Everyone loves a good chili. It is one of those dishes that almost everyone grew up with. It is simple enough to make at home and filling enough to satisfy. This Mexican style chili features chipotle peppers and beef. Chipotle peppers are known for their distinctive smoky flavor which you’ll enjoy in this version.
Flan can be traced back to the cookbooks of the ancient Romans. Today, flan has become known as one of Mexico’s most traditional and treasured desserts. The Romans first prepared flan as a savory dish using ingredients such as eel and peppers. Honey was later introduced to make flan a sweeter treat.
Tamales are one of those quintessential Hispanic foods that can really tie any meal together. It is why here at Acapulcos we offer tamales on two of our combo plates (the Tijuana Combination and Combo Nogales). Although they take time to prepare, tamales are a great addition to many meals.
It is one thing to buy tortilla chips and salsa from the store, but it is entirely different to make them yourself! If you feel like keeping it fresh this summer, try making them at home. Guaranteed fresh, there really is no better way to go than homemade! [Read more…]
Tortillas are best known as those handy (and tasty) contraptions in which we put the delicious ingredients to the most beloved Mexican foods. These edible containers are possibly the single most important aspect of Mexican cuisine. The taco, burrito, and chimichanga would be reduced to a messy pile of ground beef salad without them. Tortillas aren’t quite stable enough to put soup in so someone had the great idea to put the tortillas in soup. Hence, the blessing we know as tortilla soup. [Read more…]
Portuguese sauce gained its name due to reports it was originally from Macau, which was then a Portuguese colony. As with many traditional recipes the variations are common and often produce excellent alternatives. This is one great recipe for the famed Portuguese sauce. It is a colorful sauce which will add visual appeal to your creation as well as an amazing taste. Try the recipe below to make a must have Portuguese sauce!
Margaritas are a classic and tasty Mexican drink, whether you’re pairing it with you favorite Mexican fare or hosting a festive party, margaritas are perfect for any occasion. With so many options between flavors, alcohols, and different mixer combinations, there is a margarita out there for everyone! But did you know there are many food recipes out there inspired by this fantastic drink? For true margarita lovers, these margarita recipes take that love affair to a whole new level.
If you’re planning a traditional Mexican wedding or want to know what to expect when attending one, here are a list of Mexican wedding traditions and their meanings. Many are influenced by Roman Catholic beliefs introduced by the Spanish, but have been mixed with the traditions of the native Aztecs.
The El Charro Café in Tucson, Arizona claims the prestige of inventing the chimichanga. Supposedly, a worker dropped a king sized burrito into a deep fryer and accidentally began to let a Mexican curse word slip out but caught herself as there were children present. She changed what she had started to say mid word, and the resulting word was “chimichanga.”
Why Does Guacamole Turn Brown?
Like apples, avocados have an enzyme that reacts with oxygen in a process called oxidation. Luckily that means the part of the avocado directly below the surface is protected from oxidation. That’s why if you’re storing your guacamole in the fridge, you can usually scrape off the brown layer on top and keep eating. [Read more…]