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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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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
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Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

After one taste of this rich, spicy sauce, it’ll be on your short list for those nights when you need a quick belly warmer. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Pork Chops Mole

Pork Chops Mole

Pork Chops Mole

Mole sauce or paste, a spicy sauce made with chocolate, cinnamon, dried red pepper and other ingredients, can be found in the Mexican section of your local supermarket.

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Grilled pizza is a snap when starting with frozen bread dough. This version with a Mexican twist features a fresh homemade salsa and chorizo, a highly seasoned, coarsely ground pork sausage.
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Seafood Soft Tacos

Seafood Soft Tacos

Seafood Soft Tacos

A delicate fish flavor enhances these taste-tempting tacos. "I've even tried this recipe with octopus and squid," says Jack Hunter of Harlingen, Texas.

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

Three-Meat Stuffed Banana Peppers

Three-Meat Stuffed Banana Peppers

Three-Meat Stuffed Banana Peppers

The combination of meats gives these stuffed peppers their distinctively different flavor. Because they freeze so well, we can enjoy my home-grown peppers long after summer is over.—Thomas Kendzlic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Marinade seasoned with chili powder and paprika gives grilled flank stead a robust flavor. "This treasured recipe from a German neighbor opened up my taste buds to a whole new world," comments DiAnn Mallehan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

When Beveylon Concha spent some time in Honolulu, she came upon this tropical treatment for tuna. Now a personal chef in Chesapeake, Virginia, she still prepares the pineapple salsa for everything from grilled fish to pork and poultry.

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sharing supper with a friend who’s watching his or her weight? Taco seasoning, salsa and a squirt of lime add up to a nice summery flavor for chicken—but a slim 239 calories for you! —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

Tacoritos for Two

Tacoritos for Two

Tacoritos for Two

This mild and meaty Southwestern dish combines the delicious flavor of tacos with the heartiness of burritos. Your family’s going to love ‘em! —Monica Meek Flatford, Knoxville, Tennessee

Pork Piperade

Pork Piperade

Pork Piperade

I like to "spice up" my meat dishes with peppers, and this Basque Piperade—adapted from a Spanish recipe—is a family favorite. The bright red and green peppers look especially good with meats like pork, chicken or seafood...but I use the sauce to season beef when I cook that, too.
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