Three Traditional Mexican Dishes to Try Cooking at Home

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Chilaquiles
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An experienced sales executive, Aric Keck currently serves as regional manager at Vectra Networks. During his spare time, Aric Keck enjoys cooking and grilling dishes from a range of cuisines, including Mexican.

The culinary history of Mexico is storied, and the home cook can spend years exploring the many dishes available at their fingertips. Here are a few of the most popular:

1. Chilaquiles. This common Mexican breakfast food is a bit more spicy than one would expect breakfast to be. Red or green salsa is spread over a corn tortilla, with eggs, chicken, and a large smattering of cheese. As with many dishes from Mexico, refried beans are a welcome addition.

2. Chiles Rellenos. These traditional stuffed peppers are perfect for lunch or dinner and can provide a fair amount of kick. Hatch green chile is the most popular for the dish, but any medium-sized pepper will work well. Roast the peppers, and stuff them with plenty of pepper jack cheese and spices.

3. Pozole. There is no dish more historical than this soup, once used as a part of ritual sacrifice in pre-Hispanic Mexico. Often featuring chicken or pork, pozole is stewed overnight and made primarily with hominy corn, herbs, spices, and veggies.

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