This winter season make yourself some delicious warm and comforting Mexican winter recipes. We’ve compiled our top Mexican winter dishes that we find the most heart-warming. Bring some excitement to your winter menu repertoire with these tasty dishes and recommendations for side dishes to pair so you can make yourself a cold-weather Mexican feast!

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Winter Recipes

All of our Mexican winter recipes have one thing in common; every one of them is a hot dish designed to enjoy on cold winter days and nights! A beef stew on the hob in the form of our easy chilli con carne, a super easy Mexican chicken casserole, and a classic Mexican chicken soup are our favourite comfort food recipes, as seen below. The chilli and soup are great Mexican winter dishes to try after work on a weekday with the chicken stew best left to a weekend when you have more time to really let it slow cook.

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Everything you need to make delicious Mexican winter recipes at home

Creating warming Mexican winter recipes at home couldn’t be easier with Gran Luchito!

First of all, you will need some of our signature Chipotle Paste. This is our secret weapon which we add to many of our easy winter dishes. It creates the smoky depth of flavour that we love so much and makes any dish Mexican.

Always having some of our black Cantina Beans in your cupboard means you can quickly add more flavour and texture to your soups and stews, and of course chilli.

Toppings such as our Green Serrano Chillies add spice, and Jalapeno & Pineapple take things up a notch by adding a burst of Mexican sweet heat.

Don’t forget some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips to have on the side, for dunking into your healthy winter recipes or enjoying alongside them. Some Soft Taco Wraps would also be needed if you’re making enchiladas.

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Winter Recipes

With the days growing shorter and the weather cooling down, our minds turn to the cosy embrace of comfort food. Explore our complete array of Mexican winter recipes—from soul-warming soups and hearty stews to classic chilli con carne, cheesy enchiladas, succulent roast chicken, flavorful vegan options, and even traditional pies with a delightful Mexican flair. Indulge in the epitome of Mexican-inspired winter comfort cuisine!

Chilli Con Carne finished dish, with Recipes with Chipotle Paste

Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

The smoky flavour from our chipotle paste makes this one of the very best Chilli Con Carne recipes and our version is quick and easy enough to make for a quick midweek meal.... See full recipe

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

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

Chicken Enchiladas finished dish

Chicken Enchiladas

We love hosting a Mexican food night at home and this chicken enchiladas recipe always goes down a treat with our friends. It's definitely the most popular enchilada recipe! ... See full recipe

Mexican Starters - Air Fryer Empanadas finished dish

Air Fryer Empanada

Air fryer empanadas are ideal if you're looking for a quick and easy way to satisfy a craving, providing a healthier, tastier, and more convenient way to enjoy your favourite food.... See full recipe

Chile Colorado finished dish

Chile Colorado

Chile colorado is a popular recipe in the north of Mexico, where dried chillies are toasted, soaked, crushed into a red brick coloured smooth sauce, along with our Chipotle Paste!... 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

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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

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

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

Chicharron en Salsa Verde finished dish

Chicharron en Salsa Verde

Chicharrón en verde is a popular Mexican dish known for its rich and flavourful preparation. This dish consists of tender pork cracklings (chicharrón) simmered in a vibrant green sauce made from tomatillos, green chili peppers, and aromatic herbs and spices. ... See full recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup finsihed dish

Mexican Lentil Soup

Mexican Lentil Soup is comforting soup that can be enjoyed in various ways, from a vegetarian or vegan version to one with added meats like diced ham or chorizo. Pairs perfectly with tortillas or crusty bread and offers a wholesome and nutritious dining experience.... 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

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

Mexican Cowboy Beans, or "Frijoles Charros", are an epic Mexican side dish with black beans, smoky chipotle, bacon, chorizo and onion - delicious!... See full recipe

Vegan Chilli Con Carne finished dish

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal made extra delicious by roasting the veggies with Chipotle Paste to flavour perfection... 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

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

Carne en su Jugo

Carne En Su Jugo

This quick beef stew is served with fried crispy bacon on top, finely diced onion, finely chopped coriander, with tortillas on the side. Pure Mexican comfort food in a bowl!... 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

