Ditch the stress and create lasting memories! Mexican food is perfect for gathering around the table with loved ones. Our collection of family-favourite recipes makes prep and cooking a breeze, leaving more time for laughter and fun. Get ready for happy tummies and requests for seconds!

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Mexican Family

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!

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Mexican Family Favourites

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 tostada

Shrimp Tostada

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

Mexican Pork Recipes, recipes with Chipotle Paste

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

A bit of big pork shoulder infused with our famous Chipotle Paste then slowly cooked until tender. Perfect as a showstopper with leftovers ideal for a few quick meals!... See full recipe

Mexican food with Easy Chicken Enchiladas, Quick & Easy Mexican

Green Chicken Enchiladas

With our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce we make it easy for you to make a delicious and savoury, ooey, gooey Chicken Enchilada recipe. This is a good one to make midweek!... See full recipe

Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

Saucy, melty and totally delicious Beef Enchiladas. A practical recipe after a busy day, this uses minced beef with onions and our Chipotle Enchilada Sauce.... See full recipe

Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo

Fluffy Mexican style rice with lightly fried veg and delicious crispy chicken pieces cooked on top. This is the perfect one-pot meal that you can prepare for your family!... See full recipe

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Easy Nachos

Easy nachos are a quick and delicious snack or appetiser that can be made with minimal effort. They typically consist of tortilla chips topped with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, beans, jalapeños, and sometimes ground beef or chicken. ... See full recipe

Sincronizada finished dish


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 Finished Dish


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

Mexican food - Tacos Al Carbon Finished dish

Tacos Al Carbon

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

fideo soup finished dish

Fideo Soup

Fideo soup is a traditional Mexican dish known for its comforting and flavourful qualities. It typically consists of toasted noodles (called fideo) cooked in a tomato-based broth along with various vegetables and seasonings. ... See full recipe

Calabacitas finished dish - Family Favourites


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

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli finished dish - Family Favourites

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli

This slow cooker chicken chili is a fuss-free recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Simply combine chicken, beans, vegetables, and spices in your slow cooker and let it simmer for a hearty and flavourful chili.... See full recipe

Vegan Pozole finished dish

Vegan Pozole

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

Chilorio finished dish


Chilorio is a flavourful Mexican dish consisting of shredded pork cooked in a spicy chili sauce. It is deliciously versatile and enjoyed in various ways.... See full recipe

No Bean Chilli Con Carne finished dish

No Bean Chilli Con Carne

This fuss-free sauce delivers bold flavours in just one step. Simply fry ground meat, simmer with the sauce, and enjoy a hearty chilli in minutes. Beans are optional for a classic Texas-style dish.... See full recipe

Albondigas Soup finished dish

Albondigas Soup

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

Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb

Slow Cooker Lamb

For melt-in-your-mouth tender meat full of sensationally smoky flavour, try this super easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb. Minimum effort with the best results!... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew

Throw everything in a pot with our smoky Chipotle Paste, cook slow ‘n’ low until the meat falls apart and flavours blend together to make something really special.... See full recipe

Beef Picadillo

Beef Picadillo

One of the easiest meals to prepare, beef mince is fried with onions and garlic, then cooked with diced vegetables, served with refried beans and Mexican rice on the side. ... See full recipe

Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs or “Albondigas” in Spanish, are known for being a very homely dish in Mexico, meant to bring comfort and a lovely everyday meal for your family.... See full recipe

Fajita Platter finished dish

Fajita Platter

This sharing platter is an easy and fun idea for a Mexican fiesta. Grilled steak served on a plate for everyone to dig in and make their fajitas just the way they like! ... See full recipe

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

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


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.

Mexican Roast Chicken

Mexican Roast Chicken

A roast chicken bursting with Mexican flavours. Chipotle Paste and butter are rubbed all over the bird, lime and coriander to finish - it's been called best Sunday roast ever!... See full recipe

Roast Turkey Breast

Roast Turkey Breast

Roast turkey breast covered with delicious al pastor marinade, served with warm Soft Taco Wraps and grilled pineapple seasoned with Garlic and Guajillo Fajita and Taco Mix. Yum!... See full recipe

Chicken Traybake

Chicken Traybake

An easy chicken traybake is the perfect answer to feed your family. What’s not to love about an easy chicken traybake with delicious chicken juices and vegetables?... See full recipe

Twice Cooked Sticky Pork Belly Finished dish

Twice Cooked Sticky Pork Belly

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

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

This Mexican Shepherds pie recipe was one of the first recipes that we made using our chipotle paste and over 200 recipes later, it's honestly still one of our favourites.... See full recipe

Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham

Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham

A chipotle honey glazed ham is always a winner! We've basted it in our smoky Chipotle Paste mixed with honey and it's then roasted until nice and crispy. So easy, and a must-try!... See full recipe

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

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

Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork

Cuban Pork is a fabulous way to prepare pork and we hope you enjoy our humble rendition of the classic Cuban dish. We’ve used our Chipotle Paste to give a smoky and spicy twist.... See full recipe

Fish Finger Tacos

Fish Finger Tacos

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!


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!

Baked Camembert With Chipotle Honey

Baked Camembert

Everyone knows honey and cheese is a combo made in heaven but add in some smoky chipotle and melt it all and this fondue combo is next level tempting and delicious.... See full recipe

Pork Loin Wrapped In Pancetta and Chipotle Honey Mustard

Pork Loin Wrapped In Pancetta

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

Chipotle Sausage Rolls

Chipotle Sausage Rolls

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

Spicy Gnocchi

Spicy Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a classic Italian recipe made from mashed potatoes. If you love pasta and you’ve never tried it, you’ll absolutely love it.... See full recipe

Chipotle Prawn Cocktail

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

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

This easy butter chicken curry is a wonderful way to use up leftover roast chicken for a rich and beautifully tasty midweek meal that’ll have everyone asking for more. ... See full recipe

Pork Meatloaf

Pork Meatloaf

If you can make great burgers or meatballs then there’s no reason why you can’t make a top class pork meatloaf.... See full recipe

Mexican Fish Pie

Mexican Fish Pie

When we first travelled to Mexico we were really surprised by the abundance of fish in the markets and on the menus. So we created this Mexican Fish Pie recipe. ... See full recipe

Meatball Mac and Cheese

Meatball Mac and Cheese

Chances are you’re never likely to get bored of either macaroni cheese or meatballs, but if that were to happen, here’s a tasty way to combine them for an amazing dinner-time treat.... See full recipe

Smoky Chipotle Jambalaya

Smoky Chipotle Jambalaya

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

Honey Roast Chicken

This honey roast chicken. recipe is a super easy and delicious way to cook your chicken breast. Guaranteed to be a family favourite which you'll keep coming back to! ... See full recipe

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Family Favourite

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.