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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
3.4/5 (176 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 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)

How do people start the day in Mexico, Japan, France, or Kenya? Take a delicious journey through 18 countries and discover how different this meal can be.

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
4.1/5 (96 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 (58 Votes)

You'll never guess what the Aztecs used to call it.

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 Lingonberrylane, Lydia Ln

I am a huge fan of Mexican food! I am usually way to lazy to make enchiladas so I have evolved my recipe to a layer...

  • Corn tortillas
  • Enchilada sauce:
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • chicken stock
  • cilantro (about 1/2 a cup)
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • Filling:
  • 1lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small can green chilis (or rotel
  • whatever I have on hand)
  • 1/2 a white onion
  • Taco seasoning (I just use a mixture of cayenne
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • cumin and salt)
  • Vegetables:
  • Baby Bellas
  • Zucchini (or whatever vegetable you prefer corn
  • spinach
  • bell peppers)
  • Black olives
  • Green onion
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Homemade salsa
4.2/5 (58 Votes)

By alexscharft

Cut up chicken into strips

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

By Annie13

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 package Taco Bell seasoning mix
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (you could also use left over mashed potatoes and omit the butter and milk)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato
  • chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • shredded
  • Sour cream
  • optional
4.3/5 (45 Votes)

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