Rick Bayless's Authentic Mexican Recipes

From manchamanteles to turkey with mole poblano, try these authentic mexican dishes from chef Rick Bayless.

Turkey in Mole Poblano
Turkey in Mole Poblano
Chef Rick Bayless turns up the heat on turkey breast with this flavorful, chocolate-based mole poblano.Todd Coleman
Birria (Goat or Lamb with Sauce)
Rick Bayless, helped us adapt this recipe from Birrier¿a El Tartamudo in Jocotepec. **[See the Birria (Goat or Lamb with Sauce) recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Birria-Goat-or-Lamb-w ith-Sauce)** _[Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Guy Kloppenburg
Michelada Bloody Mary A classic michelada blends beer with lime juice and salt. Bayless's unique version incorporates elements of the bloody mary (tomato juice, Tabasco, and Worcestershire) and a variety of citrus. **[See the Michelada Bloody Mary recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Wine-and-Drink/Michelada-Bloo dy-Mary)** [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Michael Kraus
Grilled Softshell Crabs with Jicama Salad and Tomato-Avocado Salsa This dish is prepared by simply grilling softshell crabs and serving them with a crunchy slaw made of jicama. **[See the Grilled Softshell Crabs with Jicama Salad and Tomato-Avocado Salsa recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Grilled-Softshell-Cra bs-with-Jicama-Salad-and-Tomato-Avocado-Salsa)** _[Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes) _Michael McLaughlin
Pork with Mole Negro Sauce You should be able to find the ingredients for this Oaxacan dish (from Topolobampo) at most Mexican groceries. **[See the Pork with Mole Negro Sauce recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Pork-with-Mole-Negro- Sauce)** [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_André Baranowski
Grandma Potter's Peach Cobbler
Gladys Potter, Rick Bayless's grandmother, was acclaimed in the family for this dessert. **[See Grandma Potter's Peach Cobbler recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Grandma-Potters-Peach -Cobbler)** [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Christopher Hirsheimer
Hickory House Baked Beans The original Hickory House recipe for this popular side dish called for navy beans, but Bayless prefers pintos. **[See the Hickory House Baked Beans recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hickory-House-Baked-B eans)** [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Christopher Hirsheimer
Hickory House Sour Slaw
Author and restaurateur Rick Bayless recalled that this oil-and-vinegar-based slaw was the most popular of the seven cold side dishes served at his parents' restaurant, the Hickory House. **[See the Hickory House Sour Slaw recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hickory-House-Sour-Sl aw-)** [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Christopher Hirsheimer
Chile Rub
This rub is a smooth puree made of guajillo chiles, garlic, cider vinegar, and spices. See the Chile Rub recipe » [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes) _Wikipedia/Badagnani
Mole with Chicken, Pork, and Pineapple (Manchamanteles de Cerdo y Pollo) Manchamanteles, a spicy, stewlike dish from Mexico, is considered to be one of the seven classic moles of Oaxaca. This recipe is based on one in_ Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico_ by Rick Bayless (William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987). **[See the Mole with Chicken, Pork, and Pineapple (Manchamanteles de Cerdo y Pollo) recipe »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Mole-with-Chicken-Por k-and-Pineapple)** _[Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Flickr/Kimubert
More from Rick Bayless:
[Mexico City: North America's New Food Capital by Rick Bayless »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/North-Americas-New-Fo od-Capital) [On the Shelves of Professionals: Rick Bayless's favorite cookbooks »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/On-the-Shelves-of-the -Professionals) [Maxwell Street Blues by Rick Bayless »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Maxwell-Street-Blues- The-Way-It-Is) [We Didn't Know Beans »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Techniques/We-Didnt-Know-Bean s) [Beef Tongue »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Techniques/Speaking-of-Tongue s) [The Saveur 100 Chefs' Edition: Rick Bayless's Pick, Lucero Soto Arriaga »](http://www.saveur.com/article/Travels/Saveur-100-2011-Lucer o-Soto-Arriaga) Review: Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine » [_Back to SAVEUR's Favorite Rick Bayless Recipes »](http://www.saveur.com/article/kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Rick -Bayless-Recipes)_Penny De Los Santos