Best Mexican Food Recipes – Cook Like You’re South of the Border
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.
Our Best Mexican Food Recipes
Get fired up with these classics.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Tasty filling hugged by a crunchy or soft tortilla – yes please!
Skirt Steak Crunchy Mexican Tacos
A perfect blend of crunch, umami and freshness all in one tasty taco!
Deep-Fried Cauliflower Soft Tortilla Wraps
You will never look at cauliflower the same! These deep-fried cauli bombs are deliciously parcelled inside warm tortilla wraps with plenty of fresh salad.
Pulled Beef Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce
Pulled brisket with chimichurri sauce and homemade soft tacos.
Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw and Guacamole
These Nikkei inspired fish tacos are crispy, crunchy and packed with flavour.
Vegan Refried Black Bean Taco
A vegan meal that will blow your sombrero off!
Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos
The nacho chips give the fish a crunchy texture that is unmatched!
Midnight Blue Beef Taco
The perfect synergy between Texan and Mexican staples. Rich smokey meat with onion rings, sour cream and fresh coriander.
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.
Coffee & Spice Rubbed Salmon Tacos
The combination of coffee and spices on salmon is a surprisingly delicious partnership.
Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole
The best Mexican classic!
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 other classic Mexican dishes.
Tuna Ceviche with Guacamole, Salsa and Nachos
Our love for nachos and ceviche are pretty much on par, but using the one to scoop up the other is pretty much revolutionary levels of love! This fresh and zingy tuna ceviche together with guac, salsa and crunchy Old El Paso nachos is material for a love affair.
Elotes – Mexican-style Grilled Corn
All hail the Mexican Mielie! Seriously, how good do these look? This recipe will change the way you look at the humble ear of corn forever.
Mexican Tomato Soup
Spicy tomato soup with a kick of Mexican heat. Can be served hot or cold.
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.
Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole
Low and slow pulled pork – is there anything better?
Nachos with Bean & Mango Salsa and Fried Chorizo
A simple, ‘throw together’ snack packed with flavour. Tuck in.
A fiery way to start any meal.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Spiced Tomato Sauce
A delicious appetiser with a bit of a kick!
These easy, three-ingredient-only poppers will ensure no time at all is spent away from drinking beer and laughter.
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.
Butternut and Feta Quesadilla
These Quesadillas are a light, cheesy delight and work as a complete dish or pre-party snacks.
Drinks and Desserts
End off on a sweet note with these well-known goodies.
El Burro Churros with Dark Chocolate Sauce
These fluffy bits of heaven will change your taste buds for life.
This iconic drink needs no introduction. Boozy and tart, this is a real 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. For some more Mexican food inspiration, check out our recipes with Old El Paso
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