The Tex-Mex is something that many foodies are craving for – a mix of the American and Mexican cuisine. This means a lot of meat, beans and cheese, with plenty other ingredients in between that make this dish super delicious.
If you want to bring some of the Tex-Mex cuisine into your home, then we’re presenting you ten super recipes that no matter if you are good at cooking or just starting – you will find them really easy!
1. Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash fans, this one’s for you. You need 1 spaghetti squash, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, Kosher salt and ground black pepper, 1/2 of one yellow onion, 1 jalapeno, 1 bell pepper, 1/2 cup of black olives, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 4 tablespoons of tomato sauce, 1 15 oz can of black beans or kidney beans and 1/2 cup pepper jack, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese.
2. Tex-Mex Potato Skins
Potato skins are a popular lunch or dinner idea mostly for three reasons – they’re cheap, easy to prepare and delicious! This recipe takes about 1h 30 mins to prepare and you need 2 russet potatoes, 1 1/2 cups refried beans, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 1 cup ground chuck, 1/2 small onion, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1/2 tomato, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese and 2 tbsp unsalted butter.
3. Tex-Mex Pork Stew
Stews are a great way to warm yourself during winter, so why not give them a try? This recipe takes 40 minutes and serves 6. You need the following ingredients – 1 16-ounce jar salsa verde, 2 cups chicken broth, 1 15-ounce can black beans, 1 15-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, 1 small pork tenderloin and 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
4. Tex Mex Tofu Hash
Ready in 50 minutes, this dish is ideal for those who prefer tofu for lunch or dinner. It’s really easy, and you need these ingredients: 12 ounces small red or purple potatoes, 3 tablespoons canola, grapeseed, or coconut oil, 8 ounces firm tofu, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 medium yellow onion, 4 green onions, 1 medium jalapeño, 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans and 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
5. One Pot Tex Mex Goulash
This recipe serves 4 and takes less than an hour to have it all done – isn’t that perfect for busy days? You need 1 lb hamburger, 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni, 2 3/4 cup tomato juice , 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, 1 can black beans, 1 cup frozen corn, 1 package taco seasoning, 1 tsp cumin and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
6. Light Tex Mex Shrimp Bites
These shrimp bites take just 30 minutes to be ready! They are perfect for those who love sea food, especially shrimps. To prepare them, make sure you have 24 wonton wrappers, 2 tbsp olive oil, 24 medium shrimp, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 limes, non-stick cooking spray, 1/2 c. guacamole, 1/2 c. pico de gallo and 2 tbsp chives.
7. Tex Mex Casserole
This is one of the most known and popular Tex-Mex recipes, so if you haven’t tried it so far – you have to! You need 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta, 1 pound lean ground beef, 1 small onion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 can condensed tomato soup, 1 can reduced-sodium black beans, 1 can low-sodium whole kernel corn, 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, 1 can chopped green chilies, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1½ teaspoons ground cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ½ cup shredded reduced-fat four cheese Mexican blend and 1 tomato.
8. Tex-Mex Chicken Quinoa
9. Tex-Mex Hot Dogs
Wondering what to prepare for a movie night? Upgrade your hot dogs with this recipe – instead of eating the usual, add some Mexican taste into it. Make sure you have 4 hot dogs, 4 hot dog buns, 1 recipe guacamole and 8 charred jalapeno slices. For the corn relish, you need 6 green onions, 2 ears of corn, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 2 tablespoon chopped chives.
10. Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Flatbread
Similar to the pizza, the flatbread is equally delicious and still sends some Italian vibes. To prepare it, you need 1 (8.8 oz.) package naan bread, 1/4 cup salsa, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese, 1/2 cup chopped precooked grilled chicken strips, 1/4 cup chopped cherry or plum tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon black beans and 1 Tablespoon chopped green onions.