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    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    1 review

    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

    Crunchy Chili Lime Shrimp

    3 reviews

    Easy, quick and family friendly, this chili lime shrimp recipe is dairy free and comes together in about 30 minutes....

    Instant Pot Taco Pasta

    2 reviews

    This Instant Pot taco pasta is a welcome change from boring meals. I've taken all the flavors of tacos and...

    Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

    1 review

    Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...

    Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

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

    Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken

    Chicken breasts are treated to black beans, red peppers and juicy tomatoes in this southwestern supper. We love it served...

    Cumin Quinoa Patties

    1 review

    These easy burgers taste amazing, and the quinoa gives them a hearty texture. They’re a delicious vegetarian option that you...

    Easy Sweet and Spicy Chicken

    3 reviews

    Tangy pineapple and peppers, tender chicken and sweet marmalade make a delicious combo. The chili powder and picante sauce add...

    Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

    7 reviews

    Utilize leftovers and clean out the fridge by making these super simple and tasty stuffed peppers! This is an ideal...

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    Easy Stuffed Poblanos

    1 review

    My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and...

    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....

    Southwestern Hominy

    4 reviews

    This recipe has been in our family for a long time, but I'm not sure where it originated. Though it...

    Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

    1 review

    Irene Rundell of Haskell, Oklahoma likes to keep dessert sweet and simple with this yummy finale. “Chocolate Chip Quesadilla is...

    Beef Tortilla Casserole

    10 reviews

    The mild taco flavor of this microwaved main dish is complemented by sour cream and two kinds of cheese. —Patty...

    Enchilada Torte

    6 reviews

    We are crazy about Mexican food at our house and are always trying new recipes. This stack of tortillas with...

    Spanish Noodles & Ground Beef

    20 reviews

    Bacon adds crunch to this comforting stovetop supper my mom used to make when I was a kid. Now I...

    Pizza Quesadillas

    9 reviews

    When my husband and I needed a quick meal, I fixed this recipe using leftover ingredients. Unlike traditional Mexican quesadillas,...

    Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole

    46 reviews

    “Whenever I make this cheesy layered casserole, my guests rave about it and ask for the recipe. I serve it...

    Mexican Spaghetti Sauce

    3 reviews

    This thick chili-like sauce from Sandi Leonard of Peculiar, Missouri gives spaghetti a southwestern zip.

    Weeknight Chicken Fajitas for Two

    My family loves fajitas and asks for them at least once a week. This quick and easy version gets as...

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    Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

    Feed a crowd with this authentic arroz con gandules recipe, which was handed down to me from my mom. It's...

    Easy Taco Salad

    1 review

    This salad goes over well at any social function. (Teenagers just love it!) I usually double the recipe because it...

    Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

    5 reviews

    You only need a handful of ingredients to make one of our family’s favorites. It's also easy to double for...

    Yankee Rancheros

    6 reviews

    After my in-laws began affectionately referring to me as a Yankee, I decided I had to learn to make some...

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    Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

    16 reviews

    We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys...

    Sausage Quesadillas

    1 review

    When Ruth Lee of Troy, Ontario needed a quick dish, she came up with this tempting entree stuffed with sausage...

    Omelet Tortilla Wrap

    1 review

    “Here’s a hearty, better-for-you breakfast that can be eaten right
    out of hand. Kids just love it.”

    Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chicken

    47 reviews

    My husband and three children love this tender, sweet and spicy chicken. Peach preserves add just a touch of sweetness,...

    Mexican Beef-Stuffed Peppers

    23 reviews

    I grew up eating stuffed peppers and thought my husband would immediately love them as well. He didn't at first,...

    Tasty Tacos

    4 reviews

    A taco seasoning made from scratch with pantry staples deliciously jazzes up ground beef, turning Tuesday night into an all-out...