Mexican Made Easy

Hosted by Marcela Valladolid
Fridays 1:30|12:30c
Mexican Made Easy with Marcela Valladolid

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Marcela shares her simple techniques and no-fuss recipes for flavorful, authentic and fun Mexican favorites like Chiles Rellenos and Baja-Style Fish Tacos.

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  • Marcela treats friends to her Mexican Shrimp Burgers inspired by a classic Puerto Vallarta street food and tops them with a Mexican-style aioli with avocado, chile, and lime. To finish her festive seafood menu, she prepares Grilled Avocado and Scallop Salad and a side of Jalapeno Buttered Corn.

  • Marcela introduces us to her Tia Marcela, her aunt and namesake, as they share some of their favorite family recipes and stories. From one side of the family we get savory Tuna Stuffed Chiles. From another side, the tradition of grandma's meatballs continues in a hearty Lamb Albondiga Soup. Combining Tia Marcela's recipes as well as her own, Marcela makes a savory Sweet Potato Casserole spiced up with Chipotle. Then Tia Marcela finishes things off with her own recipe for tart and refreshing tequila and grapefruit cocktail called Palomas, as they toast the traditions that brought them here!

  • Marcela is sure to please her female luncheon guests with this easy, but elegant menu of Baja Style Lobster & Mango Salad, Veracruz-Style Grouper and Mexican Mango Cake.

  • Marcela always includes her son in the kitchen, but today she's going out to teach other kids the importance of good food! At Olivewood Gardens, Marcela picks vegetables with the kids and prepares a healthy Bean, Cauliflower and Cheese Burrito that's sure get an A from the class. The base of these burritos are rich and lightly spiced Chorizo Refried Beans that kids will adore. Back in the kitchen, Marcella prepares simple and delicious Ground Beef Empanadas and Chicken Tostadas. Get the kids ready because they've got plenty of cooking to do!

About the Host

Marcela grew up around expert cooks and shares her passion for food as a host on The Kitchen and in her cooking show, Mexican Made Easy.

About the Show

Professional chef and cookbook author Marcela Valladolid prepares a fresh take on Mexican food and shares simple and authentic recipes in her series, Mexican Made Easy. Marcela, inspired by her dual Mexican and Southern Californian upbringing, transforms stereotypes of the cuisine into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals. Whether serving home-cooked dinner for her son or entertaining friends and family, Marcela brings to the table fresh flavor that fits all tastes.

More About Mexican Made Easy

Professional chef and cookbook author Marcela Valladolid prepares a fresh take on Mexican food and shares simple and authentic recipes in her series, Mexican Made Easy. Marcela, inspired by her dual Mexican and Southern Californian upbringing, transforms stereotypes of the cuisine into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals. Whether serving home-cooked dinner for her son or entertaining friends and family, Marcela brings to the table fresh flavor that fits all tastes.

Recipes from the Show