Classic Mexican soup made with meatballs (albondigas), green beens, onions, and chicken stock. A family favorite.
Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
Classic Mexican tacos de lengua, beef tongue which has been braised with garlic and onions, finely chopped, and served with salsa verde and avocados.
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.
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
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.
Mexican pork chile verde recipe, with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce.
Chiles en Nogada, poblano chiles stuffed with a ground turkey picadillo, covered in a creamy walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. From Puebla, Mexico.
Tostada recipe with toasted or fried tortillas topped with a layer of chipotle flavored refried beans, cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and salsa.
My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.
Mexican cochinita pibil, or pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime. Great for taco meat.
Homemade corn tortillas recipe, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
Perfectly fresh and crunchy homemade tortilla chips, fried, baked, or microwaved.
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.
Yucatan chicken soup, with tomato, habanero, tortilla strips, and lime.
Homemade chocolate ice cream flavored with cinnamon and a dash of spice.
Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.
Mexican green rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.
Mexican red chili sauce, made with dried Ancho chilies or Pasilla chilies. Perfect for red chili enchiladas or tamales.
Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Bean tostada with crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.
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.
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Mexican style octopus salad, with tomatoes, green and red onion, cucumbers, and cilantro.
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.
Classic jalapeno pickles or jalapenos escabeche, made with fresh jalapeno chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs.
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.
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.
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.
Flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican crema, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with tortillas.
Salsa verde pork carnitas, pork shoulder slow cooked in tomatilla sauce, then pulled apart, browned in the oven, and returned to the sauce.
Shrimp quesadilla recipe, flour tortillas toasted with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shrimp marinated in lime juice with chiles, green onion and cilantro.
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 pulled pork shoulder, in a chile spice rub, shredded to serve with tortillas in tacos or burritos.
Sopa de fideos or vermicelli recipe, angel hair nest pasta, first browned in olive oil, then cooked in a broth with tomatoes and onions.
Tomatillo salsa verde version of sopa seca de fideo, thin noodles cooked in broth and salsa, garnished with chorizo and goat cheese.
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 chicken stew with tomatillos, jalapenos, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cilantro.
Tomatillo salsa verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.
Crispy fried strips of corn tortillas in a tomato-based Mexican soup with chicken stock, chiles, avocado, Jack cheese, cilantro and lime.
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.