Beer Battered Mexican Hushpuppies

These beer-battered Mexican Hushpuppies are made with taco seasoning and green chiles for a festive twist on an old favorite!

These beer-battered Mexican Hushpuppies are made with taco seasoning and green chiles for a festive twist on an old favorite!

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I first tried hushpuppies at a Southern-style restaurant in the town where I went to college. It was love and first bite for me, and now I order them whenever I see them on a menu!

This at-home version is the perfect accompaniment to lots of my favorite Mexican recipes. The creamy pepper-jelly dipping sauce is both sweet and spicy; just the thing to slather onto these seasoned hushpuppies.

Mexican Hushpuppies are the perfect side dish for fried food or grilled fish tacos!

Hushpuppies are the perfect side dish for grilled fish tacos or savory fried chicken. This recipe uses lager beer along with two of my favorite Old El Paso™ prodcuts: Taco Seasoning and Chopped Green Chiles. The bold flavors really give this classic comfort food a festive Mexican kick!

Pepper jelly dipping sauce is the perfect sweet-and-spicy accompaniment to these fried Mexican Hushpuppies!

I’m not *always* a huge fan of fried food, but these might just be the exception for me (along with these deep fried olives!). I love the texture of the fried cornmeal, especially with the little bits of chopped green chiles tucked right into every bite. Many hushpuppy recipes call for buttermilk, but I decided to use a Mexican-style lager beer instead. The carbonation makes them extra fluffy, and I love cooking with beer… sometimes I even put it in the food! (<–Oh, come on, you knew that was coming!)

Here’s the Recipe!

Beer Battered Mexican Hushpuppies

Beer Battered Mexican Hushpuppies

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These beer-battered Mexican Hushpuppies are made with taco seasoning and green chiles for a festive twist on an old favorite!

Ingredients

For the Hushpuppies

  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1-ounce package Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 4.5-ounce can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained
  • 3/4 cup Mexican lager beer
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and taco seasoning. Fold the chiles, beer, and eggs into the batter until just combined. Allow the batter to rest while heating 3” of cooking oil in a large pot to 350°.
  2. Working in batches, drop the batter into the heated oil by heaping tablespoons. Allow to fry for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on a metal rack set over paper towels.
  3. Prepare the dipping sauce by whisking the pepper jelly, mayonnaise, and yogurt together in a small bowl. Serve with warm hushpuppies.

Notes

Use a cookie scoop (small ice cream scoop) to form the perfect hushpuppies.
Be sure to taste the first fried hushpuppy to ensure it is cooked through and salted to your liking.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 5 Hushpuppies
Amount Per Serving Calories 57Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 165mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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Appetizer Idea!! These beer-battered Mexican Hushpuppies are made with taco seasoning and green chiles for a festive twist on an old favorite!

 

May 24, 2016 | Last Updated on October 19, 2020 by Linda

1 thought on “Beer Battered Mexican Hushpuppies”

  1. Ohhh this looks delicious! I shouldn’t look at bloglovin’ while at school, I get so hungry now haha. I’ve never actually had these but I think I should try them!

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