mexican cuisine

Mexican cuisine consists of the cooking cuisines and traditions of the modern country of Mexico. Its roots lie in Mesoamerican cuisine
Mexican cuisine consists of the cooking cuisines and traditions of the modern country of Mexico.
Today's food staples are native to the land and include: corn (maize), beans, squash, amaranth, chia, avocados, tomatoes, tomatillos, cacao, vanilla, agave, turkey, spirulina, sweet potato, cactus, and chili pepper. Its history over the centuries has resulted in regional cuisines based on local conditions, including Baja Med, Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxacan, and the American cuisines of New Mexican and Tex-Mex.
Spanish influence in Mexican cuisine is also noticeable in its sweets such as: alfajores, alfeniques, borrachitos and churros.

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  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Jalapeños en Escabeche

    Jalapeños in an aromatic vinaigrette, basically. Great with BBQ meats, burgers, hot dogs, eggs, etc. Ingredients: 450 gms fresh jalapeño peppers 1/2 medium onion, julienned 1-2 small, thin carrots, cut into rounds 3 cloves garlic, sliced thin 80 mls olive oil 300 mls white wine vinegar Salt and...
  2. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Yucatán Cochinita Pibil

    I actually made this a couple months back before joining this forum - This is essentially a BBQ Pork wrapped in Banana leaves from the Yucatán Peninsula. This would usually be cooked either in the ground or over an open flame, however I just did it in my kitchen and it was delicious...
  3. medtran49

    Recipe Mexican meatball tacos

    This is my version of a dish we saw on TV from the restaurant Johnny Sanchez, which was a collaboration between John Besh and Aaron Sanchez. I wish I could have tried the dish in the restaurant to see how close I got. Ingredients 1 lb G. beef, lean 1/8 to ¼ cup fresh breadcrumbs ¼ cup...
  4. Morning Glory

    Los Angeles museum dedicated to Mexican food

    ‘It’s more than tacos’: inside LA’s first Mexican food museum
  5. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Mexican Adobo ( my way)

    So here´s my take on Mexican "adobo". It´s an easy blend to make and only takes about 15 minutes. Ingredients: 1 (dried) ancho chile 2 (dried) guajillo chiles 1 chile morita (if you can get it) or chilpotle 2-3 chile de arbol ( optional if you don´t like the heat) 1 tsp sesame seeds 2 tsps...
  6. caseydog

    Recipe Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde and Mexican Chorizo

    Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde and Mexican Chorizo Ingredients Salsa Verde (homemade or jarred -- here is my recipe for homemade) 6 Tomatillos 2 Jalapeños (more if you want a scorcher salsa) 1 large yellow onion 4 Cloves Minced Garlic Peel the outer skin and wash the tomatillos. Cut the onion...
  7. Chocolate Adobo Chicken Enchiladas

    Chocolate Adobo Chicken Enchiladas

    Chocolate Adobo Chicken Enchiladas
  8. mjd

    Recipe Mexican Spice Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

    Mexican Spice Grilled Chicken Sandwiches Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: Yield: 4 sandwiches Source: Mexican Spice Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with fresh made salsa! INGREDIENTS 4 Wonder™ 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns 4 boneless skinless chicken...
  9. mjd

    Recipe Mexican, Spice Blend

    MJ's comments: I like know what I'm consuming so I tend to make blends myself. I like this one whenever I'm in the mood for Mexican flair! Mexican, Spice Blend *Prep Time:* 5 mins *Cook Time:* 0 mins *Servings:* 2 to 4 servings *Source:* ( Try This Mexican-Inspired Dry...
  10. mjd

    Recipe Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

    SLOW COOKER SHREDDED MEXICAN CHICKEN Mexican inspired slow cooked chicken perfect for tacos, salads, and burritos! Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Course Main Course Cuisine Mexican Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 8 hours Servings 10 Ingredients 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken...
  11. Morning Glory


    Burt Blank mentioned epazote, which is a Mexican herb with a very distinctive taste. As it happens I bought an epazote plant last year. I think it was CraigC talking about this herb which prompted me to track it down. It was labelled as annual and after it died off last year I forgot about...
  12. Windigo

    Recipe Mexican steak chilli

    Steak chilli ingredients for 2 persons: 200 g sliced good quality steak 100 g red bell pepper slices 2 small onions, sliced 1 small can of corn (100 g) 1 small can of pinto beans (100 g) 2 tbsp of tomato paste 1 tsp liquid smoke 150 mls of water (approx, add more if the mixture is too dry) A...
  13. medtran49

    Recipe Mexican potato salad

    This is from "The Vegetarian Table - Mexico" cookbook. It uses Sicilian or Castelvetrano olives, which I absolutely love. They are great to have as a snack with a little slice of Parm R. Of course, the salt content on that snack is through the roof. Anyway, on with the recipe. 1 pound...
  14. TodayInTheKitchen

    Recipe Black Bean Mexican Casserole [VEGAN]

    This vegan dish is extremely popular at potlucks and at the dinner table. Simple to make, appealing to the eye, and very delicious. The ultimate combination when it comes to plant-based cooking. Ingredients 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 medium green bell pepper...
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  18. medtran49

    Tom Kerridge's spicy Mexican burger

    This recipe/article popped up on my news feed on my tablet just now. It looks like it might be pretty tasty so thought I would post thd link in case anybody wants to try it.
  19. Morning Glory

    CookingBites Dish of the Month (May): Tortilla-based dishes

    Each month we choose a different and accessible dish so that most of us can join in, cook and post the results. This month, tortilla-based dishes has been chosen. There is no shortage of types of dishes which use tortillas - for a list of dishes, see below. So, join in and tell us about the...
  20. portafolio1725

    A Warm, Sweet, Mexican Holiday Beverage -With Cinnamon

    So the other day I was Skyping my language partner in El Salvador. As we flowed back and forth in English and Spanish, I noticed she was sipping on something that looked full of flavor. Come to find out the name of it is Atole. And after doing some research I found that it originates in Mexico...
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