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Make Quick and Easy Mexican Dishes
When you're in the mood for Mexican food, you can make a delicious recipe that is fast and simple. If you stock a few basics in your pantry and refrigerator, you're only minutes away from a main dish, side, or appetizer that will satisfy your south-of-the-border cravings. By making it yourself, you'll be amazed at how inexpensively you can create these dishes that will please your family and guests.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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This fiesta appetizer or quick meal is amazingly simple to make, and your friends will be impressed. It's inspired by the seaside villages in Puerto Vallarta. A bonus is that it is low in fat but high in protein and flavor.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Chile and Cheese Flautas
These crispy, savory delights are great for appetizers or snacks. Enjoy them with salsa or guacamole. They go together fast with just a few ingredients.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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This easy but delicious version is a great standard guacamole recipe. You'll love serving it as an appetizer with chips or including it with burritos, tacos, and grilled chicken.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Quick and Easy Tuna Tacos
You probably already have a can of tuna in your cupboard, so you can have these tuna tacos hot and ready to eat in just 10 minutes. You can make the basic version or branch out with variations. You don't have to use canned tuna, you can use salmon, mackerel, or even sardines.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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This recipe for basic enchiladas is so simple you can have them put together in about 10 minutes. You can prepare them simply with just cheese, or add a little bit of beef or chicken for a meatier meal. Then they go in the oven for 20 minutes. Dinner in a half hour!Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Grilled Cumin Lime Chicken - Pollo a la Plancha
It only takes a little easy brining and marinating to turn a plain grilled chicken breast into juicy and savory grilled cumin lime chicken. Now when you grill the chicken breasts, you'll have a wonderful main dish for your family or guests. Plus, it will make excellent leftovers for slicing and serving on a salad.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Pollo Rojo: Chicken in Tomato and Chile Sauce
This recipe for chicken simmered in a tomato and mild chile sauce takes only 30 minutes of cooking time. You can enjoy it for a family meal or serve it to guests. You can make it festive by sprinkling it with chopped green onions or cilantro. Almost everyone likes chicken, so it's an easy recipe that should please the crowd.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Easy Mexican Rice
Your Mexican meal may not seem complete without the Spanish rice served as a standard side dish at Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the United States. It's easy to make at home with this recipe for a version of the traditional red rice with vegetables prepared all over Mexico.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Easy Refried Beans
Refried beans are another standard side dish at Mexican restaurants. While you could open a can, you have more control over what goes into them by making them yourself from dried pinto beans. You can use them as a filling for burritos and on a plate of nachos as well.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Huevos Rancheros (Eggs With Ranchera Sauce)
Make a great Mexican breakfast or brunch with this simple recipe using three essential elements: tortillas, fried eggs, and ranchera sauce blended with the flavors of onion, garlic, and chile. its wonderful blend of onion, garlic, and chile flavors.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Easy Breakfast Burrito
You don't have to stop by the fast food joint to pick up a breakfast burrito. Here's how to make one at home with eggs, chorizo, cheese, and sour cream.