Some easy recipes for Mexican vanilla flan are Food Network's Flan Mexican and About Food's Flan Dessert. Food Network's recipe uses four ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to prepare, while About Food's recipe calls for five ingredients and takes about 20 minutes to prepare.
To make Food Network's easy flan recipe, start by melting 1 cup sugar in a saucepan for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cover the bottom of custard cups with the melted sugar. Mix together 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 2 cups boiling milk. Strain the mixture using a fine strainer, then pour over the caramel in the custard cups. Cook in a water bath for 50 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.