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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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Mexican Cuisine: Authentic Recipes for the Home Chef

By J. R. Stevens

Released: 2015-12-01
Kindle Edition (61 pages)

Mexican Cuisine: Authentic Recipes for the Home Chef
 
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Classic Mexican Recipes


Americans have a love of Mexican food. We've fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining. But we don't begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is. Mexican Cuisine: Authentic Recipes for the Home Chef brings you are whole range of recipes, which cover breakfast, dinner, desserts and special Mexican drinks.

Recipes are easy to follow and fun to make. Some spicy, some mild and others sweat. From tacos to empanadas, frijoles to casseroles. You’ll find recipes your entire family will enjoy.

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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

The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites

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
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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.

Everyday Mexican: Easy Favorite Mexican Recipes to Make at Home

By Sarah Spencer

The Cookbook Publisher
Released: 2018-11-07
Kindle Edition (134 pages)

Everyday Mexican: Easy Favorite Mexican Recipes to Make at Home
 
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Bring the authentic flavors of Mexico into your kitchen! Prepare a Mexican meal your friends and family will love and ask you to make again and again!



Mexico’s rich food history has been acknowledged across a world that now celebrates traditional Mexican culinary practices. Flavor-rich Mexican cuisine is appreciated worldwide for its clever use of chilies, peppers, and beans to create unique textures and flavors.

Mexican foods bring real charm to any celebration, casual party, formal get-together or classic weekend dinner. Modern Mexican cuisine represents an amazing combination of culinary craft from Spain and Mexico. The people of Mexico have great passion for their food; they are proud of the culinary customs that guarantee a perfect balance of flavors in all their meals.

Mexican foods are full of exotic flavors resulting from their unique preparation techniques. They are usually multilayered—think of tacos, burritos, tortillas, and carnitas—and this means that it takes longer to prepare and arrange the ingredients for some recipes. But in the end, it is well worth your effort to get a perfectly balanced meal with unique flavors.

No matter how many times you enjoy Mexican recipes, you will always want to have them again and again. Not everyone is fortunate enough to live in Mexico and enjoy its world-class cuisine firsthand, but you can make it easily in the comfort of your home. Mexican food may seem challenging and complex to prepare at first, but the fact is that once you start making it, achieving an authentic taste will soon become almost effortless.

This cookbook delivers a handpicked collection of flavorful Mexican recipes that are easy to prepare at home. Some of these recipes are a little rich—not necessarily the best thing to eat when you’re on a diet—but they are all full of amazing flavors. You’ll get to explore a wide range of Mexican dishes for your various cooking needs, be it breakfast, poultry, meat, seafood, fish, vegetarian mains or desserts.

Inside, you’ll find over 90 classic Mexican recipes including:
•Sauces, dressings and seasonings such as the Fajita Seasoning Mix and the Salsa Verde
•Breakfast dishes like the Gordita Breakfast Wraps and the Egg Bean Vera Cruz
•Recomforting soups recipes like the Wholesome poultry recipes such as the Chicken Verde Casserole and the Tinga De Pollo
•Bountiful beef recipes like the Birria de Res, the Beef Burrito, and the Taco de Bistec
•Satisfying pork and lamb recipes like the Pork Empanadas from Scratch, the Lamb Chipotle Tortilla, the Taco Pork Chops, and the Pork Carnitas
•Delightful fish and seafood recipes such as the Shrimp Tequilla Tacos, the Veracruz Sea Bass, Seafood Enchiladas, and the Spicy Fish Taco Bowls
•Amazing vegetarian mains and sides such as the Chilli Renellos, the Refried Beans, and the Quick and Easy Frijoles Charros
•Plenty of desserts and drink recipes to make awesome desserts and drinks such as the Horchata, the Tres Leche Cake, the Sopapillas, and the Cheesecake Taquitos

All recipes come with a detailed list of ingredients, cooking and preparation times, number of servings, and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.

Let’s get started, so you can experience and cherish amazing Mexican food every day! Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!


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.

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves

By Marye Audet

Rockridge Press
Paperback (176 pages)

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves
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Ingredients Go In, the Flavors of Mexico Come Out. It's That Simple.

Just because you love eating Mexican food doesn't mean you want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking ingredients. This slow cooker cookbook brings easy slow cooker meals to your table with the flavors of Mexico--with minimal effort on your part.

Whether you crave beloved Mexican classics or less-traditional restaurant favorites, you'll find everything from cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) to chile and cheese dip in Marye Audet'sMexican Slow Cooker Cookbook. The hearty soups and stews, enchilada- and tamale-inspired casseroles, and tender meat dishes make for convenient and satisfying everyday dinners.
  • More than 80 Mexican slow cooker recipes, plus 10 bonus recipes for homemade staples from Corn Tortillas to Salsa Verde to Poblano Mole and more 
  • Tips for using your slow cooker effectively 
  • An overview of beloved Mexican foods, from enchiladas to quesadillas to tacos and more
  • Must-have pantry items for making Mexican dishes in a flash 
  • Everything you need to know about chiles 
When you want flavorful Mexican dishes that take less than 20 minutes of prep, open this Mexican cookbook and go about your day. Dinner will be waiting for you.

Easy Mexican Cookbook (Mexican Cookbook, Mexican Recipes, Mexican Cooking 1)

By Chef Maggie Chow

BookSumo Press
Released: 2015-07-02
Kindle Edition (124 pages)

Easy Mexican Cookbook (Mexican Cookbook, Mexican Recipes, Mexican Cooking 1)
 
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Get your copy of the best and most unique Mexican recipes from Chef Maggie Chow!

Come take a journey with me into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all my cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book we focus on Mexican Cuisine. The Easy Mexican Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Mexican recipes. You will find that even though the tacos and meals are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

So will you join me in an adventure of simple cooking?

Here is a Preview of the Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Zucchini Enchiladas
  • Mayan Couscous
  • Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)
  • Poblano Chicken Enchiladas
  • Many Mexican Drinks
  • Much, much more!


Pick up this cookbook today and get ready to make some interesting and great tasting Mexican dishes!

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The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados

By Diana Kennedy

Clarkson Potter Publishers
Released: 2008-04-08
Hardcover (512 pages)

The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados
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This indispensable cookbook, an instant classic when first published in 1989, is now back in print with a brand-new introduction from the most celebrated authority on Mexican cooking, Diana Kennedy. The culmination of more than fifty years of living, traveling, and cooking in Mexico, The Art of Mexican Cooking is the ultimate guide to creating authentic Mexican food in your own kitchen, with more than 200 beloved recipes as well as evocative illustrations.

The dishes included, favorites from all the regions of Mexico, range from sophisticated to pure and simple, but they all share an intrinsic depth of taste. Aficionados will go to great lengths to duplicate the authentic dishes (and Kennedy tells them exactly how), but here too is a wealth of less complicated recipes for the casual cook in search of the unmistakable flavors of a bold cuisine.

Kennedy shares the secrets of true Mexican flavor: balancing the piquant taste of chiles with a little salt and acid, for instance, or charring them to round out their flavor; broiling tomatoes to bring out their character, or adding cumin for a light accent. By using Kennedy’s kitchen wisdom and advice, and carefully selecting produce that is now readily available in most American markets, cooks with an appetite for Mexican cuisine–and Kennedy devotees old and new–can at last serve and enjoy real Mexican food.

“This is the ultimate in Mexican cooking from the world’s leading authority.”
—Paula Wolfert, author of The Cooking of South-West France


 
 
 

 
 
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