Quick and Easy Mexican Dishes

Mexican food is fun and delicious, and with quick and easy recipes, it's a perfect family dinner for any night of the week. Make your own fiesta in no time with these quick and easy Mexican dinner recipes.

Pork and Veggie Burritos

Family Circle

There's a surprise hiding in these fully-loaded pork fajitas: steamed spaghetti squash!

Mexican Cornmeal Pancakes with Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa

Midwest Living

A spicy and sweet black bean and pineapple salsa tops savory pancakes for a Mexican meal fit for brunch or dinner. Pieces of ham add salty, meaty flavor to each tasty cornmeal cake.

Total: 40 mins

Mexican Pizza

Parents

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.

Total: 40 mins

Turkey and Cheese Quesadilla

Parents

No cheddar handy? Mozzarella, swiss or even goat cheese would taste amazing, too.

Skillet Tostadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Corn tortillas are typically used in tostadas, which are simply open-faced tacos. You can find tostada shells in the grocery store, or you can create your own by crisping up corn tortillas in hot oil in a skillet.

Total: 25 mins

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Midwest Living

Fresh tomatillos and jicama add tartness and crunch to this done-in-minutes Mexican dinner.

Beef Hash with a Spicy Kick

Better Homes and Gardens

Beef sirloin served over a hearty hash makes a delicious family-style dinner. Add fried eggs for an even more filling meal.

Chili Macaroni

Better Homes and Gardens

Wagon wheel macaroni and green beans replace the kidney beans in this ground beef and pasta dinner.

Carnitas de Res

Better Homes and Gardens

Top this Mexican skillet with queso blanco, queso chihuahua or your favorite cheese.

Total: 45 mins

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Southwestern Scramble

Parents

Use tortilla chips to scoop up any leftovers of the black bean and avocado salad for a Mexican-flavored snack.

Total: 25 mins

Spicy Tex-Mex Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy vegetarian corn and bean pizza comes together in minutes.

Chicken Cutlet Tacos with Fruity Salsa

Parents

You're just 25 minutes away from getting these sweet and savory fruit tacos on the dinner table. Trade corn tortillas for flour if you like.

Mexican Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

A pinch of taco seasoning takes this chicken salad south of the border. Wrap the finished mix in a tortilla or serve on top of crisp romaine lettuce.

How to Make Tortillas

Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, used in tostadas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and many other dishes. If you're a true fan of authentic Mexican food, it's worth learning how to make tortillas from scratch. They're delicious, and far easier to make than you might think.

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Family Circle

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.

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