Mexican Side Dishes

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Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

This fresh-tasting side dish is a fun treatment for corn. It's colorful, comes together quickly on the stovetop and goes well with just about any main course, particularly grilled items.—Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Florida

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

We have so few bad-weather days in New Mexico that we like to celebrate cold rainy one with bowls of hot soup. My family likes this ham and bean variety alongside green chili corn muffins. —Beverly Peacock of Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Salsa Pinto Beans

Salsa Pinto Beans

Salsa Pinto Beans

This is a zippy alternative to refried beans. This easy side dish is so homey and hearty. Sometimes I top it off with a sprinkling of shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream.—Lorna Nault, Chesterton, Indiana
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Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Fun and different, this summery salad has a subtle smoky flavor that really says “Southwest.” The grilled corn adds an especially nice touch.

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Spiced just right, These bean-based tacos have plenty of South-of-the-border appeal. Lynn Hamilton of Naperville, Illinois livens up her black bean filling with diced tomatoes, green chilies and a variety of seasonings, then garnishes each taco with a slice of avocado.

Simple Spanish Rice for 2

Simple Spanish Rice for 2

Simple Spanish Rice for 2

Green peppers and tomato give lovely color to this nicely seasoned side dish. It's just right for two people.—Vivian Wolfram, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Western Skillet

Western Skillet

Western Skillet

Onion soup mix accents the flavor of this easy beef-and-rice combo shared by Carol Trussler, "Just add a green salad, and your meal is ready," says the Petersburg, Ontario cook. TIP: Don't have these exact ingredients on hand? Feel free to replace the frozen peas with corn or green beans, or use Swiss cheese instead of shredded cheddar cheese.

Aztec Vegetables

Aztec Vegetables

Aztec Vegetables

Demonstrator Lesa Newman offers this tasty side dish that incorporates fresh produce from the fall harvest.—Taste of Home Cooking School

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.

Mexicorn Grits

Mexicorn Grits

Mexicorn Grits

I grew up on grits and have fixed them various ways. I decided to put a new twist on them with this recipe, and my husband says it's a keeper. Even the leftovers are good.—Barbara Moorhead, Gaffney, South Carolina

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. "It's an easy accompaniment to burritos or tacos," suggests Molly Ingle of Canton, North Carolina.
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