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Southwestern & Mexican Dishes

For easy and delicious meals it doesn’t get better than Southwestern and Mexican food. Here’s a collection of appetizers, like southwestern egg rolls and loaded sheet pan nachos. Hearty soups like southwestern steak soup and satisfying dinners like these shredded chicken enchiladas. Look around and find your family’s new favorite meal.

Shredded Pork Tacos

Shredded Pork Tacos

Shredded pork tacos are an easy, affordable way to switch up taco night and have plenty of leftovers for lunch or another dinner. In this recipe, the pork is gently simmered in a generously seasoned tomato sauce until it is fall-apart-tender. Don’t worry too much about the long cooking time; it’s mostly hands off and totally worth it!

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

These shredded chicken tacos will give you a new, delicious way to make chicken and shake up taco night all in one easy recipe. Here, chicken breasts are cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce. Then the chicken is shredded and added back to the sauce until it soaks it all up.

Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

These refried black beans make a fantastic addition to tacos, burritos, tostadas or as a dip for tortilla chips. They’re great for busy weeknights because they come together quickly and are really easy to make.

Chorizo Cheese Dip

Chorizo Cheese Dip

This chorizo cheese dip is easy, quick and delicious. In this recipe, fresh chorizo is cooked and combined with a creamy cheese sauce. We keep the ingredients to a minimum so the chorizo and cheese get a chance to shine.

Turkey Taco Soup

Turkey Taco Soup

If you’re looking for a quick meal for a busy night, try this easy-to-make turkey taco soup. Simple pantry ingredients combine to make this delicious soup that’s a little bit spicy and totally satisfying.

Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded beef tacos are an easy and delicious way to shake up taco night. Flank steak is cooked in beef broth until tender and shredded. Then it’s added to a simple tomato sauce that flavored with a homemade taco seasoning mix. Serve the shredded beef on soft or hard tacos and dress them up with your favorite toppings.

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Filled with seasoned ground beef, black beans and corn, these southwestern egg rolls are super flavorful and really easy to make.The beef filling comes together quickly and we take some help from the market by purchasing the egg roll wrappers. These southwestern egg rolls are a perfect appetizer for your game-day spread or cocktail party.

Beef Taquitos

Beef Taquitos

These beef taquitos are super easy to make, and perfect as an appetizer or dinner. Lean ground beef is seasoned with a southwestern inspired spice blend and cooked with tomato sauce to make a flavorful and delicious taco filling. We add shredded cheddar jack cheese and use flour tortillas to roll the taquitos.

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh salsa, also called salsa fresca or pico de gallo, is a delicious combination of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, fresh peppers and salt. In this recipe we skip the peppers altogether. We keep it fresh, simple and family friendly. What this salsa does include is tomatoes, white onions marinated in lime juice, cilantro, salt and black pepper. Six ingredients, one delicious condiment!

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

These shredded chicken enchiladas are easy to make and so good. The chicken and the enchilada sauce cook quickly and building the enchiladas is simple. In this recipe, flour tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken breast, corn and black beans. Then they’re smothered in a super flavorful enchilada sauce and topped with Monterey jack cheese.

Southwestern Steak Soup

Southwestern Steak Soup

This southwestern steak soup is hearty, and really easy to make. Affordable beef round and simple pantry ingredients combine to make this delicious soup. It’s a little bit spicy and totally satisfying. With beef, tomatoes, black beans and corn, this soup won’t leave you hungry.

Taco Hand Pies

Taco Hand Pies

These hot and flaky, hand pies are filled with a delicious and flavorful taco filling. We use ground turkey that’s seasoned with a southwestern-inspired seasoning blend, black beans, corn and just a little bit of Monterey Jack cheese and green onions.

Southwestern Pasta

Southwestern Pasta

If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying meal that will feed a crowd, try this southwestern pasta. Rigatoni pasta is combined with ground turkey that’s been seasoned with southwestern-inspired spices and simmered with tomatoes, black beans and corn. Then it’s all topped with cheese and baked until perfectly melted.

Southwestern Steak Bowl

Southwestern Steak Bowl

This Southwestern steak bowl is a delicious way to get out of the boring dinner routine. This bowl starts with a bed of yellow rice, that gets its beautiful color from turmeric instead of artificial coloring. The rice is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, corn and black beans, perfectly seasoned grilled steak, and an easy-to-make chipotle ranch dressing.