These easy Tex Mex recipes are quick fuss-free meals that make my life a little easier. I’ve gathered up my favorite Tex Mex inspired appetizer, breakfast, and main course recipes. Even people who aren’t too skilled in the kitchen can prepare these meals.
I love Tex Mex food because it usually involves cheese and spice, and I have a major sweet spot for cheesy spicy foods. I could easily live off of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and chimichangas. I make them on a regular basis, and love finding new ways to prepare them.
I can’t get enough queso and guac. They make most foods even better. Sure, you can serve them as appetizers, or you can use them as condiments for most Tex Mex meals.
Many of these recipes are easy to make in larger quantities. Prepare them on a Sunday and eat them throughout the week. It’s an easy way to get ahead. You can portion the casseroles out, pack them up, and bring them to work for lunch.
Some of these recipes are perfect ways to repurpose leftovers. Turn leftover shredded chicken into Mexican Chicken Lasagna, chimichangas, or burritos. Use leftover chips and salsa to make chilaquiles. Put any leftover taco meat on a crispy corn tostada, add some cheese, avocado, and a sunny side up egg to make a quick and easy breakfast. Once you have Tex Mex ingredients in your fridge you will find so many ways to use them.
My recipe for Poblano Cream Sauce is one of the most popular recipes on this site, and it appears in several recipes on this list. Sometimes I make the sauce on a Saturday morning and use it throughout the weekend adding it to meals throughout the weekend. The sauce is a little time consuming to prepare, but so worth the time and effort.
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24 Easy Tex Mex Recipes
These easy Tex Mex recipes will make meals more exciting. This collection of recipes embraces ingredients like rice, beans, cheese, salsa, avocado, peppers, and tortillas.
Brisket enchiladas are filled with brisket slow cooked in a spicy red chile sauce, onions, and pinto beans and then topped with red and green chile sauces and cheese. It's a comfort food casserole perfect for weekend entertaining. This meal has just the right balance of spicy and cheesy. *If you use corn tortillas this meal is gluten free
Inspired by a meal that I had in Kansas City, these baked chicken chimichangas are filled with black beans, shredded chicken, rice, and cheese. They are topped with my cult-favorite poblano cream sauce.
Chicken Mexican Lasagna is a delicious meal made with shredded chicken coated in in poblano cream sauce layered between flour tortillas with black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese. It can be prepared in advance and is a perfect casserole to give to a friend.
Learn how to make queso with this easy from scratch queso recipe. Warm melted queso made with is delicious over chips, baked potatoes, tacos, and hot dogs. This recipe is a great addition to any party!
Mexican Eggs Benedict uses classic Mexican ingredients to create a fun twist on Eggs Benedict. Mini flour tortillas are topped with poached eggs, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, slices of avocado, and refried beans and drizzled with poblano cream sauce. It's a restaurant-style brunch that you can easily make at home.
New Mexico Style Huevos Rancheros are made with corn tortillas, red chile sauce, pinto beans, sunny side up eggs, and cheese. It's a filling and easy to prepare meal loaded with protein. This is a weekend brunch that you can make at home in 15 minutes.