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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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I like my food with a spicy kick; my wife does not. These ribs with green chilies suit her taste. For more firepower, add cayenne or jalapenos. —Guy Newton, Nederland, Colorado
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Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.

Chili 'n' Cheese Enchiladas

Chili 'n' Cheese Enchiladas

Chili 'n' Cheese Enchiladas

I combined two of my family's favorite flavors to invent this dish—and ever since, I've gotten more requests for it than I can remember!—Kim Prorok, North Fort Myers, Florida

Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Carrots add beautiful color and texture to this very flavorful mango salsa, which is served over well-seasoned New York strips. This tasty dish, created by our Test Kitchen, will make you star of the cookout!
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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!"

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

Halibut with Basil Tomato Sauce

A well-seasoned tomato salsa dresses up these tender, flaky fillets. I'm an empty-nester now, but my sons love this recipe. My husband, Ron, never complains when I make it either! —Carolyn Schmeling, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

"I wanted to cut back on red meat, but my husband thinks ground turkey can be dry,” says Lindsay Ludden of Omaha, Nebraska. “I think the taco seasoning and jalapeno juice in this recipe give the turkey added flavor and moistness…and he agrees!”

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

This is one of my favorite recipes. I used to serve it to a gourmet group in Missouri, and I still use it for entertaining in my new home. It's wonderful!

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

“Using chicken fingers in this recipe makes for the perfect size taco and also cuts down on prep time,” writes Kathy Williams of Layton, Utah. “I like to pair it with Spanish rice and refried beans for a complete meal for two!”

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

A well-seasoned filling of chicken and refried beans makes this quick Southwest specialty from Shawn Nelson of Evansville, Indiana a popular choice for lunch or supper. Green onions and cilantro add a burst of fresh flavor.

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Mexican seasoning is a blend of cumin, chili pepper, onion and garlic. It is found in the spice section of your local grocery store.

Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

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
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