9 Easy Mexican Recipes Perfect for Weeknight Dinners

Classic Guacamole

For the tastiest guacamole, start by pounding or processing serrano chile, onion, and cilantro with salt to draw out their flavors. Add the avocados and keep them chunky for the best texture.

Classic Pico de Gallo

Known as salsa fresca or salsa mexicana, this classic dish combines chopped tomatoes, onions, and chiles. Our version optimizes flavor and texture for a delicious, fresh salsa.


A spicy, sweet, tart, salty, icy, and refreshing Mexican drink made with the most flavorful mango and chamoy.


Grilled until lightly charred and coated with a blend of garlic, cilantro, chile powder, mayo, and Cotija cheese, then finished with a squeeze of lime. For a tidier alternative, try esquites.

Frijoles Charros 

Creamy, brothy beans flavored with bacon, onion, tomato, garlic, and fresh chiles. Serve with rice and corn tortillas for a comforting meal.

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Shredded chicken with jalapeño and pepper Jack cheese makes a hearty filling for these flaky quesadillas.

The Best Carne Asada

Combines dried chiles, citrus, spices, and skirt steak, grilled over high heat. The marinade requires some prep, but the results are worth it.

Tacos de Carnitas

Our carnitas recipe is easier than the traditional method, resulting in juicy and flavorful meat with plenty of browned crispy bits.

Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga

Bone-in chicken breast is stewed with onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomatillos, chicken stock, and chipotle chiles. Once shredded, it s perfect for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.