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Grilled Queso Panela With Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Queso panela may be semi-soft, but it keeps it shape when grilled. It's mild flavor gets a boost in this recipe from a fruity and tart tomatillo and poblano salsa along with an onion and cilantro topping. More

Spicy Chicken Tacos With Corn, Feta, and Avocado

Serious Eats Yasmin Fahr 6 comments

These 20-minute tacos make for a great family-style dinner or a quick weeknight meal. Finishing the chicken thighs in a flavorful braising liquid filled with spicy chipotles in adobo yields tender, moist meat that's topped with a raw corn-and-feta salad and creamy slices of avocado. More

Jalapeño Coleslaw

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Bringing a little Tex-Mex influence to coleslaw, this dressing gets its bold flavor from lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro, and cumin. More

Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

Meet the ultimate, upgraded Tex-Mex Enchiladas: Tortillas, rolled up around a cheddar-based filling and completely enveloped by a rich red chili sauce, then topped with even more melted cheese. The sauce is rustic and aromatic, with a haunting cumin aroma and a heat from the chilies that doesn't attack so much as slowly tickle the back of your tongue. We've taken a few liberties, but they're worth it. More

Buttermilk Bacon-Fat Flour Tortillas From 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 5 comments

For some reason, homemade flour tortillas have always intimidated me. I've made corn tortillas many times, so I'm not sure where the reluctance came from. But once I saw Lisa Fain's recipe for buttermilk and bacon-fat filled flour tortillas in her new cookbook, The Homesick Texan's Family Table, I could resist no longer. More

Potato-Chorizo Sopes With Avocado Crema

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman Post a comment

One stellar member of the wide, wonderful world of Mexican masa-based dishes is the sope, a thin, shallow shell of corn dough that's fried until just crisp on the outside but hot and tender inside, then piled high with any number of meat-based fillings. More

Spicy Chorizo and Pinto Bean Chili

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

Spicy, vinegary, and flavor-packed, this quick chili recipe relies on raw Mexican-style chorizo (you can make it yourself or buy it from a store), with a few simple flavor additions, a couple of cans of beans, and a quick simmer. More

Sloppy Chori-Joes (Chorizo Sloppy Joes)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

Spicy chorizo sautéd with avocado and poblano peppers makes for a flavor-packed, adult-friendly upgrade to standard sloppy joes while still maintaining the sweet and savory quality that makes the originals so darn delicious. Once you've got the chorizo on hand, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes. More

Quick Curtido (Mexican Cabbage Slaw)

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 4 comments

What sauerkraut is to a dog and kimchi is to a Korean pancake, curtido is to a variety of Latin American dishes. This funky, vinegary cabbage, onion and carrot slaw brings crunch and a hit of acid to a host of rich, long-cooked dishes that call out for brightness and texture. Traditional curtido is prepared days in advance of when it'll be eaten, enabling it to develop a fermented tang, but this shortcut version—ready in only an hour—is a nice fallback when you don't have time to think ahead. Try it spooned atop braises or sandwiched into Mexican gorditas. More

Quick Masa Dough

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 6 comments

Homemade masa dough might sound intimidating, but doesn't have to be: prepackaged masa harina, the coarse flour ground from hominy that's already been slaked with lime in the traditional manner, makes its preparation a snap. Enriched with lard and lightened with baking powder, the dough makes a flavor-packed base for a variety of dishes, including Mexican tacos, gorditas, and sopes, as well as Salvadoran pupusas. More

Mexican Gorditas (Fried Stuffed Corn Cakes)

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 3 comments

Once you eat a Mexican gordita, your life may never be the same again: Corn cakes made from masa dough are pan-fried to create a crisp exterior and a steamy, tender interior, then stuffed with any number of traditional fillings, from spicy beans, to fresh white cheese and tender shredded meats. More

Real Texas Nachos

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 11 comments

Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack. More

Deviled Eggs With Shrimp, Jalapeño, and Radish

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

Crisp and tender poached shrimp salad seasoned with a touch of mayonnaise, jalapeño, and radish go perfectly with lemon-spiked deviled eggs. More

The Ultimate Fully Loaded Nachos

Serious Eats Daniel Gritzer 8 comments

What does it take to make an incredible plate of bar-style, fully loaded nachos? For starters, at least three kinds of cheese, two kinds of beans, and two different applications of creamy, tangy dairy. It may sound like overkill, but there's a method to this madness. More

Easy Mexican Chorizo Tacos

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Fresh homemade Mexican chorizo with warm spices and a vinegary tang is cooked until charred and crisp along with onions, poblano peppers, and smoky chipotles. The mixture gets stuffed into soft warm corn tortillas and topped with salsa verde, cilantro, and a slew of other garnishes. It's one of the simplest and most delicious tacos you can make. More

Quick Chicken and Zucchini Quesadillas

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Basic cheese-and-tortilla quesadillas are a quick snack, but by adding simple ingredients like sweet sautéed zucchini, smoky chipotle chiles, and shredded roast chicken, they become a weeknight meal that still takes almost no time to make. More

Smoky Chicken Tinga Tacos

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 4 comments

This smoky, spicy, and earthy chicken tinga takes less work than the flavor would lead you to believe—chipotles add most of the depth, while meaty chicken thighs, canned fire-roasted tomatoes, tomatillos, and onion add layers of flavor to the sauce. More

Papadzules From 'Yucatán'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

A dish of egg-filled tortillas smothered in a smooth, rich pumpkin seed and epazote broth, papadzules are fixtures of cantinas and restaurants throughout the region. Papadzules are not totally unlike enchiladas moles, but, lacking the cheese and chilies of the more recognizable sauce, the dish is far more delicate. More

Perfect Refried Beans

Serious Eats Daniel Gritzer 13 comments

Refried beans are like the mashed potatoes of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking: they're a versatile, addictive, and delicious side dish. While a relatively simple dish, this master recipe allows you to choose exactly how you want to make them, whether chunky or smooth, cooked with pork fat or vegetable oil, or made with pinto or black beans. More

Pollo en Bistec From 'Yucatán'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 1 comment

Pollo en bistec is a homey variation on the Cuban beef dish called Bistec a la cazuela. In it, cubes of meat (in this case, pieces of chicken) are marinated in a heady blend of garlic and oregano before being braised under layers of tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and chilies. More

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