Zacatecas cowboy stew: Puchero vaquero de Zacatecas

This stew, a product of Mexico’s cattle ranches, originally utilized just about any part of the cow that was available, including the udders. It is a simple, tasty one-pot meal that reflects the lifestyle of the hard-working vaqueros, who often had to prepare their meals over a campfire. Ingredients 3 1/2 lbs. beef chuck, cut into 1″ […]

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Zacatecas style enchiladas: Enchiladas zacatecanos

The word “zacatecano” used to describe a dish quite often indicates that it contains the combination of poblano chiles and cream. Ingredients: 12 corn tortillas vegetable oil as necessary 4 large poblano chiles, roasted, peeled and seeded 1 cup Mexican crema, creme fraiche or heavy cream 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or farmer cheese 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped ½ […]

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Zacatecas Cathedral - photo by Alan Cogan

The state of Zacatecas, Mexico – resource page

Zacatecas – a place to return to! Millions of Americans today look to the Mexican state of Zacatecas as their ancestral homeland. In this section, we focus on the fascinating state of Zacatecas, which supplied so much of the country’s wealth during colonial times. Main articles for this section: Zacatecas – A Labyrinth of Riches […]

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Zacatecas

The state of Zacatecas is part of the Northern Mexico Region, along with the states of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, and San Luis Potosí. The state has an area of 75,200 square kilometers and a population of 1.7 million (2017). The state capital is the beautiful colonial city of Zacatecas, noted for its […]

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Nuevo Leon

The state of Nuevo León is part of the Northern Mexico Region, along with the states of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas. The state is an industrial powerhouse, centered on Monterrey, Mexico’s third-largest city. The state has an unusual, elongated shape: it is very much longer north-south than west-east. The state […]

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Coahuila

The state of Coahuila is part of the Northern Mexico Region, along with the states of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas. Coahuila is Mexico’s third largest state in land area and known for its mining and industrial activities. The largest city in the state, and the state capital, is Saltillo. […]

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Durango

The state of Durango is part of the Northern Mexico Region, along with the states of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas. The state capital is the city of Durango. Set in basin and range country (think Western movies), the state of Durango was a center for the Mexican movie […]

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