Mexican Made Easy

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  • 2010
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.8  (39)

Mexican Made Easy was a cooking show that aired on Food Network from 2010 to 2013. The show was hosted by Mexican-American chef Marcela Valladolid, and featured guest appearances by Eva Longoria and Fausto Gallardo. The show focused on traditional Mexican cuisine, and Valladolid aimed to make it more accessible to viewers by simplifying recipes and using easily available ingredients. She shared recipes that were easy to make at home, with tips on how to add traditional Mexican flavors to everyday dishes.

In each episode, Valladolid showcased a variety of recipes, including appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. She also provided tips and techniques for making popular Mexican ingredients, such as guacamole, salsa, and mole.

One of the unique features of Mexican Made Easy was Valladolid's use of Mexican cooking utensils, such as a molcajete and comal. She explained how these utensils were used in traditional Mexican cooking and demonstrated how to use them in modern kitchens.

Another key aspect of the show was Valladolid's emphasis on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. She talked about how important it was to use fresh produce and highlighted the difference it makes in the final dish. She also shared tips on how to find authentic Mexican ingredients at local markets or grocery stores.

Throughout the series, Valladolid was often joined by guest chefs, who shared their expertise and added their own unique flavors to traditional Mexican dishes. Eva Longoria, best known for her role in the television series Desperate Housewives, also made frequent appearances on the show. Longoria, who is of Mexican descent, shared her own recipes and talked about her love for Mexican cuisine.

Overall, Mexican Made Easy was a fun and informative show that introduced viewers to the rich flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. With Valladolid's easy-to-follow recipes and unique cooking techniques, viewers were able to recreate authentic Mexican dishes in their own homes.

Mexican Made Easy is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2010.

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Light and Healthy Mexican Food
13. Light and Healthy Mexican Food
September 1, 2012
Healthy Mexican food? It's not a typo! Mexico is full of incredible and light flavors that will fuel even the busiest of bodies. We'll go with Marcela to yoga and see how she balances both a jam-packed schedule and the menu.
Kids in the Mexican Kitchen
12. Kids in the Mexican Kitchen
August 18, 2012
Marcela goes out to teach a classroom full of kids the importance of good food. She prepares simple, delicious meal of Chorizo Refried Beans, Chicken Tostadas, Ground Beef Empanadas, and Bean, Cauliflower and Cheese Burritos.
Mexican Sweets
11. Mexican Sweets
July 21, 2012
Marcela shares some of her favorite Mexican desserts that are influenced by many flavors from around the globe, including Chocoflan, Caramel Popcorn Balls and Banana and Cajeta Layered Crepes.
All About Salsa
10. All About Salsa
July 7, 2012
Marcela shows just how versatile salsa really is in the kitchen. Recipes include Grilled Sea Bass with Jalapeno-Mango Salsa, Shrimp Enchiladas with Guajillo Salsa and Spicy Guacamole with Chips.
Mexican Seafood
9. Mexican Seafood
June 30, 2012
Marcela's cooking reels people into her kitchen but today we get to see what she can reel in from the ocean! Marcela and her son Fausto take to the seas of San Diego with her favorite fishmonger to try her luck with a fishing rod.
Homestyle Mexico
8. Homestyle Mexico
June 23, 2012
Today, Marcela is bringing you into her kitchen to share all of the dishes she grew up with!
Holy Mole!
7. Holy Mole!
June 16, 2012
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!
Marcela's Family Favorites
6. Marcela's Family Favorites
June 9, 2012
Marcela introduces us to her Tia Marcela, her aunt and namesake, as they share some of their favorite family recipes and stories.
5. Grilling
June 2, 2012
Start your grills because Marcela has a Mexican menu for any backyard barbecue. First up, her Poc Chuc Torta paired with baby red potatoes and covered in a spicy chipotle butter, followed by more spice-filled grilled surprises.
Farm Fresh
4. Farm Fresh
May 26, 2012
Marcela gets fresh with us and takes us to the ground ... to pick fresh vegetables, of course!
Mexican Classics
3. Mexican Classics
May 19, 2012
Getting dinner on the table, let alone a cherished, authentic dish from your childhood, can be such a challenge! Marcela shares her favorite dishes from the Yucatan, done super easy, for the busy cook.
Mother's Day
2. Mother's Day
May 12, 2012
Marcela got her culinary chops from her momma but that's more than her sister, Carina, can say. This Mother's Day, Marcela and Carina are going to revive some family traditions.
Cinco de Mayo
1. Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2012
Marcela and Margaritas? That's right, it's Cinco De Mayo! To kick off the party Marcela's making a delicious, Spiced Chicken coated in a luxurious Chocolate Pasilla Sauce.
Where to Watch Mexican Made Easy
Mexican Made Easy is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mexican Made Easy on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Food Network and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (39)