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Mexican

Mexico is a very diverse region as well as a culinary powerhouse. There are seven distinct regions in this country and each has their own specialties that they're known for. Guadalajara is located in the North Pacific Coast area and the cuisine there is famous for dishes such as birria (a meat stew) and pozole .  Oaxaca is in the South Pacific Coast region, and this region is revered for itsseven different types of moles (Negro, Rojo, Coloradito, Amarillo, Verde, Chichilo and Manchamantel). The Yucatan peninsula's cuisine is steeped in the tradition of the ancient Maya, with strong external influences from the Caribbean islands. Here you'll find bold recados--pastes made with chiles, herbs and spices. This area also makes liberal use of achiote, honey and tropical fruits like tamarind and sweet green papaya. Mexico City, the nation's capital, is the country's culiary melting pot. Foods from the various regions are popular here in standing restaurants and through the street vendors that can be found all over the city. Your choices in Mexico City are wide open and you can find barbacoa, carnitas, moles, tacos, and tortas.

Most of our Mexican recipes are relatively easy to make and have all been thoroughly tested in our test kitchen. To make it convenient for these recipes to move from our kitchen to yours, we have an extensive collection of  Mexican chiles, herbs, and spices for you to choose from. Get your cucina in gear and turn dinner into a culinary adventure!
Enmoladas
When enchiladas first came into being centuries ago in Mexico, they were simple street food, corn tortillas dipped in a chile sauce and eaten right away.
Puya Chile Sauce
Puya Chiles often get overlooked in favor of flashier chiles.
Chilaquiles with Puya Chile Sauce
Chilaquiles are a playful way to have to a fun brunch or a breakfast-for-dinner hybrid.
Quesabirria Tacos
The quesabirria taco is an ooey, gooey hybrid of a taco and a quesadilla.
Mexican Street Corn - Elote
You can have corn. Or you can dig into the spicy-sweet flavors of Mexican corn on the cob, a/k/a elote.
Smothered Roasted Chicken Burrito
The great thing about this recipe is that really the sauce is what should be taking the most time- for your roasted chicken you’re free to use any leftover chicken you might have, or even pick up a
Tamales
For a lot of people, you can't spell Christmas without tamales.
Red Enchilada Sauce
This Enchilada Sauce (or Tamale Sauce. Or Taco Sauce.) is a beautiful creation that stars some of our rehydrated Hatch Red Chile Peppers.
Chicken Tinga
Despite our increasing openness to global cuisine, Mexican food is still linked in the minds of some Americans to what can be had at drive-through chain restaurants.
Sopapillas
This simple, easy recipe is absolutely amazing! Sopapillas, sometimes called cachangas, have been eaten in some places like Chile, since as far back as the 1720s.
Jackfruit Tacos
Jackfruit might seem a strange, unfamiliar fruit to those of you who aren’t from Bangladesh, India, or Thailand, where it is used in daily cooking.
Pasilla de Oaxaca Black Bean Dip
There is nothing that tastes exactly like the Pasilla de Oaxaca chile.
Chile Rellenos
This recipe can seem kind of intimidating at first, especially if you’ve never worked with chiles before. It is sort of labor intensive, but it is absolutely worth the effort you put into it.
Tlacoyos
Mexican street food, also referred to as “antojitos,” is something of a legend in the food world.
Mole Poblano
Mole recipes tend to make a lot of mole, and this is no exception. One of the traditional foods of Mexico, mole poblano is popular all over the world, too.
Red Chile Steak with Plantains
Flat iron was our steak of choice though any thin cut steak can be used. Flank steak would be a good substitute.
Chile Marinated Pork Oaxaca Style
We enjoyed making this recipe quite a bit. It is inspired by the Oaxaca region of Mexico, which is named after its capital city.
Ranchero Sauce
Jeff’s ranchero sauce became the first celebrity at Spices, Inc.
Birria - A Mexican Beef Stew
Birria, pronounced 'bi-rria', is a spicy Jaliscan (Jalisciense) stew flavored with a variety of chiles and spices. Originally made with goat then sheep and later beef (carne de res).
Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Having roots in Texas, we love Mexican inspired dishes. While not made with authentic Mexican ingredients, this Tex-Mex casserole is sure to hit the spot.
Salsa Soup
As we flip the page on the calendar, it's official, Summer is over.
Oaxacan Guacamole
Guacamole is a delicious blend of avocados and lime. Additionally, ingredients such as onion, chile flakes, cilantro and fresh jalapeno really give 'guac' a robust flavor.
Chipotle Adobo Sauce
When a recipe calls for adobo sauce or chipotles in adobo, this is a DIY that is easy and fresh.
Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos
Many years ago, in a land far, far away ... we used to have smothered burritos at our favorite little restaurant in the mountains of Colorado.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Smoky Chipotle Balsamic Dressing
If you don't eat sweet potatoes very often, this recipe is a good way to change that! It's super easy and full of extraordinary flavors.
Caldo Tlalpeno (Chicken and Chipotle Soup)
In North East PA, where we're located, there's something about these frigid temperatures that can chill you right to the bone, but we've found a sure cure - a bowl of nice hot soup.
Roasted Garlic and Chipotle Sauce
If you love Chipotles in Adobo Sauce then you're going to love this smoky, spicy chipotle sauce with a heaping hunk of garlic.
Black Beans and Mexican Chorizo
Chorizo is something that may be a confusing ingredient if you don't know that there is a difference between Mexican Chorizo and Spanish Chorizo.
Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas
Give me vegetables and I WILL roast them! Put them in a tortilla, add cheese and a spicy Ancho Chile/Tomatillo Sauce and I will LOVE them!
Pozole Rojo
Pozole (or posole) is a traditional Mexican soup or stew that can be made several ways, depending on the region of Mexico.
Vegetarian Veracruzana
Veracruzana is popular on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and is usually served with fresh fish (such as red snapper).
Oaxacan Tlayuda
Tlayudas are Mexican street food, a sort of pizza from the southern state of Oaxaca.
Mexican Cornbread
This is more like a casserole than a cornbread, and our taste testers loved that. This is a great family dinner, nice and filling without being too much.
Chili Enchiladas
When thinking of Tex-Mex or Mexican cuisine, one cannot help but thinking of enchiladas.
Vegetarian Chimichanga
One of our favorite foods is anything Mexican! Tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas… you name it We LOVE it!
Beef Fajitas
Straight off the grill and right into a tortilla - that's the way to eat fajitas!
Sweet Pulled Pork Barbacoa
This is a great slow cooker recipe. The pulled pork is tender and flavorful with a nice hint of sweetness.
Pork Burritos
This is a slow cooking slow cooker recipe that does NOT require an actual slow cooker.
Mexican Stir Fry
Can you go wrong with a combination of Mexican food and an Asian inspired stir fry? We don't think so.
Pollo Pibil
Pollo Pibil is one of the pillars of Yucatan cuisine. An authentic Pollo Pibil uses bitter orange but that can be hard to come by, so I substituted a combination of orange juice and lime juice.
Arroz Con Pollo
Translation: Rice with Chicken.
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