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 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!

  • Mexico is full of incredible and light flavors that will fuel even the busiest of bodies. After yoga class, Marcela shows how she doesn't sacrifice flavor for nutrients when she makes Salpicon, a marinated, shredded beef salad stacked on grilled tostadas, then topped with a fresh and simple Pineapple Salsa. Next, a fresh Shrimp Ceviche bursting with citrus. Finally, to wash it all down, a thirst-quenching Agua Fresca featuring melon and mint. Get out your headbands because Marcela is going to work it out in the kitchen!

  • Marcela shows how to prepare a variety of heart-healthy legume-inspired dishes, including her Warm White Bean and Steak Salad and hearty Mexican Bean Stew. She also cooks Baked Quesadillas in a Bean Salsa ("Enfrijoladas") and an appetizing Toasted Bean & Cheese Open-Face Sandwich ("Molletes").

  • In this show Marcela cooks up some traditional holiday dishes for her large family to enjoy -- and viewers will too! Heartwarming traditional beef stew (aka "pozole"), Mexican Christmas salad with apples and walnuts, quick and easy coconut flan, and a warm winter tequila punch.

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