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Mexican Recipes


Mexico, although profoundly changed by the arrival of Europeans, has a long agricultural tradition that stretches back into pre-Columbian times. As you might expect, Mexican cuisine therefore combines elements of both the indigenous native American cuisine with European (especially Spanish - Spain ruled the country for 300 years) influences, and uses ingredients from both.

  • Traditional Mexican ingredients include corn, beans and chillies. These items have been part of the Mexican diet for thousands of years.

  • Ingredients introduced by the Spanish include sugar, cheese and livestock.

  • Fruits and vegetables include some that are both native to Mexico, and others that have been introduced: avocado, coconut, papya, pineapple, prickly pear cactus, squash, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
Some popular Mexican foods include:
  • Guacamole - Guacamole is a dip whose principal ingredient is avocado, bout to wich other ingredients such as tomatoes and salt, and sometimes lime juice, onions, and spices, can be added. The recipe is believe to date back to pre-Columbian times.

    Guacamole

  • Tortilla - Tortilla is the traditional bread of Mexico. It is a flat unleavened bread made from ground maize (corn) or wheat flour. Some people claim the maize variety is more traditional, but in fact both forms have a very long history.

    Tortilla

  • Chili con carne - A spicy meat (beef or pork) stew with chili peppers. This dish has been widely exported and taken up in other countries, especially the United States, and hence there are many variations, either regional or based on personal preference. For example, tomatoes, onions, or kidney beans may added, brown sugar used as condiment, and in some countries (principally the United States, the United Kingdom the Sweden and Japan), it has become common to serve chili con carne over rice.

  • Enchilada - Enchiladas are tortillas that are dipped in oil or lard, then sauce, filled, rolled, placed in a casserole dish and layered with more sauce or other ingredients, and finally baked.

    Enchiladas with rice and beans

  • Burrito - A tortilla filled with meat, such as beef, pork or chicken. Traditionally, only meat is used for filling, and the tortilla is rolled into a thin tube. In the USA and other countries, it has become common to add other ingredients such as rice, beans, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, cheese or sour cream.
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The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites [A Cookbook]

By Deborah Schneider

Ten Speed Press
Released: 2012-07-31
Paperback (144 pages)

The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites [A Cookbook]
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A collection of 55 fix it and forget it recipes for Mexican favorites from an award-winning Mexican cooking authority, in a stylish, engaging package.

When acclaimed chef and cookbook author Deborah Schneider discovered that using her trusty slow cooker to make authentic Mexican recipes actually enhanced their flavor while dramatically reducing active cooking time, it was a revelation. Packed with Schneider’s favorite south-of-the-border recipes such as Tortilla Soup, Zesty Shredded Beef (Barbacoa), famed Mole Negro, the best tamales she has ever made, and more, The Mexican Slow Cooker delivers sophisticated meals and complex flavors, all with the ease and convenience that have made slow cookers enormously popular.

The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

By Deborah Schneider

Ten Speed Press
Released: 2018-10-30
Hardcover (192 pages)

The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
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The vibrant flavors of Mexican food are celebrated in this enticing collection of 75 fresh and authentic recipes for soups, tacos, burritos, tamales, beans, salsas, desserts, all ready in minutes, thanks to the Instant Pot's revolutionary cooking power.

The best-selling Instant Pot—an electric, programmable pressure cooker—has quickly become one of the most popular kitchen appliances on the market for its hands-off and speedy-fast cooking abilities. The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook harnesses this revolutionary techonology to create straightforward, streamlined, and delicious recipes for Mexican favorites such as hearty posole soup, sizzling steak fajitas, tender carnitas tacos, cheesy enchiladas, stuffed tamales, classic refried beans, salsas galore, flan, churro bread pudding, and much more. 

This complete guide to Mexican cooking with your Instant Pot is authored by Chef Deborah Schneider, a James Beard Award-nominated author and chef/owner of six Mexican restaurants, and includes all of her best tips and tricks, as well as the authentic dishes you'll want to make over and over again.

