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    The 40 BEST Mexican Recipes

    Mexican food… The cuisine that most of us can dig in to with gutso any day… any time … all the time. 🙂 I mean, can we really get tired of all those fresh, zingy, zesty flavors in perfectly seasoned meals? I say that’s doubtful.

    No wonder Mexican food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines here in the United States and all over. The world simply can’t get enough of stuffing their mouths with unlimited tacos and burritos and their addictive nachos.

    We decided to compile this list of Mexican Recipes that will give you plenty of all these regular Mexican fares, along with their authentic popular regional classics like barbacoa, carnitas, carne asada and chili verdes.

    The 40 BEST Mexican Recipes.

    Learn to make pozole and pollo asado, flavors you might not be familiar with. Try new soups like albondigas soup or fun appetizers like queso fundido, and new breakfast flavors like huevos rancheros. All good. So, so good.

    All of these Mexican foods are cooked with fresh ingredients and seeped in amazing, delicious flavors. They are BOLD and BEAUTIFUL. Go through this fabulous list and cook your way through all these varied flavors. Have fun…

    Barbacoa Pork

    We are starting this list with a very popular Mexican favorite, Barbacoa. Super easy, Super tasty and Super versatile. Garlicky, super moist, super tender, super juicy.

    This Barbacoa Style Pork is braised low and slow, simmering for hours in some serious Mexican flavors like chipotle in adobo sauce, cumin, oregano and plenty of lime juice and cilantro. The result? Melt in your mouth, fall apart meat that even a toothless person can chow down on!

    Make a huge batch and you can serve a big crowd or have leftovers for days. Try in tacos, a Buddha bowl, or use your own creativity!

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    2. Fajitas

    Fajitas are always a fun family meal. These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for an awesome tasty meal with this one!

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    3. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

    How about some Taco Time? Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa… Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!

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    4. Breakfast Burritos

    There is nothing better to start a day than a hearty, tasty breakfast. Do it Mexican style! Load your favorite kind of tortillas with scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, breakfast potatoes along with fresh pico de gallo, avocado and Mexican cheese. Now that’s a King’s Breakfast.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    5. Taco Skillet

    Got 30 minutes?? If so, we’ve got your dinner covered. Looking to entertain with minimum time cooking? If so, we’ve got you covered. They won’t stop scooping it. Your child won’t eat veggies? If so, we got you covered. This disguises tons of veggie power for your little ones.

    This cheesy, gooey skillet is versatile and you can serve it with endless options and variations. It’s one meal fit for any time of the day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. From special get togethers to regular weekday meals, this one’s a winner. By accident, it turns out to be a low carb keto dream. All win-win!!

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    6. Pulled Chicken Burrito

    Do you want to make restaurant worthy burritos in your home? Then these chicken burritos are for you. They’re made with flavorful pulled chicken, salsa, sautéed peppers, pinto beans and guacamole. You can make these burritos with any precooked shredded chicken for an easy and quick meal that entire family will enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ thegilronbloor

    7. Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

    Authentic, tasty Mexican flavors in tacos are extremely easy to create in your home. Just the way you would get in any Mexican street tacos.

    All you are doing is marinating the chicken in some staple Mexican marinade for a few hours. Then grill the chicken and load it in between the tacos along with whatever toppings your heart desires. Easy on any weeknight or perfect to please your family or friends at your next get together.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    8. Carnitas

    Carnitas, another popular Mexican dish that you won’t stop praising about. They are super easy to make where pork is cooked slow and low in the slow cooker in delicious flavors until super tender. When you broil them for few minutes in your oven, they are crispy on the outside and super juicy and moist inside.

    Make a huge batch and it’s a perfect meal prep candidate for unlimited tacos, burritos, salads and nachos. These carnitas will be your next favorite keeper when it comes to Mexican food.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    9. Steak Tacos

    Try tacos with your favorite steak. You are going to love them any time, every time. These Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce are going to be so addictive that you will think about them every time you are grilling steak. Load them with any of your favorite toppings and see them polished off in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    10. Carne Asada

    Carne Asada, one of the classics in Mexican cuisine. All the delicious flavors happen with a few simple ingredients. Simple marinade and sauce made with cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, orange and lime juice, garlic, jalapeno and cumin create the flavor wonder.

    Marinade the steak longer for maximum flavors. Dig in straight or load your tacos and burritos, the choice is yours.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    11. Elote (Grilled Mexican Street Tacos)

    All you corn lovers, you gotta try this Mexican Street Corn, famously know as Elote. Char grilled or par boiled corn gets slathered in a delicious creamy and tangy sauce and then get sprinkled with cotija cheese, cilantro and a dash of chili powder… All yum.

