24 Easy Mexican Recipes (+ Dinner Ideas) – Insanely Good

Easy mexican cooking recipes

Looking for authentic Mexican recipes for your next feast? It’s your lucky day!

There’s really nothing like Mexican food. The dishes are rich, refreshing, spicy and very colorful.

Mexican beef taco with vegetables

But did you know that burritos, enchiladas and tacos are just the tip of the Mexican iceberg?

There’s so much more to this kitchen than those popular classics, and that’s what I’m presenting today.

In honor of beloved cuisine, I’m sharing a roundup of 24 fantastic Mexican recipes!

From muffins to horchata and sopes, you’ll never run out of new options.

20+ Authentic Mexican Recipes and Dishes

Mexican Rice with Beans and Lemons

1. Mexican Rice


rice is a hearty dish that goes well with burritos, tacos, enchiladas, any Mexican dish, really! So if you’re looking for a satisfying dish to complete your feast, this is the way to go.

It’s light, fluffy and so delicious! Tomatoes give Mexican rice its characteristic red hue and super rich flavor.

Best of all, it’s easy to make. It’s just a matter of stirring rice, tomatoes and seasonings! You can end up there or improve it by adding your choice of vegetables.

2.Marranitos (Mexican ginger pigs) Mexican ginger pigs


a traditional sweet bread offered in most Mexican bakeries.

Why they are

pig-shaped, I don’t know, but they are definitely lovely! Apart from the adorable shape, they also taste wonderful.

Marranitos are like a cross between a cake and a cookie: dense, but not hard; soft, but not too crumbly


They are flavored by molasses, which means they are sweet, but not too much. It’s the perfect medium, and they taste amazing with milk or coffee.



Tortilla chips swimming in enchilada or green sauce, that’s what Chilaquiles Rojo is all about


It’s a breakfast staple in Mexican cuisine, and I completely understand why. Being soaked in a rich sauce, the fries become a little tender but are still crispy on the outside.

Topped with cheese, cilantro and fried eggs, Chilaquiles Rojo is a super tasty, colorful and hearty meal that will get you going in the morning.

It couldn’t be easier to do! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips and pour enchilada sauce over them, and voila! Breakfast is served.

4.Refried Beans Refried beans

are another Mexican staple and for good reason. Super filling and tasty, they are the best way to complete any meal.

However, don’t settle for canned refried beans. If you want to experience the goodness of real refried beans, make the effort and cook them from scratch.

Trust me, it’s worth it. Besides, it’s not even that difficult!

Top your tender, creamy beans with a liquid fried egg, and you’ve got a drooling-worthy dish.

5.Salsa Salsa

– Could there be a more iconic Mexican dish?

Salsa is a quick and easy sauce made with tomatoes, onions and cilantro. It is sweet and refreshing with the perfect touch of spices.

And it’s more than just a chip drop. I mean, sure, the chips and salsa taste spectacular, but it’s also amazing with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and basically any Mexican dish you can think of.

While it’s much

easier to get store-bought sauce, it’s much more rewarding to do it yourself. In addition, this recipe is very easy to make.

6.Molletes The muffins


an open sandwich made with flatbread and loaded with beans and cheese


The concept may sound simple, but the flavors and textures are mind-blowing. No wonder it’s a popular Mexican delicacy!

It is also very easy to prepare. Chances are you already have all the ingredients available! It’s just bread, cheese, beans and pico de gallo.

You can use any bread for this recipe, really, but if you want to be authentic, opt for bolillos. Cut them in half and put them in the oven to give them that perfect crunch.

7.Pico de Gallo

If you’re making muffins, be sure to cover them with this pico de gallo! It’s definitely something you should try.

This popular tomato sauce is incredibly tasty and refreshing. How can it not be? It is made with tomatoes, onions, jalape├▒os, cilantro and lime.

Together, they make the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and spicy


Fun fact: although similar, the pico de gallo differs in the sauce in that it is thicker. The sauce, on the other hand, is moister and softer.

So if you crave those sweet pieces of tomato and onion in your sauce, opt for pico de gallo instead


8. Horchata

Let’s take a break from the dishes and talk about drinks for a while. Horchata is a rice-based drink that is incredibly sweet, creamy and refreshing.

And it is very easy to do, to boot


It is rice flavored with almonds and cinnamon. There is nothing like horchata. The unique and distinct flavors make it very special.

A sip of horchata will refresh you on a hot summer day

. 9. Guacamole

The chips and salsa are already perfect, but the guacamole will make them much more addictive


It’s the richest and creamiest sauce you could ask for! Its green hue also makes an impressive contrast with the red sauce.

Together, the potato chips, salsa, and guacamole make for an irresistible snack


The fact that it’s healthy makes it even more desirable. You can eat guacamole to your heart’s desire without guilt.


Tired of your routine breakfasts and want to try something new? Here’s a suggestion: crumbs.

Migas are corn tortillas topped with eggs. It sounds so basic, but the taste and texture are superb!

And it’s so easy to do. Just fry some omelets, top them with scrambled eggs and breakfast will be ready.

The crumbs are good as is, but you can also take them to another level by topping with your Mexican favorites. Salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese – choose!

11.Cups of Mexican fruits

Looking for a sweet side dish, a refreshing dessert or a healthy snack? Look no further: cups of Mexican fruit are the answer.

They’re very simple, really. Just take a bowl and fill it with fruits. This recipe calls for pineapple, mangoes, watermelon, melon and jicama.

