Authentic Mexican Recipes

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Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 4.86 stars
One of Guadalajara's favorites. Small pieces of flank steak are cooked in their juices, then mixed with whole beans and crispy crumbled bacon. It makes me feel at home!

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.7 stars
These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.


Rating: 4.63 stars
A traditional Mexican chocolate drink.

Menudo Rojo (Red Menudo)

Rating: 4.1 stars
Inexpensive to make, and fully authentic, this menudo will have your Latin lovers swooning! This recipe uses a combination of chiles to deliver its trademark red color, and packs a mildly spicy punch. And it is really quite easy to make - my husband absolutely devoured it the first time I made it.

Beef Tamales

Rating: 4.46 stars
These are just like the tamales my Abuelita used to make for special occasions. This recipe makes a lot, but if you're going to go to all the trouble of making tamales from scratch, you might as well have a party! You will need butchers' twine and a large pot with a steamer basket to make these. May be frozen up to 6 months in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator and then steam or microwave until heated through.

Migas II

Rating: 4.5 stars
This was my husband's favorite breakfast growing up in a Mexican household. Now we make it all times of day and even our kids always ask for seconds. Very simple, inexpensive, and quick to make. I sometimes add hot pepper sauce, or ingredients you would like in a omelet, but my husband prefers it the traditional way.

Oaxacan Tacos

Rating: 4.57 stars
I learned how to make these tacos while a man from Oaxaca, Mexico lived with my family. They are traditional Mexican tacos and one of the best things I know how to make. The steak may be broiled or grilled if you prefer.
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Rating: 4.29 stars
These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

Albondigas Soup II

Rating: 4.62 stars
Spicy meat ball soup.

Crispy Flautas

Rating: 4.5 stars
I always order flautas at restaurants but have yet to see a recipe anywhere that makes them the way I like them - crispy. Instead of baking them, this recipe uses a deep fryer. It melds the flavors together and makes them extra crunchy. Serve with rice, salad, or whatever side dish you desire.

Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is an authentic Mexican recipe that has been handed down for generations in my family.

Pollo Oaxaca

Rating: 4.44 stars
The southern region of Oaxaca, Mexico is known as the land of siete moles or seven moles. I developed this chicken dish using the herbs and tomatillos needing to be used up. This is also known as a verde mole. It's an interesting taste difference using the mole both cooked and in the raw form in this dish. Serve alongside a Mexican style rice and a green salad.

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