Get ready for some seriously good eats – there are some incredible Mexican recipes to bring amazing flavors to your dinner table. It doesn’t matter if you’re a south of the border recipe newbie or a seasoned Mexican food pro – you won’t have any problem making these amazing dishes. Choose from all kinds of yummy delights from meaty enchiladas and tempting tacos to sizzling snacks and sides. Forget the drive to your nearest Mexican eatery and whip up some of these goodies in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a popular corn-on-the-cob dish served with lime juice, chili lime powder, herbs, and cheese in Mexico. This simple recipe is perfect as a side dish with any grilled protein, and the smoky flavor of the corn adds a delicious touch.
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Easy Pork Carnitas
This crispy pork carnitas recipe is a versatile and tasty dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer it in tacos, burrito bowls, or even stuffed into a baked potato, the slow-cooked pulled pork flavored with lime and orange juice is sure to please.
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Chile Mango Mexican Candy Shots
These chile mango Mexican candy shots are perfect for spicing up any gathering, whether it’s a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration or a casual night in with friends. The combination of chamoy and chile-lime tajín creates a uniquely delicious and memorable drink experience.
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Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado
If you’re a seafood lover, you have to give Mexican shrimp ceviche a try. With its fresh ingredients and tangy flavors, it’s a dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.
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This chunky guacamole recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Made with avocados, tomatoes, green onions, chilies, lime juice, and cilantro, it is a perfect addition to any meal.
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Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa
Make your own fresh tomatillo red chili salsa with this easy copycat Chipotle recipe that’s perfect as a snack or appetizer with chips or crackers, and goes great with steak, chicken, or any south of the border inspired meal.
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5 Layer Bean Dip
This Mexican layered dip with ground beef is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be enjoyed on any occasion. Its layers of pinto beans, ground beef, tequila lime sour cream, pico de gallo, and cheese make it a flavorful and satisfying treat.
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Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
If you’re looking for a flavorful Mexican-inspired dish, try making Air Fryer Fiesta Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Seasoned with cumin, salt, pepper, and margarita mix, the chicken is stuffed inside poblanos and topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, and cotija cheese, creating a delicious blend of flavors.
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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
This slow cooker Mexican chicken soup is packed with spicy Mexican flavors. It’s super easy to prepare on a weeknight or on the weekend for a football watching crowd.
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Mexican Chicken Casserole
You can make this delicious Mexican chicken casserole in under an hour. It tastes so good, espeically paired with chips and salsa on the side.
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How To Make The Best Fajita Chicken Mexican Pizza
This simple recipe only calls for seven ingredients and it offers a pizza-like flavor but with south of the border toppings, so it’s like a cross between Italian and Mexican food and sure to be a hit.
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Big Mac Tacos
These Big Mac tacos are an easy appetizer that features your favorite burger flavors. Enjoy them as an easy dinner for your family any day of the week, or as a tasty appetizer for game days and parties.
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Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Mexican street corn is turned into a tangy, creamy, and slightly spicy corn salad perfect for cookouts, backyard BBQs, or an easy weeknight dinner. This perfect summer side dish is tasty with grilled chicken, steak, or your favorite seafood. Just 15 minutes from start to finish!
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Chicken Enchiladas With Red Sauce
Delicious chicken enchiladas smothered in a flavorful red enchilada sauce, topped with melted cheese, and baked to perfection. A fiesta of flavors!
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Mexican Bean Soup
If you’re into Mexican food then this recipe is for you! This easy Mexican Bean Soup is a warming, hearty soup that’s packed with Mexican flavors. It features tender beans simmered in a savory broth along with plenty of fresh vegetables and spices.
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Easy Ground Beef Taco Casserole Recipe
Who doesn’t love a good taco? This Taco Casserole puts all your favorite taco flavors in one easy-to-make dish. With savory beef, crunchy tortilla chips, and a creamy layer of sour cream, this dish has all the flavors you love.
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Taco Tater Tot Casserole
You can think of taco tater tot casserole as the Mexican recipe version of a shepherd’s pie. This ground beef casserole is loaded with delicious Mexican food flavors, topped with tater tots, and finished with a layer of cheese.
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Mexican Ground Beef Recipe
Taco seasoning makes this Mexican ground beef recipe an easy and flavorful one-pan meal you can have on the table in 30 minutes. Filled with beans, rice, peppers and plenty of melted cheese, this is a healthy ground beef recipe everyone will love!
