The Mexican cuisine is wide and gives you plenty of sweet and savory options to choose from. While most of the dishes are spicy, it does not mean that you cannot enjoy a Mexican dish on a Friday night out with friends or at the family table with your family. It is not just tacos you can make, other options like pozole, fajitas, enchiladas, quesadilla fillings customized to your liking, and more are available. The best part is that most of these dishes are easy to prepare so you will only need a small fraction of your time to get them done. To that end, here are some Mexican dishes you can prepare for your family or friends.
When you hear of tortilla chips, the only way to eat them you’d think about is as a snack. That’s not the case, you can use tortilla chips to make chicken chilaquiles which is made up of different layers of salsa, sour cream, shredded chicken, cilantro, and limes. This dish is a party staple and a satisfying meal for the whole family during dinner. To prepare it, you need to puree green chilies, tomatoes, salt, and cumin. Cook the puree on medium heat oil until it slightly thickens then add the chicken and tortilla chips. Cook uncovered for 2 more minutes then serve with lime wedges, cilantro, radishes, and sour cream mixed with lime juice.
Tex-Mex beef sammies
Another meal you could make your family is the Tex-Mex beef sammies. However, you will have to leave the beef in the slow cooker overnight before assembling this easy but delicious sandwich. Ensure that you season it to your liking before tossing it into the slow cooker for between 8 to 10 hours. BBQ rub seasoning, green chilies, and salt work just perfect for the beef. Add green onions, light mayonnaise, and lime juice together, and serve it with the beef and lettuce on your preferred sandwich rolls.
Chipotle lentil chili
If you want in and out of the kitchen in a few minutes, then the chipotle lentil chili is a perfect go-to. And it is not just a bowl of soup, it is packed with proteins. Puree sun-dried tomatoes, chipotles, and garlic in your food processor then pulse in peeled tomatoes to chop them. Add oil, onions, green pepper, and chili powder to a pressure cooker and cook on medium heat. Add salt, your tomato mixture, brown lentils, and broth then cook for 12 minutes under high pressure with the lid closed. Serve it with tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, and cheddar.
When it comes to Mexican dishes, you can make them as complicated or as easy as you want them to be. Whether you want an easy recipe for 15 minutes, or you don’t mind being in the kitchen for hours, there are plenty of meals you can prepare. It all depends on how far you are willing to go and the size of the meal you wish to prepare for your loved ones. The above are some of the options you could consider and have fun while trying them out!