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5 Mexican Food Recipes To Add Some Kick To Your Next Dinner

Mexican food is a culinary legend when it comes to comfort and spice. The culture of Mexican food is a perfect blend of family tradition and rustic flavors, perfected over thousands of years. If you’re looking to add some sense of family and life to your next dinner, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 Mexican food recipes to add some kick to your next dinner.

Mole is a perfect blend of sweet and spice for any meal.

1. Mole

This recipe is a unique combination of sweetness and spice that is unmatched to any other entree. Mole has been around for centuries and the recipe has remained virtually unchanged. No need to mess with perfection! When you want to add some spice and sweetness in your life, this sauce is perfect for any occasion. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 dried guajillo chiles,stemmed and seeded
  • 3 dried chipotle chiles,stemmed and seeded
  • 2 dried ancho chiles,stemmed and seeded
  • 1 dinner roll, torn into pieces
  • 2 corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 2 tomatoes, halved
  • 5 tomatillos, halved
  • 1 tbsp lard
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 6 allspice berries, whole
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

Toast your chilies in a dry pan over medium heat, stir constantly. Cook for about 3 minutes and transfer over to a blender with your chicken broth. Next, heat 2 cups of chicken broth in a saucepan until it begins to simmer, then add to the blender. Toast your dinner roll pieces and corn tortillas over medium heat and transfer to the blender. Allow for everything to soften for about 10 minutes before blending the mixture until smooth. Cook your tomatoes and tomatillos in a dry skillet over medium high heat until soft, around 3 to 4 minutes. Place into the puree in the blender. Next, melt your lard in a skillet over medium heat, stir in your onion, garlic, peanuts, raisins, cumin, thyme, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice berries. Cook until soft, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and other whole spices. Add onion and garlic to your blender. Take your blended puree and place in a saucepan over medium heat, stir in your chocolate chicken broth, sugar and salt. Bring the mixture to a rolling simmer, then reduce for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.  

This sandwich delight is perfect for any weekday meal.

2. Torta

These decadent sandwiches are a must try for those who are not familiar with them. If you’re looking for rich sweet fatty meat coupled with the soft bite of veggies, this recipe is a must try for you. 

Ingredients

  • 2 telera rolls
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • ⅛ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 slices of pickled jalapenos
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija
  • 4 dashes hot sauce

Directions

Take a cooked meat of your choosing, I prefer carne asada for this recipe. Cut into sandwich sized portions. Smear your avocado across the bottoms of the telera rolls. Arrange your sandwich with meat, tomatoes, red onion, iceberg, pickled jalapenos, cotija and hot sauce. Serve and enjoy. 

These tacos have the perfect balance of sweet and zesty crunch.

3. Carene Asada Tacos

This personal favorite is a must try for any beef lovers. When you’re craving a rustic taco with a spicy kick, the carne asada taco is unmatched. This timeless recipe is a must try for any Mexican food lover. 

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of carne asada
  • 12 to 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 batch of guacamole
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 1 batch green salsa verde
  • 2 limes, halved

Directions

Make your carne asada. Prep your toppings. Heat up your corn tortillas, arranging your meat on the bottom and piling your toppings on top of the taco. Serve and enjoy. 

This recipe is perfect when feeding your family or hosting a get together.

4. Chicken Enchiladas

This classic is perfect when you have family or friends to feed. These beauties are perfect for those who may not like spice. Enchiladas can be made very mild and even vegetarian. The spice and hot sauce can always be added after for those who like spice for that added kick later. If you have some hungry guests to feed, this recipe is perfect for you. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken, cooked
  • 1 bag Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 pack corn tortillas

Directions

Set your oven to 350F. While your oven is preheating, heat up your corn tortillas so they are warm and soft. Shred your chicken. Carefully, roll your shredded chicken into the corn tortilla, placing seam down on a glass baking dish. Add enchilada sauce over the top, sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy. 

If you want to start your day off right, try this recipe out.

5. Chorizo Breakfast Burrito

If you’re looking for a great start to your day, this recipe is a must try. Chorizo sausage has that perfect spicy kick coupled with hearty potatoes and light fluffy eggs all warped in a flour tortilla. When you’re looking to start off your day right, try out this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • ¼ white onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 bag cheese of your choosing
  • ½ pound of chorizo
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 potato
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 container of salsa verde of your choice

Directions

Dice your potato and toss lightly with salt, pepper, oil and chili powder. Bake your diced potatoes in the oven at 400F for 20 to 25 minutes. Give them a toss after the first 15 minutes. Next, saute your chorizo in a skillet over medium high heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Add in your onion and jalapeno to the pan and cook on medium low heat for 4 to 6 minutes. Whisk together your eggs and add them to your pepper mixture. Build your burritos by heating your tortillas, this should take only 30 to 60 seconds. Add in your eggs, potatoes, chorizo, cheese and salsa. Roll tight and heat on a dry skillet for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, browning up the sides. Serve and enjoy. 

These are but a few great recipes that Mexican culture has to offer. If you’re looking for that rich taste of tradition and spice, try these recipes out for your next dinner.

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