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Green Chile Corn Fritters

This is a crispy side dish, appetizer or snack to add to a Mexican meal. The corn fritters also go well with chili or soup. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, too. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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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...


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...


Puffy Sopaipillas

Our teenage son requests these sweet doughnut puffs for dessert whenever we have enchiladas. They're similar to sopaipillas we used...

Ham N Cheese Tortillas

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


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...

Crispy Beef Tostadas

3 reviews

Meet the Cook: I am a self-taught cook whose family had to eat a lot of "mistakes" till I got...


Pigs in a Poncho

3 reviews

For pigs in a blanket Mexican style, we add refried beans and green chilies. Spice it up even more with...


Down Home Hush Puppies

2 reviews

Hush puppies is a classic side served at many get-togethers in the south. The sweet and spicy flavor has delighted...


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...


Peach Chimmies

1 review

“I developed these treats for our town’s peach festival,” writes Karolyn Czyz from Lewiston, New York. “They’re timely, easy and...

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

3 reviews

This was a dessert I used to order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I couldn't believe you could fry ice...


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...


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...


Beef Chimichangas

14 reviews

My husband loves this beef chimichanga recipe! I often double the recipe and freeze the chimichangas individually to take out...


Fried Ice Cream

Refrigerated pie crust sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes short work of this eye-catching, mouthwatering treat from our Test Kitchen. TIP:...


Roast Beef Chimichangas

1 review

Your family is sure to enjoy this fabulous homemade version of a restaurant favorite—and it’s a terrific way to use...


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...

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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...


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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...


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...


Cherry Pie Chimis

2 reviews

“In New Mexico, we love to make these yummy fried pies for dessert. Because they call for flour tortillas and...


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...