At the end of a long day, the last thing we want is to slave over the stove making an elaborate meal. At the same time, we also deserve a special treat for our hard work throughout the day.
It may be hard to believe, but you can have it all with these easy, delicious Mexican recipes. Packing in the flavor, each of our 8 recipes requires only 10 ingredients or less (not counting salt, pepper and oil) and… they’re easy to make! From healthy to hearty, we have something for every meat eater and veggie lover. Check out the list below!Read More »
One Skillet Tamale Pie
If you’re running short on time, this is the perfect homemade Mexican dinner. With only 15 minutes of prep time, this is a quick, complete dinner, using only one baking dish.
This tamale pie gets its rich base from a mix of seasoned ground beef, onions, zesty chili peppers and tomato – in other words, it’s loaded with protein and veggies! Next comes a layer of melty cheese, topped with sweet, buttery cornbread.
The recipe calls for only ten ingredients, some of which you may already have (salt, milk and eggs). For a healthier option, you can always switch the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken – we won’t tell!
Meatless Chilaquiles – Mexican “Breakfast Nachos”
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The combination of eggs and cheese on these tortilla chips reminds us of a Mexican spin on breakfast-for-dinner (or just a fancy brunch). For this dish, you add your tortilla chips to a savory tomato sauce, soaking up the full flavor of the chiles, garlic and cumin. On top, a generous portion of eggs, crumbled Cotija cheese and the toppings of your choice decorate the dish.
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Served up family-style, these tortilla chip chilaquiles cultivate the perfect communal vibe to bring friends and family together. The toppings make this dish beautiful and we love that you can really use anything you want – add extra veggies, steak, bacon – anything you have in the fridge!
It’s a dish that is familiar but also unexpected, with softened, flavor-packed chips and uniquely fresh, crumbly Cotija, this is a recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser and conversation starter.
Grilled Fajita Salad
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Looking for something healthy? We got you! Using grilled pork instead of the typical steak, this grilled fajita salad is loaded with protein, veggies and low-cal lettuce.
The chili pepper on the pork contrasts the bright flavors of the citrus vinaigrette to deliver complex flavors you’ll love. Although it doesn’t specifically list it in the ingredients, adding avocado is a great way to add creaminess and extra nutrients.
Crispy Fish Tacos
These easy fish tacos are light and crispy, loaded with a bright slaw made of cabbage and carrots. You can use any fish of your choice, tossed in a quick mixture of flour and salt before frying.
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By frying, this recipe locks in the moisture and rich flavor of flaky fish, trapped inside a crispy, lightly salted crust. This is the perfect dish for summer parties and year-round family dinners.
When it comes to easy dinners, pasta is always the king. This recipe for Mexican spaghetti is a home run for families with kids (and literally everyone else).
Packed with all the classic taco flavors, this homemade pasta dish is loaded with seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and chillis, topped with melted cheese. Simply cook up your beef and onions, add the seasoning, tomato sauce and veggies, then just toss with pasta and smother with cheese.
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
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A dinner with an edible bowl? Sign us up! These easy Mexican stuffed peppers are a healthy upgrade to the classic burrito bowl.
This dish has a great balance of protein, carbs and veggies, made with seasoned ground turkey and all the fixin’s. With prep time of only 15 minutes. this dish goes from grocery bag to table in just over half an hour.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Things don’t get easier than this chicken enchilada casserole. With only four ingredients, this does take a little over an hour to make, but it’s completely worth it.
Layers of chicken, coated in favor-packed enchilada sauce is stacked above crispy tortillas and smothered in cheese. This hearty dish is the perfect comfort food and even makes great leftovers!
Two Layer Mexican Pizza
Combining all our favorite aspects of tacos, quesadillas and pizza is this stacked mexican pizza. A sandwich of tortillas, refried beans, salsa and shredded chicken is topped with enchilada sauce, cheese and all the taco toppings for a flavor-packed Mexican adventure.
This dish is the perfect way to spice up your Taco Tuesdays or turn heads at your next potluck.
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