Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Oh, Mexico! Take a bite out of these stuffed pepper, jalapeno burger, Baja fish taco, casserole and other great recipes.

Pork Soft-Shell Tacos

Pork Soft-Shell Tacos

Pork Soft-Shell Tacos

It's hard to find recipes that have enough flavor to satisfy my husband without overwhelming our kids. This Southwestern take on pork tenderloin earned a thumbs-up from them all! —Margaret Steele of North Vancouver, British Columbia

BBQ Country Ribs

BBQ Country Ribs

BBQ Country Ribs

I created this sauce 45 years ago when I adapted a recipe I saw in a magazine. The original called for much more oil. I usually triple the sauce and keep some in my freezer to use on chicken , beef or pork. —Barbara Gerriets of Topeka, Kansas

Rio Grande Pork Roast

Rio Grande Pork Roast

Rio Grande Pork Roast

Years ago, I used this recipe many times during in-store promotions when I was the Nebraska Pork Industry Queen. It is still a family favorite and one I like to make when we have company. —Konnie McKown of Ringgold, Georgia
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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.

Chili Stew

Chili Stew

Chili Stew

This thick zippy stew from Amy Short of Lesage, West Virginia is loaded with familiar ingredients, such as ground beef, tomatoes, kidney beans and chili beans. Chili powder and green chilies season it just right.

Baked Pork Chimichangas

Baked Pork Chimichangas

Baked Pork Chimichangas

Lean shredded pork and pinto beans combine with south-of-the-border ingredients like green chilies and picante sauce in these from-scratch chimichangas. "Because my recipe makes a lot, I can freeze them for those nights when I don't feel like cooking," informs field editor LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Venison Fajitas

Venison Fajitas

Venison Fajitas

Use either venison or elk in this recipe, and you'll be pleased with the results! "My husband asks for these fajitas frequently," relates Daniell Rissinger of Dauphin, Pennsylvania. "He enjoys big-game hunting and usually comes home with an elk. To finish off the meal, we add some Mexican rice and corn bread."

White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili

Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was just right. Trust me, this one is a keeper. —Tina Barrett, Houston, Texas

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Baked Chicken Fajitas

I can't remember when or where I found this recipe, but I've used it nearly every week since. We like it with hot sauce for added spice. -Amy Trinkle of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Spanish Fish

Spanish Fish

Spanish Fish

These flaky fish fillets from Pix Stidham of Exeter, California get plenty of fresh flavor from onions and tomato, plus a little zip from cayenne pepper. "This recipe is particular favorite of my family's" Pix notes. "The fish doesn't get dry...it's moist and delicious."

Meatballs with Bean Sauce

Meatballs with Bean Sauce

Meatballs with Bean Sauce

"Since we like Tex-Mex food so much, I've transformed many of my recipes, including this one, to give them a more ethnic flavor," relates Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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