Mexican Food - Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

The ultimate dinner party dish. Prepared with our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce and filled with succulent slow cooker pulled pork, lovingly cooked with 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

Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

We take this chilli con carne recipe up a notch with melt-in-your-mouth chunks of slow-smoked chuck steak flavoured with our smoky Chipotle Paste, truly the ultimate chilli.... 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

Mexican Brussel Sprouts finished dish

Mexican Brussels Sprouts

Mexican Brussels sprouts offer a tantalizing twist to traditional recipes, infusing these petite greens with the vibrant flavors of Mexico. They bring a delightful fusion of Mexican zest.... 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

Mexican Cauliflower Cheese

Mexican Cauliflower Cheese

Chipotle Paste makes our cheese sauce taste slightly smoky and spicy. With the cheddar, this makes a beautiful combination that takes this British classic to another level!... See full recipe

Cheese Board Luchito Style

Cheese Board Luchito Style

Our Mexico Chilli Gift Set is the perfect addition to bring a bit of heat and amazing smoky flavour to a beautiful cheese board this holiday season! Festive and no cooking required!... See full recipe

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

This Tex Mex favourite is another way to serve enchiladas at home. This Enchilada Casserole is perfect for feeding big groups of people and is guaranteed to make everyone happy!... See full recipe

Enchilada Soup

Enchilada Soup

Bring the coziness of enchiladas to your home with this recipe for Enchilada Soup! We guarantee that you'll love this lovely and hearty soup that you'll be making again and again.... See full recipe

Caldo Tlalpeno

Caldo Tlalpeño

Caldo Tlalpeño is a hearty Mexican soup made with a chicken and tomato based broth, shredded chicken, vegetables and rice. It's seriously nourishing and satisfying, perfect for the cold!... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

A filling of slow cooked tender beef brisket makes this enchiladas recipe especially delicious and worthy of any special occasion, or get-together with friends.... See full recipe

Smothered Burrito finished dish

Smothered Burrito

We take the humble burrito to another level by covering it in delicious green enchilada sauce and cheese. It then goes in the oven until deliciously warm and the cheese melts on top.... See full recipe

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Winter Side Dishes

Wondering what the best winter vegetable recipes are to go with all of our Mexican winter recipes? Check out some of these winter sides:

Mexican Stew

How about cooking up a big batch of one of our delicious Mexican stew recipes for winter? Cowboy Beans is a hearty, bold and comforting one to try if you like chorizo and bacon. Alternatively add any meat you have such as sausage, pork or beef. You’ll need our Chipotle Paste and black Cantina Beans for this recipe.

A classic chicken stew, Luchito style, is always a winner! Our Mexican Chicken Stew is slow cooked over a few hours so that the meat falls apart, and the big Mexican flavours come out. It’s also super easy to put together in your lunch break and can then cook during the afternoon, so it’s ready in time for dinner.

Or if you are after something meat-free that is super satisfying and comforting then our spicy Vegan Mexican Stew is the best one to try. With potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and loads more, it’s colourful and heart warming. Feel free to add any veggies you have in your fridge for this one.


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Winter Recipes

Please see here for our most frequently asked questions regarding Mexican winter recipes. If you’d like to ask one about the best comfort food or hearty winter meals, please do so in the comments section below the recipe. To learn more about Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What is the ultimate Mexican winter recipe?

Chilli con carne of course! With either plain rice or our Mexican rice recipe with chipotle.

What are the best vegetables to eat with Mexican winter recipes?

Anything that involves root vegetables would be good - potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips. This is because they are hearty and really nutrient-dense vegetables, due to the soil they grow in.

Are these Mexican winter recipes healthy?

Yes, all of our recipes use healthy ingredients. Try and get the best, fresh produce you can afford (ideally organic). Cooking from scratch like this is always the healthiest, just watch your portion sizes!

When is winter in Mexico?

Winter in Mexico is from November to February. It is cold at night, while daytime temperatures are pleasant.