10 Iconic Mexican Dishes Everyone Should be Able to Make (Slideshow)
March 4, 2014
Iconic Mexican and Mexican-American dishes for every occasion
Sometimes referred to as "taquitos", these small deep-fried shells are wrapped around a variety of fillings.
There is a rich tradition of soup-making in Mexican cuisine, and sopa de calabaza is one of the most famous of Mexican soups; the soup features pureed squash blossoms.
This enchilada recipe features a delicious chicken filling.
The chile relleno is a delicious cheese-stuffed poblano pepper wrapped in an egg batter.
Another favorite of Mexican cuisine, the quesadilla features a corn or flour tortilla stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables.
The mission-style burrito is a hearty and popular Mexican-American version of a traditional Mexican dish, which is sometimes referred to as taco de harina.
A popular breakfast food featuring fried eggs on a tortilla smothered in a tomato-based sauce.
A heavyweight of iconic Mexican dishes, most everybody has a favorite taco style and filling. Tacos can also be made easily at home.
The tamale is made from a corn-based flour, stuffed with cheese and other fillings, and is often steamed.
The term tostada can refer to a number of dishes, but in traditional Mexican and Central American cuisine the tostada is a bowl-shaped deep-fried tortilla topped with delicious fillings.