11/28/2013 10:41 am ET

How To Give Your Thanksgiving Dinner A Latino Twist

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Happy Thanksgiving!

While thankfulness and turkey is something everyone can appreciate, it's not every table that abounds with tamales, mofongo stuffing or frijoles.

As the entire country prepares for the heartiest meal of the year, Latinos look forward to those dishes that veer away from traditional platters like sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. In fact, there's a good chance neither of these dishes have ever been seen at your Latino Thanksgiving. Whether it's some chili to give the food that extra bite or replacing the iconic turkey with a meat dish of their own -- Latinos know how to give their dinner table a personal touch.

In honor of Turkey Day, we asked our readers, "What special Latino twists are you adding to your celebration?" We received dozens of answers and even a summarized recipe and photo...

The sazón may be different but the feeling of gratitude is the same. Check out below how to give your Latino Thanksgiving dinner a Latino twist.

Thanksgiving Food With A Latin Twist