This recipe proved to be a winner, not only when wrapped in lettuce, but also when served as a dip with tortilla chips. It is so easy to make it ahead, chill and take for a picnic or potluck.—June Barrus, Springville, Utah
Here's a traditional Mexican main dish prepared with a twist! The fruity salsa cools off the spicy pesto, and in my opinion, definitely makes the dish. Try it on chicken or pork, too. —Steve Meredith, Streamwood, Illinois
Our Test Kitchen developed this appealing recipe that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Before you scoot out the door, treat yourself to these mild, flaky fillets topped with spicy black beans.
Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. -Ron Burlingame of Canton, Ohio
When I’m in a rush, I take advantage of convenient prepared pizza crust to create this Mexican-style pizza. If you like it spicy, add a little chopped jalapeno pepper to the skillet when cooking the beef.—Mary Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio
Combining an Italian pasta and Mexican ingredients created an exceptional dish for Mrs. Larry Phillips from Shreveport, Louisiana. She writes, "This recipe is well-liked even in Cajun Country Louisiana!"
My family loves this spicy tomato dish. I came up with the recipe about 25 years ago, after eating a similar dish on vacation in New Mexico. I came home and tried to duplicate it from memory, with delicious results!
"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."