Mexican Cuisine Recipes

Yes, "Mexican food" can be shorthand for a platter heaped with <a href="/recipes/mexico/beans/refried/">refried beans</a>, cheesy <a href="/recipes/mexico/enchiladas/">enchiladas</a> and <a href="/search/?searchTerm=chile%20rellenos">chile rellenos</a>. 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 <a href="/recipes/mexico/desserts/">dessert</a> recipes: Who wouldn't want to end dinner with a piping hot churro filled with rich Mexican chocolate?

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Salsa Roll-Ups

From Philadelphia Cream Cheese

These cheesy bites pack a little heat to keep your smart eating plan interesting. Make it basic or take it to the next level with pizza flavors or a riff on a BLT.

Salsa Roll-Ups

Chicken Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

A deli-roasted chicken is a handy main ingredient to have for quick dinner ideas. This dish really needs no recipe. Simply shred the chicken and tuck it into tortillas, along with cheese and other favorite fillings.

Chicken Quesadillas

Pepper-Steak Quesadillas

From Diabetic Living

Jicama, a bulbous root vegetable especially popular in Latin America, adds lots of crunch and a slightly nutty flavor to these easy-to-make fold-overs.

Pepper-Steak Quesadillas

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

From RO*TEL

Cornbread base topped with beef, zesty tomatoes, corn, and cheese for a flavorful baked entree.

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and savory, Serrano chiles lend their signature kick to these amazing vegetarian quesadillas, inspired by the flavors of classic fajitas. When buying bell peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

From Old El Paso

Your family will dig into a hot-from-the-oven casserole that combines tasty taco ingredients in one dish.

Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Caramel Flans

From Better Homes and Gardens

Warm caramel flows over these 5-ingredient flan Mexican desserts. These creamy custards are irresistible.

Caramel Flans

Cheese Enchiladas

From Ladies' Home Journal

For a fun dinner that kids like--and that's easy to prepare--fill these meatless enchiladas with a Mexican cheese and slather in red chile sauce.

Cheese Enchiladas

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

From Family Circle

This slow cooker recipe is easy on the cook and easy on the budget. Inexpensive pork shoulder makes a savory taco filling when cooked with tomatoes, chiles and corn.

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Taco Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

Taco Pizza

Fish Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

These are not your typical Mexican tacos. Fish fillets, a coleslaw mixture, and mango salsa make these tacos stand out in comparison to other classic recipes.

Fish Tacos

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

From Family Circle

This sensational enchilada casserole combines tortillas, beans, cheese, and taco-seasoned chicken. Take this main-dish recipe to your next potluck or Mexican-themed dinner party.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Baked Mexican Pie

From Taste of the South

Baked Mexican Pie

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

From Breakstone's

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

Black Bean & Corn Salad

From Fine Cooking Magazine

If you like spicy heat, leave the ribs of the chile intact; cut them out for less incendiary flavor.

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Sizzling Fajitas

From Pace Salsa & Picante

Why go out to eat when you can easily make these flavorful fajitas, loaded with meat, peppers and onions, in the comfort of your own home?

Sizzling Fajitas

Layered Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try this low calorie bean dip with baked chips next time you crave nachos. It's a fun to eat low-calorie snack.

Layered Bean Dip

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

From Pace Salsa & Picante

Crisp, cheesy, spicy and satisfying all describe these easy-to-make snacks. Beans, Pace® Picante and shredded cheese are layered with onion in between tortillas and baked in a hot oven to a golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with extra Pace® Picante Sauce.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Chili Beef Pie with Biscuit Crust

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chili Beef Pie with Biscuit Crust

Chicken Soft Tacos

From Family Circle

These soft-shell tacos are filled with a saucy mixture of chorizo sausage and ground chicken. Ready in 20 minutes, they are a Mexican meal with family appeal.

Chicken Soft Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

From Fine Cooking Books

A grilled fish taco is a beautiful thing to eat. San Diego and points south are where they originated. Although many of the fish tacos in the area are fried, the grilled ones really stand out and are much lighter. Meredith Deeds grew up in San Diego and taught me the ins and outs of the fish taco. These are an adaptation of her mom's recipe.

Grilled Fish Tacos

California Chipotle Chopped Salad

From Fitness

A healthy Mexican and vegetarian salad recipe with avocado, black beans, chipotle chile and quinoa.

California Chipotle Chopped Salad

Chilaquiles Verde Bake

From Campbell's

Traditional chilaquiles are shredded tortillas served with sauce...our tasty, oven-baked version adds chicken, broccoli, green chiles and melted Cheddar cheese. Give it a try...we think it's even better than the original!

Chilaquiles Verde Bake

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

The poblano chiles and cotija cheese in this rich and creamy Mexican-style casserole earn a gold star for authenticity. If you cannot locate them in your neighborhood supermarket, look for poblanos (a dark green chile that resembles green peppers) and cotija (a salty white cheese) in any Hispanic grocery store.

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Spicy Mexican Rice

From Taste of the South

Spicy Mexican Rice

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