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Made with just three ingredients, warm and creamy slow cooker Rotel dip is an instant crowd-pleaser. This queso cheese dip is the ultimate quick and easy dip.

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  1. Mexican Dinner Recipes Round Up
  2. 1. Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
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  4. 3. Crescent Roll Taco Bake
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  6. 4. Taquitos
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  8. 5. Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups
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  10. 6. Taco Pasta Salad
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  12. 7. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
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  14. 8. Ground Beef Enchiladas
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  16. 9. White Chicken Enchiladas
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  18. 10. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
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  20. 11. Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole
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  22. 12. Cheesy Beef Quesadillas
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  24. 13. Steak Quesadillas
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Mexican Dinner Recipes have seasoned beef, chicken, rice, tortillas, and lots of cheese that come together to make amazingly bold and delicious recipes!

Some of the easiest Mexican recipes are often the most flavorful! If you're looking for a quick Mexican dinner that you can whip up in no time, then you've come to the right place!

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Authentic Mexican dinner recipes often consist of quesadillas, rice, enchiladas, and of course, meat! These recipes are so easy that even a beginner could make these dinner ideas!

Whether you're cooking for a crowd, for two, yourself, or your family, there are lots of delicious Mexican dinner recipes for you to try.

Mexican Dinner Recipes Round Up

Look at our recipe list below. Click the photo or the link below it to see the complete recipe and how to make it.

1. Slow Cooker Rotel Dip

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Made with just three ingredients, warm and creamy slow cooker Rotel dip is an instant crowd-pleaser. This queso cheese dip is the ultimate quick and easy dip.

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Slow Cooker Rotel Dip

Made with just three ingredients, warm and creamy slow cooker Rotel dip is an instant crowd-pleaser. This queso cheese dip is the ultimate quick and easy dip.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 2 hours hrs

Total Time 2 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

Course Appetizer, Hot Appertizers

Cuisine American

Servings 12 servings

Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Velveeta cubed
  • 1 can Rotel ((10-ounce))
  • 1 pound ground beef

DIRECTIONS

  • Brown the pound of ground beef in a skillet until cooked through.

  • Add the ground beef, Rotel, and Velveeta to your slow cooker. Cube the Velveeta into pieces that are about an inch wide so that it melts evenly.

  • Cover and cook on low for 2 - 3 hours, until the cheese is completely melted.

  • Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from browning around the sides of the slow cooker.

  • Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg

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2. Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Rice

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ThisSlow Cooker Spicy Chicken & Riceis simple, packed with flavor, has just a bit of a kick and perfect for any weeknight meal. Loaded with chicken, black beans, rice and cheese, it’s amazing!

More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes:

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Chicken | Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup | Crockpot Crack Chicken and Rice

3. Crescent Roll Taco Bake

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Taco Tuesday just got tastier and more creative with this creamy casserole. This taco bake is an easy dinner recipe that is ready to eat in about 30 minutes.

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Crescent Roll Taco Bake

All the goodness of tacos in a tasty casserole. Crescent roll dough, taco meat, and cheese bakes up into a scrumptious meal that the entire family will enjoy.

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 35 minutes mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 10

Calories 586 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 packages crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • Cook ground beef, and drain any grease. Add taco seasoning and water, and simmer for two minutes.

  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Add crescents in a single layer along the sides and bottom. Squish together at the seams so there aren’t gaps. Reserve 4 to 6 crescents for the top of the casserole.

  • Mix salsa, sour cream, and cheese into the seasoned ground beef. Once mixed, pour into the casserole dish on top of the crescent rolls.

  • Fold the crescents over and place the remaining crescents on top of the casserole.

  • Bake for 20 minutes.

  • Serve with extra sour cream, salsa, lettuce, and/or your favorite toppings.

Notes

You can assemble this recipe the day before and then bake it before serving.

Ground beef can be cooked ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.

