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Traditional Pork Pozole Rojo: Pork & Hominy Stew

This version of pozole rojo is from mi amiga who lives in the Bajío region of Mexico (west-central Mexico). It is a luscious slow-cooked stew made with pork, hominy, Mexican spices, and a blend of mild to moderate chile peppers in the rojo sauce. It is simple to make without a lot of hands-on time, …

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Orange Chocoflan (Impossible Cake): Tips for Avoiding Failure

I wanted to make this remarkable cake for a fiesta party, but the first two attempts were total failures. The third time around was perfection and raves from the friends and family on the both the taste and the presentation. Learn from my mistakes below and get your layered, sweet Impossible Chocoflan to turn out …

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Chicken Pipián Verde: Pumpkin Seed Green Mole

This classic Mexican pumpkin seed and tomatillo sauce, sometimes referred to as green mole or mole verde, is tangy, herbal and a little spicy. The pipián sauce is a rich blend of pumpkin seeds, spices, tomatillos, and roasted poblano peppers. Once the sauce ingredients are pureed in a blender, it is then briefly simmered with …

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Stuffed Mexican Meatballs: Albóndigas Rellenas en Salsa

A classic ”stuffing” for Mexican meatballs (albóndigas) is a hard-boiled egg. Once the meatballs are stuffed they are served in a rich and sometimes spicy red sauce (or salsa). You will sometimes see Mexican albóndigas made without the egg stuffing, and served as a soup (Caldo de Albondigas). This recipe however is for the stuffed …

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Clamato Michelada | Mexican Beer Cocktail

A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, a bunch of different sauces and, in this case, a not-so-secret ingredient: Clamato juice. Learn how to make an easy and ultra-refreshing Clamato Michelada (aka clamato beer) to keep you going on those hot summer days! Jump to:RECIPEWhat Is A Michelada?Michelada Ingredients & SubstitutionsStep …

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Best Gift Ideas for Mexican Food Lovers

Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with these popular gift ideas for that friend or family member who loves to prepare Mexican food. Whether they’re a beginner or advanced cook, there’s a fun and useful gift for everyone! 1. Tortilla press If your loved one has been cooking Mexican food for a while, they’ll …

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Whether you’re carving Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween or roasting squash for a Winter comfort dinner, don’t throw out the seeds! Roast them up with some aromatic spices for a healthy Fall-flavored snack, or a garnish to many Mexican dishes. Jump to: RECIPEWhich Pumpkin Seeds Are Edible?Pumpkin Seeds vs PepitasHow To Remove and Clean Pumpkin Seeds Which …

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Calabaza en Tacha (Candied Pumpkin) Recipe

Calabaza en Tacha (aka candied pumpkin) is one of the traditional treats served on Mexico’s Day of the Dead Celebration, “Dia de Muertos”. The flavor is similar to what is served in the US as candied yams or sweet potatoes, but the key ingredients to this Mexican recipe include piloncillo syrup, cinnamon sticks, orange peel …

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Homemade Corn Tortillas: Using a Tortilla Press

There is no doubt that it is easier to buy corn tortillas rather than make them, but homemade tortillas are 100 times tastier! A tortilla press is helpful if you want the perfect thickness and size, but the ingredients themselves couldn’t be simpler: masa, water and salt. Watch how mi amiga from the Bajío region …

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How to Make Mexican Pork Tamales: Step-by-Step

Tamales are special. While not the easiest thing to make, I can share a few methods to make it easier by revising the step where you rehydrate, deseed and roast the dried peppers, replacing this process with a homemade powdered spice blend. These Mexican pork tamales have excellent flavor and texture, while offering an easier …

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Easy Pork Chile Colorado with Cactus (Nopales)

This recipe for pork and nopales (cactus) is a traditional Mexican lunch or dinner. This version of Chile Colorado is made with pork and an enchilada spice blend, rather than using dried, and then rehydrated, peppers. It is much easier to use a good powdered spice blend, and the blend we used included cumin and …

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Birria Stew with Consommé: Birria de Res Con Consommé

Birria de Res Con Consommé is a rich stew that is traditionally made with either goat or lamb, but beef is the meat most commonly associated with birria in the U.S. The meat is always slow cooked in a richly-flavored broth (consommé) until it is melt-in-your-mouth tender. When served as a stew it is simply …

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