A classic Tex-Mex dish combines the building blocks of a meal - protein, vegetables and starch - in hearty recipes with a peppery punch. Chicken, black beans, green peppers, tortillas and cheddar show how it's done in this stacked version of a traditional Tex-Mex casserole. —Rebecca Pepsin, Longmont, Colorado
This family-friendly recipe offers a new take on classic enchiladas. If you like yours with a little extra “oomph,” sprinkle some seeded, fresh chopped jalapenos and cilantro on top. —Amy Johnson, New Braunfels, Texas
It can be pure heaven to dive into gooey, cheesy enchiladas. Especially if they taste anything like the recipe Diane Witmer of Spencer, Wisconsin sent us. They're rich, creamy and extra-cheesy, which makes them very hearty and filling.
Cooked chicken strips and canned enchilada sauce hurry along this zesty entree from Amy Dando. "I came up with it shortly after I got married," notes the Endicott, New York reader. "It's a delicious dinner for two that's easy to double for company."