15 Tex-Mex and Mexican recipes
By Tasia Rivero
Recipes by the Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Expand your repertoire of nachos and quesadillas with these fresh and tasty Mexican recipes.
- Corn Cakes with Smoked Salmon Rosettes
- Wild Mushroom Broth
- Rack of Lamb with Mustard Sauce
- Hot Chocolate Mousse in Crispy Wrappers
- Lobster Cocktail with Ginger Vinaigrette
- Tomato Onion Panade
- Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
- Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
- Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
- Lemony Penne With Chicken and Artichokes
- Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Hazelnut Green Beans
- Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry
- Farfalle With Prosciutto and Olives
- Shrimp With Edamame Succotash
- Linguine With Tuna and Mushrooms
- White Bean Salad With Seared Steak
South-of-the-border fare has long been a family favourite – update your recipe book with a few of these Test Kitchen picks.
Tex-Mex and Mexican recipes:
There's much more to Mexican cuisine than your grocery store's aisle would lead you to believe. Fresh, authentic salsas made of juicy tomatoes and fragrant herbs rule the dip bowl. Hearty Mexican Pork and Rice is an easy weeknight dish that simmers away on the stove and requires only one big pan.
Tip: Plan a Mexican fiesta for your next get together: Mexican Pulled Pork, grilled corn, savoury Empanadas and Tex-Mex Tomato Salsa with chips – just don't forget the Classic Margaritas!
Layered Mexican Dip
We're still getting requests for this colourful party-size appetizer from 1988. We've lightened up the original, and it's better than ever.
Tex-Mex Tomato Salsa
Tex-Mex Tomato Salsa pairs nicely with quesadillas or grilled pork tenderloin.
Chile de Arbol Sauce
Make some of this beautifully coloured, piquant Mexican sauce for hot-sauce lovers. Traditionally, it is strained after blending, so do that if you li...
Mexican Corn and Chicken Tamales
Corn husk-wrapped bundles of masa (ground hominy corn dough) stuffed with savoury chicken and chili sauce is a favourite in Latin America. You'll find...
Mexican Hot Wings with Green Salsa
The rich, smoky taste of chipotle peppers joins the fresh lively taste of salsa. The salsa's tomatillos, sometimes called Spanish or Mexican green tom...
Smaller versions of these savoury stuffed pies from Spain and Latin American make ideal snacks for tapas-inspired parties.
Canadian Living Mexican Chili Lasagna
Hearty and filling fare for hungry families.
Mexican Pulled Pork
This pork shoulder roast is braised in a zesty tomato sauce, but instead of slicing it, you shred it to serve on buns or in tortillas with sliced avoc...
Mexican Pork and Rice
Rice is a popular ingredient and menu item at Cafe Earl, as the students call the cafeteria. Here it combines deliciously with pork and sausages.
Mexican-Style Rib Eye Steaks and Peppers
This Mexican-style steak isn't spicy at all. A dash of cumin and coriander work together to create earthy flavours for this easy-grilling cut of beef.
Naked Green Chili Pork Burritos
Per serving Restaurant cost $7.50 To make $3.83 Savings...
Chili Cornmeal Catfish
Chili–spiked cornmeal gives a crispy crust to catfish. Another firm-fleshed white fish, such as tilapia, can be used.
On floured surface, roll out dough to 12- x 6-inch (30 x 15 cm) rectangle; place on greased rimless baking sheet. ...
Old-Fashioned Mexican Flan
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In deep heavy saucepan, stir sugar with 2 tablespoons (25 mL) water ove...
Make this perennial favourite with white or yellow tequila as desired.