Recipe Index: Mexican and Tex Mex

Mexican Green Bean Salad

Mexican Green Bean Salad

Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.
Mexican Green Rice

Mexican Green Rice

Mexican green rice, cilantro rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.
Mexican Red Chili Sauce (photo)

Mexican Red Chili Sauce

Mexican red chili sauce, made with dried Ancho chilies or Pasilla chilies. Perfect for red chili enchiladas or tamales.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Street Corn Nachos! Tortilla chips topped a creamy monterey jack cheese sauce, toasted corn, crumbled cotija, chili powder and cilantro.
Mexican Three Bean Salad

Mexican Three Bean Salad

Classic three bean salad with a Southwestern twist! Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.
Mexican Tostada

Mexican Tostada

Bean tostada with crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.
Red Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas

Tex Mex chicken enchiladas, corn tortillas dipped in red chili sauce, rolled up with cooked chicken, covered with more sauce and shredded cheese, and baked.
Nachos (photo)


Classic Tex Mex nachos. Corn tortilla chips, baked with refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.
Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions (photo)

Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions

Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Ensalada de Pulpo, Octopus Salad on Simply Recipes

Octopus Salad (Ensalada de Pulpo)

Mexican style octopus salad, with tomatoes, green and red onion, cucumbers, and cilantro.
Guacamole on Simply Recipes

Perfect Guacamole

Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled Jalapenos (Escabeche)

Classic jalapeno pickles or jalapenos escabeche, made with fresh jalapeno chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs.
Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Fresh pineapple tomato salsa! Great with fish tacos or grilled steak.
Pinto Beans with Bacon and Jalapeños (photo)

Pinto Beans with Bacon and Jalapeños

Pinto beans with sautéed onions, bacon, and pan roasted jalapenos.
Pork and Poblano Stew

Pork and Poblano Stew

Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.
Posole Rojo (photo)

Posole Rojo

Traditional Mexican posole (pozole), a broth rich soup made with pork, red chiles, and lots of add-ins like shredded cabbage, radishes, cilantro, lime, and avocado.


Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla recipe. Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.
Quesadilla Pie (photo)

Quesadilla Pie

Casserole of layers of flour tortillas and shredded cheese, with beans, chiles, tomato, onions, baked in pie dish until browned and crispy.
Red Chile Marinated Grilled Chicken

Red Chile Marinated Grilled Chicken

Chicken pieces marinated in a spicy, flavorful red chili sauce, then grilled or baked. Pollo adobado recipe.
Refried Beans (photo)

Refried Beans

Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.
Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro. So good!!
Poblano Corn Chowder

Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder

Rich corn chowder with roasted poblanos, fresh corn, potatoes, onions, stock, and cream.
Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce (Rajas con Crema) (photo)

Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce (Rajas con Crema)

Flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican crema, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with tortillas.
Rose Petal Flan (photo)

Rose Petal Flan

Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.

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