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2022-02-27 18:46
Beef Birria Wrapped in Tetelas Eating a bowl of birria is like discovering the richness of Mexican cuisine all over again. Originally from the state of Jalisco, Mexico, birria combines a ric… Read More
2022-02-20 23:42
Mexican Style Pineapple Empanadas Empanadas are one of my favorite versatile Mexican snacks. In Mexico, you’ll find them stuffed with ground beef, potato, cheese, fruit and everything… Read More
2021-12-05 15:58
Ribeye Steak Tacos with Grilled Tomato Salsa There’s nothing better than a juicy ribeye steak—except when it’s crispy and piled high on a corn tortilla. It was love at firs… Read More
2021-10-20 03:09
Authentic Mexican Meatballs Mexican meatballs are a hot, hearty meal easy enough to pull together on any day of the week. Albondigas, which is the Spanish word for meatballs, are the stars o… Read More
2021-09-14 01:55
Vegetarian Tacos Made with Fresh Cheese When you’re in the mood for a flavorful, satisfying Mexican meal, but short on time, these vegetarian tacos with fresh cheese hit the spot. Cris… Read More
2021-08-11 23:08
Traditional Buñuelos with Piloncillo Syrup My first memories of Mexican buñuelos date back about 45 years to my Aunt Carmela’s house in Cuero, Texas. Originally from San… Read More
2021-07-20 19:20
Tamales Verdes de Pollo In the Mexican culture, tamales mean bringing family and friends together, carrying on tradition and enjoying a hearty meal at home. Typically served around the holid… Read More
2021-07-14 06:06
Mexican Shredded Beef Salad When you’re craving a light, refreshing salad, look no further than salpicón. A cold Mexican salad made with shredded beef, chicken or fish, you can… Read More
2021-06-14 15:47
Authentic Mole Poblano with Chicken Mole Poblano is a thick, rich red or brown sauce made with chilis, fruit, nuts, seeds and Mexican chocolate. While there are many different types of mole… Read More
2021-05-08 02:27
Mango Avocado Salsa Mango salsa is a chunky, fruity salsa with just the right touch of spice — perfect for topping your favorite tortilla chips, tacos or chicken dish. And it couldn&rs&hell…Read More
2021-05-02 16:40
Salsa de Chipotle Chipotle salsa is one of my favorite, smoky salsas. It goes with everything — from beef and chicken to tacos and eggs. Made with canned chipotle chili peppers in adob… Read More
2021-04-07 18:29
Salsa de Piña con Habanero Chile If you’re looking for a fiery-hot, yet fruity salsa for your chicken, fish or pork dish, then this pineapple salsa recipe is for you. Made with… Read More
2021-03-16 20:33
Traditional Chocolate Atole Champurrado is the chocolate version of atole, a hot Mexican drink that dates back to the Aztecs in pre-Hispanic times. Thickened with masa (dough) or corn flour… Read More
2021-02-20 17:35
Camarones a la Plancha Mexican shrimp skewers is a flavorful, easy recipe you can throw together quickly, even on a weeknight. Kids and grownups alike will be lining up for seconds of this m… Read More
2021-02-10 20:48
Red Salsa with Cotija Cheese This authentic Mexican salsa roja (red sauce) recipe brings together two of my all-time favorite Mexican foods: salsa and Cotija cheese! In Mexico, salsa is a co… Read More
2021-02-10 20:46
Chicken Sopes with Green or Red Salsa If you’re looking for an easy, traditional Mexican dish, look no further than our authentic Mexican sopes, or chicken sopes. Mexican sopes are cor… Read More
2021-02-06 22:12
Mexican Shrimp Soup If you’ve ever tasted Mexican Shrimp Soup (or Caldo de Camarón), you know what Sundays in Mexico taste like. Just ask our creative director, Andrés. H… Read More
2021-02-03 18:13
Margarita with Fresh Lime Juice and Blanco Tequila Nothing says Happy Hour like an ice cold, lime-drenched Mexican margarita. The signature cocktail at Mexican restaurants, Cinco de Mayo cel… Read More
2021-01-30 16:29
