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Mexican food is very popular in the United States; so popular that it has even given way to Mexican-American fusion food called Tex-Mex. The key ingredients of Mexican cuisine are beans, corn and chili peppers, and popular dishes include tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, mole and tamales. Tex-Mex food is a little different, and the most popular dishes are variations of Mexican food, such as fajitas, chili con carne or taco pie.

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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

Top Recipe

By steven.mcmullen

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (76 Votes)
Tilapia Tacos 1 Picture
Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 20
Cost Average budget

  • 1 lb tilapia fillets
  • rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • finely minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 5-inch white corn tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax)
  • 1 medium haas avocado
  • sliced
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

See this recipe

Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions until translucent

Top rated Mexican recipes

By chanel.sk

The pizza crust is made from scratch with spices flavoring it

  • DOUGH
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp club house cajun spice
  • 1 tbsp club house roasted chili and tamarind spice
  • 1 tbsp creole hot sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups AP dough
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp vegan margarine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • diced
  • 1 pkg salsa seasoning
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • shredded
  • 5 green onions
  • sliced
  • 1 banana pepper
  • chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • chopped
  • 1 poblano
  • chopped
  • 1 cup vegan soy pepper jack cheese
  • shredded
  • 1 cup old cheddar
  • shredded
3.3/5 (209 Votes)

There's a reason that so many recipes in Mexican and Latin American cuisine call for hot, fresh tortillas. Follow this step-by-step recipe to make your own at home!

By rapm155, Tasty Delights

Easy Tex Mex meal using leftovers for a fast delish meal that the kids will love

  • 6 10" whole tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked shredded roast chicken
  • 1 jalapeño
  • chopped fine or to taste
  • 1 cup roasted vegetables (I used roasted fennel) use whatever vegetables you have leftover.
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • sliced long strips
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • sliced
  • 3 cup stewed tomato chunks in liquid
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 zucchini
  • 5-8 cremini mushrooms (button can be used)
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
  • EVOO
4.2/5 (97 Votes)

There are a million and one things you can make with this delicious superfood. Here are a few of our sweet and savory favorites!

By jmsbrdly

Follow the step-by-step recipe to beefy, fluffy, spicy heaven!

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half or milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped Anaheim chile peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped habanero peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes
4.3/5 (81 Votes)

By whatigatherblog, What I Gather

If you're on the lookout for new, creative Paleo recipes, then you've come to the right place! This taco soup makes

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 red onion
  • chopped
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 4 ounce can of fire roasted green chilles
  • 4 diced medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
4.4/5 (61 Votes)

Avocado-cutting accidents are on the rise all over the world, but you can easily avoid them if you know how to do it right. Try this simple trick!

By chanel.sk

This is a fresh chunky guacamole

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • minced
  • 1/3 cup red onion
  • diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • diced
  • 2 jalapenos
  • diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
4.6/5 (31 Votes)

By shellybz, Fun recipes with a healthy twist

A healthier alternative to the typical enchilada

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (Healthy alternative: Low-fat sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 packages Fiesta sides Spanish rice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of green chile enchilada sauce
  • Tapatio
  • Mexican blend cheese (Healthy alternative: Low-fat cheese)
4.6/5 (31 Votes)

By Rageasaurus

Delicious Mexican rice

  • 1/4 Cup cooking oil
  • 1 Cup dry rice
  • 2 Tbs red onion
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Boulion Chicken cube
  • 3/4 Cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

By jtrovato65

The kids all time favorites

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • minced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 1 lb lean ground beef/or sliced beef / or chicken/ or pork
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 8 taco shells/or soft tortillas/ flour or corn
  • Toppings:
  • diced onions
  • shredded cheese
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa
  • you can also use nontraditional things such as cucumbers or carrots
  • water chestnuts or any other vegetable you like.
4.3/5 (49 Votes)

By alexscharft

This tasty chicken enchilada skillet is the perfect weeknight dinner!

  • 3 boneless - skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas - cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado - halved - seeded - peeled & diced
  • 1/4 cup tortila strips
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
4.7/5 (16 Votes)

By alexscharft

Cut up chicken into strips

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salsa
  • Taco Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs
4.4/5 (37 Votes)

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