This is a great time saver when you want to whip up this recipe quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 3mg

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Cheeseburger Casserole | Shepherd's Pie | Poor Man's Steak

4. Taquitos

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Chicken taquitos are filled with seasoned chicken, cheese, juicy tomatoes, and refried beans. Taquitos are great as a main dish or served as appetizers.

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Taquitos

Chicken taquitos are filled with seasoned chicken, cheese, juicy tomatoes, and refried beans. Taquitos are great as a main dish or served as appetizers.

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Prep Time 30 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Appetizer

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 32

Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken ( shredded)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 cans refried beans
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese ( shredded)
  • 30 flour tortillas fajita size
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • guacamole (sour cream, and salsa for serving)
  • toothpicks

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded chicken and Rotel Tomatoes.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the refried beans and microwave for 1 minute.

  • On each tortilla, spread a tablespoon of refried beans down the middle, and top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken and 1 tablespoon of cheese.

  • Roll the tortilla and secure with a toothpick.

  • Place the rolled tacos on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each one with a little bit of canola oil.

  • Bake at 425°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.

  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Cheesy Beef Quesadillas | Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

5. Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups

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Filled with chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, and southwest spices, creamy chicken tortilla roll-ups are easy to make appetizers full of amazing flavors.

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Southwest Chicken Roll-Ups

Filled with chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, and southwest spices, creamy chicken tortilla roll-ups are easy to make appetizers full of amazing flavors.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 1 hour hr

Total Time 1 hour hr 15 minutes mins

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American

Calories 1574 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese softened ((8-ounce))
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions, green parts
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken ((I used rotisserie meat, diced very small))
  • 1 can Rotel ( 10-ounce (loosely drained, a bit of the juice is fine) )
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeño (seeds, and core removed (more or less to taste))
  • 1 cup canned black beans ((drained and rinsed))
  • 4 burrito size flour tortillas

DIRECTIONS

  • PREP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before starting to make it easiest to mix.

    Carefully dice your jalapeno, being careful to not touch your face until thoroughly washing your hands.

    Drain the Rotel and black beans before starting as well.

  • In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or wooden spoon to beat together cream cheese, sour cream, pepper, chili powder, and garlic salt.

  • Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to gently mix in green onions, cheddar cheese, chicken, Rotel, jalapeño, and black beans. Stir until evenly mixed.

  • Place each tortilla on a sheet of plastic wrap

  • Spread about 1 cup of the mixture over the face of each tortilla. Roll the tortilla up tightly and wrap the plastic wrap around it to hold the shape.

  • Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour to allow the flavors to combine and to firm up the tortilla and mixture for slicing into pinwheels.

  • Slice the tortillas into ¾-1” sections. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1574kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 124g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 3705mg | Potassium: 2453mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2608IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 1264mg | Iron: 16mg

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Chicken and Rice Casserole | Chicken and Dumplings | Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

6. Taco Pasta Salad

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A one-of-a-kind salad, taco pasta salad is a tasty blend of pasta salad plus taco salad that is delicious as a main course or a side dish. Loaded with flavor, this cold salad combines tender pasta with your favorite taco toppings and a satisfying Dorito crunch.

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Taco Pasta Salad

Brimming with Mexican-inspired flavors, taco pasta salad is a hearty, one-of-a-kind salad that is a tasty blend of pasta salad plus taco salad.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Cool Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 35 minutes mins

Course Side Dishes

Cuisine American

Servings 8 servings

Calories 889 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. package of rotini pasta (cooked, drained, and cooled)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • ½ head iceburg lettuce (chopped (about 3-4 cups))
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 Green onion parts (sliced)
  • 1 cup French dressing
  • 2 cups crushed Nacho cheese Doritos

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.Drain and run cold water over the pasta.Set aside.

  • Brown ground beef over medium-high heat in a medium skillet. When no pink remains, add taco seasoning and water. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and cool.

  • In a large salad bowl, mix together cooled pasta, cooled taco meat, grated cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado, cilantro, and green onions.

  • Pour French dressing over salad and toss to combine.

