mexican food

  • Super Bowl Food: Build the Ultimate Plate of Cheesy Nachos

    If you’ve made chili and queso dip  for your Super Bowl party and have both left over, use both to build the ultimate plate of nachos during the game.

  • Easy DIY Healthy Chicken Taco Bowls

    How many meals can you make with a corn tortilla? The outside-the-box cooks in the EatingWell Test Kitchen gave themselves the challenge of creating some new dinners based on corn tortillas. But they really outdid themselves with this Chicken Taco Bowls recipe and guess where they found their inspiration? At the bottom of a muffin tin.

  • 4 Secrets to Making Killer Guacamole

    I learned to make really good guacamole on a ranch in the middle of Montana where I cooked for a family of die-hard Mexican-food fans. This family frequently requested Mexican dinner buffets, complete with a mix of salsas, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. Having to make guacamole over and over again meant that during the course of my few months with them, I became a guacamole expert.

  • This Is Best 7-Layer Dip You’ll Ever Eat

    It’s not a party without dip, but you don’t want something off the back of the shelf at the grocery store. This 7 Layer Dip is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Fresh, spicy, cheesy, dipping deliciousness. Perfect for game day, your next house party, or any given Tuesday.

  • How to Get 2 Scrumptious Meals Out of 1 Huge Burrito

    These chicken burritos are SO easy to pull together. A. Hello, we’re using a rotisserie chicken. Shred, shred, shred; done. B. The kid version is crazy-simple, with black beans and a kiss of salsa, and takes, like, four seconds to make. C. The adult version is BAMMIN’ with fresh flavors and spice. No idea why I said “bammin'” just now.

  • Jennifer Aniston Is Totally Obsessed With the Taco Cleanse Too

    Add Jennifer Aniston to the list of people going ape over the Taco Cleanse. Yahoo Food on Thursday spoke with the actress about healthy eating, awards show snacking, and her role as ambassador for Smartwater’s new sparkling water.

  • The Best Taco in America, by the Numbers

    “What is a good taco?” questions Hilary Mason, a preeminent data scientist. More importantly, where can people find the best taco in America?

  • Fish Tempura Tacos from ‘Tacos’

    This week, we’re spotlighting recipes from Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman (Clarkson Potter). Stupak is the owner of Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria, and Empellón al Pastor in New York City. Try making the recipes at home and let us know what you think! Photograph: Evan Sung  By Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman Fish Tempura Tacos Makes 12 tacos I’ve heard legends about how crispy fish tacos became a religion in Baja: that Japanese fishermen docked in the region and married their tempura traditions to the available Mexican ingredients.

  • Chocolate Tacos from ‘Tacos’

    This week, we’re spotlighting recipes from Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman (Clarkson Potter). Stupak is the owner of Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria, and Empellón al Pastor in New York City. Try making the recipes at home and let us know what you think! Photograph: Evan Sung By Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman Chocolate Tacos Makes 12 tacos It’s impossible to talk about Mexican cuisine without considering the influence of Spain.

  • Cheeseburger Tacos Are the Answer to Your Late-Night Food Dreams

    This week, we’re spotlighting recipes from Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman (Clarkson Potter). Stupak is the owner of Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria, and Empellón al Pastor in New York City. Try making the recipes at home and let us know what you think! Photograph: Evan Sung By Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman  Cheeseburger Tacos Makes 12 tacos My wife, Lauren, and co-author, Jordana, discovered the cheeseburger taco together in Mexico City.

  • Alex Stupak and the Art of Making Tacos

    Alex Stupak (Photograph courtesy of Clarkson Potter) If you think of tacos as cheap, easy street food, the kind of food that doesn’t require much thought, you’ve probably never had a taco made by Alex Stupak and you’ve likely never heard the former pastry chef turned Mexican cooking evangelist talk tacos. “You have to take them seriously — as seriously as pasta or sushi or any other technical cooking discipline,” says Stupak, who made his name creating modernist desserts at New York’s wd~50 and Chicago’s Alinea, but is now the chef and owner of NYC’s Empellón Cocina, Empellón Taqueria, and Empellón Al Pastor.

  • 5 Epic Nacho Recipes to Celebrate National Nacho Day

    Who doesn’t love good plate of nachos? They’re fun to eat and combine the best things in the world — chips and cheese. If you like to get your nacho fix at your local fast food joint or happen to live by some of the best nachos in America we have five over-the-top twists on your favorite chips that you can make easily at home. Fix up a plate for your next get together and don’t forget to enjoy this party snack with lots of tequila because they’re said to taste even better.

  • Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchiladas for Halloween Entertaining

    I affectionately refer to these enchiladas as my Halloween Enchiladas, since they tend to show up right around the same time as ghosts and goblins. Besides being the perfect orange-and-black color combination, these enchiladas can also feed a crowd. These enchiladas are unlike anything I’ve ever made before: smoky, creamy and satisfying, thanks to the pumpkin-chipotle sauce and sprinkle of peppery cheese. Piping-hot, savory enchiladas are the perfect defense against fall’s cool, crisp evenings.

  • Do Cheap Nachos Taste Better When You’re Drunk?

    Could the level of alcohol consumption increase the deliciousness of a plate of plain ol’ nachos? BuzzFeed puts the theory to the test in a game show style format it calls TasteTest Live.

  • Turn Leftover Chicken Into Spicy Tostadas With This Secret Ingredient

    Check back soon for more ideas! Leftover rotisserie chicken, on the left, is turned into a spicy Mexican tostada, on the right. This week I turn the remains of my rotisserie chicken into a spicy Mexican tostada. Maybe it’s the smell of roasted chickens or the hot lamps that warm them, but any time I come out of the the chilly dairy aisle and walk by piles of juicy roast chicken, one always magically appears in my cart. Many brands make this can of peppers so you can easily find them in the international aisle of your grocery store.

  • 6 Taco Recipes to Help You Ease Into Fall

    © Christina Holmes Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean you have to say so long to #TacoTuesday. Simply adjust your tacos for the season with these great recipes packed with delicious fall produce. 1. Homemade Green Chorizo Tacos with Kale & Potatoes Chef Alex Stupak calls parsley-flecked green chorizo the “vegetal cousin” of the more commonly seen red variety. Here, he sautés the crumbled sausage with kale and fingerling potatoes for an exceptional taco filling. 2.

  • The Fail-Proof Way to Roll a Burrito

    By: Perry Santanachote Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist You know when you watch a Chipotle employee attempt to roll those big fatties and you think nervously, “There’s no way all that’s fitting in there.” And then it magically does, and you’re all like, “Damn.” (Even when you attempt to put everything on their menu into one, like we did here.) You can do the same thing at home, if you just follow these steps.

  • Veggies, Fish, Pork and Tempeh! 8 Ways to Celebrate National Taco Day

    By ediblefeast.com From pulled pork tacos with your favorite BBQ sauce to a healthy twist on traditional Mexican fare using soy-based powerhouse tempeh, here are 8 delicious ways to celebrate National Taco Day this weekend, on taco Tuesdays or any day of the week. Honey Sesame Fish Tacos with Lime Greek Yogurt Sauce You can feel great about serving these tacos to your family because they include protein, veggies, and Greek yogurt—all in one meal. (Photo by Fair Winds Press, 2014) Crispy Carrot Tacos These carrot tacos from Miguel Garduño’s tiny eatery in Azcapotzalco, Mexico are deceptively easy and don’t need much beyond raw carrots and salt. Pan-fry these instead of deep frying, and be sure to have lots of acid (lime juice and tomatillo salsa) and beans on the side.

  • Want a Good Taco? Here’s Who You Should Ask for Advice

    National Taco Day is Sunday, but Los Angeles has enough taco joints to celebrate for weeks. Ask a local taco vendor!  Four people launch a game of taco truck telephone in a video for BuzzFeed, where they sample tacos from one restaurant, and ask employees where they go for tacos when off-duty.

  • 10 Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Taco Day

    For many of us #TacoTuesday is the day of the week we look forward to most. Restaurants even celebrate it by throwing us cheap deals to get our taco fix and it’s no surprise there’s even a day dedicated to our favorite food. They’re not only fun to eat and easy to share, but there are countless of ways to enjoy them. Celebrate National Taco Day with 10 of these tempting recipes in the slideshow above!

  • Yes, Mexican Food Can Be Healthy. Here's How

    You’ve heard this all before but it must be said again: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day and it’s not an excuse to over-indulge in fat and cholesterol-laden food. Today is actually a commemoration of the 1862 Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla and, more importantly, Mexican food is much, much more than nachos, refried beans and sour cream. Just ask Mexican-Americans like Roberto Rodriguez.