Here you will find our recipe collection of Mexican Classics. These are the authentic recipes that use fresh and humble ingredients, lots of care and attention and then transform them into the most delicious Mexican dishes.
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Our Mexican Classics are the traditional Mexican dishes you will find bubbling away in the kitchens of Mexican homes. They are steeped in history, full of fresh ingredients and lots of flavour. There are some recipes that take centre stage at special occasions such as Pozole Soup and others that are perfect for everyday such as Frijoles. Here are a few of our favourites we make time and time again!
With our Guide to Mexican Classics we are sharing our tips for ingredients to stock up on, recommendations to complete your dishes with sides and toppings, answers to frequently asked questions and more!
Everything you need to make Mexican Classics at Home!
The Gran Luchito range is perfect for making authentic Mexican dishes at home!
A dollop of our signature smoky Chipotle Paste adds loads of flavour to dishes.
Our Refried Beans and Cantina Beans are made in Mexico from authentic recipes and are delicious as an ingredient or a flavourful layer.
When we think of authentic Mexican food, tacos are definitely one of the first things that come to mind, but there is so much more to Mexican food! Fresh, homemade guacamole and pico de gallo, slow cooked pulled pork, and whole fish Mexican style are just a few traditional dishes. Here we are sharing our favourite Mexican Classics, we hope we inspire you to try a few!
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 are Al Pastor and Baja, breakfast dishes such as Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros, and no list would be complete without Guacamole!
What is Mexico's national dish?
Mole (pronounced mōh-lāy) is officially the national dish of Mexico. Like most Mexican cuisine, mole varies quite a bit by region but the common elements include a fruit, chillies, nuts and spices.
Are enchiladas authentic Mexican food?
Yes, enchiladas originate from Mexico where the practice of rolling tortillas around various fillings dates back to the Mayan times. In their original form as street food you would find them as corn tortillas dipped in a red chilli sauce. In Spanish Enchilar, a derivative of enchilada, means to season with chilli peppers. Now there are many different variations of enchiladas which reflect the influence different cultures have had on Mexican cuisine.
Is traditional Mexican food healthy?
Many of the traditional Mexican dishes which use lard, fattier cuts of meat, cheese are not considered healthy, but Mexican food is diversifying and innovating. You will find many dishes that are suitable - corn and wheat tortillas are naturally lower in fat so tacos can be a great option as are grilled meats. Mexican dishes also often have lots of interesting veggies and flavourings.
What do Mexicans eat on special occasions?
Food lies at the heart of the Mexican culture so it's not surprise there are lots of dishes eaten on the various holidays and festivals in Mexico. These include Tamales, Chile en Nogada, Mole, Pozole and Buñuelos.