  • Just before serving, add crushed Doritos and toss once more.

  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 889kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1305mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 3mg

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad | Chicken Caesar pasta Salad | Greek Pasta Salad

7. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect set it and forget it recipe. It's a weeknight dinner made easy! Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your pantry, and it’s the ideal meal as the temperatures start to drop.

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Warm and comforting, Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect easy weeknight dinner recipe for when the weather gets cooler.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 3 hours hrs 30 minutes mins

Total Time 3 hours hrs 45 minutes mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 8

Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning (or one taco seasoning packet)
  • 4 ounces can diced green chiles (mild or hot)
  • 15.5 ounces can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes (juices included)
  • 15.25 ounces can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups grated Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Tortilla chips (or 6 corn tortillas, cut into strips either air-fried or oven baked to crisp them up)
  • Cilantro (one bunch for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the frozen OR thawed chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the top of the chicken breasts.

  • Spread green chiles, black beans, tomatoes, and corn over the chicken.

  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth.

  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Remove chicken breasts from the soup and shred them with two forks.

  • Return the chicken to the soup and add the cheese and heavy cream.

  • Cook for an additional 30-minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally until the cheese is fully melted and combined and the soup is thickened slightly.

  • You can add the tortilla chips directly to the soup along with the cheese and cream and cook for the final 30 to 60 minutes or crisp the corn tortillas in the air fryer or oven. To crisp the tortilla chips in the air fryer, spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 400°F for approximately 5 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

  • Serve soup with additional chopped cilantro, tortilla strips/chips, and avocado, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1439IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 3mg

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8. Ground Beef Enchiladas

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These ground beef enchiladas are easy to make homemade enchiladas that the whole family will love. Flour tortillas are filled with seasoned ground beef, smothered in tangy enchilada sauce, and topped with melted cheesy deliciousness.

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Ground Beef Enchiladas

Savory ground beef enchiladas have seasoned ground beef, rolled up in soft flour tortillas, and are smothered in enchilada and shredded cheese.

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Beef, Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 8 servings

Calories 683 kcal

Ingredients

  • lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 yellow onion (diced finely)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ packet taco seasoning
  • ½ red enchilada sauce ((10 oz.))
  • ½ green enchilada sauce ((10 oz.))
  • 28 oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz. can diced green chiles
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3 - 3½ cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Chopped cilantro (for serving)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain grease.

  • Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  • Add taco seasoning, red and green enchilada sauce, and diced green chiles. Stir well. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes.

  • Divide meat mixture into 8 equal portions. Fill each tortilla with an equal amount of meat mixture.

  • Divide 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese into 8 equal portions and place on top of each tortilla with meat mixture. Roll the tortillas tightly.

  • Pour ⅓ of the 28 oz can of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the 9x13 baking dish. Place rolled tortillas seam side down.

  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce from the 28 oz can on top of the flour tortillas. Top with remaining 1- 1 ½ cups of Mexican blend shredded cheddar cheese.

  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1899mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 669mg | Iron: 4mg

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9. White Chicken Enchiladas

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Easy White Chicken Enchiladas are made with flour tortillas, shredded chicken, mozzarella cheese, and a white creamy sauce. This simple casserole dish can be ready in just 40 minutes start to finish, which makes it an easy weeknight dinner.

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White Chicken Enchiladas

These White Chicken Enchiladas make an easy weeknight dinner.

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine American, Mexican

Servings 8

Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 3 cups shredded chicken (a rotisserie works perfectly)
  • ½ yellow onion (diced finely)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese (shredded )
  • 8 large flour tortillas

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz green chiles
  • ½ cup monterey jack cheese (shredded )
  • 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

  • In a pyrex measuring cup add 2 cups water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Microwave on high fortwo minutes. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 additional minutes. Turn off heat and add shredded cooked chicken, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  • Assemble the tortillas by splitting the mixture evenly between 8 tortillas. Divide 2 cups of monterey jack cheese and evenly top each of the chicken mixture in the 8 tortillas. Roll tightly and place the seam side down in the baking dish. Set aside.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat add butter and allow to melt. Once melted add flour and whisk together.

  • Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Stir constantly while cooking so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the saucepan.

  • Mix in the sour cream, salt, pepper, green chilies, and monterey jack cheese.

  • Pour the white sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese.

  • Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and barely starting to brown.

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Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1267mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 1mg

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Doritos Cheesy Chicken Casserole | Firecracker Chicken | Chicken Broccoli Casserole

10. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is a copycat recipe of the popular fast-food classic everyone loves. This mouthwatering recipe is easy to make at home with crisp tortillas, hearty ground beef, gooey cheese, and fresh toppings.

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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Crave-worthy Taco Bell Mexican pizza combines crispy tortillas, seasoned beef, refried beans, melted cheese, and veggies for the ultimate pizza experience.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 4

Calories 509 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • cup water
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • 8 soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
  • ½ cup Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)
  • Sliced black olives (optional garnish)
  • Thin sliced green onions (optional garnish)

DIRECTIONS

  • Using a 3 to 4-quart saucepan, sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease.

  • Add the water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine and continue to cook over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set it aside.

  • Line a standard baking sheet with paper towels and set it aside.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Set them aside.

  • Using a 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.

  • Carefully add the flour tortillas one at a time, cooking for 1½ to 2 minutes per side. Be careful not to burn the tortillas. Carefully transfer the cooked tortillas to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat the process until all tortillas are cooked.

  • Place 1 of the cooked tortillas on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Spread ¼ cup of refried beans over 1 tortilla.

  • Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of the seasoned cooked ground beef over the refried beans.

  • Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheddar cheese over the seasoned ground beef.

  • Lay a second tortilla on top of the first layer. Spread 2 tablespoons of the red enchilada sauce.

  • Evenly sprinkle 2 teaspoons of diced tomato on top of the enchilada sauce.

  • Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the tomato layer.

  • Once you have made the double-decker pizzas bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

  • Remove from the oven and slice as you would a pizza. Since the pizzas are smaller, slice the pizzas into 4 pieces. Top with sour cream, sliced black olives, and thin sliced green onion, if you wish. Serve while hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 2286mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2044IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 451mg | Iron: 5mg

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11. Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

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This Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole is a delicious, cheesy casserole that’s full of flavor and makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner.

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Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

This Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole is a delicious, cheesy casserole that’s full of flavor and makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 45 minutes mins

Course Dinner, Dinner Casserole

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 7

Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb lean or extra lean ground beef
  • 15 oz canned corn kernels (rinsed and drained)
  • 15 oz canned black beans ( rinsed and drained)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning (2 tablespoons)
  • 14 oz jar chunky salsa (mild or medium)
  • 1 cup minute rice (uncooked)
  • 1 ½ cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 cup shredded mexican cheese (divided)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside.

  • In a large frying pan, cook white onion and garlic with olive oil over high heat until onions have softened and garlic is just starting to brown. Pour onion mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  • Using the same frying pan, cook ground beef over high heat. Break up beef into crumbles while baking. Be careful not to overcook, it shouldn’t be crispy.

  • Once the meat has thoroughly cooked, drain off a bit of the grease and then pour it into the baking dish.

  • Add corn, black beans, taco seasoning, salsa, uncooked Minute Rice, and 1 cup of shredded cheese to the baking dish and stir well to mix. Leave the remaining cheese for the top.

  • Pour chicken broth over ingredients and mix well.

  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and check that rice has softened. If not, place back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes and check again. If the rice has softened, remove all foil and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over top of casserole and bake (uncovered) for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

  • Serve hot.

Notes

Add Jalapenos to this recipe to give it a bit of extra spice, or use your favorite type of salsa with your preferred heat level.

