The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes That Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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  • Baja fish tacos with pickled onion and cabbage

    • joyous on August 31, 2018

      This was excellent. The breading was crisp and airy. I didn't do the pickled cabbage as I already had pickled onions and pickled jalapenos. Fun dish for entertaining friends.

  • Ground pork tacos with almonds and raisins

    • rstone128 on December 28, 2020

      Loved these. One of my go to tacos.

    • ingabritt on April 27, 2017

      I thought this was okay, and kind of a nice break from the beef or chicken tacos we have every Tuesday. Not necessarily something I'd make again, even just for myself, but definitely edible. It was just too sweet for my family though. And my husband did not like the nuts. I thought they added a nice crunch though.

  • Classic arroz con pollo

    • SenseiHeidi on November 15, 2019

      I was going to rate this as rather boring for the 2 hours of time involved, then I ate a bowl with a squirt of lime juice, extra salt and black pepper. Yum. Makes enough to feed 8 to 10 easily

  • Chicken adobo

    • Velkuv on June 02, 2018

      Easy, tasty, and quick!

  • Cabbage-carrot slaw

    • deboChicago on October 17, 2020

      Quite sour, but easy and tasty. A good accompaniment to other dishes; not so great on its own.

  • Black bean dip

    • dc151 on March 21, 2020

      It's a solid recipe. I never seem to add enough salt though.

  • Empanadas

    • dc151 on January 27, 2022

      I made this empanada dough, and used a plantain and black bean filling from online. I tried using a food processor, but the butter just wasn't incorporating, so I ended up just doing it by hand, and it came together quite well. I did end up using most all of the water. I used an egg wash instead of the oil, but will use oil next time, these didn't get the nice browning I hoped for. Likely b/c I accidentally started them at too low a temp. Nice flavor, easy to follow instructions. Will make again.

  • Fresh tomato salsa

    • dc151 on March 21, 2020

      I make it all the time. Better than the jarred stuff, and allows you to adjust the spices to your tastes.

  • Soup of the Seven Seas

    • dc151 on March 21, 2020

      Sort of a pain to make, but SO good! A very different type of recipe than I've made, it was interesting to make your own stock at the beginning, but certainly adds time.

  • Roasted poblano and black bean enchiladas

    • dc151 on March 21, 2020

      I've made this multiple times. All the kids dig in, not just the vegetarian! The tricky part is making sure the tortillas are pliable enough when your roll them, I've had trouble with them splitting.

  • Chiles rellenos casserole

    • dc151 on March 21, 2020

      Not sure this one was worth all the work.

  • Classic ground beef tacos

    • jimandtammyfaye on December 21, 2021

      Addition of tomato sauce and ACV make this more like spicy sloppy joes than classic tacos. Not a favorite.

  • Fish Veracruz

    • Rebeccajwj on April 17, 2022

      I was really nervous about this recipe. Particularly after I tasted it during the cooking process, but it turned out beautiful. I did add a tad bit more chili powder and more salt than they said to make sure and stunt any bitterness. I served it on a bed of cilantro and pinenut jasmine rice. The broth was so nice that I strained some off and used it as a soup with bits of toast and bread the next day.

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  • ISBN 10 1936493977
  • ISBN 13 9781936493975
  • Published Apr 15 2015
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 328
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen
  • Imprint America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

Let America’s Test Kitchen be your guide to making deeply flavored Mexican dishes at home. Our first Mexican cookbook features foolproof appetizers, soups and stews, authentic egg dishes, tacos and tamales, burritos and enchiladas, and all manner of meat and seafood dishes. The Best Mexican Recipes includes a primer on Mexican home cooking with information on key ingredients (readily available at your supermarket) and innovative techniques that shave time off traditional preparation methods. Not only will you be able to cook amazingly flavorful Mexican food, but you’ll cook with confidence.

Recipes include: Familiar favorites: Beef Enchiladas, Tamales, Grilled Fish Tacos, Classic Mexican Rice, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Stuffed Jalapenos, Chunky Guacamole, Fresh Margaritas, and more

Authentic regional dishes: Queso Fundido, Chicken Mole Poblano, Ancho-Orange Pork Burritos, Yucatan-Style Barbecue Pork, Fish Veracruz, Oaxacan-Style Beef Brisket, and more

Popular street foods: Sopes, Gorditas, Panuchos, Mexican Street Corn, Molletes, Huaraches with Poblanos, Red Peppers, and Queso Fresco, and more

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