The Best Mexican Food Recipes to Try

Mexican food

Many people have never tried Mexican food, but it doesn’t have to be a foreign language for you to want to try some! You can make anything from tacos to burritos with various ingredients. Some of the most famous Mexican dishes are barbacoa, taco salad, and enchiladas, to name a few. Here are some of the best Mexican food recipes to try!

Authentic Mexican recipes are often complex and require many ingredients, but they can be easy to make and give you a unique flavor.

Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe

This Tex-Mex casserole recipe is easy to put together and will serve 4-6. A lot of the seasoning comes from the chips used in the recipe. This recipe also has cooked chicken as one of the ingredients so I used a rotisserie chicken in the recipe. Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Serves: 4-6 3.4.3177 Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with Smoked Turkey Sausage

  This is a great one dish recipe if you want to free up some time. There is very little prep time and once it’s in the slow cooker it will take care of itself until supper time. This recipe uses salsa as one of the ingredients, I used mild, but if you want to turn up the heat a little bit use medium or hot. Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with Smoked Turkey Sausage Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 10 mins Serves: 6 3.4.3177 Adapted from tasteofhome Slow Cooker cookbook

Simple and Quick Mexican Chicken Thighs Recipe

I am in a hurry and want something simple and quick to put together give these Simple and Quick Mexican Chicken Thighs a try. It only requires a few ingredients and you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. Simple and Quick Mexican Chicken Thighs Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 6 3.4.3177 Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Classic Chili for Two Recipe

This Classic Chili for Two Recipe is the perfect amount for two people and doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. It is seasoned perfectly for my taste, that being just slightly on the hot side, but if you like it hot; you can turn up the heat by increasing the spices. If you like chili and your cooking for two give this one a try. Classic Chili for Two Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 55 mins Total time: 1 hour 5 mins Serves: 2 Adapted from Cooking for …

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Chili Spaghetti Casserole

one This one-dish Chili Spaghetti recipe is simple to put together and has a great combination of flavors. It is quick to put together so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. This is a great after school or work recipe. Give it a try; enjoy.   Chili Spaghetti Casserole Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 4-6 3.4.3177  

Tamale Pie Recipe

  If you’re in the mood for Mexican cuisine give this one-dish Mexican recipe a try. This is a simple recipe and is fairly quick to put together so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. Enjoy Tamale Pie Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Patricia Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 4 to 6 3.4.3177 Adapted from Blogchef.net

Simple Taco Pie Recipe

This is a basic recipe for taco pie that requires just a few ingredients. I prepared this recipe as written with the intent of seeing how good it would turn out in its simplest form. With school starting in many parts of the country, in less than a month I thought this would be a great after school supper dish. I thought the taco pie was really good but there is a lot of room for additional ingredients like jalapeno peppers, green peppers, chopped green chilies, olives and may even re-fried beans. If you looking for a simple and quick …

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Slow Cooker Chili with Chocolate Recipe

I needed some time to get some spring clean-up done, so to save some time, I decided on this Slow Cooker Chili with Chocolate Recipe. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep time, and the slow cooking blends the flavors really well. I think this is the second chili dish I have had that has used chocolate as one of the ingredients, which doesn’t sound good in chili to me, but it’s very good. Give it a try, and enjoy. Slow Cooker Chili with Chocolate Recipe Recipe Type: Main Author: Patricia Prep time: 15 mins …

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Creamy White Chili Recipe

If you want a break from the red meat, and like chili, give this Creamy White Chili Recipe a try. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t take long to prepare. I used mild chopped green chilies in this recipe to keep the heat down a little bit, but you can use the hotter version to turn up the heat a little bit if you like a lot of heat. Creamy White Chili Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Patricia Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177 Adapted from Taste of …

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Simple Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe

I usually shy away from preparing stuffed shells because they can be a lot of work. This Simple Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe takes very little prep and uses just a few ingredients. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t think looked quite that good, but I decide to give it a try anyway; I was glad I did. I followed the recipe as written, the shells could have used a little more Enchilada sauce over the top because they were a little on the dry side – but overall I thought they were pretty good, and my wife …