Fruit Topped Cream Cheese Flan and Caramel Sauce Mexican flan is a sweet, creamy custard dessert smothered in a rich caramel sauce. Also known as crème caramel, flan is a favorite thr… Read More
2021-01-26 06:21
Mexican Tres Leches Cake | “Three Milks” Cake Tres leches cake, or “three milks” cake in Spanish, is a classic dessert served throughout Mexico and other Latin Americ… Read More
2021-01-22 23:44
Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Dried Beef Whip up a traditional Mexican breakfast in minutes with our machaca con huevo recipe, or machaca with eggs. Hailing from Nuevo León in northern… Read More
2021-01-15 05:10
Mexican Chicken Soup This authentic Mexican chicken soup recipe, caldo de pollo, is a favorite in our house, and in most Mexican households. It’s quick. It’s easy. And best of al… Read More
2020-11-29 21:49
Melon Water Agua de Melon or “melon water” is one of the many delicious aguas frescas served throughout Mexico. It’s a simple blend of ripe cantaloupe, or the melon of… Read More
2020-10-30 01:49
Bread of the Dead: Recipe + History When the scent of orange blossom floods her kitchen, Chef Elizabeth Pérez Camarena knows the Day of the Dead—or “Día de Muertos… Read More
2020-10-04 23:01
Mexican Mango Smoothie Think of the Mangonada as a Mexican mango smoothie prepared with fresh-cut mango and spiced up with chamoy chili sauce and Tajín chili powder. The name mangonad… Read More
2020-08-05 00:30
Mexican Beer Cocktail There are many variations of the michelada, a Mexican beer cocktail. I prepare the classic old-school version with Carta Blanca beer which I first tried in Monterrey, N… Read More
2020-08-03 22:57
Ensalada de Aguacate In Mexico, we eat avocado with everything, including our salads. Enjoy this Mexican style avocado salad recipe prepared with cubed mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, ci… Read More
2020-07-30 01:14
Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán Many Mexican recipes call for the use of cotija cheese (queso cotija) and you might be wondering, “what is cotija cheese?” Cotija is a salty, c… Read More
2020-06-25 16:14
Looking for a family friendly chicken dish that you can have on the table quickly? Chicken fajitas are the answer. Follow a few easy steps and you will have prepared a restaurant quality mea… Read More
2020-06-13 22:13
A Recipe Filled with Memories Andrés our photographer used to eat these hard-boiled egg and rice tacos during recess when he was in middle school in Cuernavaca, Morelos. They are prep… Read More
2020-06-09 17:52
Sazonador para Fajitas Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make and you can adapt the flavor profile to your exact tastes. Mild fruity guajillo peppers form the base, paprika adds smokiness… Read More
2020-04-26 19:43
A Mexican After-Dinner Coffee Drink A Carajillo is an easy to prepare Mexican cocktail served after dinner digestif or as a dessert course. To make, espresso and Licor 43, a sweet Spanish li… Read More
2020-03-29 21:33
Corn Truffle Filled Quesadillas You may know of huitlacoche the mysterious Mexican corn mushroom also called corn truffle but aren’t quite sure what to do with it. We recommend these q… Read More
2020-03-26 15:57
Mexican Rice Pudding One of our favorite Mexican desserts is arroz con leche, a Mexican style rice pudding. From a simple list of ingredients; rice, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and vanill… Read More
2020-03-20 00:38
Croquetas de Atún Enjoy our recipe for Mexican style tuna patties, croquetas de atun. They are prepared with chopped onion and cilantro and you can add some serrano pepper if you want… Read More
2020-02-16 19:41
Homemade dressings are easier to prepare than you might expect. Our creamy cilantro lime dressing takes less than 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish including cleanup. Greek yogurt g… Read More
2020-02-16 00:07
