Mexican-Inspired Recipes

Full of flavor and variety, Mexican cuisine offers up much more than the ever-popular taco. Find great recipes for Mexican-style chicken, pork, and beef dishes, in addition to a varierty of soups, sauces, desserts, and more recipes to create the perfect Mexican menu.

Staff Picks

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Boneless, skinless chicken breast plus yellow and green bell peppers sizzle together on a sheet pan while tortillas warm in the same oven. Topped with sour cream, salsa, and ripe avocado, this one-pan dinner is sure to become a regular weeknight fix. Fajita Friday, anyone?

Ground Chicken Tacos

Fast and tasty on Tuesday or any night, these tacos are a perfect vehicle for ground chicken. The meat is amped up with spices and chipotle in adobe so it's flavorful and juicy, and topping the tacos with pico de gallo adds another level of deliciousness.

Ground Turkey Tacos

Rating: 3.5 stars 446
Ground turkey is sautéed with chopped onion, chili powder, tomato paste, and chicken broth in these easy, family-friendly tacos. Stuff them into hard taco shells and top with all the fixings—sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar cheese, and shredded lettuce.

Bean Burritos

Rating: 3.5 stars 414
Stock your freezer with these healthy single-serving dinners (or hearty lunches).

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 874
A stir-in of cilantro and lime juice transforms plain cooked rice into a lively side that's an ideal accompaniment for Mexican main dishes, such as Chicken Fajita Tostadas.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 79
Most chicken enchiladas are dripping with cheese, but just a scattering of robust cotija in this casserolke is enough to satisfy.

Enchiladas Suizas

A creamy, cheesy, comfort-food take on enchiladas. The name of this dish means "Swiss enchiladas," not because it's a Swiss recipe but because of the generous use of dairy as compared to the more traditional Enchiladas Rojas.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 3.5 stars 141
In the height of tomato season, making a fresh salsa to go with those tortilla chips is a must.

Classic Guacamole

Rating: 3.5 stars 138
For many, cilantro is the key to making the best guacamole. Serve this with chips, crackers, or crudites.

Mexican Corn

Rating: 3 stars 71
Once you try this zesty corn recipe from south of the border, you may never go back to basic salt and butter. Just spread one tablespoon of mayonnaise over corn kernels, then sprinkle queso fresco over mayonnaise.

Beef-and-Potato Burritos

Rating: 4 stars 33
For less spicy burritos, remove the jalapeno ribs and seeds before chopping.

Guacamole Without Tomatoes

No tomatoes here! Just creamy avocados amped up with lime juice, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Quick Quesadilla Recipes Ideal for Snack or Dinner
There's more to quesadillas than tortillas and cheese. Our creative recipes are ready in a flash (and make ideal Cinco de Mayo appetizers, game-day snacks, or kid-friendly weeknight dinners).
Slow-Cooker Chili Chicken Tacos
Rating: Unrated 673
Hearty meats such as chicken thighs become fall-apart sumptuous after a long, gentle simmer in the slow cooker -- the results are ideal for shredding into tacos or sandwich fillings.
Grilled Fish for Tacos
Rating: 3.5 stars 99

Rather than double-fry it as they do in Baja, we rubbed ours with 3 spices and grilled it.