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Traditional Mexican Recipes
from Scratch

These traditional Mexican recipes product authentic Mexican fare.

The best chicken enchiladas, homemade tortillas, pico and salsa.  Including easy Mexican dessert recipes.

Traditional Mexican Recipes from ScratchAuthentic Chicken Enchiladas

This chicken enchilada recipe is worth it's weight in gold.


2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken meat, chunked OR 1 whole chicken sliced in pieces and then chunked
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1-1/4 cups sour cream
1/4 tsp homemade chili powder
1 TBS butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup green chilies, chopped
1-1/4 TBS homemade taco seasoning
1 bunch fresh green onions, chopped (divided)
1 cup water
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
5 homemade tortillas
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (divided)
1-1/4 cups homemade enchilada sauce
3/4 cup sliced black olives

Place the chicken in a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken pieces are no longer pink, about 10 minutes. If you are using a whole chicken, it should simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

Shred chicken by placing two forks back to back and pulling meat apart. Set the shredded chicken aside.

Meanwhile, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and chili powder in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.

Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the shredded chicken, chopped green chilies, taco seasoning, half of the bunch of chopped green onion, and water. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the lime juice, onion powder, and garlic powder; simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Stir 1 cup of the soup mixture into the skillet with the chicken mixture. Spread the remaining soup mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the chicken filling before folding the tortillas, reserving half of the shredded cheese for topping the enchiladas. Fold tortillas over the filling and place seam-side down in the prepared pan.

Pour enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Cover with the remaining 1 1/2 cups of Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the reserved chopped green onions and the sliced olives on top of the cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven until filling is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 25 minutes.

Serve with Spanish Rice and sour cream.

Fresh Salsa Recipe

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Tortilla Recipes

Homemade Enchilada Sauce RecipeHomemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

My next traditional Mexican recipe is delicious on more than just enchiladas. See for yourself.


2 TBS canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBS homemade chili powder
1 TBS homemade onion powder
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup sweet onion, grated
3/4 cup tomato paste
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup homemade salsa, blended until smooth
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place the oil in a skillet and saute the garlic for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Makes approximately 3 cups.

Taco Recipes

Taco Salad Recipes

Recipe for Spanish RiceSpanish Rice Recipe

This traditional Mexican recipe is delicious with grilled chicken or steak too.


2 TBS canola oil
1 cup raw white rice
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh tomato, diced
1/2 cup green chilies, diced
2 tsp homemade chili powder
1 tsp salt

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium. Saute the raw rice, onion and bell pepper until rice is browned and onions are translucent.
Add the chicken broth and tomatoes. Season with the salt and chili powder. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Mexican Appetizers from ScratchEasy Guacamole Recipe

Following are wonderful traditional Mexican recipes. My fresh authentic guacamole recipe is awesome, but I want to give you a few pointers so it turns out great every time.

Secret #1 - Buy high quality Haas avocados. When choosing your avocados choose ones that are blemish free and have a slight give when squeezed lightly.

Secret #2 - ONLY USE FRESH INGREDIENTS. Seriously, do not put in canned tomatoes, fake lemon juice, dried cilantro or garlic powder; it ruins it. Some use lemon and some use lime in their guacamole, just use what you like - but make sure it's fresh.

These recipes are just guidelines, so if you love heat or cilantro, please add more.


3 fresh ripe avocados - peeled, pitted, mashed
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
3 TBS fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 fresh lemon, juiced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh garlic, minced

In a large bowl, mash the avocados and add the lime juice and salt; mix well to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.


For a very quick guacamole just take a 1/4 cup of fresh salsa and mix it in with your mashed avocados. Delicious.

If you have any traditional Mexican recipes you would like to share, please email them to me.

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Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Authentic Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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