Southwest

Southwestern recipes were born where cultures meet. The influences of Mexican and American cuisine make for some winning dinners, soups, apps and desserts.

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      55 Tex-Mex Recipes Bursting with Southwestern Flavor

      Mix a bit of Texas with a bit of Mexico and you've got some great flavor combos. Give these Tex-Mex-inspired...


      Cowboy Cooking Tips We Learned from a Real Cowboy

      The owner of Bear Creek Smokehouse shares his favorite cowboy cooking tips for smoked meat, jalapeno cornbread and more.


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      49 Mexican Chicken Recipes

      Spice up your life with these Mexican-inspired chicken recipes. You'll find tons of fun-and-funky twists on your favorite Mexican and...


      Tex-Mex Potato Salad

      I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...

      Air-Fryer Fried Avocado Tacos

      Tacos just got even more exciting! These juicy, flavorful, easy and healthy tacos are for those who are huge fans...


      Easy Shrimp Tacos

      I love preparing these easy-to-make shrimp tacos. Hatch chiles are a staple ingredient in my home state of Texas, and...

      Tex-Mex Grain Bowl

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      This Tex-Mex grain bowl is special because it is not only healthy but also delicious. Oatmeal is one of those...


      Ash’s Sweet and Spicy Enchilada Sauce

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      This enchilada sauce recipe is both sweet and spicy—just as the name implies. Spoon it over enchiladas, burritos and spicy...


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      Pressure-Cooker White Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

      I created this thick and creamy soup by adapting several recipes into one. Although previously a slow-cooker soup, the pressure...


      40 Small-Batch Recipes from Out West

      These west coast recipes pack a major flavor punch, without leaving you will a ton of leftovers. Each dish makes...

      Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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      I can never get enough of these air-fryer sweet potato fries! Even though my grocery store sells them in the...


      Pressure-Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

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      A quick and comforting chili that tastes like liquid jalapeno poppers! You cant have just one bowl! —Natasha Galbreath, Spanaway,...


      Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

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      Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


      Cheesy Spoon Bread Casserole

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      I love this spoon bread casserole because it’s creamy with a little southwestern kick. It’s comfort food at its finest...


      Salsa Corn

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      All you'll need for this corn salsa recipe is corn and pico de gallo—a simple and effective solution for last-minute...

      One-Skillet Chicken Fajita Pasta

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      You can have this quick, easy fajita pasta on the table in no time. We love the kicked-up Southwestern flavor,...


      Lime and Garlic Grilled Pork Chops

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      These juicy chops are a sizzling good reason for the summer grill. The pork is so tender and with a...


      Pressure-Cooker Spicy Lime Chicken

      This tender chicken with light lime flavor is a natural filling for tacos, but my son Austin also loves it...


      The Best Ever Chili

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      My dad and my father-in-law are the gurus in our chili-loving clan. But after my honeymoon to New Mexico, inspired...


      Arizona Chicken in Acorn Squash

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      Give stuffed acorn squash a taste of the Southwest with this comforting recipe. We love the crunch of the toasted...


      Peach, Green Chile and Cheddar Pie

      After tasting a fantastic green chile apple pie in a local restaurant, I knew I would have to try it...


      Black Bean Chicken Burritos

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      I try to hide as many veggies as possible in these burritos. Another way I bump up the nutrition level...


      Slow-Cooker Quinoa Chili

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      This is the recipe that turned my husband into a quinoa lover. I made it the day he got good...

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      Homemade Fry Bread

      2 reviews

      Crispy, doughy and totally delicious, this fry bread is fantastic with nearly any sweet or savory toppings you can think...


      Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup

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      Cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper give my slow-cooked specialty its kick. I serve bowls of it with crunchy tortilla...


      Waffle Fry Nachos

      4 reviews

      My husband and two grown sons really enjoy these fun nachos—they can devour a platter of them in no time....


      Turkey Quesadillas

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      Loaded with garden-fresh vegetables, this Mexican specialty is sure to be popular with the whole family. Plus, it's a snap...


      Spicy White Chili

      12 reviews

      I thought the original version of this dish was fine. But my son can't get enough spice, so I added...


      Garlic Chicken with Maple-Chipotle Glaze

      This herby one-dish garlic chicken dinner is a updated version of an old standby recipe. The smoky flavors pair well...