Skip the takeout quesadillas and learn to make your own crispy and tender carnitas, chicken chile verde, and even tamales. Our Mexican recipes will be your guide.

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Two bowls and a pot of frijoles charros, on a stone background.
Frijoles Charros (Mexican Pinto Beans With Bacon and Chiles) Recipe
elotes (grilled Mexican street corn) on a plate with limes and chili powder
Elotes (Grilled Mexican Street Corn) Recipe
Cochinita Pibil wrapped in banana leaves with pickled diced red onion and tortillas.
Cochinita Pibil (Yucatán-Style Barbecued Pork) Recipe
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The Best Michelada Recipe
Overhead photograph showing sous vide pork carnitas on corn tortillas topped with salsa verde and cilantro, with lime wedges on the side.
Sous Vide Carnitas for Tacos (Crispy Mexican-Style Pulled Pork) Recipe
side view of tacos al pastor
Homemade Tacos Al Pastor Recipe
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Mole Poblano Recipe
Perfect refried beans
Perfect Frijoles Refritos (Mexican Refried Beans) Recipe
Open jar of cajeta casera
Cajeta Casera (Homemade Goat's Milk "Caramel") Recipe
overhead view of three chorizo tacos flanked by plates of sliced avocado and charred corn tortillas
Easy Mexican Chorizo Tacos Recipe
A large silver bowl filled with tamale dough
Basic Mexican Tamale Dough Recipe
A pork stomach taco with tomatillo salsa
Tacos de Buche (Pork Stomach Tacos) Recipe
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Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chipotles in Adobo
Overhead shot of poached shrimp in tomato-based sauce and diced avocado served in cocktail glass
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones) Recipe
No-Waste Tacos de Carnitas With Salsa Verde
No-Waste Tacos de Carnitas With Salsa Verde Recipe
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Tacos de Canasta (Basket Tacos for a Party or Potluck) Recipe
A bowl of menudo, or red chile tripe soup.
Menudo Rojo, or Red-Chile Tripe Soup Recipe
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Tacos de Lengua Recipe
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Classic Shrimp Aguachile With Lime, Cucumber, and Red Onion Recipe
An open barbacoa taco made with two corn tortillas on a plate with pickled onions, cilantro, and a lime wedge
Better Than Chipotle's Beef Barbacoa Recipe
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Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate and Corn Drink) Recipe
Bowl of guacamole set inside a platter of tortilla chips
The Best Basic Guacamole Recipe
Two street tacos topped with chicken tinga, diced onion, and cilantro. There are radishes and cut limes on the plate and a dish of chicken tinga nearby.
Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga (Spicy Mexican Shredded Chicken) Recipe
A black platter of charred al pastor skewers and a pile of lime wedges for last-minute drizzling.
Charcoal-Grilled Al Pastor Skewers Recipe
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Fresh and Tart Chelada (Mexican Lime and Beer Cocktail) Recipe
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Mole Verde Recipe
Sliced, grilled medium-rare carne asada fanned out on a wooden cutting board with corn tortillas, limes, and cilantro in the background.
The Best Carne Asada Recipe
Tortilla chip dipped in salsa verde
Hot and Creamy Salsa Verde Recipe
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Mexican Food You've Maybe Never Heard of: Mixiote
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Pressure Cooker Chunky Beef and Bean Chili Recipe
A bowl of charred salsa verde next to some tortilla chips.
Charred Salsa Verde Recipe
stack of thin flour tortilla next to a platter of steak fajita
Thin and Tender Flour Tortillas Recipe
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How to Make Aguachile: The Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche
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Tacos Árabes (Pita-Wrapped, Cumin-Marinated-Pork Tacos) Recipe
Homemade Nixtamalized Corn Tortillas
Easy Nixtamalized Corn Tortillas Recipe
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22 Mexican Recipes for Pozole, Chile Verde, Tacos, and More
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Roasted-Tomato Salsa Recipe
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Tamales With Rajas and Oaxacan Cheese Recipe
Mexican-style flour tortillas stacked on a blue-striped white kitchen towel
Mexican-Style Flour Tortillas Recipe
a bowl of pico de gallo with tortilla chips on the side
Classic Pico de Gallo Recipe
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Crunchy Fried Fish Tacos Recipe
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Spicy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
Crispy potato and chorizo tacos
Crispy Potato and Chorizo Tacos Recipe
Overhead of a double-caramel flan with a slice on a plate
Double-Caramel Flan Recipe
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Tamales With Green Chili and Pork Recipe
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Choriqueso Recipe
A bowl of green pozole verde topped with avocado and radish
Pozole Verde de Pollo (Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup) Recipe
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Quick Masa Dough Recipe
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How to Make Sangrita, the Chaser Good Tequila Needs
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Alfajores Con Cajeta (Vanilla Shortbread With Goat's-Milk Toffee) Recipe
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Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Open bottle of homemade mango syrup with fresh mangoes
Fresh Mango Syrup Recipe
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Cemitas (Mexican Sesame Seed Sandwich Buns) Recipe
Chilaquiles Verdes topped with a fried egg, on a white plate on a reddish surface.
Chilaquiles Verdes With Fried Eggs Recipe
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Corn and Zucchini Quesadillas Recipe
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Baked Chile Rellenos with Corn and Crema Recipe
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The Best Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Extra-Hot Yucatán-Style Roasted-Habanero Salsa (Chile Tamulado) Recipe