21 Best Tex-Mex Recipes

Seven Layer Taco Dip
Photo: MomTo6

If Tex-Mex Tuesday isn't technically a thing, it's only because Tex-Mex is too big, too varied, too delicious to be limited to a single day of the week. These recipes are tops in Tex-Mex...on Tuesday, or any day. Come join us, as we Tex-Mex it to the max!

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Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

very close up on a shredded Mexican beef lettuce wrap

"Truly loved this recipe," says pho54. "It was a bit spicy, but that just made it even more delicioso!"

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Tex Mex Ultimate Carnitas Grilled Cheese

Tex Mex Ultimate Carnitas Grilled Cheese
Photo by bd.weld.

The ultimate spicy grilled cheese sandwich with Texas toast, carnitas, shredded pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheeses, and featuring a spicy homemade condiment of jalapeno cream made with sour cream, mayonnaise, pickled jalapenos, garlic and sea salt.

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South Texas Borracho Beans

very close up on South Texas borracho beans

"These are my favorite Borracho-style beans," says CAL. "I've made them for tailgating and as part of a BBQ menu."

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Soup | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

"You can call this soup or chili, but either way it is wonderful," says RaisinKane. "This recipe is also very adaptable. I recommend using Bill Echols' Taco Seasoning. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if you like."

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Chicken Enchiladas II

Chicken Enchiladas II
Photo by Dianne.

"Great recipe," says MAMAS GIRL. "Easy, delicious. If all my cooking endeavors would only turn out so well!"

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Spicy Tex-Mex Salad

close up on spicy tex-mex salad
Soup Loving Nicole

"This is a great salad," says GINAH1. "If you add chicken, it makes a great meal!"

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Beef Enchiladas II

Beef Enchiladas II
Photo SMClanton.

"Simple and quick beef enchiladas," says Becky. "Ground beef and onion are wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with Cheddar cheese and black olives, then baked."

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Spicy Beef Fajitas

Spicy Beef Fajitas

Thinly sliced beef, bell peppers, mild Anaheim chile peppers, and red onion saute with fajita seasoning. "Traditional fajitas with a colorful twist of flavor," says b.a.mudhed. "Feel free to garnish with cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc. when serving. I use thick flour tortillas warmed in the oven, Mexican queso, and crema fresca."

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Avocado Tacos

close up on a single avocado taco

"Really delicious -- a nice vegetarian alternative to tacos with meat filing," says Mary K. "The fresh cilantro is really the key to this. I added a bit of chopped tomato to the avacado mixture and it turned out great!"

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Quick Enchilada Sauce

close up on a bowl of enchilada sauce

"This recipe is ready to use in about 10 minutes and so much better then the canned sauces," says Tamara Shaw. "This is a quick, easy version if you don't have the patience or time to completely make from scratch."

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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Seven Layer Taco Dip in white casserole dish

"I have served this dip several times and every time I am the life of the party," says JBARTH. "It is so easy and so good! Everyone loves it and just raves!"

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Yummy Guacamole

close up on a bowl of guacamole with chips on the side

"This never lasts for more than a day in our house," says Liam&Levi'sMommy. "If you like guacamole, you will LOVE this recipe."

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Tex-Mex Migas

close up on a single tex-mex migas

This Tex-Mex breakfast favorite from central Texas features sprinkle crushed tortilla chips over spicy eggs, all wrapped up in a tortilla with Cheddar cheese. "Excellent recipe for a Tex-Mex breakfast," says duboo.

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Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos
Photo by Dianne. Dianne

"This is a restaurant-quality recipe that's quick and easy," says SPJENSEN. "A great way to use up leftover chicken -- I used leftover rotisserie chicken and it turned out great."

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Fresh Homemade Salsa

looking at a small bowl of homemade salsa with chips surrounding it

"Loved this recipe," says Lemonlover. "I couldn't stop eating it and will definitely make this again when I have fresh, ripe tomatoes. I bet black beans would be good added to this!"

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Hamburguesas Mexicanas

looking at a single hamburguesas Mexicanas on a plate

Top these tasty burgers with pepperjack cheese, homemade pico de gallo, and guacamole."These Mexican hamburgers are the best you'll ever have!" raves DonnaB.

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Tex-Mex Grilled Flank Steak

looking at a plate of sliced grilled flank steak tex-mex style
Soup Loving Nicole

Soup Loving Nicole says, "Three ingredients is all you need for this melt in your mouth tender flank steak. This can be eaten on its own but I like to use it for tacos or grilled steak salads."

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Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole

very close up on a tex-mex chicken casserole
Cindy Capps Lepp

"This is a version of the famous King Ranch Chicken casserole," says thedailygourmet. "Careful, it packs a bit of heat! Feel free to use Cool Ranch Doritos and use Ro*Tel tomatoes in place of the canned tomatoes and green chiles."

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Tex-Mex Turkey Soup

looking down at a bowl of tex-mex turkey soup

"Not only is this soup yummy, it sure beats leftover turkey sandwiches for days on end following a holiday!" says SSTRAWDER.

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Taco Bake I

close up on a skillet of taco bake
Maya Macias

Layer seasoned browned ground beef in a casserole with canned refried beans and salsa, top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, and bake for 20 minutes.

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Brisket with BBQ Sauce

very close up on sliced smoked brisket

And, uh, just because this is Texas, let's throw in some bonus BBQ brisket. Tender and delicious brisket also makes great sandwiches.

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