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Spaghetti with Quick Turkey Chili Recipe

This recipe is a lot like Cincinnati chili, but probably quicker, and a little healthier version. If you cook the spaghetti while the chili is being prepared you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. If you’re looking for a simple and quick recipe that’s really good, give this Spaghetti with Quick Turkey Chili Recipe a try. Enjoy Spaghetti with Quick Turkey Chili Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177   Adapted from Food Network

California Barbecued Beans Recipe

Out of habit we generally have fish on Friday, and along with the fish I like to serve a baked beans side dish. I decided to change this a little bit and prepare this California Barbecued Beans Recipe. This recipe does take a considerable amount of time to prepare, but if you have the time, it is well worth the effort. The dominant spice in this recipe is cilantro if you don’t care for this; just omit it. The BBQ beans are really good even without it. Give this California Barbecued Beans Recipe a try; it’s really good. Serves 4-6 …

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Garlic Beef Enchiladas Recipe

These Garlic Beef Enchiladas are a little on the spicy side; but really good. It takes a little time to put them together, but it is worth the effort. I prepared this dish as written and thought it was a little on the salty side – you may want to salt the sauce to taste. Even though there are a lot of spices in this recipe it is not hot. So if you like a little bit of heat you may want to add a little cayenne pepper to the sauce ingredients. Give this Garlic Beef Enchiladas recipe a try; …

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Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe

With Labor Day approaching I thought this would be a good time to post another side dish recipe. This is a simple recipe to prepare and will feed a good size crowd. The recipe is mildly seasoned so if you want to heat it up a little bit, it should work out well; Jalapenos would be a good addition to this recipe. If you looking for a good side dish give this Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe a try. This is a good recipe for pot luck, or a Labor Day picnic. Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe Recipe Type: Side Dish Cuisine: …

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Red Rice Recipe

After a successful fishing trip I decided to put a fish fry on the supper menu. I wanted to get away from the oil a little bit, so instead of having fries as a side dish, I decided to try this flavored rice recipe. Basically, this is a little different version of Spanish rice. It’s a little spicy and turned out to be a really good flavor combination to go with the fish which I seasoned with, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning coated with panko bread crumbs. If you’re looking for a good side dish give this red rice recipe …

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Chili Pasta Bake Recipe

My son was home for the weekend, and I had to work two 12 hour shifts, which did not leave me much time to cook. So he put together this Chili Pasta Bake Recipe which he later posted on his blog; blogchef.net. This recipe is simple and delicious and doesn’t take that long to prepare. It was so good I decided to put on last night’s super menu. If you’re tight on time, and want a simple and good recipe that can be on the supper table in less than an hour, give this Chili Pasta Bake Recipe a try. …

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Simpler Deep Fried Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Chicken Chimichangas are really good but they can be a lot of work. When I saw this simpler version of the recipe, using a microwave to do part of the cooking, I decided to give it a try. This recipe also uses flour paste to seal the edges of the pockets which worked out really well. I have never been good at rolling or stuffing anything, my big fingers get in the way, so my wife gave me a hand and I think they came out looking pretty good. The next time you and your family are in the mood …

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Texas Potato Salad Recipe

I was looking for something a little different for a potato salad so I decided to give this Texas Potato Salad Recipe a try. I don’t like dishes with a lot of heat, but I knew that pickling the jalapeño peppers would cut some of the heat. It was still a little nippy; but not bad. I served the potato salad after it had cooled for 30 minutes, it was pretty good, but I reserved the left overs for the next day which gave more time for the flavors to combine; it was delicious. If you can plan ahead, and …

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Healthy Southwestern Chicken and Pasta Recipe

In an attempt to keep supper on the healthy side I decided to give this Southwestern Chicken and Pasta Recipe a try. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients, cooks quickly, and has a good combination of flavors. When I prepared this recipe I used mild salsa because I don’t like a lot of heat, but if you want to turn up the heat a little bit just use medium or hot salsa.   Healthy Southwestern Chicken and Pasta Recipe Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Mexican Author: Patricia Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 20 mins 3.2.2807   …

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