    Make this popular Mexican street food next time you get some good looking corn, and get amazed how good that corn on the cob tastes.

    Get the Recipe @ onceuponachef

    12. Easy Taco Bowl

    Now doesn’t that bowl shout out healthy to you? These taco bowls are a delicious way to incorporate healthy, colorful ingredients in one meal. They can be easily customizable with whatever you feel on any particular day.

    Perfectly seasoned and cooked ground beef gets the company of corn, pico de gallo, black beans, cheese, avocado and any rice of your choice. Now that is very satisfying and delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ yourhomebasedmom

    13. Tamales

    How many of you have tried this Mexican classic? Tamales. The chances are high if you have some Mexican friends and they have shared this wonderful favorite of theirs with you. Making them in your kitchen seems a little intimidating and would take up some time, but the end result is so much worth it when they come fresh steaming out of the pot.

    They are much easier that you would think, just simply follow the step by step instructions and make yourself a big batch of this Mexican classic food.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    14. Albondigas Soup

    Now this is not your regular soup. Every sip is loaded with delicious, bold Mexican flavors. This albondigas soup is a comfort pot of beef and rice meatballs simmered with plenty of veggies like potatoes, carrots and zucchini.

    The broth is a rich tomato base with Mexican staple spices. Try this Mexican soup for some extra punch in your soup bowl.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    15. Chicken Quesadillas

    Everybody’s favorite Quesadilla gets more tasty and flavorful, with the help of fajita style chicken and pepper filling along with loads of cheese. Bite into gooey melted cheese smeared all over delicious chicken. Mexican comfort food at its best.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    16. Margarita Grilled Chicken

    Want to jazz up the regular chicken dinner? Try this restaurant copycat. Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken. It’s easy and has tons of flavors coming from cheese, corn, black beans and salsa atop chicken. All you need is some Mexican rice or any regular rice and avocado to go with this delicious chicken meal.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    17. Mango Salsa

    You gotta try mango salsa in the summer time when you see some juicy, ripe mangoes. All you doing is chopping and mixing a few ingredients. Life can’t get easier than that… right? Great for get togethers and potlucks alongside plenty of tortilla chips. Or use it as topping for tacos or over baked chicken or fish like our baked salmon with mango salsa.

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    18. Pico de Gallo

    Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer, or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes. Try this fresh pico next time you have a get together.

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    19. Chicken Chimichangas

    Cook this restaurant favorite, Chimichangas, in your very own kitchen. We promise, they will turn up better than any Mexican restaurant. Crispy fried tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken with all the Mexican seasonings with tons of cheese. Every bite is simply YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    20. Taco Soup

    Feel like tacos in a bowl? This Taco Soup is the way to go. You can make this soup happen in about 30 minutes and it’s read to get loaded with your favorite toppings. The flavorful soup is all about perfectly seasoned ground beef along with corn, peppers, tomatoes and beans. Slurp and finish…

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    21. Ceviche

    Ceviche – This shrimp ceviche is a fresh, delicious appetizer that will win everyone’s heart in no time. It takes minutes to whip this up, and you can serve it at your next get together along with chips or over crispy tostadas.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    22. Pollo Asado

    Pollo Asado is well marinated and grilled to perfection chicken. It’s tender and juicy with amazing Mexican flavors seeped all through out the meat. The marinade is the secret for this fabulous char grilled chicken dinner.

    You can have it plain with some guacamole or salsa, or chop it and load tacos and burritos or salad bowls. Great meal prep option for a busy week.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    23. Mexican Street Tacos

    Now these Mexican street tacos are a breeze to make. Make a simple, yet very flavorful marinade for your skirt steak. let the flavors soak for a few hours and then cook it in a flash, then load your tacos with your favorite toppings. Dig in…

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    24. Cilantro Lime Chicken

    This Cilantro Lime Chicken hits all the flavor combos of Mexican cuisine. It’s juicy inside with a perfect golden crispy outside. Simple ingredients like garlic, cilantro and lime along with a few staples from your pantry can make awesome chicken for all your weeknight quick fixes.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    25. Stuffed Poblano Peepers

    Treat yourself to these delicious stuffed Poblano Peppers. They are great to munch on any time of the day. They are stuffed with ground beef, onions, red peppers along with Mexican seasonings and then baked to perfection with cheddar cheese. Looks and sounds delicious…

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    26. Tostadas

    Tostadas are crunchy and super fun to make. The tortillas can be toasted or deep fried to make the crunchy base for all the toppings that go on top. Think refried beans, delicious well seasoned ground beef along with lettuce, cheese, avocado and pico de gallo. It would be a real treat to bite into these.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    27. Mexican Picadillo

