Mexican food is the bomb diggity. That’s truly the first words I came up with to describe my feelings about it. So, I’m going with that. BOMB. DIGGITY. Feels right. I remember a time in my life when I thought Taco Bell was the height of Mexican food, until I had the real deal… Well, not the actually going to Mexico and eating Mexican food but rather, some high quality authentic Mexican restaurants. I’m sure it’s pretty close, right? Regardless, making it at home can be a little intimidating. I mean, the flavors are so complex sometimes…it can be hard to know exactly how to emulate them at home. But you can. This list will help you get inspired to do so!

1. Mexican Street Corn

This only seemed to pop up on my radar in the last two years, but boy-oh-boy has it ever become a thing. A grilled corn cob topped with mayo, seasoning, and cheese… it’s pretty insane. You don’t just have to indulge in it when a street food truck has it available, because lucky for you – it’s an easy make at home side.

http://littlespicejar.com/mexican-street-corn-elotes/ Photos by: Little Spice Jar

2. Huevos Rancheros

A breakfast classic with a tostado topped with refried beans, a homemade salsa-like sauce and a fried egg. There’s a few variations of these, but however you choose to make these, it’s a winning combination of flavors that will have you wondering why you weren’t making these every weekend before!

http://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/huevos-rancheros Photos by: Tastes Better From Scratch

3. One-Pan Chicken Fajitas

A simple one-pan way to make a full meal that the whole family will enjoy, customize, and chow down on giving you more time to spend with your loved ones. We made these ones months ago for a recipe video, and it’s become a regular menu item for many of us ever since!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/one-pan-chicken-fajitas/ Photo by: Forkly

4. Baked Chimichangas

A healthy spin on a classic, you can make chimichangas right at home – baked! No frying necessary, because they will be nice and crispy and everything you’re craving.

http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2012/10/baked-chicken-chimichangas.html Photos by: The Girl Who Ate Everything

5. One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

No matter what your Mexican dinner is tonite, you can always side it with some delicious and flavorful Mexican rice. This time, served up in a casserole. This one-skillet recipe saves you on the dishes and serves up all in the same dish.

http://makingthymeforhealth.com/one-skillet-mexican-rice-casserole/ Photos by: Making Thyme For Health

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6. Easy Mexican Coleslaw

Easy doesn’t even really begin with this one. It’s a one bowl mix all-the-things together and voila! What makes this Mexican is the spices in it, along with the cilantro. It will easily become a new favorite side to add to your dinner menus.

http://www.foodiecrush.com/easy-mexican-coleslaw-recipe/ Photos by: Foodie Crush

7. Guacamole

There’s the store bought kind you can bring home, and then there’s homemade. Trust me on this, there’s a massive difference. You can tackle this recipe with ease. Not only that – but this is kind of a level-up guac. With tasty additions you might have not thought to add!

http://www.jocooks.com/appetizers/joe-montanas-touchdown-guacamole/ Photos by: Jo Cooks

8. Homemade Mexican Churros

You will require some frying at home for these, but they’re definitely needed on this list. A classic Mexican dessert that is actually possible at home!

http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/homemade-mexican-churros/ Photos by: Table For Two Blog

9. Mexican Pot Roast

A slow cooker Mexican beef recipe that will have you walking in the door at dinner time to a waft of some enchanting scents…with the promise of a flavorful and hearty dinner!

http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2016/10/mexican-pot-roast-with-borracho-beans.html Photos by: Love Bakes Good Cakes

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10. Easy Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas

Enchiladas are seriously SO easy. But they look so impressive. The first time I ever made them for my family they were quite impressed. None of them needed to know how truly easy it was for me…I’ll let them live with the thoughts that I slaved for them.

http://www.sandytoesandpopsicles.com/eat/easy-chicken-sour-cream-enchiladas-family-will-love/ Photo by: Sandy Toes & Popsicles

11. Burrito Bowl

I’m a little burrito bowl obsessed. Giving up the wrap on a burrito I thought would be more devastating than it was. In fact, it became my preference. An easy way to enjoy them, without all the mess. Keep that mess in a bowl, and you get everything you want in a burrito, in a respectable way – with. a. fork. This homemade version is served up with an amazing creamy avocado sauce. Yum…

http://www.mexicanplease.com/easy-burrito-bowls-creamy-avocado-sauce/ Photo by: Mexican Please

12. Fish Tacos With Lime Crema Sauce

If there’s a lineup of tacos (woah, that sounds amazing btw) and I had the choice of filling – it would be fish. Fish tacos are so mild, yet lend themselves perfectly to the balance of all those incredible Mexican tastes. Since fish also takes so little time to cook, this whole recipe can be prepared in just 25 minutes!

http://www.aheadofthyme.com/2016/08/easy-fish-tacos-lime-crema/ Photo by: Ahead of Thyme

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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