It's no secret that I love mexican.
I'd eat it for every meal if I could.
Nothing will top going out to mexican places but I have been loving testing out some recipes at home.
Today I thought I'd share two new ones + three old ones + my "still try to make" list.
Appetizers, Soups, Meals, Everything!
Now that I think of it this post probably would have been a good one for Cinco De Mayo,
The more mexican recipes, the better!
Up first my two favorite and ultimate go to recipes.
My Mexican Dip:
This is my go-to if I need an easy appetizer (not even only for mexican meals).
I've never heard of one person who didn't love it.
Like my family of five people polished off two dishes one night it was that good.
We only had that moment of weakness once though.
Makes enough for a large pan or two medium circle tins (save one for later, it freezes well!)
This was the first homemade meal I made in our new house.
It's now a huge favorite of ours. Like we were eating it every other week at one point.
This also freezes well; there's actually a pan in our freezer now.
The deliciousness is in the sauce, so don't skimp on that!
Another mexican recipe I've shared in the past is:
cheesy chicken tortilla soup
Now onto the new(er) two recipes we've tried…
Chili's Copycat Salsa:
Why did I not ever make this before!!
All of my friends and family know that there's few things I love more than the salsa at chili's.
I don't know why but I have an addiction.
I was thrilled to find this recipe. Other than adding a couple extra jalapeños, it was pretty spot on.
This recipe also makes a large amount so it would be great for entertaining.
Best if served with a margarita
2 cans (14.5 ounce each) whole tomatoes, drained
3-4 canned jalapeños (not pickeled)
1 yellow onion, quartered
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons lime juice
*I couldn't find these so I just got a jar of cut jalapeños and sed my judgement, but again, next time I'd use a few less
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender (I used blender and it worked great).
Blend until smooth.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Another success! Also very similar to the oven enchiladas.
It's basically the same ingredients, just thrown together in a different way.
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 dozen tortilla
1 can chopped olives
1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ounce can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 pound shredded cheddar cheese
1 can diced green chilies
Optional garnishes: sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Brown the beef
Mix in taco seasoning
Mix together soup, enchilada sauce, olives, onion, chiles
Add in ground beef and cheese
Cut tortillas into strips or sections and add them to the mix
Add to a greased casserole dish and bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees
Garnish with sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa OR
set these toppings up as a "bar" and let people add individual servings to their casserole
Last up.. What's left on my "must try" list.. for now;
It's always growing…
Chip & Dip Bar: This would be such a fun addition to a party. Really any party bar is a great addition but this one is fabulous.
Mexican Lasagna: Does this need any further explanation?
Individual Mexican Dip Cups: I've been wanting to make these for a while; I love how they are little versions. It will definitely make for a cute display.
Crockpot Chicken for Tacos: I should have done this one a long time ago.
So easy! Every time I see this one my list I just think the chicken will be so delicious and make the perfect taco.
Strawberry Margarita Punch: This drink is perfect for spring
Homemade Guacamole: I recently became very into guacamole and think it would be fun to make my own.
The list actually continues but these are some top quick/easy choices for now :)