Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Aarón Sanchez

The critically acclaimed chef shares his recipes and insights on the celebrated regional cooking

Aaron Sanchez Interview

TDM: What's your favorite part of Latin American cooking?

AS: The soul and how it reflects my culture.

TDM: What's your favorite ingredient to cook with?

AS: My favorite cooking ingredient is chipotle. It has a great mild and smoky flavor and it's versatile; it can be used to enhance a dish, as a sauce or vinaigrette.

TDM: What's your favorite cooking gadget?

AS: My favorite gadget is a Japanese mandoline. What can I say, I’m a simple guy!

Bean and Butternut Squash Picadillo Recipe

Give the season's favorite vegetable a Mexican twist with this savory picadillo recipe by Aarón Sanchez. 







Tangerine and Jicama Slaw Recipe

Aarón Sanchez's slaw recipe marries the sweet and spicy and provides the perfect accompaniment to your next Mexican dish.







Sausage Chili Verde with Hominy and Pumpkin Recipe

This contemporary dish celebrates the regional cooking staples of Mexico and fall's most seasonal produce. 







Chile Colorado Sauce Recipe

Next time you're looking to spruce up your favorite Mexican dish, this version by Aarón Sanchez will give a spicy kick of flavor.







Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce