This is my version of Al Pastor made in a 20 quart pressure cooker. With a few adjustments to size, it can also be made in an Instapot. Your choice of chiles for the marinade can also be changed as needed. Originally, the Lebanese version was lamb shawarma, was […]
Kousa Mashii, which translates as “stuffed squash” in Arabic, is a satisfying yet light preparation that’s popular across the Levant. The dish consists of hollowed-out zucchini filled with a mixture of spiced ground lamb and rice and slowly braised in cinnamon-accented tomato sauce until the meat is succulent and the […]
Torta Ahogada is a "drowned submarine sandwich". It is a typical dish from Guadalajara, Mexico. It is called such because the sandwich is partially submerged in a sauce made primarily of dried chili peppers. Our version is a less spicy version of the sandwich, made with a tomato-based consomé.
Turn the traditional mole around with this delicious pink mole, originally from the state of Guerrero. Its striking color and irresistible flavor will fill your altar of the dead with life.Mole rosa stands out for an astonishing pink hue obtained from rosy hibiscus flower, rose-colored chiles, among other roseate ingredients. […]
White mole is used to please the bride and groom at their wedding. The characteristic of this popular mole in Mexican cuisine is that unlike others it is white due to all its ingredients. Its flavor is unique and will surely surprise everyone who tastes it. It is a sophisticated […]
A rich and complex sauce with sophisticated flavors, mole is an iconic Mexican dish with ancient origins. Traditionally prepared with pork, this version for traditional mole manchamanteles is just as delicious and is prepared with ancho chile and a blend of seeds and spices. Traditional mole manchamanteles is known for […]
Mole amarillo or yellow mole is a traditional Mexican sauce originating from Oaxaca. This mole is usually made with ingredients such as dried chili peppers, annatto seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, oregano, saffron, corn oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes, yellow tomatillos, the licorice-tasting hoja santa leaves, chicken stock, and masa harina or […]
This mole translates to “a shade of red,” or “on the naughty side,” depending on what you’re doing in the kitchen. Somewhere between rojo and negro in color, this brown mole shares the base ingredients of whole spices, onions, garlic, seeds, and chocolate and features an awesome secret ingredient for […]
This is the “typical” savory-sweet mole found on many American menus. Oaxacan mole negro is a sophisticated, rich and delicate preparation with ancient origins. Provided with an amazing aroma and taste, Oaxacan mole negro is prepared mainly with black chilhuacle chile that adds a mild fruity flavor with anise notes, […]
Red mole, also known as mole poblano, is similar to black mole, using many of the same spices and base ingredients and also contains chocolate, but less. Instead, this sweeter, spicier and more versatile version is amped up with several kinds of dried red chile like pasilla, guajillo and ancho […]
Caramelized Cabbage is the basis for many other dishes, including Russian braised Cabbage, Southern fried cabbage with bacon and onions, St. Paddy’s day, fried cabbage, Mexican Cabbage and Tomatoe salsa. Its versatile and flavorful
A Cuban sandwich (Spanish: Sándwich cubano) is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that likely originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida centered on the cigar industry. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to […]
What a flavor combination. “19 things going on in my mouth” according to Guy Fieri. The flavors alternate from bacon fat to smokey fish to lime then to the heat. Its an unbeatable flavor spread. Served with cumin infused corn tortilla chips, its easy to make and delicious too.
My favorite thing about molletes is that they’re an open-faced blank canvas, as simple as they are flexible. This version has all the essentials, and makes for a hearty on-the-go breakfast, but can easily be dressed up to become the star of a fabulous brunch—add chorizo or bacon for […]
Mexican Cornbread casserole has been one of my favorite weeknight meals to make. I love how simple this casserole is to put together. You can be flexible in this recipe—you could use any sausage instead of the hamburger meat in here. If you have a few extra leftover vegetables in […]
Birria, the regional stew from Mexico saw a meteoric rise in popularity recently, as a soupy style made with beef, popularized by birria vendors in Tijuana, took off in the United States. It can be made into a soup with vegetables or Pinto beans, in tacos, quesadillas or even […]
Tres Leches is a popular authentic Mexican cake. Tres Leches Cake has a soft and ultra-moist crumb. It is soaked with a 3 milk mixture and topped with a lightly whipped cream.. The syrup is made of – you guessed it – tres leches (which means three kinds of […]
Hearty, well spiced and literally fall-off-the-bone tender, this recipe for cola de res al mole is pure Mexican comfort food. If you’ve never had oxtail, you’ve been missing out on a super-flavorful and tender cut of meat! Oxtail (which is really the tail of the cow, not an actual […]
Clear out the spring produce haul with this quick and tasty saute, full of fresh sweet corn, zucchini and onion. Simple and clean, this takes on whatever flavor you’d like to infuse it with, but it’s clean and delicious all on its own. Makes a great side dish or topping […]
These Steak Tacos are delicious, tender & juicy! The marinade will inspire you with the fragrance and aroma it has. Pick your favorite cut of beef and enjoy every step of this recipe. Serve as an entrée or make tacos.
