Atole de maíz – A typical, delicious and nutritious Mexican drink!


Atole de maíz

One of the most iconic dates of the year is approaching: the Day of the Dead. Christmas and the Day of the Dead, represent the most famous and awaited festivities of the year. Perhaps because of all the symbolic meaning that both dates have. During the Day of the Dead, depending on the country, it is customary to pay tribute to the deceased. In this celebration, traditional activities are carried out that involve diverse local cultural aspects. However, the most relevant aspects are religion, expressions of popular art and… gastronomy!

In RecetasGrátis we want to share with you this gastronomic trip around the world, so that you can enjoy the most iconic dates of the year. For this reason, we bring you the famous corn atole.

In America, Mexico celebrates the most striking and well-known Day of the Dead around the world. Unlike other places, here death is colorful and joyful. Another life after death. For this reason, all that surrounds this date is joyful, for the dead are not mourned, but celebrated for them and for their new “life. The families prepare an altar with a photo of their deceased. In this space they place fruits, sweets and other food as a tribute to their loved ones. On the other hand, they prepare a meal to share with the living.

Also, on the Day of the Dead many delicious and special dishes are prepared for this season. However, the most famous are the bread of the dead, the hot chocolate and… the atole of corn! This Mexican atole is prepared with corn and milk and, in addition to having a delicious flavor, it has wonderful nutrients and… it lullens the cold!

If you do not know how to make atole from corn grain, you have to know that the atole from corn, is very easy to prepare because you only need corn, milk, sugar and cinnamon. You can replace or supplement your milk with condensed or evaporated milk. You can also add vanilla to the preparation. Some add a pinch of cornstarch to thicken. As a finishing touch, to decorate this Mexican corn drink crown with cinnamon, corn kernels and perhaps a sprig of mint.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


Order the ingredients needed to make this recipe with sweet corn from Mexican atole.

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Peel the cobs, remove the leaves and hairs. To shell the corn you can use a knife or grater. How delicious are the recipes for sweet corn!

Tip: You can use canned corn (corn can be yellow or white)

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Grind the corn, for this process you can use the blender, a food processor or a manual mixer. Add a cup of water.

Pass the crushed corn through a sieve and discard the solid remains. How simple it is to prepare corn atole!

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Pour the liquid obtained from the cob into a saucepan. Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Apply low fire. Stir from time to time. Almost ready the Mexican atole!

Tip: When it boils, remove the cinnamon stick.

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When the corn atole mixture boils, add the whole milk and the condensed milk. Lower the temperature to moderate heat, wait for the mixture to thicken a little. Stir once in a while.

Tip: You can replace whole milk with evaporated milk. You can also combine evaporated milk with whole milk or condensed milk.

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Decorate the corn atole with cinnamon, sweet corn kernels and a sprig of mint. Enjoy a warm and colorful Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this recipe that will restore warmth to your body. Nothing better than a warm cup of this traditional Mexican corn drink. If you feel like it, share your experience with us…please include a photo!

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Chicken with lime – step-by-step recipe with photo



Description of preparation:

Lime will do us a great deal of good in making this dish. Start by rubbing the zest separately, and the limes can be passed through a juicer or just squeezed out the juice manually. As a result, the chicken will be soaked in the smell and taste of lime, will acquire a pleasant acidity. Such a chicken will fit perfectly with any garnish. So, the recipe for chicken and lime, please love and pay! 🙂

For lunch / For dinner / Holiday lunch / Romantic dinner / On the spot
The main ingredient:
Bird / Chicken
A dish:
Hot meals
Kitchen geography:

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Put garlic, cilantro and lime zest through the meat grinder. Cut the lime into slices and slice the avocado.

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Cut the fillets into small pieces. Just fillet can be cooked entirely, it all depends on your preferences.

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Pour some olive oil into a large frying pan, just enough to cover the bottom slightly. Heat the pan over a medium heat so that it is not too hot. Add the chicken and let her cook in peace.

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As soon as it brown and does not stick to the pan, sprinkle it with caraway and ground red pepper generously. Let her put out like this for about two minutes.

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Turn the chicken over, reduce the fire and sprinkle it with shredded garlic and lime zest. Mix it and let it stew for a couple of minutes, make sure that the garlic does not burn.

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As soon as the fillet is cooked, add the lime juice and mix it all up well.

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Place the fillets on a plate and sprinkle them with cilantro.

