Yummy Mexican Recipes for Your Next Get Together
Mexican food is such a staple for American homes. We love our burritos, layered bean dip, and guacamole. Especially when it comes to super bowl parties and special occasions.
But Mexican cuisine has so many delicious traditional meals, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to just the ones that are more familiar.
Some Hispanic Mexican Dishes you must Try
Here are some other, maybe not so common, Hispanic dishes to try that will be a sure hit. Even for dinner with the in-laws.
Fried plantains are the perfect sweet and savory starter for any meal. Plantains are similar to bananas but starchier and not quite so sweet. Despite obviously being a fruit, they are often used as a vegetable.
With a strong Carribean presence, they are a complement to many savory Carribean dishes. And actually perfect just about any Latina meal.
Tamales are a classic Mexican food, often sold on the streets as a fast food option for people hurrying home from work. It is made of a corn flour dough with pork or chicken filling, steamed to perfection.
Even though they are little time consuming to prepare, tamales are fairly easy for novice cooks and undoubtedly a delicious outcome.
Taquitos are another delectable, traditional Mexican dish that is fairly easy to prepare. It’s basically a fried tortilla with a meat or cheese filling. A little pork, taco seasoning, and corn tortillas are all you really need to make this amazing food.
Top it with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole and you create a delightful, mouth-watering dish you can serve your guests.
This may be one of the lesser-known Hispanic dishes, yet is no less traditional. Menudo is a soup often made with tripe and a host of savory elements.
It is significant as a social dish at nearly every special occasion in Mexico. Menudo has the tradition of being a cure for hangovers. It is packed with healthy protein and spices that help clear even the foggiest head.
Tripe, the meat often used in Menudo, comes from the stomach lining of a cow or ox. It is considered offal meat, or type of meat that comes from animal organs. Despite its unique origins, the tripe has a very light and delicious flavor. It is also very healthy as a meat low in fat and rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Tripe can be a little tricky to prepare, but following this Menudo recipe will help you make a soup perfect for any Sunday afternoon.
Hispanic cuisine is known for its economical use of entire animals they consume. No part of an animal is left unused. Like tripe in Menudo, offal meat or animal organs are an essential part of Mexican cooking.
These types of meat offer many benefits to Mexican diets. Flap steak, though not an organ, is one of those meats that is often discarded but carries many benefits we shouldn’t overlook. It is both delicious and nutritious. And these traditional flap steak fajitas are an easy, delicious way to try it out.
Churros and Hot Chocolate
Moving on to dessert, or breakfast, however, you like to eat it. Mexican churros and hot chocolate are one of the best ways to start and end the day. There is nothing like a warm, crunchy pastry dipped in a rich, spicy hot chocolate.
Whether you’re a cooking novice or expert, familiar or unfamiliar with the traditional food of Hispanic culture, these dishes and recipes are a fail-proof place to start. They will delight and excite any family member or guest.
And whatever you do, don’t forget the Margaritas!