Mexican recipes are great for when you're entertaining friends as they're great sharing food - from delicious chilli to salads, tacos and quesadillas, we've got everything you need for a Mexican feast
Mexican recipes are perfect for when you’re entertaining, so why not throw together a classic chilli, or super tasty quesadillas, tacos or some delicious Mexican bean burgers to impress family and friends.
When you’re hosting a dinner party and want to put together a Mexican feast, think piles of nachos and spicy beans, dips and burritos. There is a tasty range of dip recipes to try that would make the perfect grazing party food or a light summer lunch, so when your peckish guests arrive they can nibble on tortilla chips served alongside our tomato salsa dip.
For a dinner-party starter Mexican tostadas are a great choice as it they simple to make and the pinto beans and sour cream with salsa are simply delicious wrapped in the tortilla. Mexican meatball soup (pictured) is also be a great option, and it’s also really great enjoyed on a cold day when you’re looking for something warming with a bit of a kick to it. You can put as much or as little chilli in not only this soup recipe but all our Mexican recipes as everyone likes spice to varying degrees.
Chilli con carne is a British classic containing all the key Mexican ingredients and we have a modern twist on this dish with our chilli with avocado salsa. We’ve also got plenty of variations on the classic chilli recipe, featuring chicken or vegan options, depending on what you fancy.
For a barbecue or weekend treat, why not try our spicy Mexican bean burger – it really couldn’t be easier and it’s a great option for vegetarians, so don’t forget them when you’re preparing your barbecue and make these bean burgers ahead.
Everyone loves Mexican food so get experimenting with some of our easy to follow, delicious recipes.
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Taken from The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book, this spicy Mexican bean burger recipe is great if you’re looking for a diet-friendly treat. Enjoy with all the trimmings or just the halloumi for a lower calorie count.
Speed up this huevos rancheros recipe by buying fresh tomato salsa and guacamole.
The mix of spicy beef and melted cheese makes this quesadilla recipe so moreish, but if you do have any left over, it’s also great served with rice or a baked spud.
This chilli con carne with avocado salsa recipe is so quick and easy to make. There are some great alternative ways to eat it too: with potato wedges, chips or in a wrap.
A real Mexican favourite – our chilli and butternut squash quesadillas recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Chipotle paste is made from smoked, dried jalapeño peppers and is used in Mexican cooking to give a smokey richness and warmth to dishes, such as this pork tenderlion salad recipe.
The perfect Friday night treat – our quick Cajun tacos recipe is on the table in 35 minutes!
Who needs ketchup? Try this spicy tomato dip recipe to make in advance.
This cheese and onion dip recipe is an English version of the Mexican queso blanco. Be warned – it’s highly addictive!
This black and kidney chilli is a chilli without the meat for those who are vegetarian or simply if you’re looking for a bit of a change. It’s a really delicious healthy option that everyone will love.
This Mexican chicken recipe is smothered in a beautiful spiced sauce that features hints of dark chocolate to give it even more depth of flavour.
For a twist on a classic chilli recipe, give this chilli chicken recipe a go – made with chicken thighs, they add plenty of delicious flavour to this dish.