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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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My mom made this juicy chicken and rice for us every Wednesday. I still make it for my hubby. It reminds me of family dinners growing up. —Josee Lanzi, New Port Richey, Florida
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More Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

Santa Fe Strip Steaks

We love Southwestern flavor, and this recipe certainly provides it. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas.

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!

Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon

Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon

Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon

Tropical fruit lends a summery taste to Mary Beth Harris-Murphee's easy salmon main course. “Make the salsa the night before and serve it with cellophane noodles or jasmine rice for a fast and delicious meal,” she writes from Tyler, Texas.
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Green Chili Ribs

Green Chili Ribs

Green Chili Ribs

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

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

For variety, substitute cooked chicken or ground beef for the shrimp in these easy quesadillas, suggests Joan Schroeder from Pinedale, Wyoming.

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

When my kids were small, I'd stuff leftover chicken into these oven-baked quesadillas. I often grab rotisserie chicken instead. —Pam Martin, Canandaigua, New York

Veggie Tacos

Veggie Tacos

Veggie Tacos

Our Test Kitchen stuffed these yummy Vegetarian Tacos with a blend of sauteed cabbage, peppers and black beans so flavorful and filling you won’t even miss the meat! Let the kids top their own with avocado (aguacate), cheese (queso)—or a dollop of sour cream (crema agria). (And if they’re taking Spanish in school, you might even let the them print out a Spanish label for each garnish.)

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

My family orders those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos but can’t finish them. I’ve got a lighter, no-guilt alternative that loses the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado

Southwestern Grilled Lamb

Southwestern Grilled Lamb

Southwestern Grilled Lamb

Jalapeno peppers are quite abundant in this area of the country, and there are numerous ranches here that raise lambs. People seem to be eating food that's a little hotter nowadays, so I think this recipe will appeal to them.

Fiesta Ribeye Steaks

Fiesta Ribeye Steaks

Fiesta Ribeye Steaks

"This is a great recipe for grilling out or for camping trips," notes Jodee Harding of Granville, Ohio. "Adapt it for indoors by cooking the steaks in a skillet and heating the tortillas in a warm oven."

Two-Bean Veggie Pizza

Two-Bean Veggie Pizza

Two-Bean Veggie Pizza

“This is my much healthier version of a black bean pizza I had in Guatemala. It’s so delicious!” Laura Letnes - Fargo, North Dakota
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