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There’s nothing more enjoyable than cooking for your family and seeing their reaction when they absolutely love what you’ve made. Here at Gran Luchito, we believe that food should be shared which is why we love family meals.  Here are some Mexican family meals that are guaranteed to have the whole family asking for more!


1. Chicken Traybake

Our first Mexican family meal is this one. We think that traybakes or one-pot meals are the perfect answer to feed your family, as they have all the flavour without all of the hassle. Besides, what’s not to love about an easy chicken traybake with a bit of Chipotle Paste and Chipotle Honey mixed in with delicious chicken juices and vegetables?


2. Easy Chicken Nachos

Nachos are always a big hit with the family, and a fun thing to do! It’s always handy to have a quick recipe for a movie night in, or sat around the table, one that doesn’t involve hours of preparation and that you can put together in no time. Our Chicken Nachos is just that perfect Mexican family recipe! It works for two people but can easily be increased depending on how many you have got! 


3. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork….now there’s an idea! It takes time though, so great on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s traditionally cooked in the oven or slow cooker on a low heat for several hours. This allows the fat to dissolve making the meat so tender it falls apart easily when shredded. Our Chipotle Paste is the ingredient needed, and you can go classic and use soft brioche rolls to serve the meat in, or go Mexican and use Soft Taco Wraps. If you love pulled pork check out our other pulled pork recipes for further inspiration!

Make sure you make extra so that you try all our Pulled Pork leftover recipes! Great ideas for family meal days.


4. Picadillo

Beef Picadillo has to be one of the easiest Mexican family 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.


5. Easy Chicken & Chorizo Tacos

There is nothing better than making good use of leftover ingredients in our fridge and cupboard and repurposing them into a tasty recipe for the family. With the help of a few Gran Luchito ingredients we can transform leftover chicken and some chorizo into a whole new meal in the form of these delicious Easy Chicken & Chorizo Tacos. That’s why having Chipotle Paste in your cupboard becomes really handy, as it’s the best way to spruce up and add flavour to any meal.


6. Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

This dish always impresses as a mid-week Mexican family meal or on the weekend. Chicken and Chorizo is a popular combination and this recipe has been inspired by smoky, Spanish paella dishes. Paired along with our Chipotle Paste, butter, white wine, garlic and stock there is certainly a flavour explosion in one pot.


7. Enchilada Lasagne With Beef Short Ribs

We’ve added this recipe because enchiladas really are a bit of a show stopper dish that the family will love! In addition, this particular recipe is pure decadence. Something to really get stuck into! For the recipe, we have used 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 using our Soft Taco Wraps, and pouring over your homemade enchilada sauce. Finally, the dish is baked in the oven until bubbling, oozing and simply mouth-watering!

Enchilada Lasagne With Beef Short Ribs

We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog on Mexican family meals and it’s inspired you to get cooking! Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and don’t forget to tag us #granluchito

In terms of great Mexican family meal recipes, another idea would be to have a Taco Tuesday night that the whole family could get involved in, as they make up their own tacos. First of all you can order from our webshop our very own Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps Bundle Box or if you are feeling super excited, our ultimate Taco Tuesday Bundle Box. Whichever you choose, it will provide you with all of the Gran Luchito products for a fun Mexican family meal idea. Be sure to check out our taco recipes for inspiration!


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