Flan recipe

If you are struggling for meal ideas, look no further. Cooking Hispanic foods and recipes opens up endless opportunities. Spice up bland family meal menus with these great recipes.

1. Arroz con pollo

Arroz Con Pollo or rice and chicken is a simple, delicious meal. The dish started out in Spain as a sort of pilaf, and it is widely popular in Latin America today.

2. Tamales

In 1893, tamales were the center of attention at the World’s Columbian Exposition. Americans have been eating them ever since.

Restaurants often choose to cook tamales in batches in what is called a tamalera, which is a particular type of steamer, but you can make tamales at home, too. Tamales are pastries most commonly filled with meats or vegetables. Tamales can also be filled with fruit for a fun twist on dessert.

3. Enchiladas

Enchiladas date back to Mayan times. The Mayans first began rolling up tortillas around various types of filling, and the practice of making and eating tortillas continues in the region, now Mexico, today.

Enchiladas invite creativity. You can wrap tortillas around just about anything for a great dinner, but the most popular choices include cheese, beans, vegetables, meat, potatoes, and occasionally fish.

4. Flan

Where would an article about Hispanic foods be without flan?

Flan is simple, with just about a handful of ingredients, and it is good. How can you go wrong with sugar, eggs, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk?

5. Empanadas

The empanada is a traditional stuffed pastry, usually fried. Yum. My personal experience with empanadas is mostly as a dessert. When served for dessert, empanadas are stuffed with fruits, and they are absolutely the best. Empanadas can also be stuffed with meats and vegetables for late lunch or dinner.

The possibilities do not end there. Other Hispanic foods that people all over the world continue to enjoy include quesadillas, chilles rellenos, flauntas, tortas, and, of course, tacos. Check out this site for more.