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Pan Fried Chicken Quesadilla slices stacked on a plate

Pan Fried Chicken QuesadillaChicken and cheese are melted inside tortillas for this classic Mexican inspired dish. This page is about making pan fried chicken quesadilla.


Skillet Carne Asada on plate with peppers lime and cabbage

Skillet Carne Asada RecipeYou can make delicious carne asada at home on your stove. This page contains a recipe for skillet carne asada.


Individual Taco

Muffin Tin Taco RecipesWhether for snacks, lunches, or a special event, these bite-sized or cupcake tacos are a yummy entree. This page contains recipes for Muffin Tin Tacos.


Taquitos stacked on a plate.

Homemade TaquitosMake these savory rolled appetizers at home instead of at your favorite Mexican restaurant. This page contains recipes for homemade taquitos.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes, A red enchilada covered in sauce.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce RecipesThis page contains recipes for homemade enchilada sauce. Whether you prefer a bold red sauce, a fresh and spicy green, or a creamy queso, enchiladas need a good sauce to be complete.


Fried ice cream.

Fried Ice Cream RecipesThis page contains fried ice cream recipes. You don't have to go to your favorite Mexican restaurant to have fried ice cream.


Homemade Salsa

Salsa Recipes Without Cilantro?Although many salsa recipes include cilantro, you can make delicious salsa without this pungent herb. This page contains salsa recipes without cilantro.


A super stuffed beef burrito cut in half.

Super Stuffed Beef BurritoSomething my friends and family ask me to make all the time are my super stuffed burritos. I fill them with all the goodies and wrap them up really tight so nothing falls out. Follow my recipe and rolling technique to find out how I make these yummy burritos!


A flour tortilla filled with fish and fresh slaw.

Battered Fish Tacos with Fresh SlawThese tacos are filled with puffy, crispy buttermilk fried fish and a wonderfully refreshing cabbage, corn, and pepper slaw. The flavours are as vibrant as the colours presented. Enjoy!


A plate of seafood tacos.

Seafood "Alley" TacosEver price a lobster or shrimp taco? Some places charge $8.99 for a two taco shrimp plate or $9.99 for a two taco lobster plate. I made these homemade seafood tacos for less than $.50 per taco. I call them "Alley" tacos because they are cheaper than a street taco!


2 Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Fish Tacos with Lime Cremaand zesty. But they can be even fresher (and so much cheaper) when you make them yourself. These tacos came out to about a buck a serving, and I even used my toaster oven. I'd buy that for a dollar! :)


Fresh Fish Tacos

Fresh Fish TacosI've heard a lot of people mention they don't like fish tacos because they're mushy and none of the flavours stand out as much as other meat tacos. Here is a way to make them crisp and refreshing. Using only coleslaw and salsa as accompaniments really helps the fish stand out.



Mexican Street Corn Tacos on plate

Mexican Street Corn TacosStreet tacos are a Mexican favorite, made with savory meats and corn tortillas. Bring these flavors home with this easy recipe.


Homemade Mini Churros with chocolate syrup

Homemade Mini ChurrosChurros originated in Spain and Portugal. They are also popular in the Philippines and Ibero-American countries as well as being offered in many Mexican restaurants. Making these delicious fried ropes of dough at home, is easy. This recipe includes instructions for making a dark chocolate dipping sauce.


Loaded Chicken Nachos on plate

Loaded Chicken NachosThe recipe for these delicious chicken nachos also includes instructions for making the tortilla chips from flour tortillas. Add cooked onions and chicken to cheese covered chips and then add your favorite toppings.


cooked breaded peppers

Making Chile RelleñosChile Relleños is a classic Mexican dish that is easy to make at home. Roasted poblano pepper halves are stuffed and then cooked, often in a egg batter.


finished Shrimp Taco with Avocado Cream Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream SauceShrimp marinated in lime juice and taco seasoning are paired with cilantro avocado cream sauce for a cool, spicy taco filling.


A taco made with chorizo and flour tortillas.

