Sopa Seca (Mexican Noodle Casserole) by Saveur. This recipe from cookbook author Diana Kennedy is a comforting casserole dense with thin fideo noodles bathed in chile sauce. Serve it with a salad or pickled chiles on the side.
Enchiladas de Chile Ajo (Oaxacan Red Chile Enchiladas) by Saveur. These classic Oaxacan-style enchiladas, stuffed with chicken and doused in a sweet chile-and-garlic sauce, come from Iliana de la Vega, chef-owner of El Naranjo in Austin, Texas.
Guisado de Pollo (Chicken and Potato Stew) by Saveur. Hearty and filling, this easy chicken stew gets its signature smoky flavor from chipotles in adobo. It can also be made with any shredded, leftover meat, including pork or beef.
Molletes (Mexican Bean and Cheese Sandwiches) by Saveur. The bolillo, a French-style crusty white bread roll from Mexico, is the traditional foundation of this comforting dish, but a kaiser or most any other sandwich roll will work well.