Cooking with Corona: Easy Mexican recipes that bring big flavor

Corona Chicken Taco Bowls, photo provided by Corona
Corona Chicken Taco Bowls, photo provided by Corona /

These easy Mexican recipes make cooking with Corona even tastier.

Why not cook up a fiesta with these easy Mexican recipes. With the help of cooking with Corona, these tasty dishes will make any meal a flavorful experience. While the beach escape might be a little closer to home this year, why not create your own flavor escape at your table. The Corona Hotline would definitely approve.

For many people, cooking with beer is a great way to bring a favorite beverage to the table in multiple ways. If you enjoy sipping a particular beverage, you will enjoy cooking with it. Although it might not be the one for you one for the recipe equation, it is nice to sip and cook with the same beverage.

Recently, Corona shared some tasty recipes that pair either the Corona beers or the Corona Seltzer. Using Old El Paso seasonings and tacos kits, these easy Mexican recipes will have anyone feel like a master chef.

Are you ready to get cooking with Corona with easy Mexican recipes?

Mini Carnitas Taco Bowls

Prep Time: 40 Minutes; Start to Finish: 3 Hours 50 Minutes

Pair with: Corona Familiar


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3- to 4-lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed, cut in 2- to 3-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 24 Old El Paso™ soft tortilla mini bowls (two 5.1 oz packages), heated per package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup sliced radishes
  • 2 medium jalapenos, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges

Additional Instructions:

  • In large bowl, mix vegetable oil, taco seasoning mix, cumin, coriander and salt. Add pork, and toss to coat; pour into 5-quart Dutch oven. Place onions and garlic on top of pork. Pour in water, orange juice and lime juice. Heat to boiling over high heat. Stir; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender.
  • Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently and pressing on pork with spatula to shred meat, 3 to 7 minutes or until sauce thickens and pork is coated in cooking liquid.
  • Divide pork mixture between mini bowls and top with queso fresco, radishes and sliced jalapeno. Serve with lime wedges.

Although the recipe doesn’t state it, you can add some of the Corona Premier in the cooking liquid. You will want to reduce a little of the water to keep the liquid ratios. The alcohol will burn off as you are cooking.

By adding the Corona Premier, the flavor is a little more robust. Also, the beer can help to keep the pork tender. Just like adding a little beer to a pork shoulder on a smoker, the same concept works here.

Easy Mexican recipes
Corona Beef Tacos, photo provided by Corona /

Classic Beef Tacos

Prep Time: 25 Minutes; Start to Finish: 25 Minutes
Pair with: Corona Extra


  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ taco shells, heated per package directions
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (5 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup sour cream

Additional Instructions:

  • In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • Stir in water and seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Divide beef between heated shells and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Who hasn’t enjoyed an ice-cold Corona with beef tacos? To add some beer into this recipe, consider adding some beer onions to the mix. Similar to cooking onions in wine, you can cook onions in beer. The cooked onions in the taco will bring some rich flavors.

These recipes are just a few ideas of cooking with Corona. Whether you use a beer can chicken to make chicken tacos or create some sauces with the beer or seltzer, there are all types of easy Mexican recipes that get a boost from your favorite beverage. Salud!

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What are easy Mexican recipes do you love? Are you cooking with Corona?