Spicy Chorizo TacosTraditional chorizo originated in Spain and Portugal and is a pork sausage seasoned with paprika. Some current versions are significantly more spicy than the original sausages. Use a spicy chorizo blend when making tacos instead of ground beef.


cooked Carnitas

Instant Pot CarnitasYour Instant Pot can be used for so many recipes. Try this delicious pork carnitas dish and have dinner ready in an hour.


cooked Carnitas

Instant Pot CarnitasHere's a delicious and juicy pork carnitas recipe made in an Instant Pot! If you would like, you can pan fry the carnitas after it's been cooked for the meat to be crispy.


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Using Mrs. Wage's Packaged Salsa Mix?How much chopped onion and chopped green pepper do I add to packaged salsa mix? I am using Mrs. Wage's packaged salsa mix. I have used it before with the ingredients mentioned, but only tomatoes is mentioned now.


Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans RecipeThis simple black bean recipe includes queso fresco for traditional Mexican flavor. Since it uses dried beans, plan for cooking or soaking time, or just substitute canned for a quicker option.


rolled Tortilla

Healthy Homemade TortillasBy adding healthier oils rather than the typical lard or shortening and substituting whole wheat flour for some of the white flour you can make healthier tortillas at home. Try this recipe for making healthy tortillas.


Chicken Quesadillas on a white plate and wooden table

Quick and Easy Chicken QuesadillasChicken quesadillas can be easily made from canned or cooked chicken breasts. Add your favorite cheese and fold inside a flour tortilla; grill or bake to melt the cheese and they're ready. Serve with sour cream, salsa, or other condiments. This is a page about making quick and easy chicken quesadillas.


A person holding a taco, ready to eat.

Making Chicken Taco SurpriseSimmer chicken and veggies with taco seasoning for homemade taco filling. This one pan recipe is sure to be a favorite with your family.


$10 Dinners: Soft Tacos - An assembled soft taco ready to be rolled

$10 Soft Tacos Dinner RecipeTacos are a dinner option that is easy to make inexpensively. This is a page about $10 soft tacos dinner recipe.


Homemade Guacamole in bowl

Homemade Guacamole RecipeHomemade guacamole is a delicious addition to many dishes or even dipping with tortilla chips. This is a page about homemade guacamole.



Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken Chimichanga RecipeMake this delicious baked chicken chimichanga and time you crave a south of the border style meal. This page contains baked chicken chimichanga recipe.


A plate of homemade flour tortillas

Homemade TortillasAlthough it may take some practice, it is possible to make both corn and flour tortillas at home. You may find that you like them better than store-bought brands. This is a page about making homemade tortillas.


A plate of pizza dough empanadas

Making Pizza Dough EmpanadasMake easy empanadas by using ready made pizza dough from the grocery store. This is a page about making pizza dough empanadas.


shrimp tacos

Shrimp Tacos RecipeThese tacos are reminiscent of street food you might find in a beach town in Mexico. This is a page about shrimp tacos.


bowl of tomatillos

Recipes Using TomatillosThe Mexican husk tomato is a member of the night shade family and the fruit is used in many fresh and cooked green sauces. This page contains recipes using tomatillos.


Chili Verde Con Carne

Chili Verde Con CarneThis crockpot recipe for chili verde con carne is easy to make and so delicious.



Chimichanga RecipesThis is a page about chimichanga recipes. Try these spicy, usually deep fried burritos, for a delicious for lunch or as a dinner main dish.


Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken RecipesFlavorful Mexican style spices blend well with the flavor of chicken in casseroles and other dishes. This page contains Mexican chicken recipes.


fajita chicken and vegetables

Chicken Fajita RecipesA popular Mexican seasoned meat and vegetable fry that is delicious for dinner with tortillas, refried beans and rice. This page contains chicken fajita recipes.


Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole RecipesThis page contains Mexican casserole recipes. Many combinations of foods can be used to make a delicious flavorful casserole.


Green chiles.

Green Chile Verde RecipesThis delicious Mexican pork stew is made with green chilies and other green ingredients, like tomatillos. This page contains green chile verde recipes.


Chicken Taquito Appetizers

Mexican Appetizer RecipesThis page contains Mexican appetizer recipes. There are many tasty Mexican style appetizers for you to choose from for your next dinner or party.


Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

Cheese and Chicken Enchilada RecipesCheesy chicken enchiladas baked in your favorite sauce are a favorite family meal. This page contains cheese and chicken enchilada recipes.


Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Enchilada RecipesCreamy enchiladas are quick and easy to make for any meal. This page contains creamy enchilada recipes.


Nacho Casserole

Nacho Casserole RecipesMake a delicious casserole based on the popular Mexican restaurant appetizer, nachos. This page contains nacho casserole recipes.



Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole RecipesThis page contains vegetarian enchilada casserole recipes. Vegetables, including beans, can be substituted for meat in an enchilada casserole for a vegetarian version.


Toasty Halibut Tortillas

Toasty Halibut Tortillas RecipeThis page features a recipe for making halibut tostadas. It's a tasty and healthier alternative to eating tostada with red meat.


Tortilla Casserole

Tortilla Casserole RecipesThis page contains tortilla casserole recipes. Create a delicious main dish casserole using tortillas and your favorite fillings.


Taco Pie

Taco Pie RecipesThis page contains taco pie recipes. Have the great flavor of a taco in a delicious casserole.


Taco Meat

Taco Meat RecipesThis page contains taco meat recipes. You can stuff your tacos with a variety of fillings.


Enchilada Soup

Enchilada Soup RecipesThis page contains enchilada soup recipes. A hot, spicy bowl of enchilada soup can be a meal in itself.


Wet Burrito

Wet Burrito Recipes?This page contains wet burrito recipes. Spice up your burrito with a generous serving of sauce on top.


Pork Burrito

Pork Burrito Recipes?This page contains pork burrito recipes. You don't have to eat out to enjoy delicious pork burritos.


Chicken Burrito

Chicken Burrito RecipesChicken burritos are easy to prepare and sure to become a favorite meal. This page contains chicken burrito recipes.


Beef Burrito

Beef Burrito RecipesDon't wait until the next time you eat out, make some delicious beef burritos at home. This page contains beef burrito recipes.


Taco Bake on Picnic Table

Taco Bake RecipesTry an alternative to the traditional hand held taco; make a taco bake recipe. This page contains taco bake recipes.


Homemade Taquitos

Homemade Taquito RecipesThis page contains homemade taquito recipes. These fried Mexican appetizers are not hard to make yourself.


Chicken Mexican Skillet

Mexican Skillet RecipesThis page contains Mexican skillet recipes. Skillet meals are quick and easy to make.


Shrimp Tacos

Seafood Taco RecipesA delicious alternative to the typical meat taco is a seafood taco. This page contains seafood taco recipes.


fill shells

Taco Filling RecipesThis page contains taco filling recipes. Crisp or soft, tacos can be made with a surprising number of fillings from fish to vegetarian.


finished tacos 3

Baked Taco RecipeThis page contains baked taco recipes. Making baked tacos rather than the traditional fried version is very easy.


Serving tray with pasta bowl of bean dip, chips, sour cream, and a side of salsa.

Chili Con Queso Dip RecipesA wonderful Mexican style appetizer or meal can be created with the addition of a great dip. This page contains chili con queso dip recipes.


A bowl of tortilla chips

Homemade Tortilla ChipsDelicious fresh, crisp tortilla chips are wonderful with a variety of foods. This page is about homemade tortilla chips.


One serving.

Tamale Pie RecipesThis page contains tamale pie recipes. Traditional tamale pie is a yummy casserole consisting of hamburger, chili, and corn topped with a fluffy cornbread and cheese.


One serving.

Tamale PieThis is a delicious, quick, and easy casserole to make for dinner or anytime. I love spicy food and this dish can be prepared mild or spicy. Add a green salad and your meal is complete.


Enchilada Casserole Recipes

Enchilada Casserole RecipesThis page contains enchilada casserole recipes. Chicken, cheese, beef, you name it, enchilada casseroles are quick and easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole on Table

Mexican Casserole RecipesThis page contains Mexican casserole recipes. A delicious, quick casserole can be made with ingredients popular in Mexican cuisine.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole on Table

Chicken Enchilada Casserole RecipesChicken enchilada casseroles are easy to make and will surely become a family favorite. This page contains chicken enchilada casserole recipes.


