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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