As if that wasn’t good enough, the fruits are also sprinkled with a mixture of chili, dried lemon juice, and salt


It is an exclusive blend that gives the fruits that authentic Mexican flavor


12. Corn

Grilled corn on the cob loaded with mayonnaise, sour cream, chili, cheese and lime? Yum! Elote is Mexican street food that is full of color, flavor and texture.

There is something magical about biting a corn. First, you’ll get a lovely crunch, followed by a burst of sweet corn juices.

As it is grilled, the beans are also slightly firm and chewy


It’s sweet, salty, creamy, smoky, spicy, it’s every wonderful taste you can imagine!

Corn is truly unique


13. Mexican Hot Chocolate

One sip of Mexican hot chocolate, and you’ll never go back to the pack again


Combining the goodness of unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, cinnamon and chili, this is a hot chocolate like you’ve never tasted before


This sweet, creamy and chocolate drink will warm you up on a cold, rainy or snowy night.

Warm spices make it so irresistible! Marshmallows add a sweet and nostalgic touch.

What’s even better is that it’s so easy to prepare! Sure, it will take more effort than pouring hot water into a package, but it’s definitely worth it.

14.Camarones a la Diablo Camarones


la Diablo is a Mexican classic made with spicy shrimp, and it is sinfully divine


Loosely translated, it means “devil shrimp” in English. However, there is nothing wrong with it, just pure heaven. But it’s very spicy, so watch out!

Camarones a la Diablo is a fantastic appetizer. You can also combine it with rice to make a meal. It also helps reduce heat.

15.Beef tacos

Tender skirt fillet with fork resting on a hot tortilla topped with cilantro, that’s it


If you’re looking to impress your friends at Taco Tuesday, these beef tacos are the way to go.

Not only are they ridiculously delicious, but they’re also easy to make! But of course, we don’t have to tell them that.

You can serve them as is, but let’s be honest: it won’t be as fun without the ingredients. So go ahead and spread your tacos with guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese!

16.Easy Mexican Ground Beef

Do you want a perfectly seasoned ground beef for your tacos, burritos or enchiladas? I only have the recipe for you.

This recipe makes ground beef tastier that will give any Mexican restaurant a run for its money.

Loaded with tomatoes, garlic, onion and cilantro, this ground beef is the best home cooking.



Huevos Rancheros is a popular Mexican breakfast made with tortillas topped with salsa, refried beans, guacamole and, of course, fried eggs

. It

is a super colorful and tasty dish that will fill you up perfectly in the morning. It’s the most festive way to start the day!

This recipe for Huevos Rancheros is very easy to prepare. You’ll be able to prepare this even on a busy morning. You can serve it as is or amplify it with cheese and sauce.

18.Chicken burritos

Looking for a quick and easy chicken dinner? Look no further! Made in just 10 minutes, these chicken burritos are the answer.

The key is to use shredded roast chicken! There is no need to worry about cooking and seasoning because it is already perfectly flavored.

Just load your tortilla with your favorite Mexican ingredients: mozzarella, avocados, cilantro, you name it. Heat the burrito in a pan until golden brown, and bam, dinner is served.

19.Sopes Sopes

are a Mexican fiesta favorite made with a thick tortilla topped with meat, beans, cheese, and sour cream. They are fun, colorful and downright delicious.

What makes

sope unique is the base that is made with fried dough. It is thick, tender and surprising. It’s an excellent container for all your favorite Mexican ingredients.

Don’t expect these appetizers to last long. If you’re serving this at a party, you’d better do a lot! They’re that addictive.

20.Classic Margarita It’s

time to start the party! This classic margarita will get the crowd going. Sweet, spicy and refreshing: it is the perfect drink to buzz


Lemon juice, agave and tequila. Simple ingredients, spectacular taste. Pour this cocktail into a glass with salt rim, and voila! Let the fun begin.

21.Mexican Wedding Cookies Mexican wedding cookies

? You don’t need to ask me twice: yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!

They are buttery, nutty and crumbly. I’m so glad they’re not just for weddings.

These cookies already melt in the mouth amazing, but they are made even more special with crushed nuts. How not to fall in love? They are, truly, love at the first bite.

22.Apple and caramel empanadas Here’s

another sweet treat to tickle your taste buds: Apple caramel patties are the perfect way to end your meal

. Filled with caramel

apples and cheesecake sealed in a flaky, buttery crust, topped with sweet caramel syrup. These rotations are rich, sweet, sour and to die for.

They’re definitely sinful, but you know you deserve a little indulgence. However, they are not fried, so at least there is that! ­čÖé

23. Easy Taco Cake

This easy taco cake is everything you want in a taco, shaped like a casserole. It’s like chicken pie, Mexican style.

If you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate Mexican cuisine into your dinner, this recipe is all you need. It’s taco meat, seasonings, corn and cheese under a bed of cornbread crust.

In other words, it’s a clutter-free way to enjoy the classic taco. It’s great!

24.Ground beef tacos

Last on our list is an addictive dish I can never eat one of: ground beef tacos


Perfectly seasoned ground beef, onions, peppers, guacamole, cheese, sauce and sour cream nestled in a hot tortilla. That’s my definition of the perfect taco.

And I can’t get enough of this masterpiece! The color, the flavor, the texture: it’s Mexican cuisine at its best.

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Canzaciti.com Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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