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Mexican Hot Chocolate
This recipe for Mexican hot chocolate might take a few minutes longer than a pre-made hot chocolate mix but it’s worth every second. A rich, creamy, perfectly spicy and fragrant mug will warm you up even on the coldest winter day. Don’t forget the marshmallows or whipped cream topping!
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Mexican Chicken Spaghetti
Mexican chicken spaghetti combines tender chicken, spaghetti, and a Tex-Mex sauce into a fantastic casserole that you’ll find yourself making again and again.
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The Best Breakfast Taquitos
The best breakfast taquitos are made with meat, cheese, and your favorite vegetables. It’s truly the easiest morning snack ever going straight from your freezer to the microwave.
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Leftover Steak Tacos With Roasted Chipotle Salsa
These leftover steak tacos are packed with savory goodness and perfect for any weeknight dinner! Topped with fresh onions, cilantro, and drizzled with a delicious roasted chipotle sauce, those tacos require very little prep work.
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BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos
BBQ pulled chicken tacos are a delicious and popular dish made of tender pulled chicken cooked in a flavorful sauce then tucked into taco shells and topped with various garnishes to create a tasty and satisfying meal.
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BBQ Chicken Tostadas
Get ready for a flavor and texture party with these BBQ chicken tostadas. The smoky & sweet BBQ chicken is piled on a crispy tostada, topped with Mexican style coleslaw and drizzled with a mayo-chipotle sauce.
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Leftover Turkey Quesadillas
These leftover turkey quesadillas are a delightful way to repurpose Thanksgiving or holiday turkey into a Mexican-inspired meal. You can even customize them with your favorite ingredients!
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Sopes de Chorizo
Delicious sopes de chorizo are prepared with a flavorful chorizo and potatoes mixture, then topped with Mexican favorites like pico de gallo, crema, and queso fresco.
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Easy Poblano Sauce
This creamy, vegan poblano sauce recipe comes together in under 30 minutes. Roasted poblano peppers and cashews makes this a delight. Nut free options also included in recipe card!
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Also known as Spanish rice, this dish is a wholesome blend of rice, tomatoes, garlic, onion and more. It makes a lovely side dish for chicken, pork or beef.
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Vegetarian Black Bean Quesadillas
Made up of simple ingredients, these black bean quesadillas are incredibly flavorful, includes nutritious black beans, and comes together in less than 30 minutes – it’s the perfect weeknight dinner meal.
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Elote in a Cup
This Mexican street corn salad is loaded with toasted corn, a creamy drizzle, salty crumble of cotija, and plenty of fresh cilantro and lime juice along with a sprinkle of tajin to bring it all together.
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Vegan Breakfast Enchiladas
These enchiladas are a super easy, protein-packed dish with tofu, vegan sausages, and other delicious ingredients you probably already have or can easily grab from your kitchen!
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Vegan Tortilla Soup
You will get four servings of this delightful Mexican-inspired soup with just an hour of prep and cooking time. Every spoonful will leave a lasting impression!
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Mexican potatoes are a simple fried potato side dish packed full of flavor. They need just a few Mexican spices, but you can easily adjust the recipe to suit your tastes. Any Mexican seasoning can be added.
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Easy Mexican Soup With Chicken
This Mexican soup recipe is so simple and easy that you can have dinner on the table for the entire family in no time. There isn’t much to it, it’s just like any one pot meal. Just toss all the ingredients together and let it simmer away.
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Fresh Pineapple Salsa
A little sweet, a little spicy, this fresh pineapple salsa recipe is a must for both taco night and parties! Easy to make with only six ingredients.
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Mexican Avocado Salad
This simple avocado salad is the perfect summer salad. Light, simple and ready in just 10 minutes, it’s the ideal salad if you have a lot of avocado to use up.
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Mexican crema is tangy, spicy, and deliciously creamy. This versatile condiment makes the perfect topping for everything from tacos to burgers and even salads!
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Tacos al Pastor
These vegan tacos al pastor are rich, flavorful, and so easy to make! TVP is infused with spicy guajillo chiles, achiote paste, and fresh pineapple, and then served in homemade tortillas. Pair them with fresh garnishes and salsa for a classic meal turned plant-based.
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This steak quesadilla recipe is a delicious combination of lightly-spiced steak and melty cheese layers wrapped up in a crispy flour tortilla. Serve up the steak quesadillas with plenty of fresh toppings and creamy jalapeno sauce.
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