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Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Oh, Mexico! Take a bite out of these stuffed pepper, jalapeno burger, Baja fish taco, casserole and other great recipes.

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Chimichangas usually are deep-fried burritos. My version gets lovin’ from the oven. Black beans and corn make it meatless and a cool way to use up leftover rice. —Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas
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More Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Chicken-Chile Relleno Tacos

Chicken-Chile Relleno Tacos

Chicken-Chile Relleno Tacos

A local restaurant makes awesome charred tacos that are a lot like these. Their marinade recipe’s a secret, so I invented my own. Light the coals and have them anytime. —Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

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.

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

"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."
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Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

For scrumptious and super-healthy party fare, Sarah Mercer suggests her colorful, hearty fajitas packed with crisp-tender veggies. “My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often,“ says the Wichita, Kansas cook.

Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas

Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas

Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas

Here's a great recipe for your next party! Set out various toppings and garnishes so guests can custom-make their own tostadas with the lime-kissed shredded pork. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

Southwestern Shrimp with Salsa

Southwestern Shrimp with Salsa

Southwestern Shrimp with Salsa

I prefer grilling in the summer because you don't need to turn on the stove and heat up the house. If you want to get fancy, serve it in a chilled martini glass for a beautiful presentation. The rice and/or shrimp can be cooked a day ahead and refrigerated until serving.&$151;Lindsay Matuszak, Reno, Nevada

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

"I got the idea for this recipe from my brother-in-law, Brett, a fabulous 'experimental' cook," says Katherine Nelson of Palmdale, California. "Even the pickiest of eaters will crave more of this dish, so you might want to double the recipe!"

Mom's Best Ribs

Mom's Best Ribs

Mom's Best Ribs

My mom shared this recipe with me several years ago. Family and friends agree these are the best ribs they've ever tasted!

Chops with Corn Salsa

Chops with Corn Salsa

Chops with Corn Salsa

This easy recipe is popular with my family and friends. I like to serve it throughout the year.—Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

“This recipe is quick and easy, and because you're making individual pizzas, each one can be altered to suit each person's taste.” Athena M. Russell - Florence, South Carolina

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Mexican Fiesta Dip

"I lost 30 pounds by using slimmed-down ingredients in my recipes, and I still get to enjoy goodies like this savory dip," relates field editor Angela Oelschlaeger, Tonganoxie, Kansas.
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