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Mexican Recipes

Explore and discover easy, delicious and authentic Mexican food recipes. From tacos to casseroles, salads, salsas, enchiladas, burritos, guacamole and even desserts, here you'll find the best Mexican recipes for your next fiesta.

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My husband adores this roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. I serve it over rice flavored with cilantro and more zippy lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Charles Town, WV
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Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Trust me when I say this hearty dish can be assembled in minutes, then devoured even quicker with no leftovers. —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas

Avocado Quesadillas

Avocado Quesadillas

Avocado Quesadillas

Avocados give quesadillas some nutritional value and fortunately, my son likes them. Thinly slice the avocado, and add chicken or beef for extra protein. —Debbie Limas, North Andover, Massachusetts

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once, she made a batch for my cousin’s birthday, and he ate the entire thing. —Joan Hallford, Fort Worth, Texas

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Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

"I love the zesty taste of this moist grilled tenderloin," pens Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania. "The cumin, avocado and jalapeno give it Southwestern flair. It's an easy, elegant way to prepare pork."

Fiesta Loaf

Fiesta Loaf

Fiesta Loaf

When planning a camping trip a few years back, I looked for recipes that could be made ahead of time for quick eating later. This filling sandwich was the perfect solution.

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chock-full of veggies and autumn color, this soup is ideal for using up fresh garden bounty. Add richness by first grilling the chicken and vegetables. —Kathy Averbeck, Dousman, Wisconsin
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Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

We spoon the black bean salsa that accompanies this dish over grilled tenderloin slices. You can save on last-minute prep time by making the salsa and the cumin-coriander pork rub ahead. —Maria Chiarino of Concord, North Carolina

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

"I wanted to cut back on red meat, but my husband thinks ground turkey can be dry,” says Lindsay Ludden of Omaha, Nebraska. “I think the taco seasoning and jalapeno juice in this recipe give the turkey added flavor and moistness…and he agrees!”

Red Pepper Jalapeno Muffins

Red Pepper Jalapeno Muffins

Red Pepper Jalapeno Muffins

These moist, spicy muffins boast as much flavor as color. They go great with soups and salads, says Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario. Substitute a can of chopped green chilies for the jalapenos for less heat.

Pork Chops Mole

Pork Chops Mole

Pork Chops Mole

Mole sauce or paste, a spicy sauce made with chocolate, cinnamon, dried red pepper and other ingredients, can be found in the Mexican section of your local supermarket.

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

We love Southwestern flavor, and this recipe certainly provides it. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas.

Coffee Cream Tortilla Cups

Coffee Cream Tortilla Cups

Coffee Cream Tortilla Cups

Here's a special dessert for two. Crispy tortilla bowls hold creamy coffee-flavored pudding topped with a mix of colorful fresh berries. Amber Zurbrugg of Alliance, Ohio shared the recipe.

Colorful Bean Salad

Colorful Bean Salad

Colorful Bean Salad

My bean salad is a mainstay, both for family meals and neighborhood potlucks. People rave about the cumin dressing with its zesty flavor. The salad tastes even better when made ahead and marinated in the fridge overnight.—Beth Brown, Naples, Florida

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

Bacon Avocado Wraps

A variety of flavored flour tortillas are now available and would add nice variation to this recipe.

Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Marinade seasoned with chili powder and paprika gives grilled flank stead a robust flavor. "This treasured recipe from a German neighbor opened up my taste buds to a whole new world," comments DiAnn Mallehan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: Anytime you're looking for a way to use up your zucchini and squash, this recipe gives a different taste sensation. My husband really enjoys it -and, except for the zucchini, our two daughters, ages 7 and 3, do as well! -Debbie Cosford, Bayfield, Ontario

Santa Fe Stew

Santa Fe Stew

Santa Fe Stew

Meet the Cook: This recipe came with me from New Mexico, where I lived years ago. It's been a hit at everything from a simple family supper to a church fellowship! Our three daughters are 19, 17 and 6. My husband's a truck driver, and we live in town. But we also have an 80-acre farm, filled with pine trees, that belonged to my great-granddad - one day, we hope to build a house there. -Patti Henson, Linden, Texas
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