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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: July 31st, 2012
Multicolor Paperback (144 pages)

The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites [A Cookbook]
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The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites [A Cookbook]
  • Manufacturer: Ten Speed Press
  • Brand: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 1607743167
  • EAN: 9781607743163
  • PartNumber: colour illustrations
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: Deborah Schneider
  • Publication Date: July 31st, 2012
  • Release Date: July 31st, 2012
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 8.2 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 1.0802650838 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach

America's Test Kitchen
Released: April 15th, 2015
Black Paperback (318 pages)

The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach
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The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach
  • Manufacturer: America's Test Kitchen
  • Brand: America's Test Kitchen
  • ISBN: 1936493977
  • EAN: 9781936493975
  • PartNumber: illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 318
  • Publication Date: April 15th, 2015
  • Release Date: April 15th, 2015
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  • Size: 9.13 Inches by 7.38 Inches by 0.82 Inches
  • Weight: 1.93565866036 Pounds
  • Color: Black
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Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

By Pati Jinich

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: March 5th, 2013
Hardcover (288 pages)

Pati s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
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Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
  • Manufacturer: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Brand: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547636474
  • EANs: 8601421387828, 2015547636474, 9780547636474
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
Details:
  • Hardcover
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Author: Pati Jinich
  • Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
  • Release Date: March 5th, 2013
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 1.035 Inches
  • Weight: 2.36 Pounds
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La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor

By Jocelyn Ramirez

Page Street Publishing
Released: April 14th, 2020
Paperback (160 pages)

La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor
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La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor
  • Manufacturer: Page Street Publishing
  • Brand: Page Street Publishing
  • ISBN: 1624149723
  • EAN: 9781624149726
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Author: Jocelyn Ramirez
  • Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
  • Release Date: April 14th, 2020
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  • Size: 9.01 Inches by 7.9901415 Inches by 0.370078 Inches
  • Weight: 0.661386786 Pounds
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The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

By Deborah Schneider

Ten Speed Press
Released: October 30th, 2018
Multicolor Hardcover (192 pages)

The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
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  • Manufacturer: Ten Speed Press
  • Brand: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 0399582495
  • EAN: 9780399582493
Details:
  • Hardcover
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Deborah Schneider
  • Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
  • Release Date: October 30th, 2018
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  • Size: 9.27 Inches by 8.25 Inches by 0.88 Inches
  • Weight: 1.6 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking

By Roberto Santibanez & Romulo Yanes

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: April 1st, 2011
Hardcover (272 pages)

Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking
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  • Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBNs: 0470499559, 9780470499559
  • EANs: 9780470499559, 2015470499559
  • PartNumber: 9780470499559
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  • Hardcover
  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Authors: Roberto Santibanez, JJ Goode, Romulo Yanes
  • Publication Date: April 1st, 2011
  • Release Date: April 1st, 2011
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 9.0 Inches by 1.06 Inches
  • Weight: 2.86380478338 Pounds
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Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez

Abrams
Released: October 22nd, 2019
Hardcover (320 pages)

Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico
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  • ISBN: 141973542X
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Authors: Bricia Lopez, Javier Cabral
  • Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
  • Release Date: October 22nd, 2019
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  • Size: 10.5 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 1.2 Inches
  • Weight: 3.35 Pounds
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Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves

By Marye Audet

Rockridge Press
Released: August 31st, 2015
Paperback (176 pages)

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves
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  • Brand: Rockridge Press
  • ISBN: 1623154529
  • EAN: 9781623154523
  • PartNumber: colour illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Marye Audet
  • Publication Date: August 31st, 2015
  • Release Date: August 31st, 2015
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  • Size: 9.25 Inches by 7.5 Inches by 0.48 Inches
  • Weight: 0.91932763254 Pounds
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