Arriba! Rustle up a mojito and enjoy the spicy flavours of Mexican enchiladas, chilli con carne, guacamole, Mexican tomato salsa, chicken chilli and crab salad with chilli mayo.
Spicy, unusual and made in minutes, this dip is a great addition to your repertoire when you want some interesting nibbles. Serve it with potato wedges, crudites or strips of toasted pitta bread.
This wonderful, Mexican-inspired recipe is packed with zingy flavours and creaminess too! A brilliant choice for both family eating and entertaining.
What are enchiladas? Well, they're Mexican wheat-flour pancakes that can be spread with some spicy salsa and stuffed with almost anything you have handy – in this case cheese – and then baked. An excellent light lunch dish served with a salad.
The first time I ever used Tabasco (hot chilli sauce) was when I made my first guacamole. This spicy Mexican purée, made with fresh avocados, chillies and ripe tomatoes, is still a great favourite.
Salsa has the advantage of being a salad, sauce and relish all in one. There's no fat or sugar in it, and the flavour's wonderful. The chillies are not too hot, so if you'd like a little more kick to this you can add a few drops of Tabasco
To make this sauce, you need the other half of the Mixed Double recipe, Cheese and Herb-crusted Cottage Pie (see related recipe below), which will provide you with just the right quantity of cooked minced beef.
Whether you're a vegetarian or not, some meals without meat will eventually become a necessity - but that does not mean they can't be just as good, as this proves.
Surely one of the nation's most popular family supper dishes, chilli con carne is a spicy treat, especially if you make Delia's version, with lime, coriander and black beans.
This Mexican recipe is rather like hummus, but with added zing from limes and chillies. Serve it with flatbreads or salad as a dip, starter or light lunch.
A truly authentic chilli con carne, this, with the classic accompaniments of pinto beans, grated cheese, raw onion, saltine crackers and soured cream. A lovely cheat recipe, Delia makes it with steak, rather than mince, for a better texture.
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