Totopos with corn flour


Receta de Totopos con harina de maíz

Totopos with corn flour are a typical recipe of Mexican gastronomy that is an easy, practical and ideal dish to get out of the way when we receive unexpected visits. Also, these homemade chips are perfect as appetizers for when we want to organize a complete Mexican-themed night with extremely simple but delicious ingredients.

The elaboration process is very simple: from making some corn tortillas we will obtain the tortilla chips for nachos. We can make the amount of corn tortillas we want according to the guests of the evening, but in general, is calculated about four or five units per person.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


We began to elaborate this recipes of tortilla chips for nachos placing in a bowl the cups of corn flour, the half teaspoon of salt and the cups of water. We mix everything until obtaining a mass of firm but moldable consistency.

Tip: We can add common wheat flour to the dough of homemade tortilla chips if we do not have corn


With the dough ready make small balls and let them rest for a few moments, covered with a cloth.


Meanwhile, heat a frying pan or pot with a very thick base, which can be moistened with oil or a little butter. When it’s warm, we’ll flatten the dough balls to make discs or corn tortillas. We can use an empty bottle, a rolling pin or a steamroller.


Cooking corn tortillas is very fast and must be done on both sides of the discs. If we see it inflate a little during cooking, we will be crushing with a spatula.


Once cooked, we will stack the tortillas and cover them with a cloth so that they do not lose that texture. From the tortillas we will also make homemade tortilla chips, ideal for eating with guacamole or different Mexican sauces. To make corn tortilla chips, we simply cut these cooked tortillas into triangular shapes and fry them in oil, although we can also toast them in the oven.


Once cut, we can consume the tortilla chips with corn flour as if they were nachos. You can season them with salt and pepper and lemon juice or try this delicious cheese sauce for nachos.

Tip: One trick is to sprinkle these tortilla chips with chili powder to make them tastier and spicy

Mexican-style fried wontons – a step-by-step recipe with a photo



Description of preparation:

As you know, wontons are traditional Chinese dumplings that can be fried, boiled in water or steamed. We will make fried wontons in Mexican style – we will fry them in oil and fill them with some non-standard products. It turns out to be very tasty, and if you add some spices of Mexican spices (izi or chili), then also very spicy. Try it!

For dinner
The main ingredient:
Dough / Flour
A dish:
Hot meals
Kitchen geography:
Chinese / Mexican

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We mix flour, eggs, water and salt, mix dough, wrap it in a ball, wrap it in a film and leave it for half an hour.

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Fry onions in butter, add pepper and salt into the pan in small cubes after 5 minutes. Fry for another four to five minutes, then add the shredded garlic. We’re gonna fry a little more, and we’re gonna take it off the fire.

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We mix roasted vegetables with corn and beans.

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Add to the filling finely sliced chicken, spices and grated cheese. If desired, it can be sprayed slightly with lemon juice.

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Roll out the dough and cut it into squares of approximately 8-10 cm. In the center of each square, lay out a little stuffing, then protect the edges, forming triangular quills.

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In a deep frying pan we heat up the oil, throw the wontons in it and fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.

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It’s done! It’s better to serve it hot, though it’s possible to serve it cold.


Homemade crushing step by step


Receta de Estrujadas caseras paso a paso

Typical dish of Tuxpan, the now famous Estrujadas, there are several ways to prepare them, then we share one of them for you to enjoy the squeezed Tuxpan, Veracruz, a typical dish of Huasteca veracruzana. Below we explain how to make them at home little by little, you’ll see how they are very rich.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


Boil tomato with chili, in another pan add a little oil and a piece of onion let acitronar for 3 minutes

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Since this cooked our tomato, grind it with a little water and a small piece of onion, add to the frying pan q has oil and onion (this in the previous step) add salt to taste let boil and turn off … This is our sauce to bathe our homemade squeezes that we are explaining step by step.

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Make a chubby dough not too thick for it to sew well and not be raw inside and put it in a comal or Teflon pan so that it does not stick let it be sewn on one side and then turn to sew on both sides

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In a frying pan with a dash of oil, add the pork chops so that they are fried, add salt to taste and once they are cooked remove from the fire

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Since our chubby was cooked we pass it to a fret to thwart it we put a spoonful of butter we spread it and we begin to despicar, to thwart our squeeze

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It has to be like this…

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We put our squeeze on a plate and bathe it in sauce

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We decorate it with lettuce previously chopped or with col… Add cheese and slices of onion

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Finally add the pork chops to the squeezed and a few slices of avocado and ready… Bon appétit!

