Some Common Mexican Meals

Here are some great mexican meals:


Tostadas are similar to tacos, except they are flat, thin toasted tortillas topped with much of the same ingredients as a taco including beans, chicken, beef or pork, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, sliced onions, and salsa. Enjoy this Mexican meal anytime you want a fun weeknight meal or as an alternative to traditional tacos.


Burritos are another common Mexican meal. These wheat flour tortilla contraptions are usually steamed or grilled to keep them pliable and generally enclose a bulk of fresh ingredients such as beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, salsa, guacamole or any combination, before being wrapped or folded to secure the filling. This hearty meal is a great choice for lunch or dinner.


Tacos are a traditional Mexican meal made of corn or wheat tortillas. They can be hard or soft and generally contain a variety of fillings including meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream, then folded in half to enjoy.



Quesadillas are a pretty simple Mexican dish consisting of a variety of ingredients such as cheese, chicken, peppers or beans, or a combination, nestled between two flat tortillas. These tortillas are then grilled or pan-fried until the outside is toasty brown and crisp and the inside is warm, melted and oozing, at which time, they are cut into 4-6 triangle shaped portions. Serve with a side of sour cream, fresh salsa or guacamole.


Mexican Rice

No Mexican meal is complete without a side of Mexican rice, also known as Spanish rice, arroz rojo or red rice. This savory Mexican dish is traditionally prepared by sauteing white rice, garlic, tomatoes, onions and other ingredients in a skillet until golden brown. Enjoy a bowl of Mexican rice by itself or as an accompaniment to enchiladas, corn tamales, stuffed pablanos and more.


This creamy, avocado-based dish has long been a staple for both Americans and Mexicans alike. Guacamole combines ripened guacamole with a variety of ingredients like onions, jalapenos, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and tomatoes and can be used as a dip, salad ingredient or condiment. Spice up your next taco night with a bit of guacamole on your tacos.


Salsa, also known as salsa picante, is another fresh ingredient Mexican staple. Salsa is traditionally made using roasted tomatoes, fresh Serrano and garlic pounded to a paste using a pestle and Mexican volcanic-stone mortar, but it can also be made using a food processor or blender. Try fresh salsa on enchiladas, tostadas, and burritos or with nachos.

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