Recipe Directory

Mexican – Tex-Mex Recipes.

Our Mexican – Tex-Mex Recipes are listed on this page. If you are looking for food with a Tex-Mex or Mexican flair, try some of these. Most are quite simple and all are very tasty. I have placed them in recipe categories, to make it easy to select what you want to try out.

Many of these recipes call for chili peppers. If you are unfamiliar with the different types of chilis available in the Rio Grande Valley, Mexico, or any large grocery, I suggest that you read my Pepper Primer article. Chilis are not interchangeable – they have w wide range of flavors and ‘heat’. They can be used in recipes either as fresh peppers or dried. If dried they will most likely need to be toasted a couple of minutes, the seeds and webbing removed, and then re-hydrated in hot or boiling water.


Main Dishes:

Chicken Tortilla Soup – A hearty and flavorful Chicken Tortilla soup. Try this one!

Sopa de Fideo – Mexican Noodle Soup – This great soup is very easy. Add chicken for a heartier soup.

Chili with Beans – Randy’s Almost South of the Border Chili.

Chipotle Chili con Carne – A very satisfying chili made with readily available ingredients.

Cornish Hens with Mango Sauce – An easy recipe that bakes up with a nice sauce that tastes wonderful.

Real Texas Chili without beans – Authentic Texas Chili – hearty and full of flavor!!

President Johnson’s Family Chili Recipe – Lady Bird Johnson made this recipe famous.

Pork Carnitas done in a slow cooker – Easy to make and very good.

Pulled pork barbecue – Barbecued low and slow for delicious barbecue made at home!

Fantastic Shrimp Tacos – Easy, quick, and oh so good!

Steak Quesadillas – Make either a Tex-Mex or “Philly” style Quesadilla.

Beef Chimichangas – Make at home – easy recipe.

Chicken Fried Steak – Easy to make and ‘down home’ good!

Mexican Style Shrimp – An easy dish with shrimp, tomato, and Anaheim Pepper.

Chicken Tinga – A flavorful topping or filling for sopes, tacos, burritos, or tostadas


Salsa, Snacks, and Dips:


Easy Blender Tomato Salsa – Easy to make, and good. Serve cold or warm.

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa – Tangy and fresh. A great and easy salsa.

Pico de Gallo – a spicy dip to serve with chips or on tacos.

Pico de Gallo – a spicy dip to serve with chips or on tacos.

Fresh Guacamole – A delicious recipe for a mild chunky guacamole.

Homemade Taco Chips – Crispy and easy to make taco chips.

Texas Caviar – A sweet salad-like dish to serve with chips or crackers.

Tomato Salsa – A delicious tomato salsa you can serve cold or hot. Easy and Good!

Queso cheese dip or sauce – Smooth and creamy dip or topping for nachos.


Side Dishes:

Charro Beans – A hearty side dish to accompany any Mexican meal.

Roasted Corn – Roasted corn as served by Street Vendors in Mexico.



Pineapple Empanadas – A folded pie filled with pineapple, caramel sauce and cheese. Wonderful


A Bowl of Texas Red Chili

A bowl of Texas Chili topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and jalapeno corn chips.

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