    Picadillo… The Most famous and popular ground beef recipe from all the Latin countries. This one is Mexican style. It’s super flavorful and versatile. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ mylatinatable

    28. Chicken Enchiladas

    Making restaurant worthy enchiladas is very much possible. All you need is great enchilada sauce and everything else falls into place with any kind of protein you want. Try precooked shredded chicken, beef or pork. Every time it will turn finger licking delicious with melty cheese on top.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    29. Camarones a la Diabla

    Now you can see this one is for spice lovers by just looking at the photo. Camarones a la Diabla are also known as Diablo Shrimp or Mexican deviled shrimp. They are juicy, large shrimp covered in a bright, spicy flavorful red chili pepper sauce. This yummy dish is ready on your table in 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    30. Chili Verde

    This authentic Chili Verde is Mexican pork stew which is slow cooked until the pork is juicy tender and melt in your mouth. The homemade chili verde sauce is made with roasted tomatillos, onions, garlic, poblano and jalapeño peppers. Serve it with avocado, lime, sour cream and cheese. It’s Mexican cuisine at its best..,

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    31. Pozole

    Pozole… Another very authentic and quintessential soup or stew out of Mexico. This flavor packed hearty bowl is made up of tender pork or chicken along with hominy in homemade red chili sauce.

    It’s usually served with shredded cabbage and radishes as toppings, along with other regular Mexican toppings. Because of its color, it is also fondly called Pozole Rojo.

    Get the Recipe @ tastebetterfromscratch

    32. Queso Fundido with Chorizo

    Looking for some fun cheese dip for your next get together? Take your regular cheese dip up a notch with this Queso Fundido!! It gets so much flavor from Mexican beer, jalapenos and cilantro. Top it with spicy chorizo and see all the people go ga-ga over this new sensation.

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    33. Chile Relleno

    Chile Relleno, a classic you find in all the Mexican restaurants. It’s so much easier to make it in your very own kitchen. These are poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, dipped in egg batter and fried to golden brown perfection. Serve it with easy delicious red salsa or with sour cream. All good…

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    34. Mole Chicken Tacos

    Do you know that famous Mexican Mole sauce? Its nutty, delicious, chocolatey, savory and sweet. You can toss mole sauce with tacos, burritos, enchiladas or nachos. Try it with these chicken tacos and you are in for some amazing new flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    35. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are the way to go when you come home after a busy day, don’t feel like cooking, and yet crave some Mexican food. They are extremely easy to throw together, in one pan, so less clean up later…

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    36. Carne Asada Nachos

    Make the best appetizer for your next get together with your friends and family. These Carne Asada Nachos! This tray is loaded with chips topped with tender, juicy and delicious carne asada.

    Bake it with shredded extra sharp cheddar until bubbly and serve topped with fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and warm queso drizzled all over. Simply addictive munching time…

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    37. Huevos Rancheros

    How about starting a day with some Mexican traditional breakfast? Huevos Rancheros is made with fried eggs over fried corn tortillas with plenty of ranchera salsa, beans, avocado, cheese and cilantro. All the flavors in one single bite is simply mind blowing…

    Get the Recipe @ modernhoney

    38. Salsa Taquera (Chili de Árbol Salsa)

    If you like HOT, this classic Salsa Taquera is for you. Fiery árbol chilis and a few other simple ingredients blend together for the ultimate taco experience! This one is what you would encounter in authentic Mexcican Taquerias along with their different assortments of tacos.

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    39. Birria Tacos

    These are EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria beef, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish.

    Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ lemonblossoms

    40. Flan

    We are ending this fabulous Mexican recipes list with everyone’s favorite Spanish dessert… Flan!! This rich and creamy custard style dessert comes topped with delicious caramel sauce. Every single bite will make you want for one more piece.

    Make this sweet thing happen following step by step instructions in the post. Enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    There you go, all your Mexican favorites in one place. You will want to save all these wonderful recipes for that Taco Tuesday or any other day some Mexican cravings hit hard. Pin or bookmark this post for an easy return to all these delicious flavors.

    Make most of different types of tacos and nachos that you are familiar with, but then try some new flavors like pozole and chile relleno.

    Let us know if any one of these recipes become your regular family favorite or smashing HIT at your next get together. Have fun…

    Mexican recipes.

    The 40 BEST Mexican Foods

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of tasty and easy Mexican Recipes will satisfy your cravings without a trip to the restaurant!


    • chicken
    • beef
    • shrimp
    • veggies
    • tortillas
    • cilantro
    • spices


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