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Mexican Recipes, Dishes and Ideas from Tablespoon

Mexican Recipes, Dishes and Ideas from Tablespoon

All The Ways We Eat Mexican for Dinner

Because we can't stop, won't stop, and neither should you. All of your Mexican restaurant favorites can be made right at home. No reservations required.

Party-Ready Apps and Party Ideas

A party without these recipes is just a get-together. A party with these recipes? Now that's something to get excited about!

Mexican Cocktails Made for Celebration

Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or mixing up a drink for a summer backyard barbecue, these cocktails will get the party started and keep it going.

Taco Night Done Right

Beef, chicken, vegetarian, fish—we've got a taco for every tastebud right here. And thanks to Old El Paso™ taco shells and tortillas, we've got every way to eat 'em, too.

Mexican In the Morning

Buenos dias! Spice up your morning with these breakfasts that bring the heat to the table.

Mexican Desserts

From flan to churros, these desserts make a strong case for not filling up on chips and salsa.

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38 Best Mexican Dinner Recipes to Make Tonight

Enchiladas, chilaquiles, and Pico de Gallo &mdash we've got you covered.

What comes to mind when you think of Mexican food? On our list, you'll find everything from authentic recipes to Americanized dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine. But all of the ideas on our list are included for good reason &mdash they're totally delicious!

From light and crispy quesadillas to rich and savory chilaquiles (and a dulce de leche cookie or two thrown in for good measure), these recipes show how versatile Mexican cuisine is. Whether you're looking for a light, easy recipe to make lunch or for a dinner fit to feed a crowd, you're bound to find something delicious to whip up here. No matter what the occasion, here are the best Mexican recipes to try this week.


Out-Of-This-World Tacos and Enchiladas

Talk about Mexican Party Food! Tacos and enchiladas never disappoint. Whether you make it ahead or put together a make-it-your-own taco buffet, they tend to be the first food to disappear.

Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Tacos

An out of this world, Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Tacos rolled in homemade corn tortillas and topped off with homemade guacamole and salsa. A crowd-pleaser that is surely guaranteed to please.

Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

If you are entertaining a crowd that is following a plant-based diet, these Quinoa Tacos are truly the best. Made with black beans and corn, they are topped off with Avocado Sauce and Pickled Red Onions.

Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Jicama Slaw

My friend Liren of Kitchen Confidante makes these incredible Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Jicama Slaw. These tacos are full of flavor and such a nice way to change up from regular cabbage-based slaw to jicama slaw.

Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

My secret marinade takes this Grilled Flank Steak Tacos to a whole new level. Topped off with guacamole and salsa, this taco recipe is one of my go-to easy Mexican dishes for a party.

Sweet Potato Wrapped Black Bean Enchiladas

When it comes to Simple Mexican recipes, my friend Traci of Vanilla and Bean is the best. This Sweet Potato Wrapped Black Bean Enchiladas is just the beginning of how amazing her recipes are.

This enchilada recipe uses thinly slice sweet potatoes wrapped in a black bean sauce. I don’t know about you, but I think an enchilada recipe doesn’t get more creative than this. Put this on your Mexican party menu for your vegetarian friends.

Chicken Quesadilla Cake

Flour tortillas layered with refried beans, corn, jalapeños, chicken, tomatoes, and sweet peppers to make this Chicken Quesadilla Cake. Now, I used chicken here, but you can swap it with beef, shrimp or even tofu or mushrooms.

This is one of those Mexican dishes that go first whenever I make it for a party.


F&W's Ultimate Guide to Mexican Recipes

At New York City's Dos Toros, brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer offer amazing San Francisco-style tacos, burritos and quesadillas—simple, fresh and sustainable.

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortas

Rick Bayless's stellar vegetarian sandwiches (tortas) are full of earthy mushrooms and tangy goat cheese.

Baked Huevos Rancheros

Here, Grace Parisi bakes eggs, tortilla chips and cheese in a seasoned tomato sauce in individual gratin dishes.

Pork-and-Cheese Arepas with Tangy Cabbage Slaw

"My first exposure to authentic Mexican food was through Zarela Martinez," says F&W's Grace Parisi. "These stuffed flatbreads prepared with masa are my tribute to her."

Crispy Corn Tortillas with Chicken and Cheddar

For these flautas, tortillas are rolled around a savory filling and pan-fried until crisp.

Pork Tinga

Chef Rick Bayless's pork stew is smoky and delicious, especially when topped with avocado, cheese and onion.

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas

"Pressure cooking is great for braises," says cookbook author Maxime Bilet. "You can make pork shoulder tender in 35 minutes." Thanks to the rapid cooking time, this dish is a realistic weeknight meal.

Yucatán Chicken with Orange-Guajillo Glaze

Jose Garces coats his barbacoa (meats cooked over an open fire or in a pit) with intense spice mixes and served with sauces and glazes, like this sweet and sticky grilled chicken.


Last on our list is an addictive dish that I can never just eat one of: ground beef tacos.

Perfectly seasoned ground beef, onions, peppers, guacamole, cheese, salsa, and sour cream nestled on a warm tortilla. That&rsquos my definition of the perfect taco.

And I can&rsquot get enough of this masterpiece! The color, the flavor, the texture: it&rsquos Mexican cuisine at its best.