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Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Oh, Mexico! Take a bite out of these stuffed pepper, jalapeno burger, Baja fish taco, casserole and other great recipes.

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For some extra flavor, I like to add bouillon to the dish while the peppers bake. It also steams them a little. If I make these with ground chicken or turkey, I use chicken bouillon; if I make them with ground beef, I use beef bouillon. —Hope Huggins, Santa Cruz, California
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Grilled Marinated Sirloin

Grilled Marinated Sirloin

Grilled Marinated Sirloin

A tasty marinade laced with lime juice is the secret behind this moist and elegant sirloin recipe from our Test Kitchen. You'll enjoy warm-weather entertaining and stay out of a hot kitchen with this grilled summer standout.

Jalapeno Grilled Chicken

Jalapeno Grilled Chicken

Jalapeno Grilled Chicken

I've had this recipe for years, so it's long been a family favorite. The jalapeno stuffing adds some spice to ordinary grilled chicken.

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.
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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

Salmon Quesadillas

Salmon Quesadillas

Salmon Quesadillas

"I like simple recipes that get me out of the kitchen fast, so my husband and I can spend more time with our two boys," comments Heidi Main of Anchorage, Alaska. "These super-quick wedges are always a hit...and a tasty change of pace from salmon patties."

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

For a spicier version try using sliced jalapeño peppers instead of green chilies. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

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

Easy Santa Fe Chicken

Easy Santa Fe Chicken

Easy Santa Fe Chicken

"My day is busy from start to finish," remarks Debra Cook of Pampa, Texas. "So this quick and meaty main dish is one of my menu mainstays. With its lovely golden color, it's pretty enough to serve to company or as a special Sunday dinner."

Spicy Chili Mac

Spicy Chili Mac

Spicy Chili Mac

Family and friends love this recipe. I use three power foods: tomatoes, black beans and olive oil, plus whole wheat pasta. It's comfort food to feel good about! —Krissy Black, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Tacoritos

Tacoritos

Tacoritos

This mild and meaty Southwestern dish combines the delicious flavor of tacos with the heartiness of burritos. Your family’s going to love ‘em! —Monica Flatford, Knoxville, Tennessee

Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

My husband and three children love this tender chicken that has a spicy sauce. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness, while taco seasoning and salsa give this dish some kick. This entree can be made even zippier yet by adding more taco seasoning and using spicier salsa. —Sheri White, Higley, Arizona
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