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?

Citrus Salsa Salmon

This salmon recipe features a refreshing blend of oranges, cherry tomatoes, and grapefruit. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's a perfect meal anytime.

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Citrus Salsa Salmon

Cranberry-Chipotle Country-Style Ribs

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Cranberry-Chipotle Country-Style Ribs

Chicken Taco Salad

You're just 20 minutes away from serving this colorful, crowd-pleasing Mexican salad. Servings vegetarians? Try black beans instead of chicken.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Taco Salad

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.

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Classic Nachos

Sweet Potato-Chorizo Lasagna

Change up your standard lasagna dinner with this sweet and spicy version. Chorizo, a Spanish-style sausage, adds loads of flavor with minimal effort.

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Sweet Potato-Chorizo Lasagna

Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Put your grill to use for these better-than-takeout quesadillas that feature ripe summer produce. Serve them with store-bought salsa, if desired, to simplify the recipe slightly.

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Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

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.

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Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

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.

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Street Enchiladas

Camarrones a la Crema

Shrimp in cream sauce is a delightful dinner option for any weeknight. Serve this Mexican entree over rice or roll a scoop of shrimp and vegetables inside a tortilla.

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Camarrones a la Crema

Pork and Poblano Green Chili

For more Mexican flavor, this slow cooker pork chili calls for a jar of salsa verde in addition to broth.

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Pork and Poblano Green Chili

Mexican Seven-Layer Dip

Pre-made refried beans, guacamole and salsa make it possible to toss together this showstopping Mexican dip in a matter of minutes.

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Mexican Seven-Layer Dip

Huevos Rancheros with Spinach

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

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Huevos Rancheros with Spinach

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

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

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Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

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.

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Sloppy Joe Tostadas with Yams and Black Beans

Beef Taco Pie

This Mexican casserole tastes just like tacos, but without all the single-serving fuss. Just layer your favorite ingredients between flour tortillas and bake.

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Beef Taco Pie

Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans Corn and Poblano Pepper

Leave no bite of squash behind! Toss the leftover zucchini pulp into your favorite zucchini bread or brownie recipe.

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Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans Corn and Poblano Pepper

Mexican Edamame and Couscous Salad

Crunchy, colorful and slightly spicy, it's nearly impossible to miss the meat in the vegetarian taco salad.

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Mexican Edamame and Couscous Salad

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Jalapeno Creamed Spinach

No meat doesn't mean no satisfaction. These roasted cauliflower steaks, served atop a pile of creamed spinach, are proof!

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Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Jalapeno Creamed Spinach

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.

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Mexican Chicken and Rice

Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

Bright tomatillos and cilantro bring fresh Mexican flavors to this slow cooker chili.

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Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

Mexican Short Ribs with Dried Cherries

The unique Chile-Cocoa Spice Mix brings depth of flavor to this slow cooker short rib dinner.

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Mexican Short Ribs with Dried Cherries

Oaxaca's Beef Barbacoa

South of the border favorites, including Mexican oregano, cumin, garlic and jalapeno, pepper this slow cooker beef recipe with spice.

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Oaxaca's Beef Barbacoa

Chipotle-Coffee Pot Roast

Espresso powder adds depth and richness to this slow cooker pot roast and Brussels sprouts dinner.

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Chipotle-Coffee Pot Roast

Chili Verde Soup

When you prepare chili in a slow cooker, hearty roasts are the ideal meat choice.

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Chili Verde Soup

Turkey Tortilla Stew

Top each bowl of this Mexican slow cooker stew with a scoop of your favorite salsa and a handful of baked tortilla strips.

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Turkey Tortilla Stew

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