Homemade Tacos on a Plate

Homemade Taco RecipesMaking tacos just the way you like them is easy and fun to do at home. This page contains homemade taco recipes.


Burrito With Vegetable

Burrito RecipesBurritos, whether traditional or your unique recipe, are delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This page contains burrito recipes.


burrito casserole

Burrito Casserole RecipesA simple, delicious main dish can be made with a wide variety of ingredients. This page contains burrito casserole recipes.


Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad RecipesA Mexican style salad that is quick and easy to prepare. This page contains taco salad recipes.


Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas RecipesCarnitas or "little meats" is a popular Mexican, traditionally pork, dish although other meats can be prepared in the same way. This page contains carnitas recipes.


Quesadillas on a Plate

Quesadilla RecipesFill and fold your flour tortilla for a quick snack or meal. This page contains quesadilla recipes.


Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa RecipesThis page contains black bean salsa recipes. Make a delicious variation on the typical tomato salsa using black beans.


Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

Recipes Using ChorizoThis page contains recipes using chorizo. Chorizo is a very spicy pork sausage available either dry or fresh.


cheese enchilada

Cheese Enchilada RecipesThis page contains cheese enchilada recipes. Whether made spicy or mild, cheese enchiladas are a good choice for an easy, quick meal.


Fruit Salsa Recipes

Fruit Salsa RecipesThis page contains fruit salsa recipes. Fruit salsa is a delicious variation on this popular dip.


Chicken Enchilada Recipes

Chicken Enchilada RecipesThis page contains chicken enchilada recipes. If you love having chicken enchiladas when you eat out, try making them at home.


Tortilla Soup Recipes

Tortilla Soup RecipesTortilla soup can be served before the main dish or serve as an entree it self. This page contains tortilla soup recipes.


Chicken Taco Recipes

Chicken Taco RecipesMake your own delicious chicken tacos at home. This page contains chicken taco recipes.


Salsa Verde Recipes

Salsa Verde RecipesThis page contains salsa verde recipes. Make a delicious salsa using green chilies.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes, A red enchilada covered in sauce.

Enchilada RecipesThis page contains enchilada recipes. Make your own enchiladas at home, whether meat or cheese, rolled or stacked, it is easy.


Seven layer dip.

Layered Mexican Dip RecipesA layered dip is a wonderful way to combine the flavors you like with your chips. This page contains layered Mexican dip recipes.


A stack of corn tortillas.

Homemade Corn Tortilla RecipesCorn tortillas are used in many recipes and can be made fresh at home. This page contains recipes for homemade corn tortillas.


Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipes

Vegetarian Quesadilla RecipesThis page contains vegetarian quesadilla recipes. Vegetarian quesadillas are a simple and delicious meal that can be made quickly and are sure to be hit with the whole family.


Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros RecipesThis page contains huevos rancheros recipes. A delicious, traditional Mexican breakfast.


shrimp tostada

Tostada RecipesThis page contains tostada recipes. A tostada is a flat fried tortilla with a variety of toppings, that makes a great quick meal.


Tortilla on a grill with man rolling torillas in the background

Flour Tortilla RecipesTortillas are thrifty and quite easy to make at home. Freshly made tortillas will enhance any meal. This page contains homemade flour tortilla recipes.


Skillet With Fajitas

Fajita RecipesFajitas are a popular quick dinner option. With it's fast grilling and simple ingredients it's no surprise this dish a favorite with many families.


Making taco seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning RecipesThis page contains homemade taco seasoning recipes. Making your own special taco seasoning blend is simple. Once you have perfected it, why not have friends and family over for a "Taco Tuesday" meal.


A bowl of refried beans.

Homemade Refried BeansIf you have never tried homemade refried beans, you are missing out on a great treat. They are worth the time and much better than canned.


Homemade Salsa Recipes, Homemade salsa in a bowl.

