Best Mexican Food Recipes – Eat Like You’re South of the Border

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

Mexican food is one of the most celebrated and loved cuisines in the world. It boasts a number of mouth-watering dishes such as enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos, which always pack a punch with bold flavour. If you’d like to put together a feast for your next fiesta, then take a look at some of our best Mexican food recipes to get you started.

Mexican Food - Quesadilla

Our Best Mexican Food Recipes

Mexican Chilli

A good Mexican chilli can form the base for a number of classic dishes.

Chilli Con Carne

This recipe is delicious and very easy to make. A classic that is even better the next day.

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Tex-Mex Baby Marrow Chilli

A vegetarian version of tex-mex chilli, serve on its own, over nachos or in tacos for a Mexican inspired meal.

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Mexican Food - Chilli Con Carne
Mexican Food -Tex-Mex Baby Marrow

Cooking with Chipotle Chilli

Chipotle is a type of smoked chilli that is popular in Latin American cooking. It’s full of flavour and spiciness and we love what it brings to a dish.

Chipotle Beef Short Ribs

Smokey and delicious chipotle beef short ribs. These ribs are killer good!

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Chipotle Beef Brisket with Cheddar Biscuits

Try this Southern-style buttermilk biscuit (aka savoury scone) with mature cheddar,  some barbecue saucy goodness and our slow cooked beef brisket.

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Mexican Food - Chipotle Beef Short Ribs
Mexican Food - Chipotle Beef Brisket with Cheddar Biscuits

Enchiladas

Enchiladas are corn tortillas that are rolled up and grilled with saucy, cheesy goodness. They are super filling so great if you’re feeding a hungry crowd.

El Burro Butternut Enchiladas with Sour Cream

These butternut enchiladas are a vegetarian version of this classic dish.

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Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

This is the kind of Mexican food that is relatively quick to make and will fill hungry bellies. So tasty!

Get this Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas recipe

Mexican Food - El Burro Butternut Enchiladas with Sour Cream
Mexican Food - Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

Nachos and more…

Nachos are probably one of the most recognised Mexican dishes and what makes them good are using a good quality chip. We recommend Santa Annas – we think theirs are the best. We’ve also included a few other dishes that we love including fresh fish ceviche and a spicy Mexican soup.

Mexican Tomato Soup

Spicy tomato soup with a kick of Mexican heat. Can be served hot or cold.

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El Burro White Fish Ceviche with Nachos

Enjoy the refreshing flavour of this cured fish served with a tangy salsa. Scoop up with crunchy nachos.

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Mexican Food - Mexican Tomato Soup
Mexican Food - El Burro White Fish Ceviche with Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole

Low and slow pulled pork – is there anything better?

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Nachos with Bean & Mango Salsa and Fried Chorizo

A simple, ‘throw together’ snack packed with flavour. Tuck in.

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Mexican Food Recipe - Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole
Mexican Food - Nachos with Bean & Mango Salsa and Fried Chorizo

Tacos

Tasty filling hugged by a crunchy or soft tortilla – yes please!

Pulled Beef Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Pulled brisket with chimichurri sauce and homemade soft tacos.

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Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw and Guacamole

These Nikkei inspired fish tacos are crispy, crunchy and packed with flavour.

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Mexican Food - Pulled Beef Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce
Mexican Food - Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw and Guacamole

Vegan Refried Black Bean Taco

A vegan meal that will blow your sombrero off!

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Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos

The nacho chips give the fish a crunchy texture that is unmatched!

Get this Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos recipe 

Mexican Food - Refried Black Bean Taco
Mexican Food - Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos

Midnight Blue Beef Taco

The perfect synergy between Texan and Mexican staples. Rich smokey meat with onion rings, sour cream and fresh coriander.

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Cheese Tacos Spicy Mince and Guacamole

Turn these tacos into cheese nachos by dropping tablespoons of grated Parmesan into a hot pan and cooking until golden.

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Mexican Food - Midnight Blue Beef Taco
Mexican Food - Cheese Tacos Spicy Mince and Guacamole

Coffee & Spice Rubbed Salmon Tacos

The combination of coffee and spices on salmon is a surprisingly delicious partnership.

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Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole

The best Mexican classic!

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Mexican Food - Coffee & Spice Rubbed Salmon Tacos
Mexican Food - Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole

Chilli Poppers

A fiery way to start any meal.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Spiced Tomato Sauce

A delicious appetiser with a bit of a kick!

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Bacon Poppers

These easy, three-ingredient-only poppers will ensure no time at all is spent away from drinking beer and laughter.

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Mexican Food - Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Spiced Tomato Sauce
Mexican Food - Bacon Poppers

Quesadilla

The Mexican version of a toasted cheese sarmie.

El Burro Chorizo Quesadilla with Corn Tortillas

A quick and easy Mexican inspired dish – great for entertaining.

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Butternut and Feta Quesadilla

These Quesadillas are a light, cheesy delight and work as a complete dish or pre-party snacks.

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Mexican Food - El Burro Chorizo Quesadilla with Corn Tortillas
Mexican Food - Butternut and Feta Quesadilla

Drinks and Desserts

El Burro Churros with Dark Chocolate Sauce

These fluffy bits of heaven will change your taste buds for life.

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Classic Margarita

This iconic drink needs no introduction. Boozy and tart, this is a real margarita.

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Mexican Food - El Burro Churros with Dark Chocolate Sauce
Mexican Food - Classic Margarita

Need authentic Mexican food like nachos and tortillas? Check out Santa Annas. Looking to stock the rest of your Mexican pantry? Check out this list of essential Mexican ingredients that you need to have one hand.

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