Cocinas De New Mexico

Cocinas De New Mexico is published by the Public Service Company of New Mexico. Proceeds from sales help provide utility supplements to needy residents of New Mexico. Below are recipes from the 79 page cookbook. To order this cookbook, one of our favorites, see the instructions at end of each section.

Illustrations courtesy of Gregory Truett Smith

Table of Contents

Glossary of New Mexican Foods

If you don't know a tostada from a tostado, look them up in this handy glossary


Chile Colorado (Red Chile)

Modo de Preparar Chile Colorado (Preparation of Red Chile Pods)

Chile Molido (Red Chile Powder)

Chile Caribe (Chile Concentrate)

Chile Colorado (Basic Red Chile Sauce)

Salsa Pequin (Red Chile Relish)

Chile Colorado Con Torta (Red Chile with Miniature Omelettes)

Chile Ardiente (Fire Eaters' Chile)

Chile Verde (Green Chile)

Sauces and relishes prepared from fresh or dried green chile pods.

Modo de Rescoldar Chile Verde (Preparation of Fresh, Green Chile)

Chile Verde (Green Chile Sauce)

Salsa Verde (Green Chile Salsa)

Modo de Secar Chile Verde (Drying Green Chile)

Chile Verde Seco (Green Chile Sauce from Dried Chile)

Apetitos (Appetizers)

Tostados (Tortilla Chips)

Nachos (Cheese-topped Tortilla Chips)

Chile Con Queso (Chile-cheese Dip)

Guacamole (Avacado-chile Dip)

Chiles Rellenos Dulces (Sweet Chile Meat Balls)

Chorizo Empanaditas (Sausage Turnovers)

Jicama (Jicama Appetizer)

Caldos (Soups)

Gazpacho (Chilled Vegetable Soup)

Caldillo (Northern New Mexico-style Soup)

Caldo de Chile Nuevo Mexicano (New Mexico Chile Soup)

Ensaladas (Salads)

Ensalada de Fiesta (Fiesta Salad)

Ensalada de Frijol (Pinto, Patio Salad)

Platos Prinicipales (Main Dishes)

Enchiladas de Queso (Flat or Rolled Cheese Tortillas)

Cacerola de Enchiladas (Enchilada Casserole)

Enchiladas de Pollo en Cacerola (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

Enchiladas Verdes de Jocoque (Green Chile, Sour Cream Enchiladas)

Chimichangas de Pollo (Chicken-filled, Fried Tortillas)

Chilaquiles (Tortilla Casserole)

Burritos de Frijol (Pinto-bean-filled Tortillas)

Chiles Rellenos (Stuffed Green Chiles)

Batido para Chile Rellenos (Batter for Stuffed Green Chiles)

Chiles Rellenos Norte Nuevo Mexicanos (Northern New Mexico-style Stuffed Green Chiles)

Tamales (Chile, Meat, Cornmeal-filled Corn Husks)

Assembling Tamales

Masa (Cornmeal Mixture)

Chile Con Carne Para Tamales (Chile-Meat Filling)

Cacerola de Tamales (Chile, Meat, Cornmeal Casserole)

Tacos (Filled, Fried Tortillas)

Chalupas (Filled Tortilla Boats)

Chile Con Carne (Chile with Meat)

Tostadas Compuestas (Chile, Meat-filled Tortilla Boats)

Carne Adovada (Marinated Pork)

Guisado de Chicos (Dried-corn Stew)

Posole (Hominy Stew)

Guisado de Chile Verde (Green Chile Stew)

Pastel de Chile Verde (Green Chile Pie)

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch-style Eggs)

Sopaipillas Rellenas (Stuffed Sopaipillas)

Puerco Asado Del Rio Grande (Rio Grande Pork Roast)

Costillas Del Sudoeste (Southwest Spareribs)

Chicharrones (Cracklings)

Menudo (Tripe Stew)

Vegetales (Vegetables)

Frijoles Pintos (Pinto Beans)

Frijoles Refritos (Refried Pinto Beans)

Papas Con Chile Colorado (Red Chile Potatoes)

Papas Con Chile Verde (Green Chile Potatoes)

Calabazitas (Squash)

Calabazitas Con Carne (Squash with Meat)

Arroz Con Chile Verde (Green Chile Rice)

Arroz Español (Spanish Rice)

Maiz Nuevo Mexicano (New Mexico Baked Corn)

Flan De Maiz Mezclado (Blender Corn Custard)

Quelites (Spinach)

Verdolagas (Purslane)

Postres (Desserts)

Buñuelos (Sweet Fried Bread)

Capa De Azucar Y Canela (Cinnamon-sugar Coating for Buñuelos)

Azucardo Para Buñuelos (Glaze for Buñuelos)

Capirotada O Sopa (Bread Pudding)

Arroz Dulce (Rice Pudding)

Empanaditas Fritas (Fried Meat or Fruit Turnovers)

Relleno De Carne (Meat Filling)

Relleno De Fruta (Fruit Filling)

Empanaditas Al Horno (Baked Fruit Turnovers)

Flan Caramelisado (Carmel Custard)

Natillas (Soft Custard)

Panocha (Wheat Flour Pudding)

Pastelitos (Fruit Pies)

Pastelitos Indios (Indian Pies)

Calabaza Dulce (Sweet Pumpkin)


Biscochitos (Anise Seed Cookies)

Polvorones (Crumb Cookies)

Bocaditos De Miel De Abeja (Honey Drops)

Yemas De Nueces (Nut Drops)

Panes (Breads)

Tortillas De Harina (White Flour Tortillas)

Tortillas De Maiz (Corn Tortillas)

Sopaipillas De Levadura (Yeast Puffed Bread)

Sopaipillas De Levadura Quimica (Baking Powder Puffed Bread)

Pan De Maiz Con Jalapeño (Jalapeño Cornbread)

Pan Navajo (Navajo Fry Bread)

Pan Isleta (Isleta Bread)

Molletes (Anise Seed Rolls)

Bebidas (Beverages)

Chocolate Nuevo Mexicano (New Mexico Chocolate)

Atole (Blue Corn Gruel)

Especialidades Estilo Nuevo Mexicanos
(New Mexican Specialties)

Quesadillas (New Mexican Cheese Sandwich)

Queso Nuevo Mexicano (New Mexican Cheese)

Chauquehue (Thick Corn Gruel)

Jalea De Cacto (Cactus Jelly)

Memelede De Cacto (Prickly Pear Marmalade)

Jalea De Piracanta (Pyracantha Jelly)

Jalea De Chile Verde (Green Chile Jelly)

Enlatar Jalapeños (Canning Jalapeño Chile)

Modo De Tostar Semillas Y Nueces Del Pais
(Roasting Native Nuts and Seeds)

Piñon (Pine Nuts)

Semillas De Mirasoil, Calabaza, Y Melon (Sunflower, Pumpkin, and Melon Seeds)

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© 1994 Public Service Company of New Mexico.

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