Can we finally say goodbye to 2020?!
If you’re struggling to eke out some goodness from this crazy year then maybe one of these 12 recipes will add some much-needed spice to your holiday season. These are the best of the best for 2020, and after compiling this list it was clear that many of these recipes were in the comfort food category.
That’s probably no coincidence given the year we’ve had!
Hopefully next year’s list is topped by Freedom Salsa, but in the meantime I hope these recipes bring you some comfort (and heat) over the coming holiday season 🙂
Clicking the title of the recipe will take you to a page with printable instructions.
I finally got around to experimenting with Masa Harina in cornbread and I’m glad I did! Traditional versions use cornmeal as the base, but using Masa Harina will give you a bump in flavor and make it more “corny”. This recipe also uses chipotles for some zip, but you can consider those optional.
This is easily one of my favorites of the year! Think slow-cooked beef in a rich red sauce and you’re right on track. It has a big, satisfying flavor, and you can make all sorts of quick meals from the leftovers.
Who knew hot sauce recipes could be so popular? The thriving hot sauce subculture has made this the most visited page on the site this year. You’ll need a pound of jalapenos for this recipe, and that’ll give you some serious zip so consider yourself warned!
If you grew up with Chili then consider giving this authentic Chili con Carne a go! Using dried chiles gives you a massive upgrade in flavor compared to powdered versions, and that’s put this dish back on regular rotation for me.
Have you made Sopes before? Imagine a Gordita with the edges pulled up and you’ve got it. I topped this batch with refried beans, Queso Fresco, and pickled jalapenos, but Sopes are wildly versatile so feel free to go crazy with the toppings.
Make a big batch of these Spicy Bean and Egg Burritos and you’ll get some free meals over the next couple weeks. The key is to load up the beans with tons of flavor — I used 3 chipotles for this batch, but feel free to use less for a milder batch. Or more if you want 🙂