Slightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?
This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.
A simple, clean break from tradition, this margarita eschews cloying Cointreau in lieu of a splash of sweet agave.
Does it get any better (or more like you're vacationing south of the border) than grilled corn slathered with lime mayo, cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce? Nah.
Translation? A spectacularly satisfying and soupy stewy dish made with green chiles and chicken that takes just an hour (!) yet tastes authentic as heck.
"I may never use store-bought sauce again." That's what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby with a simple salsa verde that's made from scratch. And so worth it.
Slightly tart and eminently easy, this tomatillo sauce makes ample so you can stash some in the fridge for later. Cook once, eat twice.
Easy as heck, this guacamole takes a minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials yet doesn't disappoint. Sorta tricky to come by that these days. And yet here we are.
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.
Okay, so this fish taco isn't exaaaaaactly like what we've experienced in Baja. But it's close. Close enough. Maybe even better.
Best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is ridiculously versatile. And easy to make.
With barely any effort, you can turn out terrific taco-ready barbacoa—that's uber tender shredded meat infused with a hint of heat.
Easy. Effing awesome. That's what we think of this Mexican classic, whether for everyday or entertaining.
Sweet, smoky, and spicy all at once thanks to charred tomatoes and onions and chipotle in adobo. The quintessential salsa for dunking, dipping, and dabbling.
Seven Layer Dip15/50
Seriously the best seven layer dip we've ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?
Mexican Chicken Soup16/50
This Mexican chicken soup is authentic Yucatan fare that's simply broth, avocado, lime, tortilla, and rice. The sum is far more than the parts. And it's comforting as heck.
Beef Chili Tacos17/50
Better than any packaged taco kit you'll ever find in any store anywhere. Try them and see for yourself.
These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal and taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here's how to make them.
Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.
Black Bean Taquitos20/50
So lovely you're not even going to notice that they're vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you'll appreciate the taste.
Chicken gets a little tipsy after being doused with tequila but is then given a cold shower in the form of a squeeze of lime and a cooling cilantro-chile mayo sauce.
A little pile of tasty meat cushioned by a warm tortilla and electrified by a little salsa. Life is good.
Mango guacamole. Don't judge. Not until you've tasted just the sweet heat that comes from adding tropical fruit and habanero to classic guacamole.
Just slowly simmer some beef with ancho chiles and then pile the tender awesomeness atop crisped tortillas with black beans and pickled red onions and homemade hot sauce. Tasting is believing.
Turkey Taco Salad25/50
Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That's what we think of this recipe. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself.
Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?
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.
Ancho Chile Soup28/50
This breathtaking bowl of authentic Mexican-inspired magnificence is simple to make yet complex in taste with incredible depth of flavor and a noticeable but not overwhelming ancho heat.
An insanely satiating comfort food fix that's as quick and easy as it is inexpensive. Refried beans and cheese atop toast with pico de gallo. Wish we'd known about this a loooong time ago.
More tart than sweet is what you'll find this perfectly puckery little limeade to be. And that's exactly the way it was always intended to be.
Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.
Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee in the morning or cold cerveza any (other) time of day. One of our recipes folks rave about most.
In Nahuatl, pozole means "make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice." (Not really.)
A slow-cooker riff on Mexican posole that has a lot of the same complexity as the classic minus all the tending and stirring on the stovetop. Still certain to satisfy.
Mexican Bloody Mary35/50
Call it what you will, this cocktail is equal parts Mexican Bloody Mary, riff on a michelada, and a simple but satisfying tomato beer.
This may seem an improbable melding of short ribs and anchos and red wine. Authentic Mexican? Nah. Worth making? Heck yeah.
Just like the tart, creamy, slightly soupy condiment you find in Mexico City’s incredible taquerias. Pass the tacos, por favor.
Shredded beef and gooey cheese and a pretty mild sauce. Just 20 minutes in the oven, then compliments all around. Thanks, Homesick Texan.
Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.
If you've ever sought an excuse to start making your own margaritas, this is it. Salted, warming, and lip-puckering limey. Fresh!
We teach you how to make your own homemade adobo and then wield it to make your weeknight meals exponentially more enticing.
Got chile sauce? Corn tortillas? Cheese? Sour Cream? Limes? Fantastic. Then you've got the makings for some of the easiest enchiladas ever.
Pico de Gallo43/50
A Mexican staple, this sauce of sorts is essentially fresh salsa that's named, curiously, for a rooster's beak.
Enchiladas that are offer something to please everyone, whether vegetarians or carnivores, including a simple yet spectacular green chile sauce.
Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.
Blue as the blue lagoon, this conversation-starting cocktail tastes as stunning as it looks. Blue margarita magic.
A little something dark and decadent to swoon over on a sultry summer afternoon. A little cinnamon- and cayenne-laced chocolate and cream never hurt anyone.