How to host a traditional Mexican Posada
The makers of the HERDEZ® brand wants to help you enjoy this most delicious of Mexican holiday traditions with the ones who mean the most — your family and friends. Whether you are hosting your own Mexican Posada or are looking for traditional recipes filled with the authentic flavors of this magical season, these helpful tips will make your family’s Las Posadas gathering one to cherish and remember.
Try these four unique Las Posadas recipes from the makers of the HERDEZ® brand that are based on traditional Mexican dishes:
- Chipotle and Piloncillo Glazed Ham
The perfect main course for any holiday meal.
- Turkey Cheese Empanadas
A simple version that’s incredibly flaky and delicious.
- Pork Tamales
Full of flavor thanks to zesty tomatillo verde sauce.
- Cranberry Chipotle Sauce
Wonderful cranberry sauce with a slightly spicy kick.
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Las Posadas History and Celebration
Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus. From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and neighbors participate as “innkeepers” and host a Posada at a different home each night.
The evening’s host family provides traditional Las Posadas food—an essential element to the festivities. Sweet and savory tamales, cinnamon-chocolate champurrado and warm buñuelos are some of the many welcoming treats offered to guests.
As the night draws to an end, aguinaldos (small bags filled with treats and candies) are distributed as parting gifts to the guests of the inn for their celebratory “journey.”