Want something deliciously different this Thanksgiving? We’ve come up with a crazy-good Mexican-Style Thanksgiving menu that will wow your guests and make your tastebuds sizzle.

Chile-Rubbed Roast Turkey
Chile-Rubbed Roast Turkey (Wendy Goodfriend)

Mexican-Style Thanksgiving: Chile-Rubbed Roast Turkey
Smoky-sweet and slightly spicy, this chile-rubbed turkey is packed with flavor, bringing a whole new dimension to your Thanksgiving feast.

Spicy Mole Gravy
Spicy Mole Gravy (Wendy Goodfriend)

Mexican-Style Thanksgiving: Spicy Mole Gravy
Layers upon layers of flavor make this mole “gravy” truly special. It’s terrific with roasted turkey, or use it over chicken or even homemade enchiladas (made with leftover turkey!).

Mexican-Style Rice
Mexican-Style Rice (Wendy Goodfriend)

Mexican-Style Thanksgiving: Mexican-Style Rice
Simmered in a quick-to-make blend of tomatoes, onion and garlic, this gussied up rice makes a perfect side dish for any Mexican-style meal.

Savory Black Beans
Savory Black Beans (Wendy Goodfriend)

Mexican-Style Thanksgiving: Savory Black Beans
Perfect for a party, nothing beats a big pot of well-spiced beans, and this recipe is fully loaded.

Roasted Chile and Lime Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Chile and Lime Sweet Potatoes (Wendy Goodfriend)

Mexican-Style Thanksgiving: Roasted Chile and Lime Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes are great, but add a pop of chile and lime and take these tubers to a whole new level of delicious.

Want Something Different? Bay Area Bites Serves Up a Mexican-Style Thanksgiving 28 November,2016Kim Laidlaw


Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.

Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.

She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in Petaluma with her husband and their child, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at http://www.kimlaidlaw.com.


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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