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Mexican Independence Day

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The Mexican War of Independence (1810–1821) was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities which started on September 16, 1810.

The movement, which became known as the Mexican War of Independence, was led by Mexican-born Spaniards, Mestizos and Amerindians who sought independence from Spain. It started as an idealistic peasants' rebellion against their colonial masters, but ended as an unlikely alliance between Mexican ex-royalists and Mexican guerrilla insurgents.

Accompanying all good celebrations is quality food and Mexican Independence Day is no exception; here are some of our favourite Mexican-inspired recipes to get you cracking...

- Mexican Pinto Bean, Sweet Pepper & Garlic Soup with an Avocado Salsa

- Beef & Black Bean Chilli

- Quesadillas

- Smoky Chipotle Black Beans and Dark Chocolate

- Spicy Beef Tacos

- Hugh's Chilli Con Carne


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