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!

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GUIDE TO
Mexican Classics

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.

Our Soft Taco Wraps and Burrito Wraps are the perfect tortillas for wrapping up all the delicious and authentic flavours.

Epic Side Dishes for Mexican Classics

These classic Mexican side dishes are full of flavour and pair well with so many mains:

Delicious Toppings to Complete Classic Mexican Dishes

These are the perfect finishing touches for an epic Mexican feast:

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Mexican Classics
RECIPES

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!

Tamales

Tamales

Here is our special hot tamales recipe where we use our Chipotle Paste to cook the beef and make it into delicious and succulent meat, ready to go into the traditional tamales.... See full recipe

Pozole Soup

Pozole Soup

This authentic Pozole Soup recipe is cooked slow 'n low with Chipotle Paste for a rich, spicy brothy soup with lots of veggies - perfect for a cold night.... See full recipe

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

“Chiles rellenos” are stuffed poblano peppers, covered in a light batter made of egg whites whisked until stiff, then shallow fried and served with a homemade tomato sauce.... See full recipe

Tuna Tostadas

Tuna Tostadas

A crispy corn tostada is topped with smoky Chipotle Mayo, then a delicious fresh tuna ceviche marinated in lime and soy and topped with crispy leeks - an epic starter!... See full recipe

Chipotle Butter

Chipotle Butter

The irresistible, smoky butter you will want to slather on everything! Butter is mixed with a dollop of smoky Chipotle Paste. We love putting it on grilled steak.... See full recipe

Mexican Roast Chicken

Mexican Roast Chicken Recipe

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

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Inspired by one of our favourite Mexican Chef’s, Gabriela Camara, and her famous dish “Pescado a la Talla”, which is served at her restaurant Contramar in Mexico City. ... See full recipe

Pollo Asado

Pollo Asado

This Pollo Asado recipe for Mexican Grilled Chicken has an irresistible, flavourful, citrusy, chipotle flavour marinade. Talk about finger licking good -you have to try!... See full recipe

Mexican Steak

Mexican Steak

Make your Mexican Steak taste even better by marinating it with a dollop of our Chipotle Paste for a smoky depth of flavour that is truly irresistible.... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Chimichanga

This pulled pork chimichanga recipe is basically a crispy deep-fried burrito with pulled pork and it tastes as good as it sounds! Serve with homemade guacamole.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Chicken thighs simmered with Chipotle Paste, orange juice, apple cider vinegar and stock turns regular chicken into the tastiest Mexican pulled chicken.... See full recipe

finished dish

Cheese Empanadas

These Cheese Empanadas with sweet potato and brie are easy to make using pre-made shortcrust pastry sheets, full of flavour and spice and a total crowd pleaser.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty warm soup during a cold winter's day. Well this is exactly what we had in mind when we created this recipe.... 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

Vegan Mexican Stew finished dish

Vegan Mexican Stew

There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of hearty stew on a winter's day. Our recipe is plant based and has loads of flavour veg without the meat.... See full recipe

finished dish

Beef Picadillo Recipe

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

Finished dish of Mushroom Molletes

Mushroom Molletes

Have you ever had Molletes? They're a beloved Mexican open toastie normally enjoyed as “almuerzo” or “brunch” in English. This recipe has delicious, buttery girolles.... See full recipe

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

A sure fire way to get the party started is to whip up a batch of our easy chipotle Chicken Taquitos! These can be made as a starter, party snack or tasty dinner!... See full recipe

Smoky Chicken Tostadas

Smoky Chicken Tostadas

Loading up our large quarter cut tortilla chips with cheese, smoky chicken and Chipotle Salsa makes an irresistible snack in this Smoky Chicken Tostadas recipe. ... See full recipe

Baked Mexican Elotes

Elotes

One of the very best street snacks you’ll find in Mexico! Our delicious Elotes are smothered in creamy chipotle mayo, lime juice, fresh coriander and crumbly cheese.... See full recipe

Mexican Fish Stew

Mexican Fish Stew

This is a real treat of a dish made with delicious fish, shellfish, chorizo in a spicy chipotle tomato broth with a glug of wine, perfect for entertaining!... See full recipe

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Mexican tortilla soup starts with a spicy tomato base, roast chicken is topped with crumbly cheese, chopped coriander, lime juice, avocado and crispy tortilla chips.... See full recipe

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

Mole is one of the most important dishes in Mexican gastronomy. Here is our traditional mole recipe, prepared in a simple way so that everyone can prepare it at home.... See full recipe

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FAQs

What are traditional 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 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.