Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Super Nacho Appetizer

3 reviews

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's usually served as an appetizer, but is hearty enough for a main course along with a salad and Spanish rice. —Connie Bolton, San Antonio, Texas

Fiesta Appetizer

2 reviews

This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great...


Tex-Mex Bean Dip

For a supper appetizer at your next party, try this delicious recipe. This warm dip will delight all your guests.—Helen...


Refried Bean Nachos

Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped...


Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

15 reviews

I dreamed up this hearty chili with a Tex-Mex twist 25 years ago. It’s still everyone’s favorite and the go-to...

Meatless Black Bean Enchiladas

4 reviews

My family loves this recipe! It's quick and easy, so it's great for busy schedules. You can heat up the...


Refried Bean Tostadas

2 reviews

For a change of pace, you can substitute purchased tostada shells for tortillas or add more lettuce and use taco...


Bean Burritos

31 reviews

I always have the ingredients for this cheesy bean burrito recipe on hand. Cooking the rice and shredding the cheese...


Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

3 reviews

For a festive Mexican breakfast, we do chorizo and huevos rancheros. Add refried beans and cheddar, and serve everything in...


Mexican Taco Pizza

3 reviews

Kathleen Hall of Irmo, South Carolina loves the ease and versatility of this crowd-pleasing pizza with southwestern flavors. “You can...


Brisket ‘n’ Bean Burritos

8 reviews

This easy recipe is stuffed with not one, but two kinds of meat: smoky bacon and tender beef brisket. —Ruth...


Southwest Tortilla Pizzas

10 reviews

Here's a colorful and filling meal maker that couldn't be much quicker or easier to prepare on busy weeknights.
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Two-Bean Burritos

2 reviews

“My husband and I love this flavorful recipe from my sister,” writes Beth Cooper from Columbus, Ohio. With over 6...

Enchilada Lasagna

4 reviews

I adapted this recipe from one I got from a television program. The refried beans were a last-minute inspiration when...


South of the Border Dip

Sometimes I double the recipe and serve it as a meal with chopped tomato, sliced avocados and sliced black olives.—Sandy...


Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


Chorizo Bean Dip

5 reviews

With its zesty Mexican flavors and tempting toppings, this dish is the first to empty on the appetizer table. I...


Three-Pepper Bean Dip

9 reviews

My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So...