5 Meals New Mexicans Won’t Be Giving Up For Lent – I am New Mexico

5 Meals New Mexicans Won’t Be Giving Up For Lent

In New Mexico, some of these meals are much older than the first colonial Spanish settlers that came to New Mexico in the late 1500’s. Most of them are still enjoyed by Spanish American New Mexican families to this day. Unfortunately, many New Mexican restaurants don’t serve any of these. So, with that in mind, if you’ve ever wanted to make what grandma used to make, now you can.

My personal favorite is Torta de Huevo. Below is tried and true recipe that has been used for many years, as long as several others. Enjoy!

What is Lent?

Lent is an annual season of fasting and penitencein preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays until Easter, observed by Roman Catholic, Anglican, and certain other churches throughout the world.

Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are: Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.


New Mexico Style Calabacitas [Recipe]

New Mexican Style Quelites

New Mexican Style Quelites (Spinach with beans)

Torta de Huevo


Rajas Nuevo Mexicano

Rajas Nuevo Mexicano

Fish Sandwich w/Green Chile Tartar Sauce

Blake’s Lotaburger Unleashes Their New Green Chile Tartar Sauce