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Ethnic Cuisine: Mexican

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Mexican cuisine utilizes the freshest foods to ensure the flavor and texture of each ingredient is at is at its best.  Get even more flavor from our zesty salsa recipes.

Stocking the Mexican Kitchen

In the Pantry:
> Beans
> Cactus or nopalitos
> Chilies
> Chili Powder
> Corn husks (dried)
> Cornmeal
> Rice
In the Fridge:
> Beef
> Cheese
> Chicken
> Chorizo sausage
> Ground Pork
> Sour cream
> Tortillas
Fresh Produce:
> Avocados
> Bell Peppers
> Chili Peppers
> Cilantro
> Mangos
> Papayas
> Plantains

Mexican Recipes

Classic Mexican Dishes

  • Arroz Verde: rice side dish flavored with chicken broth, garlic, onion, cilantro and mild green chilies. Try this Spicy Rice, Bean & Cheese Skillet recipe.
  • Burritos: flour tortillas wrapped around a filling of shredded meat, beans and cheese. Try this Burritos El Grande recipe.
  • Ceviche (cebiche): appetizer of fish “cooked” in acid, such as lime juice, and mixed with tomatoes, chilies and capers. Try this Shrimp Ceviche recipe.
  • Chilies Rellenos: roasted and peeled mild green chilies are filled with cheese or meat, dipped in batter and fried. Try this Chile Rellenos-Style Chicken recipe.
  • Chimichangas: deep-fried burritos. Try this Chimichangas recipe.
  • Churros: strips of sweet dough are deep-fried and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar. Try this Churros recipe.
  • Flan: smooth, rich dessert custard coated with a caramel sauce. Try this Cream Cheese Flan recipe.
  • Salsa: cooked or fresh sauce usually made with tomatoes or tomatillos and flavored with garlic, onion, chilies and cilantro. Try this Fresh Corn Salsa recipe.
  • Tamales: corn tortilla dough filled with meat, vegetables, beans, fruit or seafood is steamed inside dried corn husks or banana leaves. Try this Roasted Poblano Tamales recipe.
  • Tostadas: fried corn tortillas topped with refried beans, meat, tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa. Try this Chicken & Cheese Tostadas recipe.