Cochinita Pibil With Pork

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Get everyone in the party mood with our Mexican feast ideas – try slow-cooked pulled pork carnitas, sweet potato enchiladas and frozen margaritas, as well as midweek meals such as refreshing tortilla bowls


Our Mexican recipes will get you inspired about Mexican food.

Have a taco party and try out our taco recipes, whip up some sides such as lime and paprika elotes (corn on the cob) and get the Mexican-themed cocktails flowing (think frozen margaritas and mezcal cocktails). Don’t forget the guacamole (we have some fab guacamole recipes here). Our barbacoa lamb carintas make the ideal centrepiece for everyone to get stuck in to, along with our Mexican bowl food ideas. 

For a mid-week Mexican dinner, try charred sweetcorn soup or our easy quesadilla filling ideas.



  • We use Mexican ingredients such as chipotle, limes, jalapeño chillies and more

Chicken enchiladas

Pack plenty of protein into your midweek family meal with smoky chipotle chicken, crunchy peppers and black beans.

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Tacos al pastor

This dish was developed by Lebanese immigrants in Mexico who combined the cooking style of shawarma with Mexican ingredients such as achiote and chillies. It’s usually cooked on a spit but this is a simplified version, which is very easy to make at home.

Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Pulled pork carnitas

Fill soft tacos with tender pulled pork cooked in smoky chipotle and oregano, and top with zingy red cabbage, chillies and coriander for an easy way to feed a crowd.

Pork Carnitas Recipe

Mexican elotes

This classic Mexican street food is so easy to make at home and is the only way you should be eating corn. This Mexican food is topped with crema, a saltier, creamier Mexican soured cream which pairs well with the fiery chili powder in this easy recipe.

Mexican Elotes Recipe

Vegan jackfruit tacos

Smoked paprika jackfruit tacos, served with homemade tomato salsa and plenty of chilli sauce... it's the perfect party food for your vegan friends!

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Mini charred sweetcorn tacos with feta avo crema and quick pickled onions

Pack in heaps of colour and flavour to your vegetarian entertaining with these vibrant tacos.

Sweetcorn Tacos with Avocado Cream and Quick Pickled Onions

Pork pibil (cochinita pibil)

Pork pibil is a tasty slow cooked Mexican dish that’s great for the weekend, it may take a bit of time but it’s super easy. This spicy, low calorie one-pot dish can feed up to eight people and is suitable for freezing to give your midweek meals some Mexican zing.

Cochinita Pibil With Pork

Mexican charred sweetcorn soup

Spice up your soup with punchy ancho chillies in this Mexican inspired recipe.

Vegan Mexican Sweetcorn Soup Recipe with Ancho Chillies

Tajín cauliflower bites

Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

4 quick and easy quesadillas recipes

Looking for easy and exciting lunch ideas? Get inventive with your quesadillas with our finger-licking filling recipes.

Easy Quesadilla Recipes

Pork and green chilli burritos

Check out our pork burritos with green chillies. Make our punchy pork wraps for an easy way to feed a hungry crowd.

Pork Burritos Recipe with Green Chilli

Ten-minute prawn tacos

Fill tortillas with punchy stir-fried prawns and a chopped tomato and coriander salad to make the speediest Mexican inspired tacos ready in just 10 minutes! Check out more of our taco recipes here.

Prawn Tacos Recipe

Roast sweet potato enchiladas

Check out our enchiladas recipe with sweet potato. This veggie Mexican recipe is packed with peppers, onions and plenty of cheese - an easy midweek meal for the whole family.

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Recipe

Queso fundido

Layers of melting cheese and spicy chorizo make up this seriously OTT hot Mexican dip. Be prepared to fight over this one. We also have a recipe video to check out how to make this Mexican dish properly.

Easy chicken mole

Mole – the best easy Mexican food! This recipe for cheat's chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it's ready in less than an hour and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek treat. Try our best low calorie chicken recipes here.

Easy Chicken Mole Recipe

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

If you're a fan of Mexican food, you'll love carnitas. These gluten free, slow-cooked lamb tortillas are great for a Mexican feast between friends. It's easy to make and everyone can get stuck in and make their own.

Barbacoa lamb carnitas

Mexican salad tortilla bowls

Try our vibrant vegan Mexican salad bowls. This quick and easy recipe is super fresh and has just the right amount of spice and zing – ready in 20 minutes.

Vegan Taco Bowl Recipe

Mexican breakfast corn muffins

Check out our moist and cheesy corn muffins. Packed with Mexican flavours these easy muffins are ready in less than an hour and make a simple and healthy breakfast.

Mexican Corn Muffins Recipe

Huevos rancheros

Eat your eggs Mexican style today! That means piling on smoky beef chilli and a fiery homemade salsa made from tomatoes, green chillies, coriander and lime.

Huevos rancheros

Chipotle chicken and avocado flatbreads

For a quick and easy Mexican meal idea, look no further than these low calorie flatbreads. Perfect for an on-the-go-lunch or a lightning fast Mexican dinner, these chipotle chicken flatbreads are packed with protein and make for a great healthy meal. Try our top flatbreads recipes here.

Chipotle Chicken Flatbread Recipe with Avocado

Mexican pork chops in a lime and ancho marinade (by Thomasina Miers)

Ancho is a dried poblano chilli with a sweet earthy flavour. These Mexican pork chops from Thomasina Miers make for an impressive main and prove that Mexican food doesn't mean Tex Mex!

Mexican Pork Chops Recipe In Lime and Ancho Marinade

Tex-mex chicken with guacamole

This is another of our top Mexican chicken recipes. Homemade fresh avocado guacamole brings a fresh taste to this Mexican chicken burger - perfect for an easy and tasty family BBQ. Add Tabasco for extra heat.

Get the chillies right with our quick how-to video (plus we have an expert chilli guide so you can find the right chillies to buy for your recipe).

Try one of these great Mexican-inspired cocktail recipes to go with your Mexican dishes

Mezcal, pineapple and jalapeño smash

The smoky notes of the mezcal work wonderfully with the grilled pineapple and gentle heat from the chilli in this spicy drink. It’s simple to make and can easily be made into a jug cocktail for a crowd.

Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

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