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 will bring the flavors of her favorite taco stand right into your kitchen when she shows viewers how to make such Mexican street classics as; tequila and herb carne asada and adobo-rubbed chicken tacos, crispy-crunchy cheese and a healthy, minty lemonade.

  • Marcela's favorite sous chef is her son, Fausto, and in this show she demonstrates some of her favorite kid-friendly recipes. She starts with a Morning Mexican Frittata made with eggs and plenty of cheese. Then Sweet & Easy Pineapple Empanadas, which are as fun to make as they are to eat. Crispy Turkey Mini Tacos are kid-sized and full of healthy ingredients. And Marcela's delicious sauté of zucchini and corn served in scooped-out zucchini "ships" are a fun way for kids to get their veggies.

  • Though Mexico is known for its tacos, Marcela shows viewers the popular Mexican Milanese Sandwiches made with ciabatta rolls (bolillos) and stuffed with thinly pounded chicken breast that has been breaded and fried. Accompanying the street-inspired menu are Creamy Corn Cups with mix-and-match toppings like chile powder, sour crème, lime juice, and shredded cheese and Sweet Cinnamon Flavored Oatmeal Drinks.

  • Oaxaca is one of Marcela's favorite places in all of Mexico, and today she's showing us everything she loves about that city and its fascinating culinary traditions! Talk of food in Oaxaca always starts with Mole Negro, the quintessential sauce famous for its richness and layers of flavor. Next up, Tlayudas, a popular street food which is a kind of Mexican Pizza. Finally, a classic dish with a twist, Oaxacan marinated cheese. Done with fragrant herbs, it's great as an appetizer or for a party! Enjoy the trip as Marcela takes us through these dishes today on Mexican Made Easy.

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  • Getting together for the 'big game' is an American tradition, but it's also the perfect time to serve up some hearty Mexican food. Marcela scores a touchdown with her friends as she has them over and serves up some Sweet and Spicy Short Rib Tacos, bubbly baked Manchego cheese with chorizo, Turkey Picadillo Sliders (a meaty Mexican sloppy Joe), and Spicy Clamato and Beer cocktails.

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