Homemade Salsa RecipesThis page contains recipes for making homemade salsa. Making salsa is a great way to use up your garden's tomato harvest. Homemade salsa also has a freshness you can't get from the grocery store.


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Cactus Pad Recipes?How do you prepare cactus pads? I bought one and do not know how to prepare or eat one.


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Taco SeasoningThis is nice to have on hand when you don't have a packet of taco seasoning mix. I make it and put in a jar. I also keep the recipe in the jar. That way when I run out, I don't have to hunt up the recipe.


Mango Salsa on Sea Bass

Mango Salsa RecipesMango Salsa is a wonderful wonderful variation of the traditional tomato based salsa. This page contains mango salsa recipes recipes.


Fresh Guacamole

Guacamole RecipesFreshly made guacamole is a real treat. It goes well is many different dishes and is always an appreciated addition to potlucks and parties. This page contains guacamole recipes.


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Enchilada PiePerfect to serve for a casual family gathering. Delicious in taste and so appetizing to the eye.


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GuacamoleThis is one of my husband's favorites.


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South of the Border PieTo make filling, brown ground beef, onions, and green pepper and drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.


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Beef and Salsa Topped Corn Chips Combine beef, salsa, chiles, and green onions in medium skillet; cook for 5 minutes over medium heat until hot. Place corn chips on dinner plates; top with meat mixture and cheese.


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Fresh SalsaNothing is better than homemade.


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Fiesta DinnerBrown meat; add taco seasoning as directed on package. Add tomatoes; simmer for 15 minutes. Layer 1 flour tortilla in round casserole dish;. Place taco meat on tortilla and spread to cover.


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Chicken QuesadillasPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. In nonstick skillet, over medium high heat, cook chicken 5 minutes or until done and juices evaporate, stirring often. Add soup and salsa. Heat through.


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Mexican PizzaPrepare crust according to directions on box. Mix beans and taco seasoning. Spread on crust. Top with browned hamburger and 8oz. cheddar cheese.


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A plate of pizza dough empanadas

Pizza Dough EmpanadasCraving meat and cheese empanadas the other day, with no time or ingredients to make my own dough, I grabbed some ready made pizza dough. With leftover chicken, I made these in the toaster oven. So good!


shrimp tacos

Shrimp TacosThese are healthy, fresh and delicious. Once I had made these, I swore I would never get tacos through fast food drive-through again! These are full of sautéed shrimp, smothered in cilantro and mango salsa.


2 Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Fish Tacos with Lime CremaI adore fish tacos! They are so fresh and zesty. But they can be even fresher (and so much cheaper) when you make them yourself. These tacos came out to about a buck a serving, and I even used my toaster oven. I'd buy that for a dollar! :)


Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour TortillasI am currently living in Vietnam, where they don't sell tortillas in the supermarket. Street Tacos have been my biggest craving since moving. So, I had to figure out how to make my own tortillas. This is a super easy recipe and they turned out delicious.


Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken ChimichangasI adapted this recipe from an old Cooking Light recipe. I love it but made a few changes. It's my go-to recipe. It's a great recipe for using up left over chicken. My whole family will eat it, too!


finished dish

Hula QuesadillasQuick and delicious main dish that makes for a great lunch or dinner. It's just yummy!


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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla SoupChicken tortilla soup is healthy and delicious too. Make this recipe by following the steps in this video.


Baked Tacos

Baked TacosThese baked tacos have the best parts of both a crunchy taco and a taco casserole. Learn how to make them with this video.



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Authentic Salsa Recipe?I am looking for the recipe for a really good authentic salsa like they serve in the real Mexican restaurants. Thanks so much.


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Wet Burrito Recipe?Does anyone have an easy recipe for "wet burritos"?


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Enchilada Sauce Recipe?Does anyone have a great enchilada gravy they would like to share? Thank you in advance.


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Making Taco Shells from Scratch?I'm ready in a quandary here. I was making tacos at home. I didn't have any of the tortilla shells (soft) so I decided to make my own; big mistake! Or I screwed up, somehow.


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Taco Recipes?I am looking for taco recipes.


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Recipe for Corn Tortillas?Does anyone have a recipe for corn tortillas using corn meal?


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