10 Mexican Recipes That Will Forever Change Dinner At Home

Tacos al Pastor: This popular street food features marinated pork that's been slow-cooked with pineapple, chilies, and spices, then served on small tortillas with chopped onions, cilantro, and fresh pineapple.

Chicken Mole Poblano: A complex and rich dish featuring chicken covered in a thick, dark sauce made from a variety of ingredients, including chili peppers, chocolate, and spices, showcasing the depth of Mexican cooking.

Chiles en Nogada: A patriotic dish consisting of poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo (a mixture of meat, fruits, and spices), topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, and pomegranate seeds, representing the colors of the Mexican flag.

Carnitas: Slow-cooked pork that's tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, carnitas are perfect for tacos, burritos, or simply served with tortillas and salsa.

Fish Tacos: Originating from Baja California, fish tacos are made with lightly battered and fried fish, served in a corn tortilla with cabbage, a creamy sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Enchiladas Verdes: Corn tortillas filled with chicken, cheese, or beans, rolled up, and then covered in a tangy green tomatillo salsa. Baked until bubbly and topped with sour cream, cheese, and onions.

Pozole: A traditional soup or stew made from hominy, meat (usually pork, chicken, or turkey), and seasoned with a variety of chilies and spices. It's served with toppings such as lettuce, radishes, onions, lime, and avocado.

Tamales: Corn dough (masa) stuffed with various fillings (such as chicken, pork, or cheese and peppers), wrapped in corn husks, and steamed. A labor of love that's often made for special occasions.

Sopes: Thick corn dough bases fried until slightly crispy, then topped with refried beans, meats, lettuce, cheese, and salsa. They're a delightful snack or main dish.

Barbacoa: Traditionally, lamb or goat meat is slow-cooked over an open fire or in a ground pit until tender. It's seasoned with adobo spices and served with tortillas, onions, and cilantro.

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