12 Scrumptious Mexican Recipes for Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day is just around the corner, and while September 16th is the big date, most families in México start celebrating with their favorite Mexican recipes on the evening of the 15th. To do it right, food and music are a must, and don’t forget kids’ favorites like lotería and other games.  I won’t be celebrating in México this year, but I’ll still be getting together with family and friends here in California to say, ¡Viva México!

Are you planning a big Mexican celebration? If you’re celebrating September 16th, or if you just want to have a Mexican fiesta, you are going to need lots of food to go with it. Here are 12 scrumptious Mexican recipes to try.


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    Mexican Recipes

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  • Green Pozole 2 of 13
    Pozol verde - mamalatinatips

    Warm, spicy and full of flavor, pozole verde is one of the most popular antojitos in México. Hominy, chicken, tomatillos, serrano peppers, garlic, cilantro and oregano, a combination made in heaven.  Squeeze some lime, add some salsa verde, lettuce, avocado and radishes on top for a complete meal. Get the recipe at


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  • Carne Asada Tacos 3 of 13
    Carne Asada Tacos

    This carne asada was marinated in tequila, lime and lemon juices, butter, serrano peppers and spices! Sounds delicious doesn't it?  Warm up your tortillas, add the meat, top with pico de gallo, avocado, and lime juice. This dish is a winner!  Get the recipe at Muy Bueno Cook Book.


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  • Chile Verde 4 of 13
    chile verde con papas

    One of the most popular Mexican dishes throughout the world, Chile verde is delicious and comforting. My favorites are always the potatoes, moist and spicy. Add a few tortillas and you are set. Get the video recipe from Nicole at


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  • Cheese Stuffed Chiles 5 of 13
    Cheese filled Jalapeños

    My mom makes these chiles often, they are a favorite at family celebrations and are amazingly easy to make.  Just a warning, you are not going to be able to stop eating them, so make plenty!  Get the recipe here.


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  • Cochinita Pibil 6 of 13
    Cochinita Pibil - The Other Side of the Tortilla

    Cochinita Pibil is a tangy, delicious dish from the Yucatán in Mexico. It is made with pork and flavored with spices like achiote, oregano, and pepper, then simmered in vinegar and orange juice. It is very tasty in tacos with red onion. Maura from The Other Side of the Tortilla shows us how to make it in a crock pot.


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  • Guacamole 7 of 13

    A Mexican party without guacamole just isn't a fiesta! Need I say more? So get lots of avocados and make tons. Here is my classic guacamole recipe just the way we prepare it in México.


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  • Molletes de Huevo con Chorizo y Aguacate 8 of 13
    Molletes de huevo con chorizo

    A variation on classic molletes.  If you like breakfast for dinner you are going to love these.  Beans, eggs with chorizo, and salsa. Simple, fast and tasty. Get the recipe at Muy Bueno Cookbook.


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  • Poblano, Mushroom and Onion Tacos 9 of 13
    Mushroom, onion and poblano chile tacos - The Other Side of the Tortilla

    Here's a lovely vegetarian option for your big fiesta. Spicy chile, earthy mushrooms, and tangy onions balanced into a beautiful meatless dish. Get the authentic details from Maura here.


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  • Chiles en Nogada 10 of 13
    Chiles en Nogada -

    Chiles en Nogada are the ultimate dish for the Mes de la Patria (Patriotic Month) in Mexico. It features the colors of the Mexican flag, green- chile poblano, white-the pecan or walnut based cream sauce, and red-pomegranate seeds, in season right now. The filling is a delicate mix of nuts, candied fruit, meats and spices. A must try Mexican delicacy. Get the recipe here.


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  • Turkey Green Enchiladas 11 of 13
    Turkey Green Enchiladas

    Of all the enchiladas found in Mexico, green enchiladas have always had a special place in my heart. I love the sweet and savory flavor combination of the tomatillos mixed with the cream and tortillas. These enchiladas from Muy Bueno Cookbook are made with turkey! A great variation on the very popular chicken-filled green enchiladas.


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  • Shredded Beef Tacos 12 of 13
    Shredded Beef Tacos

    Tacos are so versatile! You can put so many things in a tortilla and it will taste divine. These shredded beef tacos will be a hit at your party. The meat has just five ingredients.  Add some lettuce, salsa and avocado and serve them warm. Yum!


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  • Queso Fundido 13 of 13
    Queso fundido - The Other Side of the Tortilla

     Chorizo! Cheese! What more can I say? The perfect cold weather comfort food. Find out the details here.


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