Authentic Mexican Recipes

Try the best authentic Mexican recipes from the Mexican Food Journal.

Beginning cook to advanced, you’ll find a recipe for authentic Mexican food that you’ll love with pictures and preparation tutorials.

Some recipes are easy to make and some are more labor-intensive but all are delicious. You’ll find something to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and maybe even parties. Some are traditional old family recipes and some are modern. Which one is your favorite?

 


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Bowl of Authentic Red Pork Pozole With Garnishes
Red Pork Pozole

Red Pork Pozole

Authentic Red Pork Pozole – a simple, earthy, rich, and satisfying dish. Pork and hominy in a mildly spicy chile broth garnished with shredded cabbage, diced onion, sliced radish, and Mexican oregano finished with a squirt of lime juice.

Frijoles de la Olla
Frijoles de la Olla

Frijoles de la Olla

Frijoles de la Olla, which translates as “beans in a pot“, is probably the most common dish in Mexico. Beans along with corn and chiles are the foundation of Mexican cooking.

Ultimate Red Enchilada Sauce
Red Enchilada Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce

Homemade enchilada sauce beats canned every time. Period. If you have never made it from scratch, you should give this authentic Mexican recipe a try. It is much easier to make than you may think and the results are phenomenal.

Freshly Made Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a raw salsa known as a salsa fresca, or “fresh salsa,” in Spanish. It is a delicious combination of Roma tomatoes, white onion, cilantro, serrano chile, and a splash of lime juice.

Tacos de Rajas con Queso
Tacos de Rajas con Queso

Rajas con Queso

Rajas con queso (Pronounced ra-HAS con KAY-so) is a taco filling made with fresh Poblano chile, a mild green chile typically used for chiles rellenos, rajas, and crema de poblano. This dish is served throughout Mexico.

Chicken Tinga
Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga [pronounced teen-GA], a classic shredded chicken taco or tostada filling prepared with sliced onions and a tomato chipotle sauce is a full-flavored crowd pleaser. It has a smoky flavor with just enough heat from the chipotle.

Garbanzo Beans In Guajillo Chile Sauce
Garbanzos with Guajillo Chile

Garbanzo in a Guajillo Chile Sauce

Garbanzo beans and guajillo chile are a great combination, packed with flavor but not too spicy. It is delicious served hot or cold.

Chile Relleno with Salsa Roja
Chiles Rellenos

Pork Filled Chiles Rellenos

Authentic chiles rellenos, poblano chiles stuffed with a savory pork filling. Chiles Rellenos are one of the best known and loved Mexican foods.

Mexican Salsa
Mexican Salsa

Restaurant Style Mexican Salsa

Great tomato flavor with the pop of cilantro and just the right amount of heat from the serrano chiles. Goes well with chips, carne asada tacos, and eggs.

Rustic Salsa Made in a Molcajete
Rustic Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

Molcajete Salsa

Traditional Mexican salsa with charred tomato and tomatillo prepared in a molcajete, a volcanic stone mortar, and pestle.

Chile en Nogada Vertical

Chiles en Nogada

Recipe for authentic chiles en nogada based on an old family recipe from Yuriria, Guanajuato that dates back to the 1950’s.

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