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Spice it Up: 28 Mexican Inspired Main Dishes

FEBRUARY 09, 2023
MEXICAN
MAIN DISHES
Spice it Up: 28 Mexican Inspired Main Dishes
Prepare your tastebuds for a culinary vacation! Venturing well beyond the predictable offerings of tacos and enchiladas, this mouthwatering collection of 28 Mexican inspired main dishes invites you on a taste tour of one of the world's most vibrant cuisines. Mexico's rich culinary tradition weaves a tapestry of diverse flavors, from the spiciness of chilies to the cool freshness of cilantro, to the savory depth of slow-cooked beans. This collection unlocks this treasure trove of taste, offering dishes that authenticate and bring to life the multi-dimensional, palate-pleasing profile of Mexican cuisine. Each recipe is carefully curated and easy to follow. Whether you're looking for a lively twist on your family's weekly dinner rotation or itching to master your mole sauce, these recipes tackle a diverse range of delicious dishes. So, dig out your vividly colored tablecloth, pour yourself a tantalizing margarita, and get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey of exploration, discovery, and crunch. ¡Buen provecho!
Eazy Peazy Mealz

Chicken Enchilada Meal Prep Bowls

These Chicken Enchilada Meal Prep Bowls are perfect to spice your up meal prep for lunch or dinner! Just a few ingredients and easy to throw together!
7
12,739
17
25 min
TOTAL TIME
848
CALORIES
$3.21
PER SERVING
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Chicken Enchilada Meal Prep Bowls
Gimmedelicious

Shrimp Quesadillas

Spice up your quesadilla game with this cheesy shrimp-filled version that'll have your family asking for seconds!
15
235.6k
304.0
15 min
TOTAL TIME
306
CALORIES
$1.54
PER SERVING
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Shrimp Quesadillas
The Clean Eating Couple

Southwest Chicken Casserole

A Healthy Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe that is so easy to make! This Mexican Chicken Casserole is perfect for a one-pan dinner.
288
156.5k
344.0
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
656
CALORIES
$1.86
PER SERVING
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Southwest Chicken Casserole
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Downshiftology

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful weeknight meal. This Mexican recipe that everyone will love can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Watch the video above!
418
54,916
1,265
26 min
TOTAL TIME
312
CALORIES
$1.26
PER SERVING
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Chicken Fajitas
One Pot Recipes

One Pot Steak Fajitas

Quick and easy steak fajitas recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot/ pan. A 30 minute meal with Mexican flavors, tender steak, peppers, onions.
2
13,609
39
20 min
TOTAL TIME
366
CALORIES
$3.78
PER SERVING
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One Pot Steak Fajitas
Tastes Better from Scratch

Crispy Southwest Wrap

Southwest Wraps have ground beef, rice, black beans, corn, bell peppers, and onion wrapped inside a crispy and golden tortilla. This is an easy meal that take less than 30-minutes and my family loves them!
114
42,761
583
45 min
TOTAL TIME
758
CALORIES
$1.57
PER SERVING
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Crispy Southwest Wrap
The Cozy Cook

Taco Casserole

This Taco Casserole Recipe is loaded with all of your Mexican favorites and topped with Doritos, Fritos, or Tortilla Chips! It’s easy to assemble days ahead of time and bake later for an easy dinner!
66
156.6k
647.0
40 min
TOTAL TIME
513
CALORIES
$1.52
PER SERVING
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Taco Casserole
The Paleo Running Momma

Taco Stuffed Peppers {Paleo, Keto}

These Paleo Taco Stuffed Peppers are super easy to make and packed with goodies! Bell peppers are filled with the best taco meat and topped with vegan cheese, baked, and topped with all your favorites like fresh pico de Gallo, avocado and dairy free sour cream. Paleo, dairy free and keto friendly.
14
952
55
35 min
TOTAL TIME
246
CALORIES
$1.34
PER SERVING
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Taco Stuffed Peppers {Paleo, Keto}
Delish

Beef Zucchini Enchiladas

Beef Zucchini Enchiladas from Delish.com makes the perfect low-carb dinner.
5
295.7k
2.7k
50 min
TOTAL TIME
461
CALORIES
$2.43
PER SERVING
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Beef Zucchini Enchiladas
Chelsea's Messy Apron

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro-Lime Chicken is easy to make and packed with flavor! While the chicken can stand on its own, I've included accompanying recipes for cilantro-lime rice and a delicious mango avocado salsa. This transforms the chicken into a tasty and healthy meal that is sure to be a hit.
49
396.3k
1.2k
35 min
TOTAL TIME
475
CALORIES
$1.52
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Chicken
Peas and Crayons

Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta

This healthy one-pot enchilada pasta is quick, easy, and ready to rock your plate! Vegetarian and gluten-free, this healthy one pot pasta makes an easy + delicious dinner!
53
26,289
198
40 min
TOTAL TIME
613
CALORIES
$2.24
PER SERVING
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Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta
Isabel Eats

Steak Quesadillas

Steak Quesadillas made with flank steak or skirt steak, sauteed onions, and lots of cheese! Makes the best lunch or dinner ever!
19
14
40 min
TOTAL TIME
989
CALORIES
$5.61
PER SERVING
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Steak Quesadillas
Gimmedelicious

Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tacos

Quick 20 minute grilled chicken tacos topped with pico de gallo and creamy cilantro sauce.  These spicy tacos are perfect for weeknight dinners and are sure to please the entire family.
39
57,534
287
20 min
TOTAL TIME
181
CALORIES
$0.58
PER SERVING
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Easy 20 Minute Chicken Tacos
Life Made Simple

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

These easy, flavorful, sheet pan chicken fajitas are sure to become a favorite! They're oven-roasted to perfection!
74
35,775
808
40 min
TOTAL TIME
295
CALORIES
$1.10
PER SERVING
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe
Buns in my Oven

Low Carb Taco Casserole

This low carb taco casserole is such an easy dinner and my whole family enjoys it. It whips up in minutes and makes 6 servings with 4 net carbs each. You're going to love this one!
24
24,066
2,424
45 min
TOTAL TIME
459
CALORIES
$1.40
PER SERVING
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Low Carb Taco Casserole
Tastes Better from Scratch

Vegetarian Enchiladas

These Vegetarian Enchiladas are packed with flavor and loaded  with brown rice, sweet potatoes, and black beans. A healthy dinner your family will love!
97
5,634
83
50 min
TOTAL TIME
652
CALORIES
$1.26
PER SERVING
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Vegetarian Enchiladas
Tasty

Weekday Meal-Prep Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe by Tasty

These quick and easy burrito bowls are the perfect weekday lunch or dinner, filled with tender chicken, flavorful veggies, and healthy grains.
2,023
32,435
1,593
1392
CALORIES
$3.19
PER SERVING
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Weekday Meal-Prep Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe by Tasty
Onion Rings and Things

Mexican Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga made with shredded chicken, tomatoes, and chipotle chilis in adobo. Hearty and boldly flavored, this Mexican dish is perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, or as a main dish with rice and beans.
14
15,513
2
40 min
TOTAL TIME
714
CALORIES
$2.90
PER SERVING
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Mexican Chicken Tinga
No. 2 Pencil

Ground Beef Enchilada Recipe

Seasoned ground beef, melty cheese and an easy homemade enchilada sauce.
45
61,720
276
50 min
TOTAL TIME
658
CALORIES
$1.90
PER SERVING
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Ground Beef Enchilada Recipe
Erhards Eat

Vegetarian Quesadillas

These Vegetarian Quesadillas are the best quick weeknight dinner or lunch! Filled with black beans, sweet potato and avocado these are healthy and delicious!
63
151.8k
544.0
25 min
TOTAL TIME
768
CALORIES
$2.45
PER SERVING
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Vegetarian Quesadillas
Sweet Peas and Saffron

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls

Pulled pork burrito bowls are packed with southwestern flavor and lots of healthy ingredients for a complete one-bowl meal. Easily prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and assemble whenever you're ready to enjoy!
5
11,993
13
45 min
TOTAL TIME
1106
CALORIES
$4.30
PER SERVING
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Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls
The Little Pine

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole

Meal prep for busy weeknights or enjoy with low carb cocktails — there's never a bad time to enjoy this cheesy, crunchy, comforting, warm and delicious low carb mexican chicken casserole!
8
95,449
714
45 min
TOTAL TIME
267
CALORIES
$1.02
PER SERVING
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Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole
Tasty

One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe by Tasty

Ever wanted the full fixings of a fajita in pasta form? These toppings make for a well-seasoned and well-balanced one-dish dinner!
12,647
20,558
7,847
52 min
TOTAL TIME
964
CALORIES
$3.03
PER SERVING
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One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe by Tasty
Jo Cooks

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas - sautéed onions, red and green peppers, perfectly seasoned chicken breast, melted cheese, between two tortillas. Simply yummy and ready in only 30 minutes.
98
4,774
78
35 min
TOTAL TIME
886
CALORIES
$2.68
PER SERVING
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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas