5 Traditional Mexican Holiday Dishes

These five traditional Mexican holiday dishes will make you so hungry that you will be running to the store right now for all the ingredients. Traditional Mexican holiday recipes include dishes served at every holiday and special occasion.

Mexican Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 large red peppers, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 1 large yellow pepper, sliced
  • 6 flour tortillas, warmed

Directions:

  1. To make the marinade, put the olive oil, orange and lime juice, garlic, coriander, jalapenos and seasoning in a bowl and mix well. Place the flank steak in a baking dish and pour the marinade on top and cover. Leave the flank steak to marinate for three hours. 
  2. Heat a grill pan that has been brushed with oil. Cook the flank steak until done on both sides. Cut into very thin strips against the grain. 
  3. Place the peppers and onions in a hot greased skillet and cook until tender. The fajitas are generally served buffet style as a steaming plate of meat alongside the tortillas and a separate plate of the peppers and onions.
  4. The guests can make their own folded sandwich this way. This traditional Mexican holiday dish is usually served with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

 

Mexican Tostadas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups refried pinto beans, heated
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 6 tostada shells

Directions:

  1. Take the tostada shell and spread the beans all over. Add some cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  2. Add some chopped tomatoes on top of the beans. Then add on the onions and the lettuce.
  3. The final topping to the tortillas is some more cheddar cheese. This tostada is served with a huge glass of ice cold cola.


Easy Nacho Dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refried beans, heated
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup Mexican salsa
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped finely

Directions:

  1. Take one tortilla chip at a time and spread with the beans. On top of the beans, add on a small scoop of salsa and then some cheese. 
  2. Add the chips to a baking tray. Sprinkle the chopped olives and peppers all over the nachos.
  3. Top with the two cheeses. Place the entire baking dish under a broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese. 
  4. Top with a large scoop of sour cream in the middle for a very wonderful traditional Mexican holiday dish.

 

Ceviche

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of fish fillets
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small handful parsley, chopped
  • hot sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 Tablespoons coriander
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce

Directions:

  1. Chop the fish fillets into small pieces. Pour the lime juice over the fish and cover. Place the fish in the refrigerator over night.
  2. The next day, remove the juice from the fish and set aside. In a bowl, add in the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, parsley, hot sauce, jalapeno, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the fish to the tomato mixture and mix lightly. Place the ceviche in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  4. Place a lettuce leaf in each parfait glass and then add the ceviche mixture on top. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves. There goes another special Mexican holiday dish.

 

Horchata (Mexican Rice Drink)

Ingredients:

  • 3/ 4 cup of rice, ground finely to a powder
  • 3/4 cup almonds, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 4 cups very hot water
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Place the rice, almonds, cinnamon, lime and hot water in a pot. Cover and leave over night. The next day, place all the ingredients in blender.
  2. Add in the sugar and vanilla and blend well. Strain the horchata. Serve this traditional Mexican drink over ice with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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