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Mini Chicken Chimis with Jalapeno Cream Cheese

These zippy chicken chimi bites bring a little heat to any fiesta. Serve them on their own as appetizers, or with rice and black beans for a satisfying meal. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona

Beef Flautas

This traditional Mexican flautas recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make for my family. The spices and onion...


Southwest Onion Fritters

These crispy, golden onion fritters are full of south of the border flavor. Serve them with guacamole and sour cream...


Picante Egg Rolls

6 reviews

Living near the Mexican border, we've developed a love of spicy cuisine. I came up with this recipe by mixing...


Southwestern Appetizer Triangles

7 reviews

A clever cross between wontons and tacos, these triangles are fun to serve, especially at the holidays. My mom created...

Coconut Chicken Bites

2 reviews

These tender nuggets are great for nibbling, thanks to the coconut, cumin, celery salt and garlic powder that season them....


Beef ‘n’ Bean Egg Rolls

1 review

Unlike traditional cabbage-filled egg rolls, this version uses Southwest-seasoned ground beef and beans. These are a regular part of our...

Mini Beef Chimichangas

1 review

I made these the first time with some leftover roast meat. I wanted to jazz up the leftovers and here...


Jalapeno Poppers

After sampling similar poppers at a wedding reception, I went home to create my own recipe. The creamy filling pairs...


Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

4 reviews

More than an inventive way to use leftover or store-bought chili, this is the No. 1 request in the Bender...


Jalapeno Hush Puppies

2 reviews

Whenever we have a neighborhood fish fry, these hush puppies are part of the menu. They're crisp and golden with...

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...


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...


Mini Chimichangas

9 reviews

Wish your guests "Feliz Navidad" with this south-of-the-border specialty! Hearty enough to serve as a meal, these flavorful and filling...


Southwestern Egg Rolls

3 reviews

At my church potluck, these crispy, spicy snacks went fast thanks to the triple kick from the Italian sausage, Mexicorn...


Spicy Hush Puppies

These spicy hush puppies make a wonderful side dish to fish. They taste best when served warm.


Coconut Shrimp

2 reviews

Jumbo shrimp is big on flavor when field editor Marie Hattrup from the Dalles, Oregon gives it a tropical twist....


Fried Jalapenos

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


Ham N Cheese Tortillas

My family eats these tasty tortillas as fast as I can make them. Good thing they can be made in...


Hot Wings

1 review

You'll find these hot wings have just the right amount of zip. But if you want them a little hotter—as...


Hawaiian Chicken Wings

4 reviews

"The slightly sweet sauce in this recipe makes it hard to stop munching these golden chicken wings," assures Carol Jones...


Plantain Chips with Citrus Guacamole

Our home economists offer their version of plantain chips, a popular side dish in Cuba. They're not only great tasting,...