Mouthwatering Mexican-inspired Food Recipe Round-Up

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

Mexican food is one of the most celebrated and loved cuisines in the world. It boasts a number of mouthwatering 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-inspired food recipes to get you started.

Mexican Food - Quesadilla

Chilli

A good chilli can form the base for a number of dishes. Get fired up with these classics.

Chipotle Chilli con Carne with Guacamole

Try this vibrant con carne full of warmth from smoky chipotle chillies. Serve with guacamole and your favourite nacho chips.

Recipe for Chipotle Chilli Con Carne

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.

Recipe for Tex-Mex Baby Marrow

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Mexican-inspired food

Chilli con Carne

Simply prepared and filled with the deliciousness of beef, spices and all the beans you need (pinto, kidney and black beans).

Recipe for Chilli con Carne

Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole

Loaded potatoes never tasted so good! This Mexican-inspired recipe is the perfect as a quick dinner idea.

Recipe for Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole


Cooking with Chipotle Chilli

Chipotle is a type of smoked chilli that is popular in Tex-Mex food. It’s full of flavour and spiciness and we love what it brings to these Mexican-inspired dishes.

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Mexican Food - Chipotle Beef Brisket with Cheddar Biscuits

Chipotle Beef Short Ribs

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

Recipe for Chipotle Beef Short Ribs

Chipotle Beef Brisket with Cheddar Biscuits

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

Recipe for 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 and great for feeding a hungry crowd.

Mexican-inspired food
Mexican-inspired food

El Burro Butternut Enchiladas with Sour Cream

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

Recipe for El Burro Butternut Enchiladas with Sour Cream

Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

This Mexican-inspired dish is relatively quick to make and will fill hungry bellies. Yum!

Recipe for Spicy Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas


Tacos

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

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Mexican-inspired food

Skirt Steak Crunchy Tacos

A perfect blend of crunch, umami and freshness all in one delicious taco!

Recipe for Skirt Steak Crunchy Tacos

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.

Recipe for Deep-fried Cauliflower Soft Tortilla Wraps

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Mexican-inspired dishes

Pulled Pork Loin Tacos

The combination of refried beans, chipotle sauce and pulled pork makes for one flavourbomb of a taco!

Recipe for Pulled Pork Loin Tacos

Pulled Beef Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Pulled brisket with chimichurri and homemade soft tacos — nom nom.

Recipe for Pulled Beef Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

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Coffee & Spice Rubbed Salmon Tacos

Nothing beats a classic fish taco, except this coffee and spiced-rubbed salmon taco.

Recipe for Coffee & Spice Rubbed Salmon Tacos

Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole

Crunchy, spicy goodness served with the ultimate guac — irresistible!

Recipe for Tacos with Chilli Salsa and Guacamole

Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw and Guacamole

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

Recipe for Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw and Guacamole

Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos

These nacho crusted fish tacos are pure deliciousness!

Recipe for Nacho Crusted Fish Tacos

Mini Mushroom Tacos

The mushrooms are a deliciously ‘meaty’ addition to this veggie taco.

Recipe for Mini Mushroom Tacos

Vegan Refried Black Bean Taco

A vegan meal that will blow your sombrero off!

Recipe for Refried Black Bean Taco

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

Midnight Blue Beef Taco

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

Recipe for Midnight Blue Beef Taco

Cheese Tacos Spicy Mince and Guacamole

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

Recipe for Cheese Tacos Spicy Mince and Guacamole


Nachos and more…

Nachos are probably one of the most recognised Mexican dishes and what makes them good are using good quality tortilla chips. We’ve also got some Mexican-inspired dishes that you’ll love.

Mexican food recipes
Mexican food recipes

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 a tasty love affair.

Recipe for Tuna Ceviche with Guacamole, Salsa and Nachos

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.

Recipe for Elotes – Mexican-style Grilled Corn

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

Mexican Tomato Soup

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

Recipe for Mexican Tomato Soup

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.

Recipe for El Burro White Fish Ceviche with Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole

Low and slow pulled pork – is there anything better?

Recipe for Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole

Tomato & Black Bean Salsa with Corn Chips

Salsa is the quintessential dip and no Mexican-inspired food round up would be complete without it. This tomato and black bean version is just what your nachos need.

Recipe for Tomato & Black Bean Salsa with Corn Chips


Chilli Poppers & Taquitos

A fiery way to start any meal.

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Mexican food recipes

Avocado and Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

These easy three-ingredient poppers are the perfect snack.

Recipe for Avocado and Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Spiced Tomato Sauce

A delicious appetiser with a bit of a kick!

Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Spiced Tomato

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Mexican food recipes

Beef & Vegetable Taquitos

These taquitos are an absolute textural delight!

Recipe for Beef & Vegetable Taquitos

Vegan Mushroom Taquitos

We wouldn’t want our vegan friends to miss out on these tasty treats, so we made these mushroom-filled taquitos.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Taquitos


Quesadillas

The Mexican version of a toasted cheese sarmie.

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Mexican food recipes

El Burro Chorizo Quesadilla with Corn Tortillas

A quick and easy Mexican-inspired dish that’s great for entertaining.

Recipe for El Burro Chorizo Quesadilla with Corn Tortillas

Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

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

Recipe for Cheesy Quesadillas

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Mexican food recipes

Breakfast Quesadillas with Sweet Chilli Salsa Guacamole

Swap the bacon and eggs for these breakfast quesadillas and sweet chilli-infused guac.

Recipe for Breakfast Quesadillas with Sweet Chilli Salsa Guacamole

Butternut and Feta Quesadillas

Butternut and feta is always a winning combo, especially in these tasty and simple-to-make quesadillas.

Recipe for Butternut and Feta Quesadillas


Drinks and Desserts

End off on a sweet note with these well-known goodies.

Churros with a Shot of Dark Chocolate

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

Recipe for Churros with a Shot of Dark Chocolate

Classic Margarita

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

Recipe for Classic Margarita

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