30-Minute Mexican Meals

These recipes hail from south of the border. They're rich in bold flavors like cilantro, jalapeno, and cumin. Best of all, they can be on the table in 30 minutes.
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Chili Con Queso

This Tex-Mex classic disappears fast. The mild Anaheim chili adds the perfect amount of heat to the gooey nacho cheese sauce.

Mexican Beef and Vegetables

Serve this yummy, ground beef-based stew in flour tortillas for a veggie-packed burrito your whole family will love.

Mexican Hats

Your kids will love these adorable cookie sombreros with colorful candy sprinkles around the rims.

Jicama and Orange Salad

Crisp, white jicama has a texture similar to that of a raw pear. Its mild succulence is perfect with orange segments and sharp red onion.


Flan is a firm, creamy caramel custard with a touch of Mexican cinnamon and a decadent dark caramel sauce.


These bite-sized Mexican cookies have the delicate flavor of anise. The warm cookies are dredged in a delectable sugar-cinnamon mixture that makes every bite sweet and fragrant.

Chicken Quesadillas with Salsa Fresca

Fresh salsa is much easier to make than you'd think. It perfectly complements these oozy quesadillas with boneless, skinless chicken breast and sauteed mushrooms.

Carne Asada and Red Rice

Flavorful flank steak tastes even better marinated in fresh lime juice and pungent pressed garlic cloves. The whole meal is ready in about 30 minutes.

Shrimp and Pepper Fajitas

Quick-cooking shrimp, crisp green bell peppers, and caramelized onions combine beautifully in this colorful, savory dinner.

Zesty Guacamole

A touch of cumin adds a mysterious, smoky depth to this party classic. If you're saving on calories, substitute toasted pita bread wedges for tortilla chips.

Beef Tostadas with Mango-Cucumber Salad

Crisp oven-toasted tostadas and cayenne-spiked ground beef get cooled by honey-kissed cucumber, diced golden mangoes, and crisp romaine lettuce.



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