Looking to give a different twist to your Thanksgiving dinner? Here are five ideas for a Mexican-style Thanksgiving menu.
If what you want is a tasty alternative to turkey, look no further than Mexican grilled chicken. At El Pollo Norteno, we use a secret northern Mexican marinade and grill our chicken using real mesquite charcoal. The ideal way to celebrate a Mexican Thanksgiving!
For Mexicans, tamales are synonymous with special occasions. Be it Christmas or a birthday, wherever there’s a celebration in Mexico, these steamed masa cakes are there. They are also extremely versatile: you can fill them with meat or mole, or you can make a sweet version (filled with strawberry jam, for example) to serve for dessert.
This is another dish Mexicans usually reserve for special occasions. Carnitas is pulled meat braised or roasted in a sweet broth that also includes the fat from the meat itself. The result is tasty, and slightly crunchy — ideal for a hearty meal with friends and family.
A “taquiza” (taco bar) is any Mexican go-to alternative when it comes to celebrating special occasions. This is one of the smartest ways to feed a large number of guests: just prepare or order a selection of fillings (such as carne al pastor, beans, and carnitas) and tortillas, and let everyone prepare their own tacos to their taste.
Caldo de Pollo
This is the Mexican version of chicken soup. And just like chicken soup, it’s a hearty dish that makes anyone feel at home. In addition to chicken, caldo de pollo includes vegetables such as corn, zucchini, potatoes, and carrots.
More Interesting Facts About Mexican Food
If you are hungry for more stories and facts about Mexican food, then check out these previous posts:
- Dia de Muertos and food: some interesting facts
- Mexican food in space: 3 facts you probably didn’t know
- Which is the best part of the Chicken?
- 8 Interesting facts about tacos
Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteño!
Looking for authentic Mexican food to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day in, Anaheim, Santa Ana, or Garden Grove? Then El Pollo Norteño is the place to go.
Visit today any of our four locations (Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove), order online, get in touch through Facebook, or call 866-MI-POLLO to enjoy our authentic Mexican dishes: amazing chicken grilled to perfection over real Mesquite charcoal, caldo de pollo, flan, carnitas, carne asada, and more!