Mexican food is made for sharing and perfect for family meals around the table. We’ve rounded up our crowd-pleasing family favourite dishes. These recipes will help to take the stress out of preparation and cooking, make mealtimes fun and have your family asking for more!
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Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy midweek meal, or you’re putting on a feast for your loved ones, our collection of Mexican family recipes has you covered. From easy, one pan traybakes to flavourful twists on classic dishes such as roast chicken, you will find a family favourite recipe for every taste here!
There is nothing better than cooking for your family and seeing their smiling faces. Our collection of authentic Mexican family recipes includes new ideas for a Sunday dinner with the family or something quick and easy to rustle up on a school night. Our favourite Mexican family meals will have everyone asking when the next Mexican night is!
Shrimp tostadas are a mouth-watering Mexican dish that is sure to transport your taste buds to the sunny beaches of Mexico. These crispy tortillas are piled high with plump and juicy shrimp, fresh veggies, and zesty salsa, creating a delicious flavor explosion in every bite. ... See full recipe
Sincronizada, a beloved Mexican delicacy, is a culinary masterpiece that combines the simplicity of a quesadilla with the irresistible flavours of ham and cheese. Two flour tortillas envelop a generous filling of savory ham and gooey melted cheese, creating a symphony of taste and texture. ... See full recipe
Parrillada known for its smoky flavours, juicy meats, and the opportunity to enjoy a festive outdoor gathering with friends and family. The vibrant spices and marinades used in Mexican Parrillada add an extra layer of deliciousness and make it a flavourful and satisfying culinary experience.... See full recipe
Tacos al Carbon are a popular Mexican dish consisting of grilled and thinly sliced marinated meat, typically served with warm tortillas and a variety of flavourful toppings. The smoky and charred flavours from the grill give these tacos a distinct and delicious taste that keeps people coming back for more.... See full recipe
Calabacitas is a mouthwatering Mexican dish that celebrates the vibrant flavours of Mexico. This savoury side dish features tender sweet corn, and often other vegetables like peppers and tomatoes, sautéed with fragrant garlic and onions. ... See full recipe
Vegan pozole is a traditional Mexican soup crafted without animal products, replacing pork with ingredients like hominy, vegetables, and flavourful spices. It offers a rich, hearty taste, complemented by the essence of herbs and chilli peppers.... See full recipe
Albondigas Soup is a traditional Mexican dish that features savoury meatballs (albondigas) made from a mixture of ground meat, rice, herbs, and spices. These flavourful meatballs are simmered in a broth alongside vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and zucchini.... See full recipe
We reckon everyone knows how to make a lasagna and making it Mexican couldn’t be easier! If comfort food is what you are looking for, this is comfort food at its best. ... See full recipe
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Twists on Classic Family Dishes
Add a Mexican twist to old favourites like Shepherd’s Pie and Roast Chicken, as well as fusions with cuisines from around the globe. We’ve created a spin on lamb flatbreads, risotto and lasagne, making them all Mexican with your favourite Gran Luchito products, and we know you’re going to love them.
This recipe is a must try. First, the pork belly is cooked low and slow until beautifully tender, then it is crisped up in the wok with an irresistible Chipotle honey made with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste.... See full recipe
Who doesn't love crispy fish fingers and warm Soft Tacos? This winning combo is guaranteed to make your life easier and your kids very happy. Also, grown ups like them too! ... See full recipe
Non Spicy Mexican Food
Mexican cuisine has a reputation for being hot and spicy, largely due to the frequent use of chillies in traditional recipes. However, many Mexican dishes have more subtle flavours and even the spicy ones can be customised to bring the heat levels down.
In our Non Spicy Mexican food recipe collection, we share some advice on how to make milder Mexican dishes, a great option for feeding a family and satisfying those that don’t take well to hot and spicy food.
Kid Friendly Mexican Recipes
If you have a little one that’s going to need to be introduced to Mexican food slowly, try out these simple kid friendly recipes that our chef Susy has come up with. We’ve tried and tested these recipes on our kids, and they’ve been given the thumbs up!
Firstly, a Fish Finger Tacos recipe! Who doesn’t love fish fingers? The adults can enjoy these as well as the kids. For a more basic kids coleslaw, you could just squeeze some lime juice and a tiny pinch of salt over grated carrot and pop that into tacos. Great intro to coleslaw right there! Each time you make it, add another veg to the slaw.
The second recipe is a basic quesadilla with chicken, sweetcorn and grated mozzarella. See our Cheese Quesadilla for inspiration. The third recipe is a simple ham and avocado wrap. Use our Soft Taco Wraps for this, and a bit of cream cheese inside too. It can be served cold, with no cooking needed. Spread with a thin layer of cream cheese, lay on the ham and avocado (strips or mashed), then roll the taco up!
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Old School Family Favourites
These are the old favourite recipes from when Gran Luchito first began! Playing around in the test kitchen when our first products were brought to the UK. Some are still so popular that we had to leave them on here for you!
Pork tenderloin, also known as pork fillet, is a great cut to work with. Its long, sausage-like shape lends itself perfectly to roasting whole and slicing into succulent discs of meat.... See full recipe
If you‘ve never made your own sausage rolls, it’s about time you did! Not only are home-made sausage rolls inevitably better, but making your own also gives you free-reign over what goes in them, opening up all kinds of delicious combos.... See full recipe
We've taken this old school dish and upped the flavour with an irresistibly smoky sauce made with our Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo and Gran Luchito Chipotle Ketchup for a new take on prawn cocktail.... See full recipe
Jambalaya is a traditional dish from the southern state of Louisiana and our Gran Luchito smoked chipotle paste is perfect to give it an extra smoky kick in addition to the big meaty flavours of chorizo, chicken thigh and king prawns.... See full recipe
This dish is inspired by an excellent recipe by Gran Luchito fan, Tom Parker Bowles.... See full recipe
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Do you have any questions regarding our Mexican Family Favourites recipe collection? We’ve put together some answers to our most frequently asked questions below. If you want to learn even more be sure to check out the Gran Luchito YouTube Channel.
What is a typical Mexican family dinner?
Dinner is actually a lighter meal often made up of a bowl of soup (usually either chicken or tomato-based) and leftovers from lunch wrapped up in tortillas or made into quesadillas.
What are some all-time favourite Mexican dishes?
Mexican cuisine varies greatly by region but we think some of the greats include Mole, Elotes (Mexican corn on the cob), Enchiladas, Tacos (our favourites include Al Pastor and Chipotle Chicken Soft Taco Wraps), breakfast dishes such as Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros, and no list would be complete without Guacamole!
What are some typical Mexican lunches?
Lunch is considered the main meal of the day in Mexico and is often 2 courses. The first course is usually a soup or salad, while the second course is a meat, pork, chicken or seafood dish served with rice, beans, tortillas and salsas.