Easy Mexican Recipes To Try At Home
Whether you’re heading to Mexico itself, or simply visiting a Mexican restaurant, if you get the chance to try any of these delicious and easy Mexican recipes you should grab it with dos manos.
One of the best things about Mexican food is its regionality. Not only are different areas of the country known for their own unique dishes, but regional variations of these Mexican dishes are also very common.
There are however key ingredients that tie most of them together, and one of those is of course what Gran Luchito is all about…the humble chilli.
Here’s an example of a Mexican recipe that varies around the country. In its most common form, chilaquiles is a dish made using corn tortillas cut into quarters which are lightly fried, topped with red (tomatoes & chillies) or green (made with tomatillos) salsa. It is sometimes made with mole too. In some areas, the tortillas are kept separate from the sauce until the point of serving to maintain their crispiness. Shredded chicken and either fried or scrambled eggs are then usually added, followed by thin slices of raw onion, sour cream and queso fresca. Most commonly served at breakfast time.
Whatever you have in the fridge, armed with some taco seasoning and soft tacos its pretty easy to whip up some epic Mexican tacos pretty quickly. Some of our favourites include Prawn Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Chicken Tinga Tacos and our low carb meat-free vegan tacos.
How can you make a corn-on-the-cob better? Easy!, smother it in Chipotle Chilli Mayo, sprinkle it with cheese, chilli and fresh coriander and squeeze fresh lime juice all over it! This is Summer on a plate that you’ll find all over the streets of Mexico. Elotes are served ‘on-the-cob’; esquites are separate kernels served in a cup with the same additions. Whichever you go for, you’re on to a winner.
You’ll find many different types of tostada around Mexico. Corn tortillas are fried in oil until crispy then piled high with amazing toppings. In coastal areas, it’s all about fish, which may be served raw as ceviche mixed with lots of fresh lime juice, chilli and coriander. Elsewhere, frijoles refritos (refried beans), cheese and meat are popular too. The easiest (and most delicious) tostada to make is the Tuna Tostada.
Crispy corn tortillas spread with Chipotle Chilli Mayo, topped with tuna marinated in lime juice & soy, sprinkled with crispy deep-fried leeks and plenty of lime & coriander. It’s fusion food and it’s seriously amazing!
Make this recipe once and you’ll be doing this easy Mexican recipe every week. Super easy to make and the taste is incredible. Perfect for dipping with crisps for a film night or a buffet. No reason why you can’t play with the toppings either!
6: Queso Fundido
This rich cheesy dish is perfect to dip into whilst watching a film, or works perfectly as a little starter. Queso fundido is a winner whenever you serve it. It’s traditionally served with soft corn tortillas, but we’ve subbed in a bag of our authentic quarter cut tortilla chips.
As long as you have good quality avocados, guacamole is amazing and so easy to make. Once you’ve mastered the basics there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t play with the ingredients now and again to make something a little bit more adventurous. This tasty idea uses lovely chunks of juicy mango and is topped with delicious pomegranate seeds. It doesn’t get much more summery than this.
8: Street Corn
This seriously easy Mexican recipe is plucked straight from the streets of Mexico City. Mexican sweet corn (or street corn as we like to call it) works brilliantly as a side-dish with pizza, barbecue or some other easy Mexican food. In the pictures below we made it as a starter served with the delicious Gran Luchito tortilla chips.
9: Huevos Rancheros
This is the Gran Luchito take on huevos rancheros. We poached eggs in a slow-cooked rich and spicy tomato and red pepper sauce and served it on soft flour tortillas. This is one of our favourite Mexican recipes for brunch when you’ve got the time to make it. It’s everything you need to set yourself up for a productive day.