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The Very Best of Tex-Mex

If Tex-Mex Tuesday isn't technically a thing, that's only because Tex-Mex is too big, too varied, too delicious to be limited to a single day of the week. These recipes are tops in Tex-Mex...on Tuesday, or any day. Come join us, as we Tex-Mex it to the max!

1. Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

"Truly loved this recipe," says pho54. "It was a bit spicy, but that just made it even more delicioso!"

Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Photo by MomTo6


2. Fresh Homemade Salsa

"Loved this recipe," says Lemonlover. "I couldn't stop eating it and will definitely make this again when I have fresh, ripe tomatoes. I bet black beans would be good added to this!"

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Photo by lutzflcat


3. South Texas Borracho Beans

"These are my favorite Borracho-style beans," says CAL. "I've made them for tailgating and as part of a BBQ menu."

South Texas Borracho Beans

Photo by lutzflcat


4. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

"You can call this soup or chili, but either way it is wonderful," says RaisinKane. "This recipe is also very adaptable. I recommend using Bill Echols' Taco Seasoning. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if you like."

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Photo by CookinBug


5. Chicken Enchiladas II

"Great recipe," says MAMAS GIRL. "Easy, delicious. If all my cooking endeavors would only turn out so well!"

Chicken Enchiladas II

Photo by Dianne


6. Spicy Tex-Mex Salad

"This is a great salad," says GINAH1. "If you add chicken, it makes a great meal!"

Spicy Tex-Mex Salad

Photo by Nicolette


7. Beef Enchiladas II

"Simple and quick beef enchiladas," says Becky. "Ground beef and onion are wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with Cheddar cheese and black olives, then baked."

Beef Enchiladas II

Photo SMClanton


8. Fajita Marinade I

"This was awesome," says STEPHIE71. "Best marinade I have ever made. I used it on chicken and beef and they both came out great."

Fajita Marinade I



9. Ronaldo's Beef Carnitas

"I use this recipe all the time," says MISS ANNIE. "It is the best! The meat just falls apart, and it's delicious served in flour tortillas with guacamole and salsa. This also freezes well."

Ronaldo's Beef Carnitas

Photo by naples34102


10. Quick Enchilada Sauce

"This recipe is ready to use in about 10 minutes and so much better then the canned sauces," says Tamara Shaw. "This is a quick, easy version if you don't have the patience or time to completely make from scratch."

Quick Enchilada Sauce

Photo by lutzflcat


11. Seven Layer Taco Dip

"I have served this dip several times and every time I am the life of the party," says JBARTH. "It is so easy and so good! Everyone loves it and just raves!"

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Photo by RBola


12. Yummy Guacamole

"This never lasts for more than a day in our house," says Liam&Levi'sMommy. "If you like guacamole, you will LOVE this recipe."

Yummy Guacamole

Photo by naples34102


13. Avocado Tacos

"Really delicious -- a nice vegetarian alternative to tacos with meat filing," says Mary K. "The fresh cilantro is really the key to this. I added a bit of chopped tomato to the avacado mixture and it turned out great!"

Avocado Tacos

Photo by bd.weld


14. Tex-Mex Migas

"Excellent recipe for a Tex-Mex breakfast," says duboo.

Tex-Mex Migas

Photo by bd.weld


15. Spicy Shredded Beef

"A good recipe for burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and all your favorite Tex-Mex foods," says Teresa. "Freezes well in heavy duty plastic freezer bags."

Spicy Shredded Beef

Photo by CookinBug


16. Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

"This is a restaurant-quality recipe that's quick and easy," says SPJENSEN. "A great way to use up leftover chicken -- I used leftover rotisserie chicken and it turned out great."

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Photo by Dianne


17. Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

"This versatile salad can be served warm in a tortilla, or as a filling for tacos and burritos," says SnuzzleMonkey.

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Photo by CookinBug

And, uh, just because this is Texas, let's throw in some bonus BBQ brisket.

18. Brisket with BBQ Sauce

"After growing up in West Texas for 30 years where barbecue is the best, I found this recipe so tender and absolutely delicious," says Cathy G. "Leftovers, if you have any, make really great sandwiches."

Best Ever Brisket

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

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