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enchiladas de pollo y queso (chicken-and-cheese enchiladas)

From Mexico, With Love: Meet Houston Chef Hugo Ortega


Chef Hugo Ortega brings the flavors of his homeland to Houston

Huaraches con Nopales y Frijoles de Olla

Sandal-Shaped Masa Cakes with Diced Cactus Paddles and Beans


“Huaraches”—which translates to “sandals”—are oblong masa cakes that serve as a savory platform for beans and cactus in this dish from Hugo Ortega’s childhood

queso flameado

Queso Flameado


Hot, melted cheese in a skillet? Party time!

tetelas

Tetelas


Named for a small town in Oaxaca, tetelas are a triangular, indigenous equivalent to the quesadilla, but made with fresh masa

Gazpacho Moreliano

Gazpacho Moreliano


Pati Jinich’s recipe for this sweet and savory salad from Mexico features a refreshing mix of tropical fruits, jícama, onion, and cotija

avocado radish salad. photograph by Lauren Volo

Avocado Radish Salad


Crisp and refreshing, this salad feels hearty thanks to creamy avocado, briny cotija, and crunchy tortilla strips

Huevos rancheros. Photographed by Lauren Volo

Huevos Rancheros


Our all-time favorite brunch dish, smothered in crumbly cotija for the win