Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #30: All Mexican Dinner Recipes!

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August 5, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Easy Weekly Menu 30: Seven Delicious Mexican Dinner Recipes | The Weary Chef

If you are a regular reader, you know that we have a Mexican-inspired dinner every week called Fiesta Night. I wanted to have some fun with this week’s menu and make it a Fiesta Week! These are some of my favorite Mexican dinner recipes that you are sure to love!

But first, if you are having Fiesta Week, you will want to know about these important sidekicks:

Fresh Margaritas - The perfect balance of tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and agave nectar. Cheers!

These authentic margaritas pair perfectly with any Mexican dish!

5-Minute Guacamole - Avocado, lime, tomato, and a few ingredients from your spice cabinet make a fast, tasty guacamole! | The Weary Chef

Guacamole ready in 5 minutes makes dinner easy!

  1. Slow Cooker Carnitas – I was so excited to get a new slow cooker recently so I could make this recipe again. If you like carnitas, this recipe is a must try. This slow cooked pork is crisped up in the oven before serving to give it a wonderful texture. It’s one of my favorite recipes!Slow Cooker Carnitas by @wearychef
  2. Margarita Fajitas – These fajitas can be made with steak or chicken and will be great either way. You could also serve the meat over salad greens with cubed avocado, salsa, and sour cream for a fajita taco salad! Margarita Fajitas by @wearychef
  3. Baked Turkey Taquitos with a Stowaway Vegetable – These crunchy taquitos are delicious, healthy, and easy to make. Serve with 5-Minute Mexican Coleslaw if you like.Baked Turkey Taquitos - #healthy #easy #Mexican recipe by @wearychef
  4. Chicken and Bean Quesadillas – This is a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will love. It’s also a fun way to use leftover cooked chicken!Chicken and Bean Quesadillas - #protein packed #dinner the family will love! by @wearychef
  5. Salmon Nachos – Just looking at this photo makes me want salmon nachos even though it’s 7:30 in the morning. I hope you will try this recipe for dinner. It’s another favorite in our house.Salmon Nachos by The Weary Chef #salmon #nachos
  6. Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas Verdes – This Fiesta Night dinner is a tad fancier than my usual fare but still easy to make. These enchiladas make for a rich, delicious, healthy meal.Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas Verdes - Healthy #enchilada #dinner by @wearychef
  7. Southwest Chicken Casserole – I’m wrapping up this collection of Mexican dinner recipes with something less traditional. This layered chicken bake is very simple to make, tasty, and healthy.Layered Southwest Chicken Casserole - This easy one-dish meal takes only a few minutes to put together! #easyrecipe

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup of Mexican dinner recipes. Next Saturday, I’ll be bringing you a menu with seven ALL NEW recipes! I can’t wait to share it with you. Until then, have a great week!

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I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with you!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


11 years ago

It is a party in Andi’s kitchen :-) LOVE the idea of a Fiesta week!!!! And I’d serve everything you put out there. Yum. Yum. Maybe the first week of school? Will make plans and report back. Do you really do Fiesta weeks at your house?

Margarita might be first on my list as we just returned from a week of camping and the weather is not the only thing that was dry–haha. Too much luggage, food, etc so didn’t bother packing booze. And never got out to a restaurant with a drink menu. Need to make up for it this week. haha. Off to find your happy hour post–will at least have a vicarious sip tonight.

oh and p.s.–we start the swim lessons (for both girls) this week. They start back 9/3. You’re home free this Monday, yes? Enjoy!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi, Liz! So sorry for the delay in replying! A week of camping sounds like bad news to me. I don’t like getting dirty or living without conveniences and comforts, so I wouldn’t call myself a fan of camping. I know most everyone else likes it though, so I’m sure you had a good time!

We did not actually have Fiesta Week at our house. I think I would be up for it, but my husband would probably crave something different after about three days of Mexican food. I just chose it as a theme for this week since I was using past recipes while I got caught up around here. (You did tell me I needed to take a week off, so I guess I finally listened!)

Hang in there for the rest of your summer break!

Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1)
11 years ago

Oh my, I am so in love with Mexican food…my most fave! Now, I realized that I don’t even have a mexican food board on Pinterest…but if you looked on my What’s For Dinner board…it’s 90% Mexican! I just want all of this on my table today! (=

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi, Gloria. Mexican is my favorite kind of food too! The only hard part of putting together these recipes was choosing my favorites :) Thanks so much for your visit!

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