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

Chicken Tostada Salad

Rating: 3.71 stars
Dress these Chicken Tostada Salads with your favorite Mexican-inspired flavors. We like tomato, avocado, red onion, and cilantro, but you can also add salsa, sour cream, or taco sauce to the mix.

Lighter Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: 3.35 stars
Shredded chicken, corn tortillas, plus a smoky chipotle sauce -- a delicious dinner in three steps.

Mexican Corn

Rating: 3.18 stars
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.

Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce

Simple cheese enchiladas are the perfect vehicle to show off a mouthwatering sauce. Try this bright green sauce on our Cheese Enchilada Casserole.

Bean Burritos

Rating: 3.34 stars
Stock your freezer with these healthy single-serving dinners (or hearty lunches).

Ground Turkey Tacos

Rating: 3.38 stars
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.

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.

Slow-Cooker Chili Chicken Tacos

Rating: 3.61 stars
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.

Guacamole Without Tomatoes

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

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Rating: 3.35 stars
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: 3.44 stars
Most chicken enchiladas are dripping with cheese, but just a scattering of robust cotija in this casserolke is enough to satisfy.

Beef-and-Potato Burritos

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

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).

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.

Classic Guacamole

Rating: 3.3 stars

For many, cilantro is the key to making the best guacamole. Serve this with chips, crackers, or crudites.