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Explore and discover easy, delicious and authentic Mexican food recipes. From tacos to casseroles, salads, salsas, enchiladas, burritos, guacamole and even desserts, here you'll find the best Mexican recipes for your next fiesta.

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Southwest Chicken Dinner

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Marquisha Turner
My family loves to order those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos, but they can be expensive and we always have leftovers. I created a lighter, no-guilt alternative with the flavors they love, and that skips the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado
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Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

“I found this recipe when searching for a quick and easy dish. After making it just once, we were hooked! The zesty flavor was a great surprise," writes Amy Chop from Eufaula, Alabama.

Cheddar Chili Braid

Cheddar Chili Braid

Cheddar Chili Braid

Hot roll mix gives me a head start when making this savory bread. I usually make it with a big pot of chili and serve thick warm slices for "dunking".

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

This is a recipe that's fun to make, pretty to serve and tastes good, too. It's also versatile—you can use whatever fruits are your favorites.
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Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

A few convenience items combine with chicken to create a zesty main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions if you like.—Sheri White, Higley, Arizona

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

To trim down traditional guacamole, I experimented with asparagus instead. My husband and our three hungry sons say this chunky low-fat version is as tasty as the original. I love the guilt-free dipping. —Judi Hammer of Litilz, Pennsylvania

Bean Tossed Salad

Bean Tossed Salad

Bean Tossed Salad

I assemble this salad ahead of time and add the corn chips and salad dressing just before serving. You can adapted this salad by adding kidney beans, various cheeses and croutons or crunched tortillas instead of corn chips.—Tabitha Allen, Cypress, Texas

Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Ready in minutes these easy nachos are great for a light luncheon or snack, suggests Carl Dahlgren of Fort Worth, Texas.

Caramel Fried Ice Cream

Caramel Fried Ice Cream

Caramel Fried Ice Cream

Meet the Cook: For birthday parties or outdoor barbecues, this is a hit. At times, I substitute strawberry or Neapolitan for the vanilla ice cream...either works fine, too. My children used to love eating out at Mexican restaurants just so they could order fried ice cream for dessert. When I came upon this recipe, I copied it down quickly! -Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

After I got married, my aunt gave me her recipe for skillet spaghetti and told me it was ideal for a quick weeknight meal. Over the years I’ve tinkered with the ingredients and played with the seasonings to make it healthier. It's a dish my family truly loves. —Kristen Killian, Depew, New York

Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

If you like Mexican fare, you're going to love these piled-high tostadas! They make a quick-to-fix weekday dinner. —Janet Briggs

Spice It Up Soup

Spice It Up Soup

Spice It Up Soup

Turkey Italian sausage and jalapeno peppers add kick to this chunky soup. "The original recipe called for a lot of butter and three cooking pots. I eliminated the butter and tossed the ingredients together in just one pot," says Guyla Cooper from Enville, Tennessee. "My husband really enjoys this meaty soup, so I make plenty and freeze what's left over in individual servings for his lunches."

Lamb with Mint Salsa

Lamb with Mint Salsa

Lamb with Mint Salsa

This flavorful entree is well-seasoned with an herb rub of basil, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Tender slices of meat are served with a refreshing salsa that will have eve non-lamb lovers licking their lips.

Fajita Burger Wraps

Fajita Burger Wraps

Fajita Burger Wraps

This combo gives you a tender burger, crisp veggies and a crunchy shell, plus fajita flavor. Kids love it. —Antonio Smith, Canal Winchester, OH

Corn Soup with Pico de Gallo

Corn Soup with Pico de Gallo

Corn Soup with Pico de Gallo

My son loves the way the kitchen smells when this soup is cooking. He comes into the kitchen and fans the aroma into his face and I know he is happy. —Elaine Sweet of Dallas, Texas

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Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

Chorizo and Eggs Ranchero

For a festive Mexican breakfast, we do chorizo and huevos rancheros. Add refried beans and cheddar, and serve everything in bowls made of tortillas. —Paul Williams, Fort Mohave, Arizona

Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip

Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip

Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip

We're huge college football fans (go Irish!), and my chicken taco dip hasn't missed a season opener in 14 years and counting. A slow cooker lets us keep the dip warm for the whole game—if it lasts that long! —Deanna Garretson, Yucaipa, California

Cheddar Bean Burritos

Cheddar Bean Burritos

Cheddar Bean Burritos

My family goes meatless several nights a week, and this recipe is one of our favorites. I usually puree a can or two of chipotles in adobo and freeze in ice cube trays so I can use a small amount when I need it. —Amy Bravo, Ames, Iowa
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