9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

I searched my archives and selected these 9 Mexican stay-at-home recipes that are traditional and will be fun to make, all evoking friendship and family. Fideo, barbacoa, nopalitos, and other platos sabrosos, delectable dishes. I hope they will brighten your days.  I did select one that is not so traditional, a vegan paella, and I hope you’ll like the twist.


Mexican Fideo

This is the ultimate “comida casera,” home-cooked food. Vermicelli pasta with the trinity of Texas Mexican spices: garlic, cumin and black pepper.   Can be served as a soup.

Frijoles Borrachos

Make the frijoles in a slow cooker, overnight,finish with the fresh vegetables and they  are ready for a festive lunch

Vegan Tofu and Black Olive Paella

A vegan twist to the traditional Spanish paella. Hurray for saffron! Substitute turmeric if you don’t have saffron during these tough times.

Leeks with Tomatillos and Agave Nectar

Leeks with Tomatillo and Agave Nectar

Braised and topped with piñones.  Adds the touche of “fiesta”  to  your lunch or dinner.

Corn Squash Guisado

If you have fresh corn, great, otherwise open up a can.  This is another so traditional dish that you’ll conjure up wonderful memories of family meals.


Prickly pear cactus and onions are a perfect combination and make a nutritious, eye-appealing dish.

Barbacoa Al Horno

Taco De Barbacoa

You don’t have to dig an earth oven to make this traditional barbacoa.  If you don’t have beef cheeks, you can use beef chuck as in this recipe, slow cooked in the oven.

Chicken Poached in Garlic-Cumin Broth

A recipe from the state of Hidalgo in central Mexico. Poaching in the flavorful broth takes only 20 minutes.

Crockpot Pollo Ranchero

I use a Salsa Ranchera for this chicken, slow-cooked, and it’s a treat for the whole family.  The chicken is fall-apart tender.

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2 thoughts on “9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes”

  • Good Morning Adan, I am so glad I found your website! The information posted on this email open my eyes to buy your cook book and introduce my 12 year old granddaughter to good Mexican cooking. My grandfather, Ramon, cooked the baracoa in our back yard. Last summer I started to show my little girl how to make tortillas. Even my six year old twin grandsons enjoy rolling the tortillas. Keep the recipes coming. If your ever in San Antonio or Austin making a presentation on Mexican cooking please let me know………gracias

  • Hello, I am a new subscriber. I haven’t cooked anything yet, but I enjoy your blog so much. I love the way you present your recipes in the context of Mexican culture, and your obvious expertise. I love the stories and the element of spirituality, I had always head that the Mexican cuisine was extraordinarily varied and subtle, but each time I sought out a Mexican cookbook it was generally the same thing, Tex- or Cali-Mex. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Tex-Mex, but I was looking for something more, and have found it here. I will definitely be acquiring your cookbook (when I can afford to, ha ha), and in the meantime your blog is a pleasure. Thank you!

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