Mexican Dinners

Make it Mexican tonight with a great recipe for burritos, flavorful roasts, wraps, enchiladas and more.

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Pizza in a Skillet

Pizza in a Skillet

Pizza in a Skillet

Faced with a nearly empty fridge, Cara Cobb combined the ingredients she had on hand and created a quick pizza, using a tortilla for the crust. "It tasted great served with a green salad and a glass of iced tea," she notes from Abbeville, Georgia.

Red-Eye Beef Roast

Red-Eye Beef Roast

Red-Eye Beef Roast

The addition of hot sauce zips up this cut of meat. It takes me back to spicy dinners I enjoyed as a child in the Southwest. I like to use the leftovers in different dishes-including barbecued beef sandwiches, quesadillas and burritos. —Carol Stevens, Basye, Virginia

Refried Bean Tostadas

Refried Bean Tostadas

Refried Bean Tostadas

Substitute purchased tostada shells for tortillas or add more lettuce and use taco salad shells.

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

Southwestern Swiss Steak

Southwestern Swiss Steak

Southwestern Swiss Steak

Most people expect a certain flavor when they bite into a Swiss steak, so this dish is a real surprise! It is a wonderful alternative to regular Swiss steak. My family really likes Mexican food, and this is one of their favorites.

Tex-Mex Pitas

Tex-Mex Pitas

Tex-Mex Pitas

"I sometimes treat my friends at work to these peppy pitas at lunchtime," relates Helen Overman from Pottsboro, Texas. "I prepare everything in advance, so the spicy sandwiches can just be zapped in the microwave."

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Amy Martell of Canton, Pennsylvania knows how to heat up the dinner table on a cold night. Her zesty chili is chockfull of ground beef, beans and south-of-the-border flair. Whip up the stovetop sensation when you're feeding a crowd, or make sure to save leftovers for the following two recipes.

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

"When I need to get dinner on the table fast for my husband and three children, I fix these filling fajitas," relates Elaine Keith of Mineral Wells, West Virginia. "With beef, chicken and shrimp, they satisfy everyone's tastes. They're wonderful with Spanish rice," she adds.

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.

Southwestern Pizza

Southwestern Pizza

Southwestern Pizza

I dreamed up this pizza for a New Year's Eve party at church. My craving for corn bread and black bean and corn salsa was the inspiration.—Caroline Grooms, Dickinson, North Dakota

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

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!"
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