Mexican Cuisine

Yes, "Mexican food" can be shorthand for a platter heaped with refried beans, cheesy enchiladas and chile rellenos. But the cuisine of our neighbors to the south is much more nuanced than your local taco joint might have you believe. Authentic Mexican recipes tell another story, from the complex moles (up to 30 ingredients!) of Puebla to the rich tomato sauces of Veracruz to the rich, cinnamon-laced chocolate of Oaxaca, authentic Mexican cuisine varies widely by region and incorporates a staggering amount of ingredients and spice in sophisticated ways. And there are lots of delicious Mexican dessert recipes: Who wouldn't want to end dinner with a piping hot churro filled with rich Mexican chocolate?

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Mexican Made Easy: Huaraches con Carnitas

Tackle homemade Mexican cuisine with Huaraches con Carnitas, a fried masa harina dough base that's topped with super-tender slow cooked pork.

Pastry Tostadas Ole

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Instead of the usual tortilla base, these tostadas start with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells. Each shell is rolled into a circle and baked until golden before being topped with a taco-seasoned beef mix, shredded Cheddar, tomatoes, olives, green onions and sour cream.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Cheesy Meximac

Family Circle

This spicy twist on the traditional kid-favorite recipe adds spicy cheese, Mexican-flavored corn, and a pinch of chili powder to create a new casserole sensation.

Slim Tex-Mex Taco Dip

Midwest Living

Super Breakfast Burritos

Diabetic Living
Total: 30 mins

Tex-Mex Tostadas

Diabetic Living

Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Gather the ingredients for the tasty empanadas and either bake right away or freeze to bake later. You will love having these appetizers on hand for any occasion.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Turkey Chilaquiles

Family Circle

Use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey in this quick and easy Mexican recipe. Crushed tortilla chips thicken the zesty turkey and salsa mixture for a tasty skillet meal.

Beef and Bean Tortilla Casserole

Family Circle

Layers of tortillas, beans, salsa, a taco cheese blend, and beef mixture make a richly flavored main-dish recipe for your family.

Total: 40 mins
Total: 15 mins

Vegetarian Green Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Chilaquiles Verde Bake


Traditional chilaquiles are shredded tortillas served with sauce...our tasty, oven-baked version adds chicken, broccoli, green chiles and melted Cheddar cheese. Give it a try...we think it's even better than the original!

Total: 35 mins

Southwest Gazpacho

Diabetic Living

Add pizzazz to any meal by starting itoff with this refreshing blend of bean-and-corn salsa, tomatoes, and cucumber.

Lamb Skewers with Salsa Verde

Food & Wine

Seamus Mullen marinates leg-of-lamb pieces in a mix of more than 10 ingredients (including saffron and Spanish paprika), many of which he also uses to make the accompanying salsa verde. Save a step and marinate the lamb in a bit of the salsa verde.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Mini Nacho Cups

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