13 of the Best Tex-Mex Recipes That We Can’t Stop Making

Cyd Converse

We are crazy about Tex-Mex recipes at Food Fanatic and for good reason! There's arguably no food as versatile nor as delicious. 

From burritos to chimichangas, you can stuff in all the cheese, beans and meat you want or easily keep things vegetarian or even vegan.

If you love tried and true Tex-Mex recipes, you've landed in the right place! These 13 recipes are favorites we can't stop making.

1. Tex-Mex Pizza Recipe

Is pizza traditional Tex-Mex fare? Absolutely not. Should you make this Tex-Mex pizza recipe anyway? 100% yes! Full of every Tex-Mex flavor you love and easily adaptable with whatever you have on hand, this fun twist on pizza makes a super easy weeknight dinner or a flavorful addition to Friday night pizza night. Cheese, bacon, jalapeños, red peppers, fresh corn, and a homemade chipotle dressing as the sauce is a grand slam.

2. Easy Migas Recipe

Migas are about as Tex-Mex as it gets and one of my personal favorites. Basically soft and cheesy scrambled eggs loaded up with peppers, onion, and fried tortillas, migas are so simple to make and totally versatile based on your personal taste preferences. Some people will serve this dish with refried beans, top it with salsa or sour cream. It’s basically all the good things involved in Tex-Mex food plus scrambled eggs.

3. Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe

Another Tex-Mex recipe that's a totally delicious mashup, our Tex-Mex sloppy Joes are homemade sloppy Joes with a flavorful Tex-Mex makeover. Seasoned with taco seasoning, chilies and topped with cheese make them perfect for any night of the week! These Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes are not only delicious, but ready in minutes.

4. Tex-Mex Enchilada Meatballs Recipe

Our juicy and flavorful Tex-Mex enchilada meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef and chorizo and then simmered in a Texas style homemade enchilada sauce. These enchilada meatballs are perfect as an appetizer or served as main dish, which is one of the reasons we love them so much. Easy and delicious, you'll be making these again and again.

5. Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe

Our Mexican rice skillet recipe is a Tex-Mex sensation! A one pot meal that makes an incredible weeknight dinner, this skillet recipe is so easy to customize to your family's preferences. Top it with any of your favorite taco toppings; tomatoes, avocado, black olives, sour cream, cilantro - you name it, it's good here. Plus the leftovers make a great lunch!

6. Chile Relleno Recipe

Chile rellenos are one of our all-time favorite Mexican dishes. It’s basically a chile pepper that is filled with cheese, then coated with batter and fried. I mean, where can we go wrong?! The best part is, you can make chile rellenos for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The sauce is a combination of onion, bell pepper, garlic and tomatoes, cooked with a roux to make it thick. You will love it!

7. Carne Asada Steak Tacos with Fries Recipe

When it comes to Tex-Mex recipes, don't sleep on our carne asada steak tacos with fries boasting all your favorite carne asada fries flavors in handheld form! The spicy, rich carne asada steak will blow your taste buds away, piled underneath avocado, red onion, and most importantly…fries! The combination is truly out of this world.

8. Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Trust me when I say you will love this black beans and rice stuffed tomatoes recipe. A colorful, flavorful meal that is sure to be a winner with the entire family, black beans and rice are cooked with juicy bits of ground turkey, melted cheese and fresh cilantro then baked inside of tomatoes for a one heck of a lunch or dinner. Unexpected but totally delicious.

9. Smothered Burrito Recipe

This smother burrito might just be the way to my heart - plus it's wildly easy to make whichever way you prefer! This burrito is loaded up with a mixture of ground beef, beans and cheese, but you can choose the filling of your choice or use whatever you have on hand. However you make them the star of the show is the classic Texas chili gravy poured over top.

10. Tex-Mex Crab Cakes Recipe

These Tex-Mex crab cakes stand proof that Tex-Mex flavors make just about anything more delicious! Punching a nice little kick from the spice and jalapeño, these crab cakes make one fantastic appetizer. (Or, let's be honest, I'd totally eat them as an entrée!) They're packed with flakey crab meat on the inside and golden crispy on the outside, loaded with fresh bell peppers, a little jalapeño, cilantro and green onion.

11. Southwest Veggie Quesadilla Recipe

Made with classic fajita veggies, black beans and corn, this simple and delicious veggie quesadilla recipe makes an easy weeknight dinner or the best flavor-packed lunch. A true Tex-Mex favorite, you can switch out the fillings and toppings for the quesadillas to make them exactly how you prefer them. The best part? They come together in minutes and the whole family loves them!

12. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos Recipe

With these sheet pan chicken nachos you can quickly make a full tray of nachos for the whole family in minutes. Customize it to what your family likes, and get a dinner on the table that your family will love in time at all. To make things even easier, use a rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken from the night before. I also love serving sheet pan nachos for parties or on game day!

13. Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe

If you love enchiladas like I do, this vegetarian enchilada casserole may just become one of your favorite Tex-Mex recipes! It is so simple to make with none of the fuss of rolling individual enchiladas. Layers of sauce, tortillas, veggies, beans, and cheese are all baked together then topped with your favorite toppings like sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

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