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    Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

    2 reviews

    This butternut squash burrito bowl is an easy-to-prep dinner that combines fresh ingredients with wholesome convenience foods. It comes together in just minutes and can be customized with everyone's favorite toppings. —Patricia Kukuc, Clearwater, Florida

    Skillet Chicken Fajitas

    9 reviews

    Fresh flavor with a flair describes this quick and easy recipe. Fajitas are just right for hot summer evenings when...


    Skillet Southwestern Chicken Soup

    9 reviews

    This hearty soup is chockfull of chicken, corn, black beans and diced tomatoes seasoned with zippy southwestern flavor. Mexican cornbread...


    Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    14 reviews

    Blue cheese dressing and hot pepper sauce enhance these yummy tortilla wraps. Filled with chicken, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, these...


    Mediterranean Salsa

    2 reviews

    When entertaining, I rely on this make-ahead dish that's full of peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Low on sodium, it gets...

    Beef Fajita Salad

    4 reviews

    This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...


    Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

    5 reviews

    My buffalo chicken quesadillas are filling enough to serve as a meal and versatile enough to win big points as...

    Queso Fundido

    4 reviews

    Dig in to this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese...


    Beef-Stuffed Sopaipillas

    5 reviews

    After my brothers' football games when we were kids, we would all descend on a local restaurant for their wonderful...


    Caramel Fried Ice Cream

    1 review

    Meet the Cook: For birthday parties or outdoor barbecues, this is a hit. At times, I substitute strawberry or Neapolitan...


    Chicken Tomato Soup

    1 review

    While creating this crowd-pleasing soup, I was trying to keep in mind a variety of textures, colors and flavors. Its...

    Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa

    4 reviews

    This recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays.—Jacque Capurro, Anchorage, Alaska


    Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans

    4 reviews

    As a vegan, I'm always looking for impressive dishes to share. Sweet potatoes loaded with beans and a touch of...


    Wild West Wellingtons

    1 review

    This spicy spin-off of traditional beef Wellington is so attractive that it's perfect for a special occasion. If you like...


    Chorizo-Queso Egg Rolls

    2 reviews

    Little bites deliver big flavor in this combination of tangy sausage and creamy cheese in crisp wontons. The recipe is...


    Chicken Taco Salad

    1 review

    "This refreshing recipe is totally flexible," Lily Julow writes from Lawrenceville, Georgia. "You can use yellow onion instead of red,...

    Mexican Skillet Rice

    18 reviews

    I never come home with leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks and parties. But I do bring back...


    Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

    4 reviews

    I tweaked my beefy skillet cobbler until it achieved the wow factor. I must have gotten it right, as it's...


    Southwest Egg Rolls & Cool Avocado Dip

    16 reviews

    A friend of mine made these egg rolls for my birthday treat several years ago. They are the best I...


    Pasta with Chorizo and Spinach

    6 reviews

    This zippy entree from Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina looks and tastes special, but it’s a cinch to make....


    Chili Skillet

    17 reviews

    Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


    Southwestern Scallops

    8 reviews

    "My saucy sea scallops are popular at dinner parties-plus, they're in my repertoire of easy weekday meals. The seasoning gives...


    Fiery Stuffed Poblanos

    9 reviews

    I love southwest-inspired cuisine, but the dishes are often unhealthy. As a dietitian, I try to come up with nutritious...


    Pork Chile Verde

    19 reviews

    Pork slowly stews with jalapenos, onion, green enchilada sauce and spices in this flavor-packed Mexican dish. It's wonderful on its...

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    Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes

    1 review

    After creating a thick and chunky chili recipe, I realized it would make a fun topping for sweet potatoes. The...


    Chipotle Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloins

    5 reviews

    This simple skillet recipe makes it easy to cook turkey on a weeknight. The combination of sweet, spicy and smoky...


    Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

    17 reviews

    Sloppy joes are a favorite of adults and kids. I deviated from the traditional recipe by adding a little Southwestern...


    Spicy Beef Salad

    1 review

    This recipe was inspired by my love of spicy flavors and light, nutritious entrees. The pretty salad has an appealing...


    Mexican Carnitas

    4 reviews

    Ever hear of carnitas? They're easy-to-make pork crisps that are very popular in Mexico. The secret to this recipe is...


    Chorizo & Chipotle Stuffed Cabbage Cups

    Our family and friends enjoy Polish recipes, and my hubby loves Mexican, too. I created delicious cabbage rolls that highlight...