Here are 7 Easy Tex-Mex Food Recipes You Can Create From Home!


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Looking for ideas for a weeknight dinner? All of these Tex-Mex and Mexican-inspired meals just need five ingredients or less, which makes them excellent additions to your weekly menu. These dishes make your Mexican night simple with anything from street-style tacos to quesadillas and more. Continue reading for a list of 7 easy Mexican food recipes that only require little recipes, whether you're seeking for real Tex-Mex food or just a recipe with a little Mexican flair!


1. Classic Nachos Bowl


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A classic nachos bowl is always a good choice! Start with this simple nachos recipe, then get creative with toppings like salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. Alternately, you can substitute fries or pizza crust in place of the "chips."  


The history of nachos begins in Mexico, where Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya created the dish on the spot for a hungry patron seeking something a little different. Initially, it was simply triangle-shaped fried corn tortillas topped with melted Colby cheese and pickled jalapenos.




  • 150gr of tortilla chips

  • 500gr of ground beef

  • 50gr of canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup bottled salsa

  • 100gr of shredded cheddar

  • 1 tbsp salt, pepper, chili powder.

  • Additional toppings such as thinly sliced onion, fresh cilantro, and/or sour cream.


Instructions on How to Make


Here’s an easy instructions on how to make Classic Nachos Bowl for you to follow. 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Arrange half of your tortilla chips on the ovenproof platter; set aside.

  • Using a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until brown or perfectly cooked. Drain fat on paper towels.

  • Stir canned black beans and salsa into the beef. Spoon half of the mixture over tortilla chips. Sprinkle with half cheddar cheese on top of everything. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with remaining chips, beef and cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes.

  • Top your classic nachos with sliced onion, fresh cilantro, and add sour cream for dressing.

2. Fresh Fish Tacos with Lime Sauce


Fresh fish tacos with lime sauce are always a go-to recipe for hanging out with friends and family. This recipe is easy to make and will yield results of flavorful and satisfying tacos. This recipe itself is party-sized, however, you can scale it down to feed a smaller crowd or just to satisfy your need for snacks. So, without further ado, let’s start with the ingredients on how to make fresh fish tacos with lime sauce.



  • 500gr of fresh tilapia. You can use any white fish, salmon or even shrimp.

  • Ready-to-use corn tortillas

  • 3 tbsp salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp chili powder, cumin, paprika and garlic powder

  • Additional toppings such as sour cream, salsa, and shredded cheese.

Ingredients for Lime Sauce


  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise and sour cream

  • Squeezed fresh lime juice

  • 1 tsp garlic powder and cumin

Instructions on How to Make

Here’s an easy instruction on how to make Fresh Fish Tacos that takes just a few minutes!

  • Prepare your fish, pat fish dry using paper towels and rub with spices.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Put your fish in the oven and bake it for 15 minutes.

  • While your fish cooks, mix and prepare the lime sauce ingredients

  • Heat your tortillas gently above the pan for a few minutes.

  • Lay your tacos and top them with fish, toppings and pour lime sauce above your fish tacos.

3. Juicy Steak Fajitas


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Juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak, topped with bell peppers and sliced onions. Steak Fajita is the perfect dish for suppers or lunches. It is easy and delicious, and is a life-saving food, especially if you’re feeling bored during weekends. The pros of making Fajitas is the steak can be thrown onto a cast iron skillet, to give it a better-tasting result! So, let’s start making Juicy Steak Fajitas from this recipe!



  • 500gr sirloin steak, sliced into small strips

  • 1 red and yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced into small pieces.

  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into thin pieces.

  • 1 onion, sliced.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tsp cumin powder and cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbsp of salt and pepper

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 6 ready-to-eat tortillas

Instructions on How to Make


Here’s how to prep juicy steak fajitas you can follow easily.

  • Place the steak into a sealed container. Put the sliced peppers and onion into a separate container. 

  • Add the olive oil, lime juice, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and garlic to a bowl, and mix it well.

  • Pour ⅓ of the marinade over the steak, ⅓ marinade over vegetables, and reserve the remaining in a sealed jar for use when cooking the fajitas. Seal the container tightly and refrigerate for one hour or overnight.

  • When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over high heat. Set the heat to medium, pour the vegetables into the skillet and cook until crisp for around 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and add the steak strips to the same skillet. Cook steak thoroughly for about 10 minutes, add vegetables back to the skillet along with the reserved marinade.

  • Serve it with warm tortillas and additional toppings as you like.

4. Flavorful Chicken Quesadillas


The term "quesadilla" is Spanish for "little cheesy thing," and it dates back to the 16th century in northern and central Mexico. We used corn tortillas to wrap cheese and seasonings. The quesadilla recipe has changed through time to incorporate flour tortillas and a variety of fillings.



