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Mexican Side Dishes

Looking for Mexican side dish recipes? Find Mexican side dishes including Mexican beans, Mexican rice, and more Mexican side dish recipes.

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Emily Hockett, of Federal Way, Washington says, “I prefer this side dish to traditional recipes because it’s vegetarian and lower in fat. While you’re preparing the rest of your meal, it simmers on the stove, allowing the flavors to blend beautifully.”
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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.

Western Beans

Western Beans

Western Beans

I've made these zesty beans many times for picnics and potlucks—they're hearty and zippy with chili pepper and the extra flavor of lentils in the ban mix. The recipe can be made ahead and heated before serving. —Arthur Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania

Southwestern Spuds

Southwestern Spuds

Southwestern Spuds

I came up with this attractive side dish when my best friend unexpectedly stayed for dinner. While my husband grilled pork chops, I perked up potatoes with tasty taco fixings. The results received rave reviews. This recipe is even quicker to fix with leftover baked potatoes. —Penny Dykstra Porterville, California
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Southwestern Hominy Casserole

Southwestern Hominy Casserole

Southwestern Hominy Casserole

This colorful cheese-topped dish gets its great flavor from green chilies and a variety of seasonings. "It's sure to add pizzazz to most any meal," assures Martha Holland of Reno, Nevada.

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a real crowd-pleaser! The kidney beans, chili beans and corn chips all represent the cooking of the West/Southwest region. This dish is great for your family, or for family gatherings.

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

This dish is the perfect complement to any kind of barbecued meat; just add a salad for a complete meal. Leftovers are good served with a chili topping.

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

“Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of hot sauce really warm up this recipe for a moist, savory pilaf. It goes well with pork, beef or chicken.”

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Danielle Williams of Westville, Oklahoma submitted the recipe for this smoky, buttery sweet potato mash. The chipotle pairs nicely with the spuds, and the creamy texture is delightful.

California-Style Spanish Rice

California-Style Spanish Rice

California-Style Spanish Rice

Back in the 1920s, my great-aunt Mable lived with her four children in an old World War I army tent. She had to be creative in her cooking, and this was one dish she relied on.
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