Today is Mexican dinner day! And today’s post will show you how to make a Mexican dinner for hermano no defect.
4 reasons to make a Mexican dinner
Believe me: few cuisines around the world are as simple and tasty as the Mexican.
The ingredients are easily found in any market and many of them you probably already have at home.
Not to mention that the preparations are super fast, that is, you will not need to spend the whole night in the kitchen.
Beans, corn, avocado, pepper … the basis of Mexican cuisine is mostly made with super cheap ingredients.
So, if you want to have a simple or inexpensive dinner or meeting with friends and family, Mexican dinner is a great option.
If you want a dinner capable of pleasing the most different tastes, bet on the Mexican.
Mexican cuisine allows you to change and replace ingredients without losing flavor.
Like, for example, changing the type and amount of peppers and condiments according to the taste of the guests.
Mexican dinner is also a joy for vegans and vegetarians. This is because it is possible to replace meat without losing the flavor of the dish.
Mexican dinner is just fun! Mexican culture, like Brazilian culture, is lively, colorful and full of colors, rhythms and flavors.
It is impossible to think of a boring and boring Mexican dinner.
So, you know, if the idea is to do something simple, practical, versatile and relaxed, Mexican dinner is a great option.
How to Make a Mexican Dinner
The stars of the night
There is no Mexican dinner without three main ingredients: pepper, beans and avocado.
The most used pepper for Mexican preparations is jalapeño. But in the absence of it you can bet on the use of chili peppers and girl’s finger, for example.
In the case of beans, the tip is to use red beans, traditional in Mexican cuisine. But you can also substitute black beans or carioca beans.
And we can’t stop talking about avocado. Here in Brazil, the fruit is widely consumed as a dessert, in sugary preparations.
In Mexico, avocado is a perfect delicacy to accompany savory dishes.
The most famous preparation is guacamole. You can choose any type of avocado for the recipe, just make sure the fruit is very ripe.
With the main ingredients in hand, it’s time to start preparing the Mexican dinner menu.
Here are the main recipes for a Mexican dinner:
Guacamole recipe for Mexican dinner
Guacamole is an avocado cream seasoned with lemon, salt and pepper, usually served as a starter or appetizer with nachos and tacos. The recipe is very simple, check it out:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 diced skinless tomato
- 1 onion
- 1 chili pepper (or another of your choice)
- 1 lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup of green scent (optional)
- Salt to taste
Start by mashing the avocado with a fork or using a mixer until it becomes a smooth, even cream.
Then mix the remaining ingredients, all finely chopped. Stir well and serve in sequence with nachos or incorporated with tacos and tortillas.
Sour cream recipe for Mexican dinner
The sour cream sauce is a type of sour cream, with a flavor very similar to a curd but a little more greasy. This cream combines very well with the sting of Mexican dishes. Here’s how to do it:
- 1 can of cream without serum
- 200 gr cream cheese
- 1 lemon juice
- Salt to taste
Mix everything until you get a homogeneous cream. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Cheddar sauce recipe for Mexican dinner
The cheddar sauce has a striking flavor and is perfect with chili and nachos. Check out the recipe:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons wheat flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 280 gr of cheddar cheese
- Black pepper or cayenne pepper
Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the flour. Stir well and when forming a paste add milk.
With the help of a foer, remove the remaining pieces. Add the cheddar cheese, season with the pepper, stirring well until it becomes a homogeneous cream. Turn off the fire and you’re ready.
Chili recipe for Mexican dinner
Chili is a kind of creamy stew made from beans and ground beef. It accompanies tacos, tortillas and burritos.
If desired, replace the meat with soy or simply remove it from the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Oregano and cumin to taste
- Salt to taste
- 300 gr ground beef
- 2 cups of tomato sauce
- 2 cups of cooked beans without the broth (don’t let the beans soften too much)
- ½ cup chopped green smell
- Pepper to taste (remove the seeds if you want a milder and less spicy flavor)
- Pepper sauce
- 1 cup grated cheese plate
In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onion and garlic to sauté. When browned, add the cumin, oregano and finely chopped pepper. Stir a little and add the ground beef.
