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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Mini Nacho Cups

From Diabetic Living

Baked tortilla chips and reduced-fat cheddar cheese help keep these Tex-Mex morsels diabetic-friendly.

Mini Nacho Cups

Picadillo Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Picadillo Dip

Tomatillo Chicken Soup With Hominy And Pepitas

From Ladies' Home Journal

Tomatillo Chicken Soup With Hominy And Pepitas

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

From Midwest Living

We used ground beef, jarred salsa, beans, and potatoes to make this soup extra satisfying. Omit the meat to create a hearty vegetarian dish.

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling

From Better Homes and Gardens

For this dessert, two chocolate cookies surround a filling of dulce de leche, a caramel sauce popular in Central and South America.

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling

From Midwest Living

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling

Southwestern Polenta with Corn and Chiles

From Better Homes and Gardens

Southwestern Polenta with Corn and Chiles

Mexican Polenta Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a lower calorie version of a taco casserole.

Mexican Polenta Pie

Mexican Polenta Pie

From Midwest Living

Mexican Polenta Pie

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole

Guadalupe Beef Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Guadalupe Beef Pie

Skillet Tostadas with Beef

From Better Homes and Gardens

When your family craves a Mexican main dish, try these quick-and-easy skillet tostadas made with ground beef and nacho cheese soup.

Skillet Tostadas with Beef

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

From Midwest Living

Mexican Tacos Carnitas

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

From Midwest Living

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cowboy Steak Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cowboy Steak Tacos

Corn Tortillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

The corn tortilla is considered the sandwich bread of Mexico.

Corn Tortillas

Chilled Avocado Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chilled Avocado Soup

Apple Turkey Picadillo

From EatingWell

This twist on the Latin American staple is made healthier with lean ground turkey and crisp apples. It doubles well. Try tucking it into whole-wheat tortillas or serve over instant brown rice for a quick and healthy supper.

Apple Turkey Picadillo

Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

From EatingWell

Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.

Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

From EatingWell

Filled with bell peppers, pinto beans, mushrooms and onions, these colorful enchiladas can be mostly made ahead--perfect for entertaining. Pass some crumbled queso fresco, chopped fresh cilantro and diced avocado at the table.

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

From EatingWell

Tomatillos and pepitas form the basis for pepian sauce--one version of Mexican mole.

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

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