If you love Mexican food, but are tired of the usual weekday taco night, why not expand your repertoire and make an authentic Mexican dinner? Whether you want to try a classic recipe for the first time or are actually planning an honest-to-goodness Mexican party with a Mariachi band in tow, we've got great recipes to keep you satisfied.
In the slideshow below you'll find recipes from around the web including traditional dishes like enchiladas, tacos, churros, pozole, flan, chilaquiles and more. Plus to get you in the celebratory mood, we've got a great soundtrack including (you guessed it!) Mariachi music.
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Tortilla Soup With Chiles And Charred Corn
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2012/08/06/tortilla-soup-with-chiles-charred-corn/">Tortilla Soup with Chiles and Charred Corn recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida</a></strong>
Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos
<strong>Get the <a href="http://tastefoodblog.com/2012/08/24/chipotle-skirt-steak-fajitas-recipe/">Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos recipe from Taste Food</a></strong>
Beef Short Rib Tamales
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2011/06/beef-short-rib-tamales/">Beef Short Rib Tamales recipe from Evil Shenanigans</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://theimprovkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/05/cinco-de-mayo-love-story.html">Enchiladas Verde recipe from Improv Kitchen</a></strong>
Tacos De Barbacoa
<strong>Get the <a href="http://abitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/10/tacos-de-barbacoa.html">Tacos de Barbacoa recipe from A Bitchin' Kitchen</a></strong>
Chocolate And Churros
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mowielicious.com/home/2012/04/chocolate-churros-for-my-three-year-bloggerversary.html">Chocolate and Churros recipe from Mowielicious</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://chaosinthekitchen.com/2009/09/carnitas-mexican-pulled-pork/">Carnitas recipe from Chaos in the Kitchen</a></strong>
Pico De Gallo
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pico-de-gallo_n_1061156.html">Pico de Gallo recipe</a></strong>
Homemade Corn Tortillas
<strong>Get the <a href="http://foodiesarsenal.com/authentic-corn-tortillas/">Homemade Corn Tortillas recipe from Foodie's Arsenal</a></strong>
Chicken With Puebla-Style Mole Sauce
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2012/09/chicken-with-puebla-style-mole-sauce.html">Chicken with Puebla-Style Mole Sauce recipe from The Bitten Word</a></strong>
Roasted Vegetable Fajitas
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2011/12/roasted-vegetable-quesadillas.html">Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas recipe from Seasaltwithfood</a></strong>
Poblano Albondigas Aith Ancho Chile Soup
Get the <a href="http://mybizzykitchen.com/2011/04/05/poblano-albondigas-with-ancho-chile-soup/">Poblano Albondigas with Ancho Chile Soup recipe from My Bizzy Kitchen</a>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/guacamole_n_1055748.html">Guacamole recipe</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chilaquiles/">Chilaquiles recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>
Alfajores And Dulce de Leche
<strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/baked-elements-review-alfajores-and-dulce-de-leche/">Alfajores and Dulce de Leche recipe from Pass the Sushi</a></strong>
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodiebride/archives/13325/">Grilled Chicken Fajitas recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/pozole-rojo_n_1153736.html">Pozole Rojo recipe</a></strong>
Carne Asada And Grilled Corn Tacos
<strong>Get the <a href="http://sandwichsunday.com/handheld/carne-asada-tacos/">Carne Asada and Grilled Corn Tacos recipe from Sandwich Sunday</a></strong>
<strong>Get the <a href="http://acozykitchen.com/classic-flan/">Classic Flan recipe from A Cozy Kitchen</a></strong>
Tacos De Cochinita Pibil
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodpeoplewant.com/tacos-de-cochinita-pibil/">Tacos de Cochinita Pibil recipe from Food. People. Want.</a></strong>
Soundtrack Ideas - Mexico Lindo Y Querido By Jorge Negrete
Jorge Negrete is considered one of the most popular Mexican singers. He became an international star and made films in Hollywood. He's best known for this song.
Soundtrack Ideas - Besame Mucho By Consuelo Velazquez
Concert pianist and composer Consuelo Velazquez is best known for writing "Besame Mucho" in the 1940s. The song has since been recorded by countless artists in many different languages.
Soundtrack Ideas - Cielito Lindo By Mariachi Vargas
When you think of Mexico, Mariachi music (Mexico's folk music) is probably not far behind in your train of thought. Mariachi Vargas, founded in 1897 by Gaspar Vargas, is currently in its fifth generation. The group of 12 members tours the world, maintaing the tradition of Mariachi music.
Soundtrack Ideas - La Bamba By Ritchie Valens
Mexican-American singer Ritchie Valens is best known for taking the Mexican folk song "La Bamba" and setting it to a Rock 'n Roll rhythm. Unfortunately, only eight months into his recording career, Valens died in a plane crash. His life was turned into the film "La Bamba" with Lou Diamond Philips portraying him.
Soundtrack Ideas - Malaguena Salerosa By Chingon
Based in Austin, Texas, the rock band Chingon was formed by director Robert Rodriquez for his movie "Once Upon A Time In Mexico." Here they perform the song that was featured in the film "Kill Bill Vol. 2," which Rodriquez scored.
Soundtrack Ideas - O Tu O Ninguna By Luis Miguel
Known as "El Sol de México," Luis Miguel has had a long and very fulfilling music career. He released his first album at age 11 and rose to international stardom in his twenties. He's also been called the Latin Frank Sinatra (Sinatra himself requested to sing a duet with Miguel).
Soundtrack Ideas - Equivocado By Thalia
Mexican singer, songwriter, author, businesswoman and soap opera actress Thalia is considered the most internationally successful solo female Mexican artist. In 2000 she married music industry executive Tommy Mottola, the ex-husband of Mariah Carey.
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