Croquetas de Papa Potato croquettes (patties) make the perfect meatless meal. Our version is filled with queso fresco cheese, super tasty, filling, and easy to make. This dish is popular in… Read More
2020-02-11 05:43
San Luis Potosí Style Enchiladas The state of San Luis Potosí has a unique style of enchiladas which are prepared by dipping the tortillas in a guajillo chile sauce and then co… Read More
2020-01-11 20:15
Instructor Mastering Mexican Cooking Get to know Juan Antonio Hussong owner and chef of Osho Restaurante in Ensenada, BC, Mexico. He is working with us at the Mexican Food Journal to share h… Read More
2019-11-06 05:11
A Mother’s love Diana Silva a San Diego-based home chef has written a tender story, Molé Mama – A Memoir of Love, Cooking, and Loss, in which you’ll feel the love be… Read More
2019-11-04 00:45
Spanish Omelette with a Mexican touch. Filled with potato, sauteed tomato, goat cheese, and a pinch of Mexican oregano. Also called a Tortilla Española or Torta de Patatas Read More
2019-10-26 15:59
Our friends at Hernán Mexican Food have Chocolate Skulls to prepare Mexican Style Hot Chocolate. Perfect to celebrate Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead on Nov. 2 Read More
2019-09-29 18:59
Authentic Mexican lentil soup, sopa de lentejas, prepared with sautéed onions, carrots, tomatoes, and bacon. An easy weeknight recipe made with pantry staples Read More
2019-07-06 15:36
Sazonador para Tacos Never use taco seasoning packets again. Blend your own. It’s super easy and you can adjust it to your exact taste. You start with a mild base of paprika, powd… Read More
2019-06-07 22:46
Tangy and spicy Mexican style pickled serrano peppers (chiles en vinagre, chiles en escabeche) with white onion, carrots, and garlic. An easy to make no-cook pickle recipe Read More
2019-06-07 18:39
Taqueria Style Salsa with Árbol Chile Salsa Taquera, a tomato based, fiery, garlicky salsa prepared with dried árbol peppers. This type of salsa is served at taco stands throug… Read More
2019-06-06 17:55
Sopa de Tortilla con Pollo I throw the word classic around a lot but tortilla soup really is a classic. Every Mexican cook has a variation. This is mine. I defy you to find anyone who doesn… Read More
2019-03-15 17:13
Agua de Xoconostle Mexico has an infinite variety of aguas frescas. Enjoy this one prepared with xoconostle, a sour cactus fruit. The peak season for xoconostle is summer and fall but y… Read More
2019-03-13 15:29
A Versatile Mild Salsa Try this very simple salsa made with guajillo chile peppers, a mild dried chile with a complex fruity flavor. It is one of the most popular chiles in Mexico for m… Read More
2019-02-10 20:54
Picaña de Res a las Brasas Salt encrusted sirloin cap roast grilled directly on hot coals. Sometimes the simplest dish is the best. If you love carne asada, you’ll love this dis… Read More
2018-11-19 17:51
Pico de Gallo con Xoconostle Enjoy this unique variation of pico de Gallo, from the community of Don Francisco, Guanajuato. Classic pico de gallo is an uncooked salsa/dip prepared with… Read More
2018-07-31 23:08
Esquites (Corn in a Cup) When you buy Mexican street corn from a cart in the plaza you have two options for ordering, on the cob called elotes or in a cup called esquites. The cart… Read More
2018-07-29 00:30
Pollo Entomatado Tomatillo chicken, called pollo entomadado, is prepared with skinless chicken thighs and legs, and white potatoes simmered with tangy tomatillos and chipotle chile in adobo… Read More
2018-07-11 19:15
Agua de Horchata Horchata is Mexico’s famous cinnamon-infused rice water drink. Is it worth it to make homemade? Absolutely! Of course, you can buy horchata concentrate and it&rsq&hell…Read More
2018-05-31 16:50
A Mexican Classic Pico de gallo is a raw salsa known as a salsa fresca, or “fresh salsa,” in Spanish. It is a delicious combination of plum (Roma) tomatoes, white onion, cilantro… Read More
2018-05-28 20:09