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If you liked the recipe of homemade Squeezes step by step, we suggest you to enter in our category of Pork Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Mexican recipes.

Carnitas with pico de gallo


Prescription cornitas with pico de gallo. Original dish of tender pork with vegetables will surprise your relatives and friends


Description of preparation:

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry pork in hot oil to brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Place in a pot with caraway, chili, onion, garlic and 1 jalapeno pepper. Pour in water, cover with a lid and cook over high heat for 6 – 8 hours, then reduce the heat to a minimum and cook until the pork is soft, another 12 – 16 hours. After cooking, move the pork and vegetables into a large bowl and shred with two forks. Add enough broth to moisturise the meat to taste.
Prepare the pico de gallo 2-6 hours before the cornitas are ready. Combine tomatoes, onions, tomatoes and 2 jalapenos peppers in a bowl. Spice it up with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and place in the fridge before serving.


For lunch / For dinner / For children / For afternoon / For the festive table
Main ingredient:
Meat / Pork
Sandwiches / Hot dishes / Snacks
Kitchen geography:


  • olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • £6,000 pork fillets
  • Ground caraway – 1 cup
  • 4 pieces of dried chili, cleared of seeds and sliced
  • bulb cut into 4 pieces – 1 piece
  • garlic cloves cut in half – 6 pieces
  • jalapeno pepper, shredded – 1 grand
  • Water – 6 Glasses
  • tomatoes sliced into six grand
  • onion sliced into one piece
  • Tomatilos, peeled and sliced – 2 grand
  • Jalapeno pepper – 2 grand
  • Lime juice – 1/3 Glass
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon
  • ground black pepper – 1/4 teaspoons

Vegetable Lasagna without pasta


Receta de Lasaña de verduras vegana sin pasta

If you like Mexican food you are going to love this vegan vegetable lasagna recipe without pasta with wheat tortillas. We are going to use some very typical ingredients of Mexican gastronomy to prepare a dish as international as an easy vegan lasagna.

This vegetable lasagna without pasta is a very tasty and spicy dish, but if you don’t like spicy and want to try this recipe, don’t hesitate to omit this ingredient. I recommend you visit my Vegspiration blog to find many more vegan recipes that are not wasted.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


First, to prepare this vegan vegetable lasagna recipe without pasta we have to chop the onion and garlic, and grate the carrot in the fine grater.


Heat a little oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic along with the chopped chili or other hot pepper as you like. When they start to brown, add the carrot and sauté until the vegan easy lasagna vegetables are tender.


Add the beans and corn to the sofrito and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand another 15 minutes for the beans to catch the flavor.


Preheat oven to 180 °C. In the meantime, mount the vegan bolognese lasagna. Place one or two wheat tortillas in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with a layer of tomato bean filling and repeat layers until ingredients are finished. Finish with a layer of beans and cover the vegetable lasagna without pasta with the grated cheese.


Bake vegan vegetable lasagna without pasta for 15 minutes or long enough for cheese to melt.

To serve, slice vegan lasagna into portions and serve alone or with a little rice, for example.

If you liked the recipe for vegan vegetable Lasagna without pasta, we suggest you enter our category of Lasagna Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Mexican recipes.

Chicken sticks in breading – step-by-step recipe with photo



Description of preparation:

Chicken sticks in breadcrumbs are a very tasty snack that I always make for my friends. We often go to my place to watch the Champions League and have a beer. Guys bring beer, but I’m the one with the plasma and snacks. So the chicken sticks in the breadcrumbs are our tradition. They’re best suited to a cold, dark Czech beer 😉 However, not only does this snack go well for beer, it can be placed on any festive table. It’ll be swept away in no time, I promise. So, I think I’ve already intrigued you, so now it’s a recipe for chicken sticks in the breading for your attention!


For dinner / For a holiday table / Birthday / Romantic dinner / Buffet
The main ingredient:
Bird / Chicken / Chicken breast
A dish:
Snacks / Sticks
Kitchen geography:

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We rinse the chicken, dry it and cut it into straws.

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We’re whipping the squirrels to the brim.

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We add all the ingredients except chili pepper and lime.

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Everybody’s mixing it up pretty good.

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In the resulting mixture, we literally “bathe” our chicken. Leave it that way for an hour.

