Mexican Christmas Dishes

Mexican Christmas dishes
The meals eaten in Mexico for Christmas Eve vary from region to region, and as mentioned before, every cook adds his/her personal touch to the recipes. Here is a list of some of the traditional recipes you can find here on the blog to celebrate this Christmas with a Mexican theme.
Deboned Stuffed Turkey Tutorial 

Roasted Adobada Pork Leg or Shoulder
On Christmas Eve, or “Noche Buena”, families will often have for the main dish the Stuffed Turkey (filled with ground meat), the Roasted Adobada Pork Leg, or the Roasted Pork Leg in wine marinade.
Easy Roasted Pork Leg
Pork Tamales Wrapped in Banana Leaves
Pork Tamales Wrapped in Banana Leaves
Other families will have tamales, which will also vary with family traditions or the regional customs. Here you can find the links for the Tamales Huastecos (from the region of Veracruz and Huasteca Area), Pork Tamales with dried peppers sauce (very common in the northern states), and Chicken and vegetables Tamales.
green salsa chicken tamales recipe
Green Salsa Chicken Tamales
Tamales made with masa harina
Basic recipe for Tamales using Masa Harina

Sweet tamales recipe
Sweet Tamales 

And let’s not forget the very popular Chicken in Green Sauce Tamales. Pozole is another meal that is cooked this holiday season to warm everyone up. And the one that is special for many is the Salted Cod-Bacalao Navideño dish go check the recipe.
Pozole recipe

Salted Cod Mexican Style Recipe
Salted Cod Mexican Style

One of the most popular side dishes is the fruity Christmas Salad

, made using the fruits and vegetables of the season. For drinks, we have the traditional Christmas Punch, the warm Champurrado, and the famous Rompope.

Mexican Christmas Salad
Mexican Christmas Salad

Rompope recipe Mexican Eggnog
Mexican Eggnog Rompope

And finally, to end with a sweet treat, Buñuelos is a must for Christmas, and maybe even some sweet tamales or the weddings cookies, which are popular in the northern states.

Buñuelos recipe

There are many more dishes to be added to this list, but I hope that these here will help you add a little bit of the Mexican tradition to your Christmas Menu.

¡Feliz Navidad!

I hope you make them... If you do, please come back to let me know your experience.

Mely Martínez

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  1. Replies
    1. Hello Lisacammon,

      There are many way to cook rice in the Mexican Gastronomy, but we don't have a dish called "Arroz Loco". Sorry!


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