Mexican Thanksgiving Dishes


Luis Abonce-Llanos

The holidays are soon approaching and the excitement for lots of delicious food is in the air. Although it is apparent that many Hispanic families don’t typically celebrate Thanksgiving, there are still plenty of Mexican dishes that sub perfectly for a thanksgiving side or main course.

Below I have created a list of recipes that are perfect for the holidays:

#1 Pozole: Pozole is this amazing Mexican stew with pork, corn hominy, radish, cabbage, chile, and cilantro. The soup itself should be rather thin, or brothy because you are going to load it up quickly with pork, shredded cabbage, thinly sliced radishes, cilantro, and wedges of lime. More hot sauce or chiles can be added for more heat. Pozole is all about the garnishes.

#2 Tamales: Tamales are made of a paste of freshly ground corn, while others are made from nixtamalized and dried corn that’s then mixed into a dough. Most Mexican tamales contain a savory filling of meat or vegetables, but sweet tamales filled with dried fruit are also popular, and some tamales do not contain filling at all. And no this isn’t another version of a hot pocket.

#3 Birria tacos: Birria tacos are made of corn tortillas filled with goat meat, beef, pork, or lamb fried in the grease from the meat boil with some mozzarella cheese. You cant forget about the second main part served from a thin beef dipping sauce to a thicker blended style sauce it’s almost always garnished with fresh cilantro and chopped onions. It’s the consume. this is the sauce you dip the birria tacos in.

#4 Carne Asada: Carne asada is grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt steak or a flank steak. It is usually marinated then grilled or seared to impart a charred flavor. Carne asada can be served on its own or as an ingredient in other dishes. You can also grill chicken with it and you have to soak it in this secret ingredient that just makes it even better. this is served at Birthday parties too.

#5  Sopa De Fideo: Homemade Sopa de Fideo is one of every childhood favorite soups. Mexican soap de Fideo is a staple in all Mexican households. A deliciously brothy and comforting Fideo soup that everyone, young and old, enjoy any day. The base is a tomato broth, made with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chicken broth. Other ingredients that might be added to the mix, to make this Sopa de Fideo more complete are diced vegetables, minced meat, or shredded chicken.