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After the chicken has marinated well, we put a pan on the stove on a strong fire and pour into it a large enough amount of oil. Fry each piece on both sides until it’s tasty (pretty fast).

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Cut lime and chili pepper randomly.

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Put the ready-made sticks on a paper towel so that it absorbs excess fat and put into a plate. We sprinkle chili pepper on top and splash lime juice.

Important: The video may differ from the text version of the recipe!


A step-by-step burrito recipe with a photo


A recipe for burrito, a popular Mexican meat dish. Don’t be afraid of the unfamiliar name – the dish is prepared very simply and quickly, everyone will understand


Description of preparation:

In essence, burritos are the most popular Mexican dish, which consists of a tortilla (wheat cake), which is wrapped in various stuffing made of meat or vegetables. In this case, as you can see, I offer classic stuffing – minced meat, cheese and vegetables. The burrito recipe is good because it is not strict at all – you can freely change the composition of the filling at your discretion. What’s in the fridge, you can add it, it’ll be delicious. That’s the beauty of a burrito. Well, I’ll tell you how to make a burrito


For lunch / For dinner
The main ingredient:
Meat / stuffing
A dish:
Hot meals
Kitchen geography:


  • minced beef – 500 grams
  • scones – 8 grand
  • sunflower oil – 2 tablespoons
  • beans – 400 grams (fried)
  • salad – 1 grand
  • Tomatoes – 5 grand
  • green onions – 1 piece
  • Cheddar cheese, 200 grams
  • Onion – 2 grand
  • Chili powder, two teaspoons of tea
  • Caraway – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 piece (to taste)
  • pepper – 1 piece (to taste)

Number of servings: 8

How to make a Burrito

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Fry the onions over medium heat for 10 minutes. At this time, mix the spices in the pasta with a little water.

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Add the pasta to the onions and cook for 5 more minutes.

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Add some minced meat.

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Add the beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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When the meat is ready, we slice tomatoes, salad and onions.

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Filling up the stuffing with scones.

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Fold Burrito as shown in the picture.

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Let’s get Burrito in shape.

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Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.


TACOS CAMPECHANOS – Recipe, Ingredients, Origin

Receta de Tacos campechanos

Tacos are one of the most recognized and popular dishes of Mexican gastronomy. There are countless varieties, for all tastes and styles, so it is impossible not to find a taco that we like. One of the most popular is the taco campechano, which consists of several types of meat, all juicy, fatty and full of flavor. The taco campechano can be found in any part of the Mexican republic, since in any taquería that you meet you will be able to enjoy it. Yes, each one with its own particularity, but all of them keeping their essential primordial.

In we have decided not to miss the opportunity to bring you this exquisite recipe of tacos campechanos, which have a simple, practical and very fast preparation, so they are an excellent option for times when you are very hungry but looking for something without much complication. Stay with us and learn how to make Mexican tacos.

Steps to follow to make this recipe:


Take the pork, bacon and chorizo or longaniza and chop it all finely or cut it into small cubes.

Tip: Some people make tacos campechanos with potatoes by cooking one or two medium potatoes and adding them in cubes at the end.

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Fry the sausage or chorizo first, stirring constantly until the meat is medium golden brown.

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Once the sausage is golden brown, add the chopped steak and keep moving constantly for approximately 5 minutes more. It is very important to cook each piece of meat properly so that the tacos campechanos are juicy and delicious.

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Add the bacon and keep moving for another 5 minutes.

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Add the onion cut into thin slices, stir to integrate with the other ingredients and keep cooking until the onion is well sautéed. To find out How to Cut Onions, don’t miss this article.

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When the meat stew is ready, take the corn tortillas, add a portion of the stew, dress with cilantro and serve. It is typical to serve the tacos campechanos recipe with red taquera sauce, but you can prepare any other you like, such as green tomato sauce.

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If you liked the recipe of Tacos campechanos, we suggest you to enter in our category of Recipes of Tacos. You can also visit a selection of the best Mexican recipes.

Tacos campechanos – Origin

There are many theories that speak of the origin and history of the tacos campechanos. Some of them support that these tacos were created in Campeche and that this is the reason for its name. However, other theories confirm that the term ‘campechano’ was attributed to it because of the characteristics of the recipe, as this word means ‘cocktail’, which translates as a combination or mixture of several things, just like this recipe, which offers a combination of different meats.