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?

Bean Burritos

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

Rating: 3.5 stars 590
Beans, a good-quality pantry staple, make this meal healthy, delicious, and affordable.

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.

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 459
These crumbly cookies are spicy, chocolaty treats the whole family will love.

Guacamole Without Tomatoes

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

Arroz Con Pollo

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
This one-pot recipe for Arroz Con Pollo, which is great for a crowd, comes from Martha's book One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and MoreIt's made with bone-in fatty chicken thighs, pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped tomatoes, saffron threads, and bay leaves.

Slow-Cooker Chili Chicken Tacos

Rating: 3.5 stars 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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Black Beans and Corn
Rating: Unrated 102
This is a quick and easy protein-packed side dish.
Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada
Rating: Unrated 288
Beef simmered with garlic and peppers in a thick tomato sauce makes for a warm and satisfying dinner. A slow cooker turns a less expensive cut of meat into a flavorful stew. Serve it in flour tortillas or spoon over rice.
Classic Flan

Use a 13-inch round serving plate with a rim to accommodate the caramel. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 711.