Tacos de Pollo con Salsa de Aguacate Like you, we love tacos and we love easy. Our pan cooked chicken tacos are both. We top lime marinated chicken with creamy avocado salsa and serve it on… Read More
2018-05-24 21:51
Salchicas a la Mexicana Need dinner fast? We put the fancy pants on some basic hotdogs in a dish that you can have ready in 15 minutes. Sauteed sliced hotdogs, onion, cherry tomatoes, and ci… Read More
2018-05-22 16:18
Ceviche de Camarón Estilo Acapulco If our photographer Andrés invites you to his house and serves you ceviche, this is what you’ll eat, an Acapulco style shrimp ceviche p… Read More
2018-05-02 16:49
All you need for a great party Here are our recommendations for our favorite Mexican dishes to prepare when you get together with family and friends on Cinco de Mayo. You are gonna eat reall… Read More
2018-04-30 16:09
A lot is going on in a great taco. The filling contrasts with the salsa and the corn tortilla complements them both. When all parts are working harmoniously, you get a spectacular taco and t… Read More
2018-04-28 18:36
Croquetas de Carne de Res Mexican style pan-fried meatballs stuffed with onion and cilantro, a simple dish that is easy to adapt to your tastes. Add some serrano chile, a touch of garlic, so… Read More
2018-03-24 09:42
Mexican Style Ground Beef Dish Looking for a new twist on typical ground beef dinners? Try making Picadillo, a flavorful but not hot Mexican ground beef dish prepared with potatoes, carrots… Read More
2018-03-20 14:51
It’s as easy as A, B, C We call this the A, B, C smoothie. Why? because of the ingredients, apple, beet, and carrot. Plus, it’s as easy as A, B, C to prepare. Beet gives it an ea… Read More
Pan Fried Bananas With Lechera
2018-01-21 17:21
Platano con Lechera A popular Mexican dessert is cinnamon dusted bananas or plantains pan fried in butter then drizzled with Sweetened condensed milk called Platanos con Lechera. A Dessert… Read More
Asadero Cheese Tacos With Salsa Verde
2018-01-20 16:47
Expand Your Taco Horizons You like cheese. You like salsa. And, you like tacos. This is your dish. Chunks of asadero cheese softened in a spicy roasted green salsa served on warm corn tortil… Read More
Chilaquiles Verdes With Chicken
2018-01-09 00:33
Chilaquiles is an all-time favorite breakfast dish. It’s a mixture of corn tortilla chips and shredded chicken bathed in green salsa and topped with salty ranchero cheese, Mexican crea… Read More
Refried Beans
2017-11-30 20:13
Frijoles Refritos Making homemade refried beans is easier than you might think and they are far superior in flavor and texture to canned refried beans. You might be surprised to know that th… Read More
Pineapple Water
2017-11-28 23:10
Agua de Piña We love to drink aguas frescas, especially pineapple water. It’s refreshing, sweet, and easy to make. Any drink made with fresh fruit and blended with wat… Read More
How To Make Tortilla Chips (Totopos)
2017-11-21 22:22
Homemade is Best Freshly made tortilla chips, called totopos in Spanish, are best for preparing chilaquiles or nachos, and also to dip in guacamole, queso con carne, a great salsa or us… Read More
Pasilla Chiles
2017-11-20 19:40
The Raisin Chile If you are cooking Mexican, you will be using many types of chiles both fresh and dried. The pasilla chile, a chilaca chile that has been dried, is a staple in Mexican… Read More
Scrambled Egg Torta With Salsa Verde
2017-11-20 17:19
Doña Estela Style Scrambled egg tortas like Doña Estela sold in the San Juan park in front of our photographer’s elementary school in Cuernavaca, Morelos. A perfect quick… Read More
Mexican Turkey Stuffing
2017-11-18 16:11
Relleno de Pavo de Carne Molida Thanksgiving and Christmas means turkey. And, turkey needs stuffing. This recipe for Mexican Style turkey stuffing comes from my wife’s family who are o… Read More
Banana Licuado
2017-11-16 00:43
