Instead of going out, try a cosy Valentine’s Day dinner in with that special someone. Here are some Romantic Mexican Dinner Ideas you can whip up to spice up your Valentine’s date.
The amazing thing about spicy foods is that they awaken receptors in your mouth. Your brain is then tricked into believing your mouth is on fire. The pain mixed with the rush of endorphins is the reason we feel good when eating spicy food.
These romantic Mexican dinner ideas and menu suggestions will definitely spice up your Valentine’s Day!
A romantic dinner should feature a romantic cocktail. This twist on a margarita has tequila, champagne, triple sec, lime juice, and pureed strawberries. Just stir or shake everything together. Pour into glasses and rim the edges of your glasses with sugar (or salt if you prefer your drink to be traditional). The cocktail is pink and perfect for a romantic night.
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Bacon and Cheese Jalapeño Poppers
This hot little entrée will kickstart the heat! Fry up some diced bacon. Combine cream cheese, garlic, onion, oregano, and cheese… then mix with the bacon. Cut a slice on each jalapeno pepper and fill with the mixture. Coat each jalapeno with flour, then dip in egg and breadcrumbs before shallow-frying in a pan for about four minutes. Serve them with plain yogurt.
Smothered Beef Burritos with Red Sauce
For mains, there is nothing more comforting that a burrito that’s loaded with seasoned ground beef and onions, refried beans and rice, smothered in red sauce and cheese. Simply brown beef and onion with taco seasoning, then fill tortillas with the beef, along with cooked rice, refried beans, and cheese. Lay them on an oven tray and smother in red enchilada sauce. You can make your own with flour, oil, a mixed chilli powder blend, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, stock, and cream. Cover them with more cheese and throw them into the oven. They are easy and delicious, and will have you both feeling nice and warm.
Tres Leches Cake
This classic dessert finishes of the meal perfectly. For a shortcut (everyone does it!) – make a boxed butter cake or yellow cake according to instructions. Cool it, poke holes all over it and pour a mix of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream into the holes. Chill for four hours and top with sweetened whipped cream to serve.
A romantic meal can always be made better by including something spicy, something sweet, and a little something to drink. Visit the Aztec Mexican Products and Liquor online store – they have all the ingredients you need to make your Valentine’s Day perfect!