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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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Heat and sweet is such an amazing combination. The addition of red chili and chocolate chips makes these traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies a fiesta for your mouth! — Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Hawaiian Chicken Wings

Hawaiian Chicken Wings

Hawaiian Chicken Wings

"The slightly sweet sauce in this recipe makes it hard to stop munching these golden chicken wings," assures Carol Jones of Oregon City, Oregon.

Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

This filling chili, submitted by Bill Hughes of Raleigh, North Carolina, is loaded with nutritious beans and veggies. You might serve it as a light main course or a zippy, satisfying side.

Chili Bean Cheese Omelet

Chili Bean Cheese Omelet

Chili Bean Cheese Omelet

"In an effort to eat healthier, I've been playing around with some recipes, including this hearty omelet," writes field editor Cathee Bethel of Lebanon, Oregon. The bountiful blend of tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese and onion makes it a satisfying centerpiece for breakfast, brunch or supper.
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Chili & Cheese Ham Strata

Chili & Cheese Ham Strata

Chili & Cheese Ham Strata

Don’t you just love it when you find a holiday recipe that can be folded into the everyday repertoire? This strata, layered with sourdough, cheddar and savory ham, is egg-cellent for Easter but just as wonderful for any other brunch! —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California

Southwest Surprise Bread

Southwest Surprise Bread

Southwest Surprise Bread

Fat-free refried beans are the surprise ingredient in these soft, high-rising loaves with just a hint of heat. “Beans increase the protein content of the bread and are so good! We serve this instead of garlic bread with Mexican dishes.” Sandra Lee Herr - Stevens, Pennsylvania

Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Zippy jalapeno, tart lime juice and garden-fresh cucumbers take center stage in this chunky salsa from Sandy Lee of Choctaw, Oklahoma. "I always have more cucumbers than I can use, so I created this recipe," she says. "It complements just about anything."

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

After I got married, my aunt gave me her recipe for skillet spaghetti and told me it was ideal for a quick weeknight meal. Over the years I’ve tinkered with the ingredients and played with the seasonings to make it healthier. It's a dish my family truly loves. —Kristen Killian, Depew, New York

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

To create a more interesting pasta salad, I added pasta to my favorite black-eyed pea salad. The result is different and delicious. Cucumber and green pepper give this picnic side dish a satisfying crunch. —Melinda Ewbank of Fairfield, Ohio

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans and fresh veggies. —Ronnie Lappe, Brownwood, Texas

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Even finicky eaters love "Taco Night" because they can add toppings to suit their tastes. In this recipe, chicken is coated with taco seasoning and then stir-fried, so the zesty flavor really shines through.

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Two types of melon and other fresh fruit combine with peach preserves in this best-of-the-season fruit dish from Karen Ann Bland. The Gove, Kansas reader writes, “These colorful fruit bowls are great to serve for brunch or as a snack.”

Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

More than an inventive way to use leftover or store-bought chili, this is the No. 1 request in the Bender household (and our judges know why). —Jennifer Bender, Baldwin, Georgia

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

“While cleaning the freezer one day, I uncovered extra filling I had used in an appetizer. I decided to add it to the mashed potatoes for dinner…and it became an immediate favorite,” relates Laurie Balcom of Lynden, Washington.

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Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

For a festive Mexican breakfast, we do chorizo and huevos rancheros. Add refried beans and cheddar, and serve everything in bowls made of tortillas. —Paul Williams, Fort Mohave, Arizona

Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

For something cool on a hot day, we mix shrimp and crabmeat with crunchy veggies straight from the garden. Look for adobo seasoning in your grocery’s international section. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Slow Cooker Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

My kids ask for this hearty slow-cook casserole for breakfast and dinner. I’ve served it with white country gravy or salsa. It’s delightful either way. —Cindy Pruitt, Grove, Oklahoma
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