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Mexican recipes for kids

Map of mexico and north americaWhen we think of Mexican cooking, tacos are first on our mind. However Mexican recipes are much more diverse than that. Next time you want to have a Mexican taco try changing it a bit by adding different fillings such as fish, turkey or chicken. Shredded pork tacos, black bean tacos or shrimp and avocado are all Mexican cooking at its best.

Some common ingredients in Mexican food are lime juice, corn, cornmeal, flour tortillas, chili peppers, papaya, avocado, pineapple and beans.

Mexican Food Facts

  • Corn is the major food grown in Mexico
  • Mexico is famous for ice sherbets and drinks such as prickly pear cactus
  • Authentic Mexican and North American Mexican type food is different

Mexico is also Known for Several Famous Things:

  • Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world
  • Mexico has many volcanoes
  • Mexico has frequent earthquakes

Mexico FlagLearn a Little Language

  • Comer con gusto means Enjoy the meal
  • Buenos dias means good day
  • Por Favor means Please

Mexican Cooking Recipes

Flour Tortillas
These take a little muscle work to roll out but they taste so good they are worth the extra effort.
4 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
4 Tablespoons oil
1 1/2 Cup warm water
In a mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Pour in oil and warm water and blend together. Knead several minutes and let sit covered in plastic wrap or in a plastic container with a lid for 30 minutes. Pull off balls of dough and roll out each ball into desired size tortillas. Fry a few minutes on each side in a hot skillet. Prepare your favorite Mexican cooking recipes with your fresh tortillas.
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torilla makingMexican Bean Dip
16 oz. Refried beans mixed with ground beef
Guacamole homemade or store bought
1 Cup sour cream whisked together with taco seasoning mix
Shredded lettuce
Grated cheddar cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped olives
Chopped onions (optional)
Layer in each ingredient in order listed. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Authentic Mexican Food

Chicken Enchiladas
2-3 Cup chopped cooked chicken
1 green pepper chopped, optional
Chopped olives, optional
Salsa
8 flour tortillas
Cheddar cheese
1-2 cans red enchilada sauce
1 Cup sour cream
Place chopped cooked chicken in bowl. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese (as much as desired) chopped peppers or chopped olives. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir together. Spoon chicken mixture down center of each tortilla, roll up. Place seam side down in baking dish. Top with enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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Taquitos
Brown 1 lb. hamburger with one chopped onion and 1 clove garlic, minced. Drain and add 1 cup salsa, 2 teaspoons chili powder, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Warm up flour tortillas and place beef mixture and shredded cheese on one end of tortilla wrap up tightly and place on a foil lined cookie sheet. When all tortillas are filled and rolled up brush tops of tortillas with oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. This Mexican cooking recipe should be served with guacamole, sour cream and/or salsa.

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El coco (the boogeyman), miscellaneous monsters under the bed and many are afraid of the dark.

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