5 Traditional Mexican Dishes

Do you want to know how to cook 5 traditional Mexican dishes, but not spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Traditional Mexican dishes are easy and very delicious.  Cooking authentic Mexican dishes does not have to be difficult. With a few supplies, such as a tortilla press and some organic healthy veggies, anyone can serve traditional Mexican dishes tonight.

Ground Beef Mexican Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of water
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a skillet put the ground meat and the onion. Cook the ground meat until done.
  2. Add in the crushed garlic, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Add in one can of tomato sauce and one can of water. Cook until the taco meat has thickened and most of the water evaporated.
  4. Heat the corn tortillas. Place a large spoon of the taco meat on the tortilla. 
  5. Top the ground meat taco with the garnishes (lettuce, tomatoes and green onions). Enjoy some traditional Mexican dishes tonight.

Guacamole Served With Corn Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, peeled and deseeded
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup of coriander
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • Corn chips

Directions:

  1. Place the avocados in a bowl and smash. Add the lemon juice and mix together.
  2. Add in the green onions and tomatoes and mash together. Add in the salt, pepper and cumin.
  3. Mix in the coriander and mix well. Serve with corn chips.

Corn Tortillas

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of masa harina
  • 1-3/4 to 1-7/8 cups of water
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Mix the masa harina and water together. Knead the dough and then pinch off golf size balls of dough and cover with a damp cloth.
  2. Put one of the golf-size balls between two sheets of plastic paper and then place those papers in a tortilla press. Press and make the corn tortilla.
  3. Heat a little oil in a cast iron skillet. Place the tortilla in the hot skillet and cook for one minute on each side or until done. Keep warm to use for lunch or dinner. Making these traditional Mexican dishes will take practice. 

Easy Flat Enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 6 small corn tortillas
  • 2 cups of enchilada sauce (salsa roja)
  • 1/2 pound of cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil

Directions:

  1. Place the oil in a cast iron skillet. Heat the tortillas in the hot skillet and turn over.
  2. Place the enchilada sauce in a flat dish and dredge each tortilla through the sauce. Lay the first tortilla flat; add in chopped onion and cheddar cheese.  Dredge a new tortilla through the sauce and place it on top of the cheese and onion layer. Do the third layer and then top with cheese. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until the enchilada is heated through and the cheese is melted. Do the same with the remaining 3 tortillas. Serve with sour cream and guacamole dip. Enchiladas have been a staple part of traditional Mexican dishes for many years and can be made rolled also.

Sopapillas

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 1-1/8 cup warm water
  • Oil for Frying
  • Honey

Directions:

  1. Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add in the shortening and work through the flour mixture with your hands.
  2. Add in the water and mix well. Cover the bowl and let set for 20 minutes. Roll out the sopapilla dough on a floured surface. 
  3. Cut into 3 inch triangles. Fry in very hot oil until browned. 
  4. With a fork or knife, make a small hole in the center of the sopapilla and drizzle in some honey. Serve this traditional Mexican dish hot.

 

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