The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach

America s Test Kitchen
Released: 2015-04-15
Paperback (318 pages)

The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach
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Kitchen-tested recipes that bring the real flavors of Mexico home. 

Let America’s Test Kitchen be your guide to making deeply flavored Mexican dishes at home. Our first Mexican cookbook features foolproof appetizers, soups and stews, authentic egg dishes, tacos and tamales, burritos and enchiladas, and all manner of meat and seafood dishes. The Best Mexican Recipes includes a primer on Mexican home cooking with information on key ingredients (readily available at your supermarket) and innovative techniques that shave time off traditional preparation methods. Not only will you be able to cook amazingly flavorful Mexican food, but you’ll cook with confidence. 

Recipes include: Familiar favorites: Beef Enchiladas, Tamales, Grilled Fish Tacos, Classic Mexican Rice, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Stuffed Jalapenos, Chunky Guacamole, Fresh Margaritas, and more 

Authentic regional dishes: Queso Fundido, Chicken Mole Poblano, Ancho-Orange Pork Burritos, Yucatan-Style Barbecue Pork, Fish Veracruz, Oaxacan-Style Beef Brisket, and more.

Popular street foods: Sopes, Gorditas, Panuchos, Mexican Street Corn, Molletes, Huaraches with Poblanos, Red Peppers, and Queso Fresco, and more

Salsas and Moles: Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More [A Cookbook]

By Deborah Schneider

Ten Speed Press
Released: 2015-04-14
Hardcover (160 pages)

Salsas and Moles: Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More [A Cookbook]
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A collection of 60 authentic salsa and mole recipes from acclaimed chef/restaurateur Deborah Schneider, adapted for US kitchens.

America has a new favorite condiment: salsa. And with good reason—a great salsa makes a big impression with just a little bite. In Salsas and Moles, award-winning chef Deborah Schneider explores a wide variety of favorites, from classic table salsas to mole and enchilada sauces, plus chunky salsas and snacks. While some people think salsa is all about heat, Schneider teases out fresh flavors from chiles, fruits, and herbs, creating authentic recipes that showcase the unique flavors of Mexico.

With serving suggestions for each salsa, and recipes for popular sauces such as Salsa Verde, Enchilada Sauce, and Mango-Habanero Salsa, any salsa lover will be able to find their perfect match. 

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: The Classic Mexican Cookbook for Making Authentic Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas, and More in Your Slow Cooker

By Alexis Michaels

Released: 2019-09-05
Kindle Edition (205 pages)

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: The Classic Mexican Cookbook for Making Authentic Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas, and More in Your Slow Cooker
 
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Mexico’s favorite recipes made perfectly every time in your Slow Cooker!
Enjoying amazing, authentic Mexican flavor does not require you to be a skilled chef or take a trip abroad. With the goal of making delicious and healthy Mexican cuisine accessible and convenient for everyone, author and food guru Alexis Michaels combines her passion for Mexican cuisine with the favorite appliance of the busy home cook: the Slow Cooker. The Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook is the first choice for busy home cooks looking for healthy and delicious recipes that are true to the flavor of Mexico.
The ultimate Slow Cooker cookbook for Mexican food lovers, the Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook includes:
An Introduction to Mexican cuisine that fully explains the principles of Latin American cuisine and shows exactly how to achieve the distinct flavors of the region at home in your kitchen wherever you are in the world
Slow Cooker Basics with easy to follow instructions, tips, and tricks for using your Slow Cooker!
Dozens of Amazing Mexican Recipes for your Slow Cooker that your family will rave about
Nutritional Information for Every Recipe so you can easily track exactly what you are consuming
Forget about inauthentic and expensive Mexican restaurants when you grab the Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook today, your go-to resource for enjoying delicious authentic Mexican food at home made easily in your Slow Cooker!


 
 
 

 
 
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