Make this recipe vegetarian/vegan by substituting the ground beef with tofu or a vegetable like zucchini. Also, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Make sure to use uncooked rice in this dish. While it seems like cooking the rice before heating up the casserole would be faster, you would end up with mush instead of rice and it wouldn’t hold up very well.

This recipe could easily be used as a dip recipe too if you are cooking this for a potluck. Grab some scooping chips and dig in!

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 5mg

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This Cheesy Beef quesadilla recipe is gooey, hearty, cheesy, and ready in 20 minutes.

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 20 minutes mins

Course Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 4

Calories 1920 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter (divided)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce ( with basil garlic, oregano)
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8 10- inch flour tortillas
  • 4.5 cups colby jack cheese

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet over medium heat add ground beef. Cook until no longer pink. Drain grease and return beef to skillet.

  • Continue to cook beef until browned. Add garlic paste, onion powder, salt, tomato sauce, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.

  • In a separate large skillet over medium-low heat add ½ tbsp of butter and allow to melt.

  • Place a tortilla in the skillet. Add cheese, beef mixture, then more cheese to the tortilla. Lay another tortilla on the top and spread butter over the tortilla.

  • Flip the quesadilla over and continue cooking until all of the cheese is melted.

  • Repeat steps for each quesadilla.

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Notes

When cooking the quesadilla and waiting for the cheese to become fully melted, you can flip the quesadilla repeatedly if it gets too browned on one side.

If you don’t have tomato sauce with the basil, oregano, and garlic, then you can use normal tomato paste. Just add in ½ tsp basil, ½ tsp oregano, and one clove of minced garlic, which is equal to ½ tsp.

Nutrition

Calories: 1920kcal | Carbohydrates: 173g | Protein: 81g | Fat: 99g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 3983mg | Potassium: 1185mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2066IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 1401mg | Iron: 14mg

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13. Steak Quesadillas

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Mouthwatering steak quesadillas are filled with seasoned steak, colorful veggies, and oozing with warm gooey cheese. Quick, easy, and delicious, steak quesadillas make for a hearty lunch or easy dinner.

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Steak Quesadillas

Steak quesadillas are loaded with seasoned steak, tender veggies, and lots of gooey cheese. Savory quesadillas are ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins

Course Beef, Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 6 servings

Calories

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pound top sirloin (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red onion (sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 2 tsps creole seasoning ((or Season All))
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1 tsp rosemary (dried)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 24 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 large flour tortillas

DIRECTIONS

  • Take half of the creole seasoning, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and black pepper and put into a sealable bag. Mix together.

  • Add the sirloin strips and mix to coat all over evenly.

  • Add the canola oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat.

  • Add the seasoned sirloin strips and cook for 2-3 minutes, continuously stirring using tongs.

  • Once browned, remove the meat from the skillet and drain any liquid.

  • Add the onion, bell pepper, and remaining seasoning and cook until soft - about 3-5 minutes.

  • Once done, remove from the skillet and use a paper towel to wipe out the skillet (you can use it again for this next step).

  • Place one of the tortillas in the pan and lay 8 slices on top evenly spaced to cover most of the tortilla.

  • Place over a low-medium heat and wait until you see the cheese starting to melt a little.

  • Take ⅓ of the meat and ⅓ of the vegetables and spread over the top of the cheese. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes, then fold the tortilla over onto itself to create a half-moon. Press down lightly to close together a little. Depending on how much the outside of the tortilla is cooked, you can cook a little longer - flipping to get the other side. It only needs to warm everything through evenly.

  • Remove from the heat and cut in half. Serve immediately with some of your preferred salsa, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, lettuce.

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    Thank you for this delicious recipe

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  2. Darlene says

    Oh my every recipe here looks so tasty. If you want flavour and spice Mexican is the way to go. My hubby and I love Mexican food. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes in one spot. Can't wait to try so many.
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    • Shauna says

      Hi Darlene,
      I'm so glad that you love all these recipes! Mexican is one of our favorites as well so we were really excited to put this list together! Let me know which one is your favorite!

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