Independence Day

El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores) is an historical event that happened in the early morning of 16 September 1810. Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church and gave the pronunciamiento (call to arms) that triggered the Mexican War of Independence. This happened in the state of Guanajuato within the small town of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo). In October 1825, the day of 16 September began to be observed as Mexico’s Independence Day.

Chiles en Nogadas

This recipe from Cocina Vital

serves 4


For the nogada


  • Prepare chiles in nogada
  • Varnish poblano peppers with oil, handle and leave sweat in a plastic bag. Remove the skin and make a small cut in the center. Remove veins and seeds.
  • Acitrona the onion and garlic, add the ground meat and season. Add the tomato and cook until it releases its juices.
  • Add the almonds, raisins and acitron and incorporate well. Add the chopped fruits, season and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Chill and fill poblano peppers. Reservation.
  • For the nogada
  • Blend all the ingredients until a slightly thick consistency is achieved. Season and reserve.
  •  Serve the hot or cold stuffed chiles, pour the nogada on top and decorate with pomegranate and chopped parsley.

Try with:

Tequila or a glass of Solaz( Tempranillo) from Spain Salud!