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?
Add pizzazz to any meal by starting itoff with this refreshing blend of bean-and-corn salsa, tomatoes, and cucumber.
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.
Strips of seasoned beef, refried beans, and all your favorite Mexican toppings are layered in flour tortillas to make a quick-and-easy family dinner in less than 30 minutes.
One of the reasons I became a chef was because I was amazed at my father's ability to prepare the perfect meal, particularly his carnitas, Traditionally, carnitas are deep fried in larda nutritionist's nightmare! Now using healthier cooking methods and healthier ingredients., my father (who now has diabetes) and I can enjoy carnitas without sacrificing the crispy outside and tender juicy inside of the pork. - Chef LaLa