  • 500gr of boneless chicken breasts. Slice into small bite-sized pieces.

  • 5 flour tortillas

  • 200gr of cheddar cheese.

  • 100gr of mozzarella cheese.

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 large bell pepper, diced.

  • 1 onion, diced.

  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 2 tbsp salted butter

  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions on How to Make Flavourful Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken quesadillas is the perfect supper for your hectic evening. They include loads of cheese, chicken and vegetables. Additionally, it just takes 20 minutes to cook!

  • Preheat a skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add in chicken, salt, pepper, and taco seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes.

  • Add bell peppers and onion, and cook for another 5 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Set aside.

  • On the same skillet, add a bit of butter and place the tortilla on top. On half of the tortilla add cheese, the chicken mixture and cover it with mozzarella cheese. Fold the tortilla over to close.

  • Once the tortilla is golden brown, flip it over and cook it for another few minutes. Serve when the cheese has melted.

5. Easy Mexican Casserole


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Mexican casserole has the most delicious layers of cheese, ground beef, tortillas, and more. This kind of casserole is amazingly perfect for your dinner time and it is loaded with tons of flavor. This recipe is the epitome of a quick and healthful comfort meal because the basic components, brown rice, canned beans and tomatoes, and cheese, are frequently found in homes. Due to its reliance on traditional Mexican tastes and healthy twist, this dish is suitable for big family gatherings. 



  • 500gr lean ground beef.

  • 100 ml salsa

  • 200gr canned chili beans, drained.

  • 100gr sliced black olives, drained.

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil.

  • 100 ml sour cream

  • 1 onion, chopped.

  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped.

  • 150gr cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 50gr mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to Make Easy Mexican Casserole

With the key components of a casserole - a protein that comes from ground meat, a creamy filling of sour cream, fresh vegetables, and a delectable cheesy top, this easy Mexican dish has it all. So, let’s make one!

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Put cooking oil into a baking dish.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until it starts to brown and crumbly for around 10 minutes.

  • Add salsa, reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid is absorbed for around 20 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through.

  • Spread ground beef over the bottom of the baking dish. Spread sour cream over beef, then sprinkle with onion, tomato, and black olives on top. Cover the casserole with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the top becomes golden brown.

6. Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes


Another easy Mexican dish recipe you can create from home is Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes. Say welcome to a delicious recipe for muy bueno Papas with Chorizo that only requires three ingredients and offers a plethora of options while being considerate of your time and money.


"Potatoes with chorizo" is the literal translation of the phrase "papas con chorizo." But in the world of Mexican food, this hash of potatoes and chorizo represents strong flavors and genuine ethnic expression. So, without further ado, let’s start on how to make Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes.




  • 5 soft tacos.

  • 300gr of potatoes

  • 500gr of Mexican Chorizo

  • 3 tbsp salt and pepper to taste.


How to Make Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes


  • Boil potatoes over high heat for around 10 minutes. Strain the potatoes and do not rinse them.

  • Crumble the chorizo into a cast iron skillet and cook it over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.

  • Add the cooked potatoes to the chorizo and mix it well.

  • Add salt and turn off the heat.

  • Serve with soft tacos.


7. Spiced Pork Chops 



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Various simple spices will elevate the traditional meat cut, pork chops! Using items that many of you already have in your cupboard, this recipe is a fantastic way to experience mouthwatering new sensations without having to leave your home. A coating of Mexican spices gives these pork chops a bright taste while also forming a delicate crust as they cook in a hot skillet. The spicy pork is topped with a fresh salsa consisting of pickled sweet peppers and luscious oranges.


Ingredients to make Spiced Pork Chops


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil.

  • 500gr of pork loin chops

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1 tbsp salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • 1 tbsp cumin and paprika powder

  • ½ tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 fresh tomato, diced

  • 50gr of corn kernels

  • 3 tbsp of fresh cilantro, chopped


How to Make It?


  • Using a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add pork loin chops and cook it until browned on one side, then turn. Remove to a plate.

  • Add onion, garlic and spices to skillet and stir it occasionally until softened. Add diced tomatoes with corn kernels, and stir until mixed thoroughly.

  • Add pork chops back to skillet. Bring heat to high, then reduce heat, cover partially and let it simmer for 30 minutes until the pork chops are done. Taste and adjust seasoning, add additional pepper and cilantro if needed.

  • Serve and sprinkle it with melted cheese if desired.


The Best Restaurants for Tex-Mex Foods in Bali 


In the vibrant culinary landscape of Bali, the Tex-Mex dining scene shines bright, offering a fusion of bold flavours and festive ambience. Among the standout establishments, Rosalita's Cantina in Seminyak emerges as a quintessential Tex-Mex destination. If you are craving for tex-mex food in Bali, don’t forget to visit Rosalita’s Cantina!