad
Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.
Mexican Green Rice
Mexican green rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.
Mexican Red Chili Sauce
Mexican red chili sauce, made with dried Ancho chilies or Pasilla chilies. Perfect for red chili enchiladas or tamales.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Mexican Three Bean Salad
Classic three bean salad with a Southwestern twist. Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.
Bean tostada with crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.
Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas
Tex Mex chicken enchiladas, corn tortillas dipped in red chili sauce, rolled up with cooke chicken, covered with more sauce and shredded cheese, and baked.
Classic Tex Mex nachos. Corn tortilla chips, baked with refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.
Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Oven-toasted Sonoran Quesadilla
Sonoran quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Pickled Jalapenos (Escabeche)
Classic jalapeno pickles or jalapenos escabeche, made with fresh jalapeno chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs.
Pinto Beans with Bacon and Jalapeños
Pinto beans with sautéed onions, bacon, and pan roasted jalapenos.
Pork and Poblano Stew
Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.
Traditional Mexican posole (pozole), a broth rich soup made with pork, red chiles, and lots of add-ins like shredded cabbage, radishes, cilantro, lime, and avocado.
Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla recipe. Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.
Casserole of layers of flour tortillas and shredded cheese, with beans, chiles, tomato, onions, baked in pie dish until browned and crispy.
Red Chile Marinated Grilled Chicken
Chicken pieces marinated in a spicy, flavorful red chili sauce, then grilled or baked. Pollo adobado recipe.
Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.
Refried Black Beans
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.
Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce (Rajas con Crema)
Flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican crema, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with tortillas.
Rose Petal Flan
Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.
Salsa Verde Carnitas
Salsa verde pork carnitas, pork shoulder slow cooked in tomatilla sauce, then pulled apart, browned in the oven, and returned to the sauce.
Scrambled Eggs with Tomatillos
Huevos en salsa verde. Eggs scrambled in a green chile sauce made with jalapenos, tomatillos, and onions.
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
Shrimp quesadilla recipe, flour tortillas toasted with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shrimp marinated in lime juice with chiles, green onion and cilantro.
Simple Cooked Tomato Salsa
Mexican cooked tomato salsa, pureed fresh tomatoes, jalapeno or serrano chili peppers, garlic, salt, then cooked.
Quick and easy tomato and green chile salsa, with canned cooked tomatoes, green chiles, scallions, garlic, oil, vinegar, oregano, and cilantro.
Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork
Slow cooker pulled pork shoulder, in a chile spice rub, shredded to serve with tortillas in tacos or burritos.
My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas. Spanish rice is browned first with onions and garlic, then cooked in chicken stock with added tomato.
Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice
Camarones al Ajillo garlic shrimp recipe. Garlic and jalapeno marinated shrimp sauteed in coconut milk and served on a bed of coconut white rice.
Classic Tex Mex fajitas recipe, made with strips of skirt steak, onions and bell peppers, and served sizzling hot with fresh tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
Tex-Mex lasagna, also known as Mexican casserole or Mexican lasagna recipe. Layered casserole with corn tortillas, ground beef, chile, beans, salsa, and cheese.
Texas caviar, a dip or salad with black-eyed peas, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil and lime juice.
Tomatillo Chicken Stew
Spicy chicken stew with tomatillos, jalapenos, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cilantro.
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Tomatillo salsa verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.
Tomato, Cucumber, Purslane Salad
Wild purslane salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeño chile, lemon juice and salt. Ensalada de Verdolaga.
Crispy fried strips of corn tortillas in a tomato-based Mexican soup with chicken stock, chiles, avocado, Jack cheese, cilantro and lime.
Turkey Chile Verde
Chile verde made with turkey thigh meat and homemade tomatillo salsa verde.
Turkey enchiladas made with leftover cooked turkey, homemade chili sauce, onions, black beans, and Monterey jack cheese. Topped with red onions, avocado, and cilantro.
Turkey White Chili
White chili made with turkey meat, great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, with white beans, green chiles, jalapeno, and garnishes.
Vegetarian Banana Leaf Tamales
Banana leaf tamales recipe. Tamale corn masa, stuffed with cheese, calabasitas squash, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and chili sauce, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
Veggie tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.
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