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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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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.

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives these meaty open-faced tacos just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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
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Southwest Stew

Southwest Stew

Southwest Stew

Our whole family loves foods spiced with picante sauce, so I developed this recipe! This dish is very quick and easy to make, and it also reheats well. Sometimes I add cooked, sliced potatoes to the stew for a little variety, too.

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

The flavors in this stew work so well together that you'll never miss the meat. Cilantro, honey and garlic are an ideal matche for the black beans and fresh vegetables. —Marilyn Waters of Outing, Minnesota

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

A tasty topping of sour cream, avocado and cheese adds richness to this crunchy coated chicken. To round out the meal, fix steamed broccoli and cubed red potatoes as shown in the photo at top right. Or prepare frozen stir-fry vegetables and warm up bakery breadsticks.

Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish

This dish features the green pepper, onion and celery combination common to Cajun dishes, but it’s not too spicy. It’s a colorful and flavorful way to serve our locally raised catfish.

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare. I serve it on nights when we have only a few minutes to eat before running off to meetings or sports events. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Skillet Nachos

Skillet Nachos

Skillet Nachos

My mom gave me a fundraiser cookbook, and the recipe I’ve used most is for skillet nachos. My whole family's on board. For toppings, think sour cream, tomatoes, jalapeno and red onion. —Judy Hughes, Waverly, Kansas

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeno poppers stuffed inside quesadillas are a simple and fast solution when you’re too busy to cook. If you like recipes with heat, this one’s for you. —Rebecca Nisewonder, Richmond, Indiana

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

"My whole family really enjoys Mexican food," remarks Nancy Roberts of Cave City, Arkansas. "When I'm in a hurry, I make this zippy deep-dish pie. It always satisfies their appetites."
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