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Mexican Recipes

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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Romping in the national forest amid tall ponderosa pines around our home gives my husband and our two little boys big appetites. They like this savory stew. Because I'm a busy firefighter, I often make it ahead and serve it when I need a meal in a hurry. -Linda Russell, Forest Lakes, Arizona
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Mexican Skillet Rice

Mexican Skillet Rice

Mexican Skillet Rice

I never come home with leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks and parties. But I do bring back quite a few compliments. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Tasty Tortilla Soup

Tasty Tortilla Soup

Tasty Tortilla Soup

Play with this tortilla soup recipe a bit to find ingredients that match your own personal tastes. You can use packaged Mesquite flavored chicken, add more tomatoes and onions, or even get creative with the cheeses. —Jennifer Giles, Des Moines, Iowa

Roasted Veggie Chili

Roasted Veggie Chili

Roasted Veggie Chili

You're sure to get a kick out of this spicy entree, which placed third at a chili contest in Murphy, North Carolina. "I wanted to make good-for-you chili that also used veggies from my garden," C.J. Counts explains. "My husband and I are chefs, but we also like to have fun and use our imaginations when we cook."
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Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

I use this recipe often when entertaining. I set out all the toppings, and folks have fun assembling their own carnitas. Because I can prepare everything in advance, I get to spend more time with my guests. —Tracy Byers, Corvallis, Oregon

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home! —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas

Southwestern Casserole

Southwestern Casserole

Southwestern Casserole

I've been making this mild family-pleasing casserole for years. It tastes wonderful, fits nicely into our budget and, best of all, makes a second one to freeze and enjoy later. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Chicken Picante

Chicken Picante

Chicken Picante

My husband used to claim this entree as his specialty until I made it and discovered how quick and easy it is. Our two sons love the juicy chicken while my husband and I enjoy the twist that brown sugar and mustard give the picante sauce.

Tex-Mex Biscuits

Tex-Mex Biscuits

Tex-Mex Biscuits

I love cooking with green chilies because they add so much flavor to ordinary dishes. Once while making a pot of chili, I had some green chilies left over and mixed them into my biscuit dough, creating this recipe. The fresh-from-the-oven treats are a wonderful accompaniment to soup or chili. -Angie Trolz, Jackson, Michigan

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with sour cream, green onions, cheese or salsa on top. —Emmajean Anderson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas

I created these enchiladas to satisfy several picky eaters in our house. They were an instant hit and are now requested at least once a week. I especially like that we can enjoy this meal twice by freezing half for a later (and busier) day. —Stacy Cizek, Conrad, Iowa

Taco Braid

Taco Braid

Taco Braid

This pretty braided sandwich loaf is a winner! My daughter entered the recipe in a state 4-H beef cooking contest and won a trip to the national competition. It seems to rate tops with most folks who taste it.

Beef Nacho Pie

Beef Nacho Pie

Beef Nacho Pie

I like to spend time in the garden, so I look for recipes that don't require hours in the kitchen. This savory Southwestern pie has a short list of ingredients and is a snap to prepare. —Doris Gill, Sargent, Nebraska

Hearty Beef Ravioli

Hearty Beef Ravioli

Hearty Beef Ravioli

In this fun family-friendly supper, we add our favorite taco toppings to beef ravioli. It's easy for kids to customize their own fixings for a no-fuss meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Southwestern Star Dip

Southwestern Star Dip

Southwestern Star Dip

I enjoyed this sensational dip at a holiday party and begged for the recipe. No others are the ones begging me! —Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas
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