A 7-Day Meal Plan of Southwestern Dinners

Stock up on sour cream, cilantro, lime, avocado and your favorite salsa— you'll be using them all week. Enjoy taquitos, creamy enchiladas, stuffed poblanos and more Southwest-inspired recipes!

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Sunday: Smothered Burritos

My brother-in-law teased that I only knew five ground beef recipes. I proved him wrong with my inventive spicy burritos. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri
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Monday: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super-duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping to measure the seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington
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Tuesday: Beefy Huevos Rancheros

This recipe is quick, easy and oh-so-tasty recipe works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is delicious served in flour tortillas with fruit or salad on the side. Guests can top them however they like. —Sandra Leonard, Peculiar, Missouri
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Wednesday: Southwest Chicken Chili

Chicken thighs are a nice change of pace in this easy chili. I also add a smoked ham hock and fresh cilantro for flavor and to keep the dish interesting. —Phyllils Beatty, Chandler, Arizona
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Thursday: Air-Fryer Taquitos

I love these any-occasion air-fryer taquitos. Spice them up by adding sliced jalapenos, if desired. —Mark Webber, Valdez, Alaska
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Friday: Easy Stuffed Poblanos

My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and your favorite salsa. —Jean Erhardt, Portland, Oregon
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Saturday: White Chicken Enchiladas

I adapted the recipe for these rich and creamy white chicken enchiladas from a cooking class I had a while back. —Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas

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Hannah Pugh
Hannah Pugh is a former assistant editor for Taste of Home. She focused on writing affiliate content product reviews, newsletters and recipe collections. In her free time, she can be found sipping coffee at cafes, reading or rock climbing with her husband.