Recipes By Category

Pueblo-Style Food – The Influence of Many Cultures 

A crossover of ethnic and regional influences in Pueblo through the years has resulted in a delightful culinary stew that makes Pueblo a respected food city today. Originally, Indians, who lived in adobe huts in Pueblo, mixed with incoming traders and mountain men of various backgrounds, cooked Southwestern-style food that influenced Pueblo’s cuisine. Mexicans added their food to Pueblo’s culture as they immigrated here through the years, first by passing through the local, original borderline that divided the two countries.

Immigrants speaking over 40 languages moved to Pueblo to work at mines and the steel mill, bringing to Pueblo the flavors of Eastern Europeans, Italians, Mexicans, Spaniards, Greeks, Irish, Jews, Lithuanians, Russians and more. Through the years Pueblo became a melting pot, with a unique cuisine that came from a mix of traditional immigrant, Old Mexico, Indian, and Southernwestern food, that when coupled with modern twists on food, including the major influence of Pueblo’s now famous chiles – has drawn Pueblo increased attention and respect as a surprising new food city.

We’ve divided Pueblo Style food into categories:

PUEBLO-STYLE MEXICAN / SOUTHWESTERN RECIPES:

Pueblo-Style Mexican / Southwestern food includes modern Pueblo chile recipes and a mixed cuisine with Indian, Mexican, and Southwestern influences.

All Appetizers Sides Breakfast Lunch Entrees Desserts Drinks & Cocktails

Beef Burritos Breads Burgers & Sloppers Chicken Chiles Chili Enchiladas Fish Quesadillas Pastries Pork Rice Salads Sandwiches Sauces & Salsa Snacks Soups and Stews Tacos Vegetables

Explore Pueblo-Style Mexican / Southwestern food at local food trucks, markets and restaurants featured throughout this website.

ITALIAN RECIPES ADOPTED IN PUEBLO:

A lot of Italians moved to Pueblo and Puebloeans love to shop at local markets buying ingredients for authentic Italian food. Many recipes have been passed down through the generations.

All Appetizers Sides Breakfast Lunch Entrees Desserts Drinks & Cocktails

Carne (meat) Coffee Formaggi (cheese) Italian Sausage Sandwiches Panne (bread) Pasta Pesce (fish) Pizza Verdura (vegetables) Rice Vino (wine and cocktails) Zuppe e Salsa (soups and salsa)

Explore Italian food at local food trucks, markets and restaurants featured throughout this website.

BOJON-STYLE RECIPES:

Bojon is a local, unique to Pueblo that encompasses anyone with Eastern European roots that assimilated here, including those with Slovenian, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech roots. So here we include beloved traditional Eastern European recipes passed down through the generations here in Pueblo.

All Appetizers Sides Breakfast Lunch Entrees Desserts Drinks & Cocktails

Cabbage Cakes and Pastries Kielbasa Meat Dishes Salads

Pueblo-Bojon Kolbassi Potica Salads Sausage

Explore Pueblo style Bojon food at local food trucks, markets and restaurants featured throughout this website.

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RECIPES INFLUENCED BY IMMIGRANTS FROM VARIOUS REGIONS OF MEXICO:

All Appetizers Sides Breakfast Lunch Entrees Desserts Drinks & Cocktails

OTHER ETHNIC FOOD RECIPES ADOPTED IN PUEBLO:

Regional and ethnic recipes that Puebloeans that are a historic or modern influence to Pueblo cuisine.

Italian Indian Irish Mexican Spanish Greek

Asian Cuban Jewish Russian South American Other

Explore all types of Pueblo style food at local food trucks, markets and restaurants featured throughout this website.

RECIPES FROM LOCAL COOKBOOKS AND OLD TIME PUEBLO RECIPES:

Through the years there’s been many cookbooks produced by local churches, orgnizations and clubs, most of which are no longer published. They range from ethnic to old fashioned food made by local ladies, who enjoying sharing. their recipes as a part of fundraisers. We hope to one day publish an up to date Authentic Pueblo Cookbook, with recipes compiled by Pueblo Independent Magazine.

CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS:

The convergence of cultures led to a cosmopolitan character to the city that resulted in a number of ethnically-rooted neighborhoods that are typically not seen west of the Mississippi. Respective cultural groups maintain cultural festivals to the present, the “melting post of the west” is home to locations of the Order Sons of Italy, American Slovenian Catholic Union, and I.O.O.F., among others. Pueblo has number of regional events and special occasions that celebrate local food and age-old customs that are featured at www.PuebloMag.com and at our Pueblo Independent Magazine Facebook page and specialty groups including Authentic Pueblo Eats, Pueblo Food Truck Scene and Pueblo Scene.

If you would like to submit a Pueblo-Style recipe for the web and someday in print contact Jenny Paulson / Publisher through messenger on Facebook.