A Collection of Mexican and Tex-Mex Recipes for Parties & Family Meals!

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This collection of Mexican and Tex-Mex Recipes will help you recreate your favorite dishes at home. Whether you’re looking for a new recipe to add to your rotation or just want to learn how to make classic dishes like tacos and enchiladas, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to cook up some deliciousness!

A Collection of Mexican & Tex-Mex Recipes

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Mexican and Tex-Mex Recipes

If you’re looking for some delicious and easy-to-follow Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes, you’ve come to the right place. There are more than 60 recipes to try!

From appetizers to desserts, we’ve got everything you need to wow your guests at your next dinner party or gathering.

So get ready to spice up your menu with some south-of-the-border flavor!

Selection of Mexican Ingredients

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60+ Mexican & Tex-Mex Recipes


For a little something to start your dinner party off right, or appetizers to serve at your fiesta, these starters and appetizers will whet your appetite!

  1. Homemade Guacamole
  2. Garden Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde – A Delicious Dip for Tortilla Chips!
  3. Fully Loaded Mexican Street Corn with Mexican Crema & Cotija Cheese
  4. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe For A Crowd
  5. 7 Layer Dip Cups – An Easy Tex-Mex Appetizer for Parties!
  6. Cheese-Stuffed Taco Meatballs Party Appetizer
  7. Chicken & Sweetcorn Quesadillas
  8. Black Bean Salsa Cups Appetizer
  9. Bowl of Nachos
  10. Halloween Quesadillas
  11. Jalapeño Popper Mummies Recipe


These soup recipes are full of flavor and spices that will leave you wanting more.

  1. Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
  2. Pozole Rojo de Pollo (Red Pozole with Chicken)
  3. Southwestern Chicken Soup with Black Beans
Mexican Chicken Fajitas made with Santa Maria
Chicken Fajitas


These salads are made with ingredients like chili peppers, corn, and black beans, which give them a spicy and savory flavor – choose the one that best suits your tastes.

  1. Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
  2. Quick & Easy Beef Taco Salad for Taco Tuesday!
  3. Black Bean, Sweetcorn and Avocado Salsa
  4. Steak Fajita Salad with Black Beans
  5. Sweetcorn & Black Bean Salad
  6. Hot Mexican Rice Salad
  7. Mexican Bean Salsa

Main Dishes

If you’re looking for some tasty main dishes to serve at your next family meal or dinner party, check out these recipes. You can’t go wrong with any of them! Several will work great for serving a large crowd.

  1. Slow Cooker Sausage Chili – A Classic Recipe with a Twist!
  2. Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Tacos
  3. Mexican Shredded Beef in the Slow Cooker
  4. Cast Iron Carne Asada Bowl
  5. Delicious Slow Cooker Charro Beansone of the post popular recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!
  6. Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Bowls
  7. Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet – A One-Pan Recipe
  8. Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice
  9. Vegan Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
  10. Grilled Carne Asada
  11. How to Make Instant Pot Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Porked)
  12. Taco Stuffed Avocados – A Low Carb Tex-Mex Dinner Idea
  13. Mexican Pork Stew with Black Beans & Vegetables
  14. Chilli Con Carne
  15. Secret Ingredient Chicken Fajitas
  16. Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas
  17. Slow Cooker Beef, Bean & Pumpkin Chilli Con Carne
  18. Simple Chicken Chilli
  19. Blackened Fish Tacos (Mahi-Mahi) with Coleslaw & Avocado Dressing
  20. Delicious Instant Pot Pulled Pork Chili Recipe for Cool Autumn Days!
Beef Taco Salad Recipe
Taco Salad

Breakfast Dishes

If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast packed with flavor that will get your day started off right, check out one of these recipes.

  1. Mexican Huevos Rancheros for Sunday Brunch
  2. Make & Freeze Ahead Breakfast Burritos
  3. Slow Cooker Southwestern Breakfast Casserole with Sausage & Potatoes

Side Dishes

Side dishes are an important part of any Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. They can be simple or complex, but they always add something special to the table. Check these out:

  1. Easy Refried Beans Recipe
  2. The Best Guacamole Ever!
  3. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
  4. Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe
  5. Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe
  6. Pico de Gallo
  7. Cheesy Chilli Cornbread
  8. Salsa Fresca
Guacamole & Mango Salsa

Mexican & Tex-Mex Cocktail Supplies


Not many desserts here yet, but you can get started with these!

  1. Mango Lime Frozen Yogurt
  2. How To Make Decorated Cactus Cookies with Royal Icing

Cocktails & Mocktails

Looking for a fun and festive drink to enjoy at your next Mexican-themed party? Look no further! Get ready to mix up some amazing drinks and celebrate in style. Olé!

  1. Sparkling Mexican Paloma Cocktail with Blanco Tequila & Grapefruit
  2. Healthier Mexican Horchata
  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
  4. Texas Margaritas with Raspberry Liqueur & Jalapeños!
  5. Jalapeño Cucumber Vodka Lemonade
  6. Fresh & Delicious Grapefruit Margaritas
  7. Fresh Limeade
  8. Frozen Mango Margaritas (Cocktail & Mocktail Versions!)
  9. Festive Cranberry Margaritas for Christmas Cocktail Parties!
  10. Cinco de Mayo Hot Cocoa Bombs with RumChata
  11. Frozen Strawberry Margaritas Are Perfect For Summer!
  12. Frozen Mixed Berry Margaritas are Perfect for Summer!
Classic Margaritas on the Rocks

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