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    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas with your favorite toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Air-Fryer Steak Fajitas

    1 review

    Zesty salsa and tender strips of meat make these air-fryer steak fajitas extra special. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah



    Air-Fryer Loaded Pork Burritos

    Burritos are the perfect dinner for the whole family, especially this quick and easy recipe. Don't be afraid to load...


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    Loaded Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Poblano Peppers

    8 reviews

    This is a unique but tasty version of huevos rancheros. It's similar to a cowboy hash, as the potatoes take...

    Baked Tacos

    I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love...


    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...

    Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

    Banana peppers can be very tricky: Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not. If you want to be...


    Midnight Caribbean Pork Sandwiches

    1 review

    These sandwiches are so tasty! They’ve got depth of flavor – savory, sweet, piquant, subtle and sublime. They’re super easy...


    Shredded Chicken Tostadas

    1 review

    These flavorful tostadas are super easy and family-friendly. You won't believe how tender and juicy the chicken comes out. Just...


    Pressure-Cooker Steak Fajitas

    I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest, and I think fajitas are an easy...


    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

    This ice cream has a crispy cinnamon coating just like the fried ice cream served at Mexican restaurants, but minus...


    Favorite Chicken Enchiladas

    We added another layer of flavor to this dish originally submitted by Rebekah Sabo of Rochester, New York. The spicy...


    Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Butter

    1 review

    The spicy heat of the chicken pairs beautifully with the flavorful cilantro butter in this original recipe from Diane Halferty...


    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...

    Santa Fe Chicken Pizza Pie

    1 review

    Give your pie a Southwest twist when you slather on the taco sauce and top with black beans, green chilies...


    Green Tomato Salsa

    I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...


    Slow-Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Pie

    1 review

    My husband likes some heat in our meals, but our children—not so much. This is the best of both worlds....


    Enchilada Stack

    1 review

    "I tried this fast flavorful casserole when I bought my first microwave 15 years ago," recalls Doreen Adams of Sacramento,...


    Chicken Enchiladas for Four

    42 reviews

    These chicken enchiladas put a little zip into any menu. The rolled tortillas are filled with a hearty mixture of...


    Soft Vegetable Tacos

    15 reviews

    This easy vegetarian tacos feature corn and black beans. They're easy and fast, and the heat can be adjusted depending...


    Corn Cakes with Poached Eggs

    These easy corn cakes are super tender thanks to the creamed corn in the batter. Top them with poached eggs...


    Chilaquilas Appetizer

    1 review

    I learned how to make this recipe when I was attending high school in California. It's been a family favorite...

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    Mojito-Style Yellow Tomato Salsa

    1 review

    With grilled tomatoes, crunchy peppers and a sprinkle of mint, this fresh salsa is good on just about everything. Try...


    Brunch Burritos

    4 reviews

    I like to use a second slow cooker to keep the tortillas warm and pliable when I serve these hearty...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    Fried Jalapenos

    Here's an appetizer that will heat up any gathering. Family and friends often request that I make these jalapenos. —DeLea...


    Pita Tacos

    Instead of using traditional tortillas and salsa, these out-of-the-ordinary tacos feature crispy pita bread and ranch salad dressing. It's an...


    Colorful Tacos

    My mother-in-law came across this recipe while studying home economics in college. We have always celebrated birthdays and special occasions...