There are Tex Mex recipes for just about any occasion and some of them you will want to make again and again. But you don’t have to head for your local Tex Mex restaurant when it’s this easy to make your own Tex Mex delights in the comfort of your own kitchen. A bold combination of Texan flavors and Mexican inspiration, every bite promises to make you fall more and more in love with this delightful cuisine. Add some southwestern charm to your meals by spicing things up and opting for a Tex Mex evening. There are plenty of colorful, delicious dishes to choose from.
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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Seared Steak Nachos With Tomatillo Serrano Salsa
These seared steak nachos are especially good if you’re a fan of this Tex-Mex classic. There are plenty of nacho toppings including juicy steak and different kinds of chillies are used to give a wonderful spicy taste to the dish. You will love these Mexican steak nachos with tomatillo serrano salsa.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Fresca Chicken
The first time I made slow cooker salsa fresca chicken, I fell in love with the recipe! This easy keto chicken recipe with chicken breasts is a slow cooker dinner recipe you’ll love. Crock pot chicken is a great dish for busy weeknights when you don’t want to get home and have to start cooking. You will love how easy slow cooker salsa fresca chicken is to make.
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Loaded Taco Dip
This slow cooker taco dip is the perfect party appetizer, loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors and easy to prepare. Let the slow cooker do the work while you focus on other dishes or entertaining your guests.
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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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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 Taco Spaghetti Squash
You’ll love this chicken taco spaghetti squash with only four ingredients. It’s an unusual recipe with Tex Mex flavors that’s ideal for dinner on a busy weeknight or whenever you please.
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Instant Pot Pork Tacos
These Instant Pot Pork Tacos are perfect for a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner. They are packed with flavorful Mexican spices, tender pork, and topped with all of your favorite taco toppings. Load them up with avocado, red onion, tomatoes, lime, and avocado crema.
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Your kids will love these Fresh Corn and Bean Nachos for dinner or an after-school snack. Loaded with fresh summer corn, kidney beans, jalapenos, and cheese. They are impossible to resist.
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Grilled Steak Tacos
Grilled steak tacos with cucumber and corn salsa really do make the perfect summer dinner. Spicy skirt steak topped with the freshest cucumber and grilled corn salsa.
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Instant Pot Taco Soup
This Instant Pot taco soup is packed with kidney beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. You might like to consider making a double batch and you’ll have soup to fill your belly all week!
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Delicious Mexican Chicken Casserole
This casserole is one of those dishes that your family will want time and time again, and might become one of your favorite all time meals to make. It takes under an hour and tastes so good! Add a side of your favorite salsa and chips, and you are all set with dinner.
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Epic Quesadilla Platter (And How To Style It)
This delicious quesadilla platter can be easily scaled up or down for a tasty impressive party snack or meal that everyone can enjoy, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on how to make it and get it looking like this.
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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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Fried Avocado Tacos (Air Fryer, Oven Versions)
These fun fried tacos have avocado fries in addition to refried beans and a creamy poblano sauce on top of corn tortillas. These fried avocado tacos were a staple when I used to live in Texas. It has fried avocados, pinto beans, red onions, cilantro, and corn with a spicy poblano sauce!
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Tex Mex Dip Recipe
With salsa, olives, refried beans, avocado, tomatoes, and more, this Tex Mex dip is a clean eating delight and it’s perfect if you’re having a party and want to offer something colorful and fresh.
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Walking Taco Casserole
This walking taco casserole recipe is everything you love about walking tacos in an easy casserole form! Taco-spiced ground beef is cooked with onions and zucchini then combined with black beans and tomatoes and layered with shredded cheese. Once it’s baked and melty, just add toppings and fritos.
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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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Shredded Chicken Nachos
You’re going to love these cheesy shredded chicken nachos! They are loaded with layers of crunchy chips, shredded salsa chicken, beans, and two layers of cheese. After a quick broil, it’s time to top with the perfect nacho toppings your heart desires.
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Easy Crockpot Chicken and Salsa
This chicken with salsa in the crockpot makes the best protein base and then can be turned into so many simple dinners or be used for meal prep meals. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients and can be prepped in 2 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to whip up a margarita too. Simply season the chicken, top with salsa, and turn on your slow cooker.
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Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)
chicken with salsa in the crockpot makes the best protein base and then can be turned into so many simple dinners or be used for meal prep meals. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients and can be prepped in 2 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to whip up a virgin margarita mocktail, too! Simply season the chicken, top with salsa, and turn on your slow cooker.
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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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This is a mouthwatering breakfast burrito for Tex Mex food fans. It boasts a juicy tofu scramble, hearty vegan sausage crumbles, crispy roasted potatoes, and a burst of freshness from the avocado tomato salsa.
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Copycat Chili’s Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Get the party started with this copycat Chili’s spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro-lime crema. This dish is packed with flavor, and the cilantro-lime crema takes it over the top. Your guests will be impressed with your cooking skills, and they’ll be asking for seconds. So, don’t forget to make a double batch!
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Mexican Charcuterie Board Idea
This Mexican charcuterie board will make you feel like it’s a fiesta! Enjoy crowd-favorite Mexican snacks this Cinco de Mayo with this epic board.
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Perfect Chickpea Enchiladas
These tasty vegetarian chickpea enchiladas have a simple creamy cheesy chickpea filling paired with red enchilada sauce (use your favorite brand or my legendary homemade sauce) and are incredibly satisfying!
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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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Sweet & Smoky Pineapple Chipotle Chili
This hearty, sweet and smoky pineapple chipotle chili has a bit of a kick to it and has two ingredients that I love to use to give it a more robust and heartier flavor, gochujang and cocoa powder.
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Bring the vibrant flavors of Chipotle to your own kitchen with this copycat sofritas recipe! The only difference is that this version is even better than the original. Meaty tofu is simmered in a smoky, tangy, and bold salsa made from chile peppers and aromatic spices. Use it for tacos, burrito bowls, and so much more!
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