Soups & Stews

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Makes 6 Servings A hot bowl of chicken soup nourishes more than just our bellies, and this recipe is the perfect way to share your warmth and good cheer. Substitute vegetable broth and cooked black beans for the chicken for your vegetarian friends and family.

Breakfast & Brunch

Chilaquiles With Mushrooms

Makes 8 servings This recipe uses freshly fried tortillas, but you can substitute store-bought corn tortilla chips. Add shredded cooked chicken, grilled shrimp, or pulled pork, if you like. Ingredients 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced ¼-inch thick 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 medium white onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

Desserts

Churros

Makes 24 churros Ingredients 1 cup water 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 eggs, beaten Vegetable oil, as needed, for frying Directions Combine the water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. […]

Side Dishes

Corn Tortillas

Makes 32 tortillas Homemade tortillas may not seem worth the trouble, but if you haven’t had a fresh tortilla, you are truly missing out. A super-simple mixture of masa harina, water, and a bit of salt combine to form the dough, which you can press with a tortilla press (you […]

Side Dishes

Creamy Pinto Beans

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 lb dried pinto beans 5 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 3 ancho chiles, seeds and membranes removed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 2/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 garlic […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Dry Taco Seasoning

Makes 1/4 cup Keep this taco seasoning on hand for whenever you want to spice up some ground meat or sautéed vegetables for a wrap. It is lower in sodium than most packaged taco seasonings. Epazote is an herb used in Mexican cooking. It is similar to oregano, so you […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Embracing Tex-Mex Food on Cinco de Mayo

You may have heard that, for as cherished as it is in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. Admittedly, in the US, our celebrations tend to center around the tacos rather than the Mexican army’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks, Side Dishes

Flour Tortillas

Makes 1 dozen Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 cup hot water, or more as needed Directions In a food processor or blender, combine the flour and butter until the flour has a texture of a coarse meal. Transfer […]

Allergen Friendly, Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Guacamole

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 5 Hass avocados 1/4 cup lime juice 1 Roma tomato, diced 4 scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more to taste Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed Directions Soak the red […]

Beverages & Cocktails

Hibiscus Margarita

Makes 1 serving This isn’t your every day margarita! Dried hibiscus is used to make tea in Mexico and the Caribbean, and we love it for its floral, slightly tart flavor. It’s perfect as the base of a margarita that is a touch sour and just sweet enough to be […]

Beverages & Cocktails

Horchata Iced Coffee

Makes 8 servings This horchata and coffee mixture is refreshing and lightly spiced, making it the perfect pick-me-up on those warmer fall days. Adjust the amount or horchata or coffee to your preference, or you can even substitute the brewed coffee for one or two shots of espresso or cold […]