9 Mexican Food Recipes Full of Flavor

Southwest Chicken Tortillas
Photo: Greg DuPree

Browse these south-of-the-border recipes for everything from tacos to enchilada casserole.Having Mexican food is a delicious way to enjoy a weeknight dinner. These quick Mexican recipes make it easy to savor the tastes and flavors of Mexican food without spending a long time in the kitchen. Some of our favorite Mexican dinner recipes are also the easiest: The Beef Fajitas with Pico de Gallo only take 20 minutes. Spicy, quick, and tasty, these Mexican dinner recipes make every night a fiesta.

01 of 09

Southwest Chicken Tortillas

Southwest Chicken Tortillas
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Southwest Chicken Tortillas

Serve these Southwest Chicken Tortillas with sliced avocados and extra salsa on the side. We used corn tortillas, but feel free to use flour if you prefer. Feel free to add any toppings you like. You really can't go wrong with this family-favorite.

02 of 09

Chicken-and-Black Bean Chimichangas

Chicken-and-Black Bean Chimichangas
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicken-and-Black Bean Chimichangas

Upgrade your burritos by crisping them in a skillet.

03 of 09

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

Recipe: Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

A deli-roasted chicken helps make short work of this classic Mexican entrée. Luscious? Absolutely. In fact, we guarantee your family will clamor for seconds.

04 of 09

Chalupa Dinner Bowl

Chalupa Dinner Bowl
Charles Walton IV

Recipes: Chalupa Dinner Bowl

This pork-and-bean mixture is versatile. Serve it spooned over cornbread or rolled up burrito style in flour tortillas. Make hearty nachos, quesadillas, or tacos too. It can even be used as a meaty addition to huevos rancheros (fried corn tortillas topped with fried eggs and salsa).

05 of 09

Barbecued Pork Quesadillas

Barbecued Pork Quesadillas

Recipe: Barbecued Pork Quesadillas

Pork adds a delicious hearty flavor to traditional quesadillas. We recommend purchasing premade barbecue pork from your grocery store to save on prep time.

Supper Ideas from the Pros
Test Kitchen Professional Norman King shows you how to cook Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas for supper tonight.

06 of 09

Mexican Lasagna

Ground Beef Recipes: Mexican Lasagna
Southern Living

Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

We guarantee this zesty casserole will be your new weeknight staple. The recipe was originally designed to utilize leftover ground beef and sausage. It makes a lot, but refrigerates well and tastes wonderful reheated.

07 of 09

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixture. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. These tacos are genererally served on soft tortillas and include cilantro, onions, lime juice, pineapple, and salsa.

08 of 09

Beef Fajitas With Pico de Gallo

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes: Beef Fajitas With Pico de Gallo

Recipe: Beef Fajitas With Pico de Gallo

Ready in 20 Minutes
Bottled Italian dressing provides a simple, flavorful marinade for these grilled flank steak-filled fajitas. Use store-bought pico de gallo or make your own ahead of time.

09 of 09

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Faster than fast food and way more delicious, these cheesy enchiladas come together in a snap. A quick spritz of vegetable cooking spray adds extra crispness to flour tortillas as they bake.

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