Whether it's Taco Tuesday
or not, Tex-Mex is never a bad idea. Spicy
, zesty, and always colorful, the Southwestern cuisine is an easy way to turn any day into a special occasion, and you don't have to be from Texas to master the greatest hits. Things like chili, burrito bowls, and cheesy grilled corn are all so straightforward, anyone can make them. Here are 13 Tex-Mex recipes that are begging to spice up your weeknights. Add a margarita
or two and you'll practically have a party!
Even though these tacos are totally vegetarian, black beans cooked in cumin, paprika, and chili powder deliver all the BBQ flavor you know and love.
Jackfruit has been taking the vegan world by storm because it tastes like pulled pork when slow-cooked. So these tacos are totally meaty, without any actual meat.
Smashed Potato Nachos:
These spuds taste like the combo of nachos and chili cheese fries you didn't know you needed.
Cactus tacos won't hurt you — just the opposite! Also known as nopales, they're tender, meaty, and incredibly flavorful.
Mexican Corn Elote:
Elote, a traditional Mexican street food, is grilled corn smothered in mayo, lime, garlic and chili powders, and a healthy dose of cojita cheese, and it's definitely going to be one of the best things you've ever eaten.
DIY Elote Cups:
If you love the idea of elote, but prefer something a little less messy, these portable elote cups are just what you need.
These bites are tiny but mighty. Topped with shrimp, beans, cheese, guac, and more, they're fancy enough for a big party, yet casual enough for a laid-back get-together.
Vegan Sriracha Chili:
This chili isn't for the faint of heart — there's almost a full cup of Sriracha in it!
Jackfruit Burrito Bowls:
These burrito bowls are great for meal prep. Cook a bunch of jackfruit on Sunday night, and pack it up with rice, beans, and more to eat all week long.
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