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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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Catherine's Guacamole

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Catherine Cassidy
Get the scoop on making a standout guacamole. A handful of chopped celery adds some fun crunch in this avocado dip—everyone’s favorite fiesta starter. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake on a moment’s notice. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

We make this main dish and side together, and adjust the heat from the red pepper flakes depending on who's at the table. —Tara Cruz, Kersey, Colorado

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I wanted to build a better pork sandwich, and this Asian-style filling was a huge hit with my husband and co-workers. Bring on the wasabi mayo. —Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio

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Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make it often during the winter-it sure can warm you up after being outside doing chores!

Three-Bean Salsa

Three-Bean Salsa

Three-Bean Salsa

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina Gutierrez. To keep calories down, she serves it with baked or low-fat tortilla chips at home in San Antonio, Texas.

Southwestern Corn Chowder

Southwestern Corn Chowder

Southwestern Corn Chowder

A family friend gave me this spicy chowder recipe years ago. We usually take a batch along when we go camping. It's a fast filling meal that satisfies all appetites.
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Time-Saving Tacos

Time-Saving Tacos

Time-Saving Tacos

An envelope of taco seasoning gives Mexican flair to Debbie's meat mixture in this tasty taco dinner. It has such a different flavor from the other variations that your family will never realize it's made from the same sauce.

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Black beans, convenient chicken strips and chilies star in a feisty new role in these loaded pockets. Eat ’em out of hand (or with a fork if you feel civilized)! Serve a little salsa on the side for an extra burst of flavor. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Chili-Cheese Wonton Cups

Chili-Cheese Wonton Cups

Chili-Cheese Wonton Cups

Baked in miniature muffin cups, wonton wrappers make perfect little cups for these crunchy Southwestern bites. In addition to two different cheeses, green chilies and chives, Lyn Renwick of Charlotte, North Carolina seasons the cups with a hint of cumin.

Zesty Potato Soup

Zesty Potato Soup

Zesty Potato Soup

Zesty Potato Soup is suggested by Marsha Brenda of Round Rock, Texas, who informs, "This soup has a delightful zip that sparks recipe requests."

Tuna Schooners

Tuna Schooners

Tuna Schooners

Instead of plain tuna salad sandwiches, I fix this creamy tuna mixture, which includes crunchy apples. Then I put it on a crisp English muffin half with triangle tortilla chips sticking out to look like the sails of a ship.—Judy Archuleta, Escalon, California

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

In her Boise, Idaho kitchen, Monica Perry tucks catfish "nuggets" and a convenient coleslaw mix into tortillas with tasty results. The fish gets a slight kick from the Creole seasoning.

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

For variety, substitute cooked chicken or ground beef for the shrimp in these easy quesadillas, suggests Joan Schroeder from Pinedale, Wyoming.



Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

"This taco salad has all the flavors, but it’s so much easier to prepare and eat because it’s not served in a shell. If you like spicier food, use medium or hot salsa and add another jalapeno." —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

A well-seasoned filling of chicken and refried beans makes this quick Southwest specialty from Shawn Nelson of Evansville, Indiana a popular choice for lunch or supper. Green onions and cilantro add a burst of fresh flavor.

Zesty Corn Dip

Zesty Corn Dip

Zesty Corn Dip

This dip is zippy and delicious! I especially like it with Hawaiian bread. . .the hint of sweetness compliments the "heat" from the cayenne pepper. —Lisa Leaper-Shuck Worthington, Ohio

Turkey Pita Tacos

Turkey Pita Tacos

Turkey Pita Tacos

Cumin spices up this crunchy sandwich filling from Ann Bergstrom of Warrenville, Illinois. In addition to garden-fresh vegetables, it calls for time-saving ingredients such as prepared salsa, canned olives and shredded cheese.
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