Mexican

Three glasses of classic mojito, with two lime wedges and a jar of sugar beside them.

Classic Mojito

Rumor has it “mojito” translates roughly as “little spell.” We’ll willingly fall under the spell of rum, mint, and sugar any day.

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A platter of Mexican spaghetti, topped with crumbled cheese with a torn piece of bread and white sauce on the side.

Mexican Spaghetti ~ Sopa Seca de Fideo

This Mexican spaghetti, or sopa seca de fideo, is mindblowingly seductive and authentic as heck. Translated literally, it means “dry soup with noodles,” and it’s soooo much better than it sounds.

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Two white bowls filled with red posole with pieces of tortilla and lime wedges on the side.

Red Posole ~ Pozole Rojo

In Nahuatl, pozole means “make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice.” (Not really.)

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An open Mason jar of adobo sauce with a spoon resting on the lid beside it.

Adobo Sauce

Best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is ridiculously versatile. And easy to make.

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A pottery bowl filled with tortilla soup, garnished with radish, cotija cheese, tortilla strips, and avocado.

Tortilla Soup

Easy. Effing awesome. That’s what we think of this Mexican classic, whether for everyday or entertaining.

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Sweet potato tamales nestled in a pot with a towel covering them.

Sweet Potato Tamales

Slightly sweet from a corn masa filling, Nopalito’s tamales are a can’t-say-no recipe. And that mole sauce? You’re gonna want to slather it on everything. #tamales

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Links of sausage made using the how to make chorizo method.

How To Make Chorizo

Knowing how to make chorizo is an essential life skill all of us should learn and practice often. Or that’s what we think. This recipe falls smack in between the Mexican and Spanish styles.

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A bowl of chili con carne with beans, topped with cheese, scallions, and chips, with a spoon, a cutting board, and bowls of toppings on the side.

Chili con Carne With Beans

Inspired by Kevin’s chili con carne on The Office (and we’ve all been binging that on Neftlix, yeah?), this recipe from Binging with Babish is one you’ll want to make again and again and…

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An oval bowl filled with braised pork in red chile sauce with a spoon resting on the side and a stack of tortillas and dried peppers on the side.

Braised Pork in Red Chile Sauce

Our testers were smitten with this perfectly smoky and not-in-your-face spicy pork in red chile sauce from chef Rosa Martinez. It’s a cinch to make. And a pleasure to make disappear.

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A stack of flour tortillas with bacon fat on a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. Ever so slightly smoky. And frugal thanks to grandma’s trick of saving the fat from breakfast bacon. One taste and you’ll understand our obsession.

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