Wait for the meat to sauté and add the tomato sauce. Then add the beans, the chopped parsley and the pepper sauce. Let it boil for a few minutes. Turn it off, add the cheese on top and serve.
The tacos are made with tortillas (a disc shaped dough made from wheat or corn) filled with chilli. Here’s how to prepare delicious tacos for your Mexican dinner:
The burritos are a variation of the tacos and can be filled with chilli or another filling of your choice. The biggest difference is in the way they serve, since the burritos are usually rolled up like a pancake. Here’s how to do it:
Mexican Dinner Desserts
Mexican cuisine also has dessert. Churros are the most popular, but you can still opt for palettes. Here’s how to make each of these Mexican delights:
How to make churros
How to Make Mexican Palettes
When thinking about the drinks menu for Mexican dinner, remember tequila.
But you can also offer beers, another drink widely consumed in Mexico.
Another good option is the fruit punch. It is also worth serving juices, soda and water for guests who do not consume alcoholic beverages.
Mexican dinner decoration
A good Mexican dinner decoration needs to have colors, many colors.
Orange, green, pink, yellow, blue, red, all of them can and should be used, together and mixed.
The dining table, for example, can be decorated with a colorful towel. Place flower jars, candles and colorful napkins on it.
Another great decorating idea is to spread pots of cacti and succulents around the environment.
Also make mustaches out of cardboard or EVA and spread them on the table or place them to decorate the dishes.
You can also bet on the use of sombreros, typical Mexican hats. Hang them on the wall or maybe you can use them to serve nachos.
Also try writing the menu on a blackboard and placing it near the table. Take advantage of the idea to decorate the place with some Spanish phrases.
Oh, and don’t miss the opportunity to dress up in character. Women can wear clothes in the best Frida Kahlo style, while men can become true mariachi.
Sound in the box
And speaking of mariachis, the Mexican dinner must have a very Mexican playlist.
Count on the help of Youtube and Spotfy to create a very cool and fun selection for your guests.
Check out 30 more Mexican dinner ideas below:
Picture 1 – Mexican dinner decoration: colorful and cheerful.
Image 2A – Simple Mexican dinner outdoors.
Image 2B – A menu on each plate.
Picture 3 – Mini tacos served with lemon!
Picture 4 – Colorful balloons for a simple and inexpensive Mexican dinner decoration.
Picture 5 – Churros ice cream!
Image 6 – Cans and cacti.
Image 7 – A special corner just for the drinks of the Mexican dinner.
Image 8A – Simple Mexican dinner for a mini wedding.
Image 8B – The groom and the bride get special seats.
Picture 9 – Roasted corn: another Mexican delicacy.
Picture 10 – Giant taco for decoration.
Image 11 – Shots of tequila.
Image 12 – Even cutlery wins a special place in Mexican dinner.
Image 13A – Self service counter for Mexican dinner.
Image 13B – A picture frame can become a menu for Mexican dinner.
Image 14A – Romantic Mexican dinner for two.
Image 14B – An elegant colorful table is placed on the table.
Image 15 – Individual portions of guacamole.
Image 16 – Colorful pennants.
Picture 17 – Look at the churros!
Image 18 – Waiting for the mariachis.
Picture 19 – Elegant Mexican dinner.
Image 20 – Colors, candles and flowers.
Image 21A – Appetizers on the wall! A very different idea.
Image 21B – Just take it and help yourself.
Picture 22 – Details for the decoration of the Mexican dinner.
Image 23 – Tequila in mini bottles.
Picture 24 – Mexican dinner in the box.
Picture 25 – How about a balloon cactus?
Image 26A – Mexican dinner at home simple.
Image 26B – With a large and varied table.
Image 26C – Each one makes their own dish.
Image 27A – Taco fantasy.
Image 27B – With lettuce, cheddar and tomatoes.
Image 28 – Decorate the straws.
Picture 29 – Peppers for decoration of Mexican dinner.
Picture 30 – A party in Spanish, literally!