New Mexico Cooks - Community - Allrecipes

the buzz

New Mexico



New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment is enchanted with chiles! New Mexico’s official state question -- “red or green?” -- refers to the choice of chile sauce offered at New Mexico restaurants. In New Mexico, chiles are found fresh, frozen, dried, and canned; New Mexicans enjoy them in egg burritos for breakfast, and in breads, casseroles, stews, even steeped in beer. No doubt about it, New Mexico is a prime place for Southwest Cuisine. The evolution of New Mexico’s cuisine began early, when Spanish explorers first encountered Pueblo Indians in the 16th century, tending fields of beans, squash, and corn of various colors. The Spanish introduced chiles and beef into the mix. And the cuisine progressed from there. Green chile stew and rellenos casserole are stand-out examples of New Mexican-style Southwest cuisine. The state vegetables are chiles and frijoles. The official state fish is the cutthroat trout. And the state cookie is the bizcochito, an aniseed-flavored cookie. Ranching has been an important part of the New Mexico economy since the railroads were first laid down in the 1880s.

Plan Easy, Delicious Meals

Healthy Menu Planner

Healthy Menu Planner

Eating low-cal is easy with one-click meal plans and shopping lists.

Featured Cook

Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Living In: Bonne Terre, Missouri, USA
My Profile | Cooks I Like | Reviews | Photos
Recipes | Menus | Blog

Create your own Cook's Profile | MORE Cooks »

Newest Cooks

Photo by Jason Michael Nelson

Jason Michael Nelson 

Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: Hinsdale, New Hampshire, USA
Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Photo by Sheri Livingston

Sheri Livingston 

Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: Burbank, California, USA
Living In: Edgewood, New Mexico, USA
About me: I grew up in California and lived there for 33 years. I have been very fortunate to live in various parts of the country as well as the UK the past 23 years. Enjoying the local fl…
Photo by Dolores Nunez

Dolores Nunez 

Home Town: Tatum, New Mexico, USA

Newest Photos

  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.

Newest Reviews

Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2015 by eireann_nm   view full review
Wonderful!! I will double the sauce next time. Remember to use a good quality balsamic

Melinda's Porcupine Meatballs

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2015 by Kidcook   view full review
Very tasty. This is a keeper for us. We are it so fast I forgot to take a picture.

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2015 by khampton911   view full review
I love spinach/artichoke dip. I am only giving it 4 stars though as the Alfredo sauce seemed...

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States