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Favourite Autumn and Winter Recipes


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As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, all we can think about is having a warming bowl of comfort! In this blog we are going to share our favourite autumn and winter recipes including warming soups, stews, chilli con carne, melty enchiladas and even pies with a Mexican twist. We hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to comment and show us  photos of your kitchen creations in the comments section below.

1. Mexican Tortilla Soup

Mexican Tortilla Soup

First on our list of favourite autumn and winter recipes is our Mexican Tortilla Soup. Seasoned with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste this is a rich chicken soup packed full of tasty  and fresh ingredients. We start with a spicy tomato base, add roast chicken and top with cheese, coriander, lime, avocado and tortilla strips. An authentic Mexican soup recipe.

2. Pozole Soup

Pozole Soup

Pozole (meaning “hominy”) is another authentic Mexican soup that is traditionally made with meat and hominy. Hominy is a type of maize found in Latin America. Our version uses chickpeas as a substitute for the hominy as we weren’t able to find any in the UK. We slow cooked ox tail but other cuts suitable for slow cooking would work including beef short ribs or pork shoulder. we served it with shredded white cabbage, sliced radish, roughly chopped fresh coriander, and wedges of lime to squeeze.

3. Mexican Bean Soup

Mexican Bean Soup

Next on our list of favourite autumn and winter recipes is one of the best recipes to make from a raid in the pantry! Made with store cupboard essentials including kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and Chipotle Paste and a few bits of veg, it’s super easy to whip up and packed full of flavour.

4. Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Another soul warming, healthy and not to mention delicious Mexican soup recipe for this autumn/winter! Here, we have teamed roasted butternut squash with the smokiness of our Chipotle Paste. It certainly makes for a delicious combination! This soup is the perfect accompaniment to either our king prawn sandwich or our chicken and bacon sandwich.

5. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew 

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew

We love those super easy recipes where you throw everything into a pot, cook low and slow until the meat is falling apart and everything tastes amazing – and this is one of those recipes! Above all, a dollop of Chipotle Paste brings the flavour, and the slow cooker does all the work.

6. Chipotle Chicken Stew 

Chicken Stew

Here we have an authentic twist on Mexican Chipotle Chicken Stew with a smoky chipotle sauce and our Sliced Mexican Green Cactus. This Mexican winter recipe pairs well with Mexican Mashed Potato and our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips, which are the perfect dipper for that yummy chipotle goodness.

7. Chipotle Pork Cheek Stew 

Chipotle Pork Cheek Stew

If you’ve never cooked with pork cheeks before, we can’t recommend them highly enough. They are perfectly suited to long, slow cooking which unlocks and releases all of their natural marbling and big flavour and that’s exactly what we did with them. We served the pork cheek stew with a really tasty potato, celeriac and parmesan mash.

8. Easy Chilli Con Carne 

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne works really well for batch cooking and can be made ahead for low stress entertaining. The great thing about this easy chilli con carne recipe is that it doesn’t take hours to make and is easy enough to make for a quick midweek meal, there is nothing better or more comforting than this! If you have a little more time on your hands you should check out our ultimate chilli con carne recipe.

9. Vegan Chilli Con Carne

Vegan Chilli Con Carne

This vegan chilli con carne recipe is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal. If you’re a meat-eater, the roasted butternut squash, kidney beans, chickpeas and smoky flavour from the Chipotle Paste means that you won’t miss the taste of meat whatsoever in this vegan dish, we promise. Serve it with a side of rice, guacamole and some of our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips.

10. Pulled Pork Enchiladas 

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

No list of comforting autumn and winter recipes would be complete without saucy, hot and melty enchiladas.. First up is our tender, slow cooked Pulled Pork Enchiladas. For this Mexican enchilada recipe, the meat has been coated in a beautiful blend of brown sugar, oregano and our secret weapon, Chipotle Paste. It is then slow cooked for hours along with orange juice and garlic, with the juices steaming the meat inside. If you are looking for a veggie version, be sure to take a look at our Vegetarian Enchiladas.

11. Enchilada Lasagne

Enchilada Lasagne

For a true show stopper of a dish, try this Enchilada Lasagne With Beef Short Ribs & our NEW Cantina Beans. There are a few different phases to it, and like the pulled pork recipe it’s slow cooked in the oven, so do it one day when you have the time. It would be perfect for a weekend dinner, especially if you have guests coming round. When it comes out of the oven, the smell is absolutely divine!

12. Slow Cooked Chicken Enchiladas

Slow Cooked Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of the most popular recipes on our website. Who can resist tender slow-cooked chicken thighs in a rich and smoky tomato sauce wrapped in tortillas and baked with oodles of gooey cheese?! Again, this is a great dish for entertaining as you do all the preparation in advance. Our Chipotle Paste, made with a secret blend of Chipotle and Mexican chillies, is the perfect ingredient to give this dish the big bold flavour that it needs.

13. Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

Mexican Shepherds Pie

This is one of the first recipes we developed using our Chipotle Paste and still one of our favourites! There’s a gentle warming, smoky Mexican chilli kick that takes this dish to another level! If you are keen for more recipes with a twist on your favourite pie, try our Mexican Cottage Pie or Mexican Fish Pie.

14. Mexican Chicken Pie

Mexican Chicken Pie

Finally on our list of favourite autumn and winter recipes is our Mexican Chicken Pie recipe. Made with filo pastry, we spiced up the creamy white sauce with some of our, you guessed it, Chipotle Paste and threw in some chorizo for extra flavour. Hearty, warming, and a good one to try on a weekend or to tuck into midweek.

We hope you enjoyed reading our favourite autumn and winter recipes. If you make one of the recipes featured here, we would love to hear from you! Be sure to leave your review! Comments are open at the bottom of every recipe. Don’t forget to tag us #granluchito

For further cooking blogs like this one, please check out: Batch Cooking Recipes, Mexican Fish Recipes, Mexican Starters, Avocado Recipes, 10 Easy Mexican RecipesHealthy Mexican Recipes, Chorizo Recipes, Leftover Chicken RecipesVegan Mexican Recipes, Chipotle Paste Recipes, Non Spicy Mexican Food, Family Meal Ideas That Will Have Your Kids Asking For More

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Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
12 days ago

I’ve made tortilla soup using the chipotle paste and it’s amazing! I love the smokiness of it and it’s the perfect crowd pleasing alternative to tomato soup. Can’t wait to try the other recipes out too! (I also popped a few bits of the nopales cactus on top as garnish and Omg!!!)

Editor
8 days ago
Reply to  Danielle Jones

Hey Danielle, this is great feedback, thank you! Glad you love the Tortilla Soup as something a bit different for a change. It’s so soul warming as it gets colder.. and love the cactus for garnish idea! 💪

Tracy Lowe
Tracy Lowe
8 days ago

I made the chilli con carne this evening and we loved it , we cooked it on our big green egg … it was smokey spicy and heart warming a definite Go-to recipe….. using the chipotle paste…. I posted on my insta gram account @tracylowe2020…..

Editor
8 days ago
Reply to  Tracy Lowe

Thanks Tracy! It sounds like you made it to perfection. Just in case you hadn’t seen these, here are our Big Green Egg recipes – https://gran.luchito.com/cooking/nine-big-green-egg-recipes/

Tracy
Tracy
8 days ago

Yes I saw the recipes and I loved them will definitely being using some of these 😍

Editor
7 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Excellent! Send us a pic of your next Mexican recipe 🤠

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