We prepared this refreshing shrimp cocktail for the family during the hot summer. Being a Mexican-American family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled large shrimp (not over-cooked), ketchup, and tomato […]
Mexican chile Relleno recipe made from roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese dipped in a fluffy egg batter and fried until golden brown. Traditionally, is typically stuffed with melted cheese, such as queso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca or with picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisins and nuts, seasoned with […]
Cochinita pibil is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Peninsula. Preparation of traditional cochinita involves marinating the meat in strongly acidic citrus juice, adding annatto seed which imparts a vivid burnt orange color, and roasting the meat while it is wrapped in banana leaf.
The recipe is said to have been concocted by the grateful people of Puebla, who were giving a banquet in honor of Don Agustin de Iturbide’s saint’s day, August 28 in 1821. He and his followers had led the final revolt against Spanish domination; as self-proclaimed emperor he had […]
A Tlayuda, is a handmade dish in traditional Oaxacan cuisine, consisting of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento (unrefined pork lard), lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat (usually shredded chicken, beef tenderloin or pork), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa.A popular […]
Mole, the traditional Mexican sauce made from a blend of dried chiles, spices, nuts, and seeds, is what gives this classic recipe its unique flavor and texture. We have abbreviated the recipe here for speed and for those who don't have access to all the traditional ingredients. Prepare this […]
This recipe for Low Carb Mexican Flan held up in flavor to a recent tasting of Mexican flans in some of the better restaurants over a recent vacation to Santa Fe, New Mexico so I am posting it for your pleasure.
Mexican Squash is one of our deeply beloved Mexican vegetables. We call these squashes “calabacitas”, and they have a slightly sweeter flavor compared to zucchini and have a tender, thin skin. They’re delicious paired with cheese, cream, or just served by themselves! Check out this traditional recipe to learn […]
In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca or salsa cruda, is made from chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, fresh serranos, salt, and lime juice.
Works in a spot or a rice cooker too
This is my sister-in-law’s red salsa recipe. She uses it to make her wonderful chicken enchiladas, but it’s excellent for other uses as well. She is from Mexico City, and her Mexican cooking is always outstanding
The authentic Mexican egg dish of Huevos Albañil (Bricklayer Eggs) features scrambled eggs that are bathed in tomato sauce or salsa tomatillo (green tomatoes) and are served on slightly crisp corn tortillas with cheese, and cilantro. Served with black beans and rice.
Refreshing Jicama Salad. Easy to make and this cools the palate if you are eating spicy food like our Camarones Diabla. This jicama citrus salad from the Yucatan is known as “Xec” or “Xe’ec”, which comes from the Mayan word for “Ensalada” (salad). It is also known by other […]
This sauce is one of the favorites in the Mexico City. Its deep red color makes it very striking, besides being very tasty; It is required to accompany a sauce tacos al pastor This is the one that is always next to taquero Slicing meat to make tacos.; It […]
Arepas define Venezuelan cooking. These thick cornmeal patties are griddled, then baked, and then stuffed while warm with anything from white cheese to this zesty chicken salad with avocado mayonnaise (Johan Santanas first choice). The salad is named in honor of Susana Duijm, Miss World in 1955 and a popular […]
I learned this recipe from my Aunt who lives in Mexico City. I've been perfecting it for over 25 years and realized that it was time to share it when my foodie friends tried to drink the sauce out of the saucepan. I use the roasted or baked chicken from […]
This could be where Sloppy Joes came from! It’s a wonderful Mexican recipe that I’ve served like chili or over a roll or even over cornbread! Total comfort food
Three Costco BBQ chickens, stripped of meat. 50 corn tortillas (warm on griddle or in oven and keep in tortilla warmer–the club has a few). Shredded mexican cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, etc. Once you strip the chickens, warm the tortillas and prepare the garnishes, just put […]
“This authentic Mexican recipe I picked up while living in Mexico. It has a spicy, smoky flavor from chipotle peppers. It is perfect for a buffet where people can serve themselves and even better heated up as leftovers the next day! If this is too spicy for you, try […]