Licuado de Platano Licuados are milk-based drinks that often serve as a quick nutritious breakfast at home or more commonly on the run where people stop for one at the abundant street stands… Read More
Chia Lime Water
2017-11-13 21:26
Agua de Chia con Limón Delicious, tart chia lime agua fresca, limeade (limonada) with chia seeds added. Whole limes are blended with water then strained which gives the drink a p… Read More
How To Peel Jicama
2017-11-12 23:35
Video & Step-by-Step Photos When you come across a recipe that calls for jicama, you might feel intimidated beause you are not quite sure what to do with it. It’s really quite… Read More
2017-11-12 00:34
Meats Grilled over Hardwod Charcoal When you are in San Miguel de Allende and you are in the mood for meat, Restaurante Toribio is your place. The restaurant specializes in meats grilled ove… Read More
2017-11-11 16:55
Jicama, Pineapple, Watermelon, Tajín and Chia Seeds Crunchy, tart, sweet, and spicy and all kinds of tasty. A super easy spicy Mexican fruit salad you can prepare in 10 minutes. We us… Read More
2017-11-09 17:35
Torta de Pierna If you love sandwiches, you will be blown away by tortas, the Mexican version of a sandwich. Trust us on this one. And, just like sandwiches, tortas come with an infinite var… Read More
2017-11-08 03:19
Chocolate Caliente con Kahlua Interested in a hot chocolate for grownups? This one is prepared with earthy Mexican chocolate and Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur for a little extra warmth o… Read More
Chorizo And Egg Breakfast Burrito
2017-10-19 16:45
A Great Start to Your Morning Breakfast burritos are a great way to start your weekend morning. They are filling and tasty and not too complicated to prepare. We love breakfast burritos with… Read More
Migas Norteñas
2017-09-27 01:55
Fried Tortillas Strips, Scrambled Eggs, and Salsa Are migas for breakfast or dinner? In my house, migas are for both. We have them for dinner once or twice a week and on weekend mornings. Ne… Read More
Ancho Chile
2017-09-17 20:41
A Mild, Slightly Sweet Dried Chile If you are cooking Mexican, you will be using many types of chiles both fresh and dried. The ancho chile, a poblano chile that has been dried, is a st… Read More
Shredded Beef Tacos
2017-09-14 16:54
Tacos de Carne Deshebrada Taquería style shredded beef tacos on corn tortillas garnished with finely chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice and salsa verde or your favorite homemade sals… Read More
Traditional Mexican Builder’s Lunch
2017-09-13 18:42
Why we love Mexican builder’s lunches (And You Should, Too!) By Rocio Carvajal The all pleasant feeling of coming home and relaxing can certainly be too easily taken for granted, do we… Read More
Sabor! Magazine Fall 2017
2017-09-13 00:52
Celebrating Mexico’s Street Food PUBLISHER: ROCIO CARVAJAL, FOOD RESEARCHER, COOK, AND AUTHOR. Join me on a delicious journey exploring Mexico’s the fascinating gastronomy, its… Read More
Roasted Jalapeño Salsa
2017-09-07 20:38
Intensely Flavored and Hot Looking for a bold salsa that packs some heat? Well then, our pan roasted jalapeño salsa is what you are looking for. The peppery flavor of the jalape&ntild&hell…Read More
Strawberry Chipotle Cream Cheese Dip
2017-09-03 21:09
A Spicy-Sweet Mexican Party Dip Everybody loves cream cheese dip. This one has the added kick of chipotle peppers in adobo added to the sweetness of strawberry jam. Did you know that chipotl… Read More
Spicy Avocado Dip
2017-08-31 19:54
“Guacamole” Dip Easy five-minute spicy avocado dip great served with corn chips, on crackers, toast or a topping for nachos. Habanero hot sauce adds a noticeable kick. … Read More
Chipotle Lime Yogurt Salsa
2017-08-22 02:19
Spicy, Smoky, Creamy, Sweet If you are looking for an out of the ordinary salsa, try this chipotle yogurt sauce. It combines plain yogurt, smoky chipotle in adobo, tart lime and sweet honey… Read More

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