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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.

Southwest Vegetarian Bake

Southwest Vegetarian Bake

Southwest Vegetarian Bake

This veggie-packed casserole hits the spot on chilly nights. But it's great any time I have a taste for Mexican food with all the fixings, too. —Patricia Gale, Monticello, Illinois

Salsa Spaghetti Squash

Salsa Spaghetti Squash

Salsa Spaghetti Squash

If you want spaghetti, but are eating gluten-free or trying to keep a lid on carbs, there's always spaghetti squash as a flavorful alternative. Subtly sweet, tender and satisfying, this is one colorful dish. —Clara M. Coulson, Washington Court House, Ohio

Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

These moist and tender chops will appeal to the entire family. Cilantro, lime and cumin blend wonderfully for a little Southwestern flavor. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Kitchen-Sink Soft Tacos

Kitchen-Sink Soft Tacos

Kitchen-Sink Soft Tacos

My kids invented this recipe by throwing some taco spice on leftover sloppy joes. I have to admit, they are delicious. Though they're excellent after school, we also love them as a tasty yet timely weekend lunch. -Darlene King, Estevan, Saskatchewan

Mexican Meat Loaves

Mexican Meat Loaves

Mexican Meat Loaves

Using plenty of tasty taco ingredients, Tena Huckleby makes miniature meat loaves extra special. The Greeneville, Tennessee cook serves them with sour cream and sliced fresh avocado.

Nacho Chicken Casserole

Nacho Chicken Casserole

Nacho Chicken Casserole

"My fiance never tires of this cheesy Southwestern dish," notes Caroline Nielsen from Wausau, Wisconsin.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

In her kitchen in Ponca City, Oklahoma, LaDonna Reed spreads chicken breasts with a creamy filling, rolls them up, wraps them in bacon and bakes them. For a spicier version, she suggests that you try using sliced jalapeno peppers instead of green chilies.

Fiesta Ravioli

Fiesta Ravioli

Fiesta Ravioli

"I adapted this recipe to suit our taste for spicy food," writes Debbie Purdue of Freeland, Michigan. "The ravioli taste like mini enchiladas. I serve them with a Mexican-inspired salad and pineapple sherbet for dessert."

Stovetop Spicy Pork

Stovetop Spicy Pork

Stovetop Spicy Pork

“We always enjoy this easy pork dish with crisp veggies in a spicy sauce,” relates Janet Escovitz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Taco Ramekins

Taco Ramekins

Taco Ramekins

“I love to cook and eat all types of food,” writes Barbara Willmitch from Younstown, Ohio. “But this tasty dish is a real hit with my daughter and her friends. It has a mildly Mexican-style flavor that both young and old can enjoy.”

Shredded Pork with Beans

Shredded Pork with Beans

Shredded Pork with Beans

A friend gave me this recipe, which my sons say is a keeper. For a change of pace, spoon the tasty filling into soft tortillas. —Sarah Johnston, Lincoln, Nebraska
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