The empanada has never gained the popularity of the taco, burrito, and quesadilla on the national American stage. However, to the authentic Mexican foodie, the empanada is simultaneously a treat and a staple. The empanada is made of dough and is usually filled with a tasty meat (ground beef, sausage, chicken, or steak). It will also often include onions, beans or rice, and vegetables and is baked until it reaches pure golden perfection. The empanada is loaded with flavor and will probably become a favorite for those loving Mexican food.
When making a list of Mexican Food, tostada does not often come first. People will naturally go to their favorites like tacos, quesadillas, and burritos, and just not mention tostadas at all. Well, here is some appreciation for the unheralded tostada.
There is nothing that makes meat delicious like a good marinade. Dry, bland meat is not usually too appetizing, but a meat that has been marinated in a tasty Mexican marinade is a different story. Marinades are a brilliant way to season food as they are require little preparation—just stir the ingredients and soak the meat.
Everyone knows the famous Mexican dishes: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, etc. But there are many less heralded Mexican dishes as well, such as gringas, entomadas, and lengua. Here we will be looking into one of those lesser known dishes, as we learn how to make gorditas.
Originally from the city of Pueblo, chile rellenos are a delicious work of art. This delicious chile rellenos (which literally means “stuffed chile”) recipe features pasilla chiles grilled and charred to perfection, stuffed with queso fresco cheese, and covered in a tasty egg batter. Like many Mexican recipes, adding rice and beans as a side dish will add some complementing flavors and texture.
The popularity of Mexican food in the United States unfortunately causes some confusion as to what “real” Mexican food is. If you have ever traveled to Mexico, you probably have a better idea of what Mexican food in Mexico is like, and how it is different from “Tex Mex.” However, if you are curious about real Mexican food, look no further. Below are just a few examples of common misunderstanding about Mexican foods, as well as some interesting facts about Mexican food and drink we bet you never knew! [Read more…]
The burrito might be the perfect food. You can customize it with many variations of meats, vegetables, spices, and herbs. The burrito can be a vegetarian or a meat lover’s meal. They can be eaten at restaurants, at your home, or even on-the-go. You can have it spicy or bland, depending on your preference. Finally, the burrito can be eaten at any time of the day. Normally thought of as a lunch or dinner option, burritos are good any time of the day.
With spring finally at our doorstep, it is time to start thinking about gardening! There is nothing better than cooking with fresh produce.
If you’re looking for a themed gift idea for someone who loves Mexican culture, here are a list of ideas.