Looking to add a few new recipes to your weekly lineup? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and for dinnertime to become a chore rather than what it should be - a moment in your busy day to come together with the familia and really savor the sweeter things in life. And yeah, you can find most anything on the internet, but it’s also easy to get swamped in a sea of information and end up trapped in scroll-paralysis searching for the perfect recipe. (Or reading never-ending reviews…) We’ve collected a few of our favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes in a >> digital cookbook << to share with you guys. It’s got 10 simple but delicious recipes that are easy to incorporate into your busy schedule and will add some variety to your dinner table. 


Ranging from Mexican classics like the perfect refried beans or just-right spicy salsa, to less well known recipes like horchata ( a sweet rice & cinnamon drink) or Pozole Rojo (a flavorful and filling soup), this little cookbook is concise but packed full of gems. And don’t worry, it’s got you covered if you’re looking for something meatier too - like carnitas (pictured above) or slow-cooked shredded beef.

 horchata with cinnamon stick


This refreshing drink has a long history, though it originated in North Africa around the 11th century, it spread to Spain and to then to the Americas.  A healthier take on the typical modern horchata that calls for a mountain of white sugar, this recipe relies on the natural sweetness of honey and medjool dates. 


classic refried beans with garnish


It can make a big difference to get the essentials on point, one might be surprised at the gulf in taste between canned refried beans and homemade ones. This recipe has a healthy version and a (slightly) naughtier one - sub olive oil for pork fat if you want to go the whole hog…


Slow Cooked shredded beef


The good stuff usually takes a little longer. Still, just because this recipe’s cook time is 8 hrs 10 min, doesn’t mean it takes a lot of effort. Load all the ingredients in your crock pot and let those juices simmer. This shredded beef is so versatile, use it in tacos, burritos, or even mix it into some salad for a quick lunch the next day. 


cookbook with Mexican recipes

Find out how to make the foods mentioned above and more - those were just a sample of what’s inside the new Tortilla Familia cookbook. Why not check the rest out for yourself? It’s available to purchase >>HERE<<. 

March 28, 2023 — Ariel Lingard