Packaged like a small gift waiting to be unwrapped, tamales are one of Mexico’s most popular party foods. There are many steps involved in tamale making but the process is actually easy. Host a tamalada (tamale-making party) and gather a few friends to help with the assembling. This year, start your own tradition with these stress-free rotisserie chicken and salsa verde tamales for an authentic celebration. You can make masa, dough made from ground corn, but this recipe is made with corn masa flour, which is easier to find.
Recipe courtesy of: Yvette Marquez @MuyBuenoCooking
Tamales are a traditional Mexican holiday food often enjoyed during the Christmas and Las Posadas seasons. What makes them special is that many families have their own secret recipes. This year, start your own tradition with this zesty and tender homemade pork tamales recipe from LatinoFoodie for an authentic celebration.
There’s nothing better than enjoying the flaky, golden brown outside of an empanada pastry with savory roasted turkey and rich queso inside. This easy authentic Mexican version comes from LatinoFoodie, and is simplified by using premade empanada dough. It’s a healthier and delicious alternative to the popular beef and cheese or ham and cheese empanadas.
Piloncillo is a special Mexican pure brown sugar pressed into a cone shape that makes this glazed ham recipe irresistibly tender. Combined with the low heat of smoky chipotle peppers, it is sweeter and bolder than any traditional honey glazed ham recipe. This popular Christmas main dish was developed by the connoisseurs of Latin food and culture at LatinoFoodie and will transform your holiday meal.
One of the oldest beverages in Mexico, champurrado is a thick Mexican hot chocolate that’s popular during the holidays and when the weather starts getting cooler. This homemade recipe comes courtesy of LatinoFoodie, connoisseurs of Latin food and culture, and uses masa harina (corn flour) for its thick texture.
Machaca con huevos was often made by ranchers from dried beef, creamy scrambled eggs, sautéed onions and fresh tomatoes. If you’re looking for a traditional Mexican breakfast recipe with eggs, this one is ideal for brunch, families and large groups. Developed by the creative chefs at LatinoFoodie, it’s a rich and filling start to the day that takes some time to prepare but is worth every minute.
Machaca (dried beef) can be found in the Hispanic section of large grocery stores or in Mexican grocery stores. If you prefer, you can substitute it for shredded pot roast or brisket.
A wonderful holiday recipe just in time for Las Posadas, this savory casserole is fruity with a slight heat and is the perfect comfort food for when you’re craving something satisfying.
Delight your family and friends with this holiday recipe for traditional quesadillas with spiced pork and sweet figs—a delicious addition to your holiday table!
Serve up traditional tamalitos in this holiday recipe that gets its vibrant flavor from succulent peppers, savory mushrooms and zesty tomatillos.
These bite-sized tamalitos are delightfully fruity and make the perfect holiday recipe to share with family and friends.