Our Best Mexican Dishes

Whether you need a simple dinner tonight, a Cinco de Mayo menu, or a solution for leftovers, versatile Mexican cooking has the answer. These delicious Mexican recipes will work for almost any occasion.

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  • Fajita-Style Quesadillas

    Celebrate Mexican street food with these quick vegetarian quesadillas that can be enjoyed as a snack or light meal. A mix of fajita vegetables stuffs tortillas along with melty cheese and creamy avocado. For a flavorful finish, dip them in sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.

  • Beef Tinga

    Use your Dutch oven to simmer beef roast with chorizo and chipotle pepper until perfectly fork-tender. Serve the family-friendly Mexican meat with queso fresco, jalepeno slices, and tortillas.

  • Chicken in Chipotle Mojo

    Chipotle, a smoked jalapeno pepper, adds smoky warmth to this simple 40-minute Mexican dinner. Mixed with garlic, orange juice, and fire-roasted tomatoes, the pepper complements tender chicken breasts sprinkled with fresh oregano.

  • Pork Verde Tacos

    Leftover shredded pork? Pile it into warm corn tortillas and smother in salsa verde before topping with queso fresco and crisp red cabbage. Our homemade jalepeno sauce adds delicious creaminess to the easy pork tacos.

  • 25-Minute Prep Enchiladas

    Have these fiber- and-protein packed enchiladas in the oven in under 30 minutes thanks to canned beans and a couple other convenience products. See how!

  • Steak Jalisco

    Treat ribeye steaks to a good skillet sear before roasting in the oven. A rich tequila cream sauce -- made with authentic ingredients like poblano pepper and Mexican crema -- combines with lump crabmeat for a seriously satisfying topper.

  • Salmon in Nogada Sauce

    Switch up everyday salmon fillets with a spicy ground ancho chile pepper rub. Tame the heat with our homemade nogada sauce, a sweet and creamy blend of walnuts, queso fresco, sour cream, and ground cinnamon.

  • Street Enchiladas

    Spicy red sauce sweetened with honey coats corn tortillas in this delicious homemade take on food-truck enchiladas. Shredded chicken and crumbled queso fresco provide the finger-licking filling, while chopped onions contribute crunch.

  • Pork Tenderloin Adobo with Raisin Rice

    Guajillo chile, a pepper that is earthy, medium-hot, and a tiny bit tart, infuses this authentic adobo sauce with uncomplicated chile flavor. Cook the sauce with thick pork tenderloin pieces, and serve over cilantro rice.

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    Fish Tacos Two Ways

    With our easy prep instructions, you'll never have to choose between fried and grilled fish tacos again! We'll show you how to make an easy beer batter, plus a zesty chili rub.

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    Huaraches con Carnitas

    These toasty Mexican sandwiches get their name, which translates to "sandals," from their shoelike appearance. Made with masa harina, the crispy fried bread is the perfect carrier for classic carnitas and all your favorite Mexican toppings.

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    Camarones a la Crema (Shrimp in Cream Sauce)

    The flavors of Mexico don't need hours to develop. With a quick skillet saute, frozen shrimp, Mexican crema, and three types of fresh pepper transform into authentic Mexican cuisine.

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    Chorizo-Calabaza Tacos

    Zucchini and ground pork are the base for our simple chipotle-spiced, one-skillet tacos. Warm corn tortillas and a chopped onion-and-parsley mixture finish off this easy Mexican meal.

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    Chile Flank Steak with Grilled-Corn Pico de Gallo

    A simple honey-and-lime marinade turns regular flank steak into a brightly flavored masterpiece that pairs deliciously with our refreshing cucumber- and corn-studded twist on pico de gallo.

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    Red and Green Mexican Rice

    Complement your Mexican main dish with a helping of restaurant-style rice. We'll show you how to make two festive recipes using different types of salsa.

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    Tlayuda con Chorizo (Mexican Pizza with Chorizo)

    Tlayudas are traditional Mexican flatbreads topped with refried beans, meat, and veggies. A tortilla makes a great crust, and homemade refried black beans complement the fresh veggies and hot peppers on this Mexican-style pizza.

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    Two-Bean Tamale Pie

    This dish keeps the best of tamales -- cornmeal and savory filling -- but streamlines the process. No wrapping in cornhusks here. Just add corn bread mix to the top of this yummy dinner, then bake.

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    Spicy Seafood Tacos

    This 30-minute taco recipe is full of flavor and textures: savory and tender seafood, sweet mango, crisp cabbage, and the traditional Mexican spices you've come to crave.

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    Baked Tilapia Veracruz

    Simple ingredients like cherry tomatoes, olives, and golden raisins combine for a colorful, low-calorie dinner. If tilapia isn't your favorite, try red snapper.

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    Tequila Shrimp Nachos

    Swap ground beef and cheese for grilled shrimp and fresh vegetables in our colorful, tasty nacho recipe. A tequila-and-orange marinade takes this Mexican recipe over the top.

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    Pork Empanadas with Jicama Pico de Gallo

    Empanadas are the perfect finger food for your next party. Filled with tender, cinnamon-spiced pork, they pair perfectly with a pico de gallo featuring jicama, a crisp root vegetable.

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    Chicken Enchiladas

    Follow the tips and tricks in this video to make chicken enchiladas even easier.

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    Chicken Sopa Seca

    Sopa seca, or Mexican-style casserole, will be your new favorite comfort food. Flavored with garlic, coriander, and chipotle chile peppers, it's the perfect dish to spice up your dinner routine.

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    Mole Pork Flautas

    Frying tortillas for homemade flautas is a breeze and adds the perfect crunch to our crispy black bean and pork tacos.

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    Shrimp-Stuffed Hatch Chiles with Cilantro Cream Sauce

    Hatch chiles are a medium-heat pepper grown in New Mexico. They're the perfect size for making stuffed peppers, and we filled them with all your favorites: shrimp, sweet corn, cheese, and a creamy cilantro sauce.

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    Crispy Chipotle Bean Burritos

    Use phyllo dough for a crispy, melt-in-your-mouth burrito wrap. Filled with beans, brown rice, tomatoes, and corn, they're a filling meal on their own.

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    Chicken and Tortillas with Tomatillo Sauce

    Tomatillos, cousins of the tomato, add authentic flavor to any Mexican dish. Layer tortillas, chicken, cheese, and pureed tomatillo sauce for a comforting dinner that's full of flavor.

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    Pozole (Pork and Hominy Stew)

    Hominy is corn that has been treated with lime. When it's dried and ground, it's the basis for tortillas and tamales. Pozole, a traditional Mexican stew, calls for whole kernels of nutrient-rich hominy, as well as a medley of fresh veggies, spices, and poblano peppers.

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    Taco Recipes

    Have a fiesta any night with one of our authentic taco recipes. Whether your family loves fish tacos, traditional ground beef tacos, or chicken tacos, these delicious taco recipes will satisfy everyone at the table. We recommend you try them all.
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