If you’v been thinking about bringing some excitement to your Christmas festivities and trying new recipes for Christmas lunch, then look no further! Here we will show you how to do a Mexican Christmas, where the recipes are all slightly different but have one thing in common – they are full of flavour, and all have that special wow factor that is so important for the big day! We have ideas for an epic Mexican Christmas menu and what to do with the leftovers.
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Christmas is the perfect excuse to impress with your cooking. How about one of these Mexican Christmas recipes as a beautiful statement to put in the centre of the table along with some flavourful sides? Our Al Pastor turkey, lamb barbacoa recipe, or chipotle glazed ham would all seriously impress the family, and have everyone digging in for more, guaranteed!
Everything you need to make Mexican Christmas food at home!
Everything you need to make the perfect Mexican Christmas dinner!
Our large Burrito Wraps and small Soft Taco Wraps are the perfect base for those turkey burritos or lamb barbacoa tacos. All you do is warm the wrap, add your filling of choice and favourite toppings, then simply roll and enjoy. This is also a perfect idea for Christmas dinner leftovers!
Jazz up your roasted carrots, or your roast ham by drizzling over our Chipotle Honey glaze! It will give your meat or veg the perfect amount of smokiness, heat and sweetness.
Finally, Chipotle Paste is the one other must-have ingredient that is so versatile and used in many of these Mexican Christmas recipes. Use it mixed with Chiptole Honey for the lamb barbacoa, to add flavour to the delicious concoction for the empanadas, or mixed in with your cauliflower cheese.
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There will be no more struggles thinking about new Christmas dinner ideas from now on! Feast your eyes on this collection of our Mexican Christmas recipes for your big family get together. We’ve included a few ideas for the main showstopping centre piece as well as some Christmas veggie side dishes that are brilliant, low risk ways to bring flavour to the festivities. Some of this Mexican Christmas food you might recognise, as we’ve taken some classic ideas and given them a Mexican twist!
Turkey Enchiladas has to be one of the best ways to make use of any holiday leftovers! Crisp up those remains, and make them into a delicious, melty, hot and oozing dish for your family.... 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
If you want to go completely authentic, a lovely warm drink of Mexican Caramel Atole or Ponche Navideño (fruit punch) alongside a typical pudding such as Mexican Chocolate Pie or Tres Leches Cake would do the trick.
Boxing Day Recipes for Christmas Leftovers
A great way to use up all of those turkey leftovers is to make a Turkey Burrito for lunch on Boxing Day. Stuff in some of the leftover brussel sprouts, some Gran Luchito Refried Beans, a few dollops of Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo and some of our Serrano Green Chillies. You can have it hot or cold, and both will taste delicious!
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Take a look at our frequently asked questions about Mexican Christmas food. If you have questions of your own not shown here, please ask them in the comments section underneath the recipes. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.
What do they eat in Mexico for Christmas?
It completely depends on the family and what their tastes and traditions are. Carne Asada, Birria, tamales, pozole are all popular. Turkey is native to Mexico and is also a popular choice for a Mexican Christmas Eve dinner.
Do Mexicans eat tacos for Christmas?
Depending on family tradition, turkey or carne asada may be served for Christmas. So yes, out come the soft flour tortillas! For this reason, we've shared our lamb barbacoa recipe which is delicious in tacos.
What does Mexico drink for Christmas?
Traditional Mexican Fruit Punch - Ponche Navideño, is a traditional hot drink during the Christmas period. It is made using water, fresh and dried fruits like tamarind, prunes, hibiscus, sugar cane, cinnamon, and sweetened with Piloncillo.
What is Christmas called in Mexico?
Navidad - Celebrations are held throughout Mexico on 25th December to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Mexican celebration of Christmas (as a whole) is called Las Posadas and begins on December 16 and ends on 24th. It commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus. The ninth evening of Las Posadas is Buena Noche, Christmas Eve.