Popular Mexican Cuisine Recipes

Yes, "Mexican food" can be shorthand for a platter heaped with refried beans, cheesy enchiladas and chile rellenos. But the cuisine of our neighbors to the south is much more nuanced than your local taco joint might have you believe. Authentic Mexican recipes tell another story, from the complex moles (up to 30 ingredients!) of Puebla to the rich tomato sauces of Veracruz to the rich, cinnamon-laced chocolate of Oaxaca, authentic Mexican cuisine varies widely by region and incorporates a staggering amount of ingredients and spice in sophisticated ways. And there are lots of delicious Mexican dessert recipes: Who wouldn't want to end dinner with a piping hot churro filled with rich Mexican chocolate?

Green Chili and Corn Dip

Serve this creamy corn and salsa slow cooker dip with tortilla chips or fresh vegetable sticks.

From Family Circle

Green Chili and Corn Dip

Sloppy Joe Tostadas with Yams and Black Beans

Instead of serving Sloppy Joes on buns, try the meat mixture as a topping on a crispy black bean tostada.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sloppy Joe Tostadas with Yams and Black Beans

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Top a flatbread or tortilla with grilled shrimp and vegetables for a fresh and light twist on pizza.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Steak and Herb Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

Steak and Herb Tacos

Huevos Rancheros with Spinach

Top garlicky spinach with salsa-poached eggs for a fast and flavorful breakfast, lunch or dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Huevos Rancheros with Spinach

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef and Black Bean Chili

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus red and green bell peppers add just the right amount of spice to this smoky slow cooker chili.

From Family Circle

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef and Black Bean Chili

Turkey, Parsnip and Tomatillo Tostadas

The flavor-packed turkey topping stews in your slow cooker while you go about your day. Come back 10 minutes before you serve to crisp up the toastada shells in the oven, then let each diner build his or her own "Mexican Pizza."

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey, Parsnip and Tomatillo Tostadas

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

This 30-minute dinner turns fish fillets into tacos by putting them into tortillas and adding fresh toppers. Make it for a fun weeknight meal.

From Midwest Living

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Whip up a well-balanced meal in one skillet—and just 25 minutes! The spicy vegetable and brown rice side dish comes together in the same pan after the chicken is cooked.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Turkey Taco Salad

Compared to the greasy dish served at many Mexican restaurants, this light Turkey Taco Salad is a dieter's dream. Instead of calorie-laden dressing, top with more tasty tomato salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey Taco Salad

Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs

Green chiles, sausage and shredded Mexican cheese lend southwest flavor to this hearty breakfast casserole. Here, polenta stands in for the bread usually called for in a standard strata.

From Midwest Living

Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Stuff tortillas with black beans and cheese, crisp up in a skillet and serve with sour cream and salsa. Make one per person for a meal or allot a few wedges per person for an appetizer before a taco or enchilada dinner.

From Parents

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Red and Green Layered Bean Dip

Similar to the classic seven-layer dip, this Mexican appetizer layers salsa, black beans, queso fresco cheese and more over refried beans. Scoop up a serving with crunchy tortilla chips.

From Diabetic Living

Red and Green Layered Bean Dip

Mexican Pizza

Refried beans and salsa stand in for marinara sauce in this tasty Mexican Pizza recipe. Take the toppings South of the border, too, by sprinkling on corn, chopped avocado and cilantro.

From Parents

Mexican Pizza

Classic Nachos

These five-ingredient nachos are a cinch to make for a large crowd. Bake a batch for your next party and serve with an array of topping options, like cilantro, jalapeno peppers, sour cream and salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Classic Nachos

Queso Chihuahua Polenta

The secret to great queso is using shredded Chihuahua cheese. Add some cheesy goodness to your polenta side dish by stirring in some of the ooey-gooey goodness.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Queso Chihuahua Polenta

Mexican Breakfast Pizzas

Tortillas form the "crust" for these Mexican breakfast pizzas. Try using one egg and one egg white to lower calories and cholesterol.

From Diabetic Living

Mexican Breakfast Pizzas

Chicken and Veggie Burritos

The filling for these lightened-up burritos comes together in your slow cooker, so after a few minutes of prep in the morning, you'll have a Mexican meal pratically ready to go come dinner time. Pass the chips and salsa!

From Diabetic Living

Chicken and Veggie Burritos

Street Enchiladas

Enchiladas don't need meat to be a satisfying treat. Try this cheesy vegetarian option the next time you need something to serve with your chips, salsa and margaritas.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Street Enchiladas

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Packed with whole grains and flavorful vegetables, these cheesy stuffed peppers make for a satisfying and simple vegetarian dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

A zesty rub and spicy pesto topping adds pizzazz to simple grilled steak.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Shredded chicken, apple, and spinach are joined by melted cheese and onion in these savory empanadas. Assembled in pre-made dough wrappers, they're a quick meal idea for on-the-go families.

From Family Circle

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Green chile peppers and chili powder give this savory chicken main dish a classic Tex-Mex bite. Make it up to 24 hours ahead of time for dinner in a hurry.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

From Midwest Living

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

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