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At this time of year, when the weather after Autumn really drops, everyone’s really in need of some good old fashioned comfort food. Why not make it Mexican style! Take a look here at our selection of soul-warming and hearty Mexican Comfort Food Recipes. Have a go at one of our new recipes such as these quesadilla’s below as well as Picadillo!  Whichever you choose, let us know any thoughts or questions you may have in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Happy Cooking from us!


1. Brussel Sprout and Chorizo Quesadilla

Brussel Sprout and Chorizo Quesadilla - Mexican Comfort Food

First on our list of Mexican Comfort Food Recipes is our Brussel Sprout and Chorizo Quesadilla. It’s so delicious it can even transform the biggest sprout hater! No wonder quesadillas are so popular these days. Besides being delicious, they are easy to prepare and satisfying for adults as well as little ones. They are very versatile as you can have a bit of fun and add a variety of fillings suitable for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. For this comforting recipe we have seasoned chorizo, onions and sliced brussel sprouts with our Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco MixTomatillo Salsa and finish them with a bit of butter and freshly chopped coriander.

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2. Picadillo

Beef Picadillo

Beef Picadillo has to be one of the easiest meals to prepare. It is a secret weapon that many Mexican cooks use to feed their families during a busy week. It mainly consists of beef mince fried with onions and garlic, then cooked with diced vegetables, can be spicy or mild (as you prefer), normally served with refried beans, Mexican rice or warm Soft Wheat Soft Taco Wraps on the side. At Luchito we like to use a bit of Garlic and Guajillo Fajita and Taco Mix to add more depth of flavour to our Picadillo.

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3. Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Chilli Con Carne - Mexican Comfort Food

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 we had to choose one dish for our Chipotle Paste it would have to be a chilli con carne. A dollop of this paste adds a smoky depth of flavour that works perfectly and makes it taste like you’ve been simmering the chilli for ages. How to make chilli con carne epic? If you have a little more time on your hands you should check out our Ultimate Chilli Con Carne Recipe. For chilli leftover inspiration, take a look at our blog post on Leftover Chilli Con Carne Recipes!

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4. Vegan Chilli Con Carne

Vegan Chilli Con Carne - Mexican Comfort Food

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal. Having said that, if you’re a meat-eater, the roasted butternut squash and smoky flavour from the chipotle paste means that you won’t miss the taste of meat whatsoever in this vegan dish, we promise. For some other amazing vegan recipes make sure you also try our vegan pulled porkour chipotle vegan pie or our vegan tacos. Try serving this vegan chilli chicken carne with a side of our chipotle Refried Beans.

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5. Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo Nachos

This ultimate chorizo nacho recipe is perfect for dreary winter days, but also very practical to prepare, not to mention incredible scrumptious!  We guarantee that it will satisfy any nacho cravings that you may have. The main ingredients being chorizo and Chipotle Paste, you’ll know that it’s going to be good.

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6. Beef Empanadas with Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Empanadas

These beef empanadas with chilli con carne are delicious crumbly pastry stuffed full of tasty Chilli Con Carne made with our Chipotle Paste. They are a great way to use up leftover chilli con carne and take your chilli to a picnic, or just an interesting and original way to eat chilli at home. Try serving these chilli con carne empanadas as a drinks party snack alongside our deep-fried chicken wings and our mini Mexican scotch eggs.


7. Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

Mexican Shepherds Pie

Our Mexican Shepherd’s Pie is pure comfort food, and one of our most popular Mexican family Rrecipes. The recipe was one of the first recipes that we made using our Chipotle Paste and hundreds of recipes later, it’s honestly still one of our favs. The simplicity of adding our Chipotle Paste to the mince and our Chipotle Mayo to the mash really transforms the dish and takes the pie to another level. Why not batch cook this, and make a couple of these pies – you can freeze one for a later date!

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8. Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans - Comfort Food At Its Best

These black beans are Mexic comfort food at their best. Super easy and quick to make these beans will give you the comforting you deserve.

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9. Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup- Super Comforting

Such a great and easy to make comfort food recipe, this indulgent chicken soup topped with corn chips is a real winner.  Such an easy, hearty and warming recipe, and one you can eat again and again. Guaranteed to become a family favourite in your home!

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10. Enchilada Lasagne With Beef Short Ribs

Enchilada Lasagne

Finally, we’ve added this recipe because enchiladas really are a bit of a show stopper dish. In addition, this particular recipe is pure decadence. Something to really get stuck into! For the recipe, we have use beef short ribs with the bone-in and pan-fried them with the vegetables and Chipotle Paste. The smoky black Cantina Beans and red wine is then added and it’s all then slow-cooked in the oven for a few hours. When it comes out the smell is absolutely divine, and the meat should fall off the bones. You then have fun assembling the enchiladas in our soft  wraps and pouring over your homemade enchilada sauce. Finally, the dish is baked in the oven until bubbling, oozing and simply mouth-watering!

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Hopefully, this blog has made you feel like hunkering down in the kitchen and warding off that freezing cold chill in the air! There’s nothing like a lovely hot home-cooked meal to warm the cockles of the heart. Mexican food does just that! Chillies have also been known for helping to aid in the treatment of colds and flu. Studies have shown that capsaicin, the active compound in chillies,  is high in vitamins and antioxidants which boost the immune system. For more on chillies take a look at our Guide To Mexican Chilli Peppers.

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