Here are some retro Mexican recipes from the 1970s & 1980s – along with a handy pronunciation guide for tough words like ‘tortilla’ and ‘burrito.’
Want to go on the Santa Fe Express? Mexican-style stewed tomatoes are the quickest way to add a rich, zesty flavor to this Southwestern recipe for Ranchero rollups.
A wonderful play of taste and texture, this Holy guacamole recipe combines avocados, savory herbs and spices, and just a dash of imagination.
This Mexican-meets-Italian Tostado pizza recipe won the $500 second prize in the Better Homes & Gardens Budget Recipe Contest in 1974.
These little tamale pies are single-serving meals that have sliced tamales baked into a spiced corn batter. Get the recipe from the ’50s here!
Here’s a winning recipe with western flair: Chili manicotti. Start with a popular Italian dish, and add a spicy Mexican influence for this delicious dinner.
Here’s a retro recipe for a lunch or dinner taco salad puff bowl with a puffed bread-like crust that you bake and fill with fresh ingredients.
This popular fast food chain started small in the ’50s, but grew the business & kept the menu small. Look back at vintage Taco Bell restaurants & food here!
Consisting of lots of lettuce, browned hamburger, a variety of vegetables, sauces and dressings, a taco salad is a meal in itself.
California avocados, Doritos tortilla chips and ground beef make it hearty and nourishing. You make it fast.
California Siesta Fiesta
What is the new to-go fast food so many Americans are eating? Look at the hefty hamburgers, tacos, tostadas, hot dogs, dips and drinks that on-the-go Californians have made a way of life