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?
No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.
When it comes to Mexican cooking, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other main courses tend to take center stage, in your mind and on the table. But to truly complete a Tex-Mex feast, you should learn how to make Mexican rice...without reaching for a boxed mix or heat-and-serve pouch.
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.
Add pizzazz to any meal by starting itoff with this refreshing blend of bean-and-corn salsa, tomatoes, and cucumber.
Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, used in tostadas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and many other dishes. If you're a true fan of authentic Mexican food, it's worth learning how to make tortillas from scratch. They're delicious, and far easier to make than you might think.
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.
Layers of tortillas, beans, salsa, a taco cheese blend, and beef mixture make a richly flavored main-dish recipe for your family.