New Mexico February 06, 2018
If You Grew Up In New Mexico, You Definitely Love These 8 Classic Dishes
I don’t know about you but when I’m feeling hungry, nothing quite beats hoping for some mouthwatering dishes that remind me of home. If you grew up in New Mexico, here’s a look at a few favorites you probably remember eating throughout your life.
1. Arroz con leche
This dessert is super simple to make but absolutely delicious. I’ve always eaten it with raisins and sometimes for breakfast!
This finger-licking good buttery cookie is a popular Christmas option and has a perfectly spiced flavor profile. Did you know this is also New Mexico’s official state cookie? We love it!
3. Breakfast burritos
Depending on where you like to get your breakfast burrito—whether from a restaurant, the local burrito lady, or a special one made by Mom—this is the perfect meal to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee.
4. Frito pie
We want to thank whoever thought up this delicious delicacy because there’s nothing quite like digging into a bag of Fritos filled with ground beef, potatoes, chile sauce, and beans. How else would you eat a bag of Fritos?
5. Green chile cheeseburgers
A classic cheeseburger topped with plenty of green chile. How else would you eat a burger?
6. Indian taco
We also like to call these by their correct name, Navajo tacos, but calling it an Indian taco is fine. There’s nothing like biting into that fluffy fry bread with plenty of sauce and cheese. Yum!
7. Piñon coffee
This isn’t a dish, but you’ll find this coffee blend to be an interesting interpretation of New Mexican flavors. The traditional version presents a nutty flavor since it is made from roasted piñons (pine nuts, for those not in the know). And, hey, even this coffee shows off its love for biscochitos!
We like them topped and sticky with honey or as a savory profile when stuffed with beans, ground beef, and other tasty ingredients. How do you like yours?
9. Stacked enchiladas
You don’t always have to be in the mood to roll the tortillas for your enchiladas! Sometimes eating them stacked is a good idea as well, and much easier to make. Enjoy it topped with a fried egg for a little extra protein.
What are some of your favorite New Mexican dishes that you grew up eating? Let us know your favorites and which foods you miss most when you’re away from home.
If there’s any time of year we’re all looking forward to, it’s chile season! It’s still a few months away but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking of all the wonderful perks of the season. Read more in
19 Reasons Why Chile Season Is The Best Time Of The Year In New Mexico.