10 Iconic Mexican Dishes Everyone Should Be Able To Make (Slideshow)

Sometimes referred to as "taquitos", these small deep-fried shells are wrapped around a variety of fillings. 

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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.

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This enchilada recipe features a delicious chicken filling. 

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Chile Relleno

The chile relleno is a delicious cheese-stuffed poblano pepper wrapped in an egg batter.

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Another favorite of Mexican cuisine, the quesadilla features a corn or flour tortilla stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables.

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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.

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Huevos Rancheros

A popular breakfast food featuring fried eggs on a tortilla smothered in a tomato-based sauce.

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A heavyweight of iconic Mexican dishes, most everybody has a favorite taco style and filling. Tacos can also be made easily at home. 

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The tamale is made from a corn-based flour, stuffed with cheese and other fillings, and is often steamed. 

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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. 

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