22 Mexican Recipes for Pozole, Chile Verde, Tacos, and More

22 recipes for all your favorite Mexican dishes, from pozole verde to carnitas to aguachile.

J. Kenji López-Alt

When I was growing up in the Midwest, "Mexican food" meant neon-hued nacho cheese sauce, cheese-packed enchiladas, and crunchy tacos. It wasn't until college that my horizons were broadened beyond the world of Tex-Mex. Since then, I've worked hard to play catch-up, eating more than my fair share of much more traditional Mexican food.

It's impossible to condense all of the country's food into one list, but these 22 Mexican recipes are a good start. Keep reading for Mexican favorites like pozole verde, Mexican-style shrimp cocktail, and tender cochinita pibil.