15 Mexican Recipes that are Perfect for Weeknight Dinners June 8, 2017
From tacos to chilli to enchiladas, Mexican cuisine is almost universally loved. Maybe it’s the bountiful fresh ingredients, the colourful plates, or the perfect balance of warming and refreshing dishes. Whatever it is, we’re here for it.
In honour of this perennially satisfying cuisine, here are 15 Mexican recipes that are perfect for whipping up on an easy weeknight.
This dish proves that Mexican food isn’t always simple street food. With luxurious sour cream and skillet veggies perfect for the cooler months, one of our favourite cuisines is definitely sticking around this Winter. The key to tender beef strips is not to overcook them. They will be done in a flash!
For freshness and an easy to eat meal, we can’t go past these tacos – with spicy tofu inside no less! The real star of this dish is the mayonnaise. There’s a hint of sweet mango amidst the tang of mayonnaise we all know and love. Douse these tacos in a good squeeze of lemon juice and you’ll be in for a ride.
We can’t lie, we bloody love a good bowl. Least of all because this chicken burrito number requires so little fussy assemblage – it’s straight in the bowl and ready to jump into your mouth!
Pork and apple is a tried and tested classic combination, but when combined in soft tacos, it becomes truly fantastic.
Gather round guys – it’s chilli night! This is everything you want from a hearty, warming bowl of Mexican delights, without the guilt. There’s plenty of veggies and wholesome brown rice to make you feel good about chilli night (it’s our favourite night of the week).
Forget the Tex-Mex quesadillas of the past; this beauty is jam-packed with nutrients and earns its superfood crown. The secret to a killer Mexican feast is a refreshing salsa made with sweet tomato and coriander. So simple, yet so satisfying!
The zingy chipotle chicken bowl will have you feeling fine. Make sure you prepare your chicken marinade before you get to the rest of your prep. That way, your caramelised chicken will be absolutely dripping with flavour.
Making your own veggie chilli? Easy. Making your own crispy tortilla chips to go with it? Even easier! Promise. This one’s different worth a go on a wet weekday.
Mexican Korean fusion? Yeah, that’s right, we know how to get trendy on you. Don’t worry though, after you’ve tried our easy pickle on this colourful taco, you’ll be glad we did.
Cauliflower and chickpeas provide a super satisfying filling for these tacos that are as tasty as they are colourful. We’ve given them a super crispy, crunchy exterior that you’re going to love. Simply garnish with lemon yoghurt and creamy avo and get to munching. Arriba, arriba! Ándale!
Enchiladas – what could be more fun? Take one part smoky tender chicken, one part melted cheesy goodness and top with fresh, green coriander. Of course, we don’t want things to get too hot around here, so serve with a generous dollop of sour cream. Let everyone chip in to get this authentic favourite on the table.
We know everyone’s jumping on the loaded fries bandwagon, but these crispy sweet potato fries topped with all things Mexican and delicious are definitely worth embracing the trend for.
You know what’s better than a tortilla? A whole whopping stack of ‘em of course! This cuisine fusion feast comes together with ease, and the final reveal is just delicious.
This dish proves that Mexican food isn’t always simple street food. With luxurious sour cream and loads of fresh veggies, one of our favourite cuisines is definitely sticking around this winter. The key to the perfect tortillas is a warmed wrap – we love to pop them on the sandwich press – they’ll be done in a flash!
Still hungry for more Mexican? Check out these 4 new guacamole recipes!