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?

Mexican Short Ribs with Dried Cherries

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Short Ribs with Dried Cherries

Chipotle-Coffee Pot Roast

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chipotle-Coffee Pot Roast

Chili Verde Soup

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chili Verde Soup

Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

Take the stress out of entertaining by making this slow cooker appetizer. You can prepare it well in advance of when your guests arrive and then leave it on to warm all evening long.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

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

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

Chili Verde with Corn Bread Croutons

It's easy to be green! This vegetarian chili gets its signature hue from salsa verde and edamame, while bulgur wheat lends meaty texture.

From Midwest Living

Chili Verde with Corn Bread Croutons

Southwestern Shrimp

Use a parchment packet to keep the vegetables brightly-colored and crunchy and to corral all the tasty herb aromas.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Southwestern Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

Make a double batch of this mango salsa to serve with tortilla chips.

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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

4 Ways with Skillet Corn Bread

The Southern staple is elevated by vegetables, cheese, bacon and more. Try each of our four customizable cornbread recipes, then ask your family to choose a favorite!

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4 Ways with Skillet Corn Bread

Tex-Mex Burgers

Salsa isn't just for tacos. Top our avocado cheeseburgers with the Mexican condiment for a flavor fiesta!

From Parents

Tex-Mex Burgers

Ice Cream Tacos

Here's the scoop: tacos need not be savory. Sweeten up your Mexican menu by stuffing cinnamon-dusted tortillas with caramel ice cream and fruit.

From Parents

Ice Cream Tacos

Fish Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa

No cod handy? Tilapia, salmon or even shrimp would work great here, too.

From Fitness

Fish Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa

Turkey Nachos Supreme

Ground turkey and black beans add enough protein to make these nachos a meal!

From Family Circle

Turkey Nachos Supreme

Black Bean Tortas

Bored by tacos? Try this vegetarian sandwich that's stuffed with black beans, avocado and cheese.

From Fitness

Black Bean Tortas

Mexican Breakfast Scramble

This egg and chicken sausage skillet is so satisfying and delicious that you'll want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (You have our permission to do just that!)

From Diabetic Living

Mexican Breakfast Scramble

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Cumin and cinnamon spice up ordinary frozen tilapia fillets for a fragrant pan-fried fish taco filling. Just add margaritas for the full restaurant experience.

From Midwest Living

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

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

Barbecue Quesadillas

It's easy to create variations of these quick Mexican-inspired appetizers. Chicken, turkey, or bacon and tomato toppings provide tasty options.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue Quesadillas

Sugar and Spice Popcorn Clusters

These spicy and sweet treats pack only 99 calories per serving, making them a perfect snack or dessert for the whole family.

From Diabetic Living

Sugar and Spice Popcorn Clusters

Mexican 16-Bean Tomato and Chorizo Stew

From Family Circle

Mexican 16-Bean Tomato and Chorizo Stew

BBQ Chicken And Cheddar Quesadillas

Dip quesadilla wedges into salsa and green onion-topped sour cream. Or, top the quesadillas and eat them with a knife and fork.

From Better Homes and Gardens

BBQ Chicken And Cheddar Quesadillas

Quesadillas

These cheese and pepper quesadilla appetizers are quick and easy, especially if you use bottled salsa. Great for pot lucks or parties.

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Quesadillas

Chunky Salsa

From Family Circle

Chunky Salsa

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