Top sheet pan taco slice, bottom left crispy tacos on a plate, bottom right fish nachos.

15 Mexican Dinners That’ll Make Every Weeknight a Fiesta

Spice up your weeknights with these Mexican dinners that are anything but boring.

From tacos to white chicken enchiladas and fajitas, these Mexican-inspired recipes will get you out of your dinner rut. Bring the fiesta straight to your dinner table and save money on takeout.

Sheet Pan Tacos

Sheet Pan Tacos stacked up next to bowl of salsa.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

These sheet pan tacos will be a hit with your entire family. Cutting them into squares is so much easier than assembling individual tacos for everyone.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Tacos

Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos

Tilapia Nachos on a sheet pan.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

These sheet pan nachos are loaded with blackened tilapia, corn, jalapeños, two types of cheese, and more.

Get the Recipe: Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos

White Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas in a white sauce served on a white plate and in a white casserole dish.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

These chicken enchiladas are smothered in a creamy white sauce and made with rotisserie chicken, a time-saving shortcut.

Get the Recipe: White Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers in a white casserole dish.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

These flavorful bell peppers are stuffed with beans, rice, and cheese. This Mexican-inspired dish uses simple ingredients and is inexpensive to make.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Fajita Foil Packets

Chicken fajita foil packets
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

This might become your new preferred way to make fajitas since there is virtually no cleanup compared to the traditional way. You can cook them in the oven or on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Fajita Foil Packets

Pork Tinga Flautas

Flautas on a bed of lettuce on a brown plabe with a colorful background.
Photo Credit: Muy Bueno

These flautas are stuffed with tender pulled pork and spices cooked in the slow cooker. They’re fried to golden perfection and will be your family’s new favorite dinner.

Get the Recipe: Pork Tinga Flautas

Mexican Meatloaf

Mexican Meatloaf on a white plate topped with salsa and garnish.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

A fun twist on classic meatloaf, this Mexican-inspired recipe will be a new family favorite. It’s full of Mexican flavors and is covered in salsa, instead of tomato sauce.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Meatloaf

Crispy Chicken Tacos

Crispy chicken tacos on a blue plate on a colorful background.
Photo Credit: Muy Bueno

No one will be able to get enough of these Tex-Mex crispy chicken tacos. The homemade crunchy taco shell is so much better than store-bought.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chicken Tacos

Ground Beef Burrito Skillet

Ground Beef Burrito Skillet with a wooden spoon stirring it.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

If you’re craving burritos but don’t want the mess of washing a bunch of dishes after dinner, make this tasty one-skillet meal.

The entire family will enjoy these deconstructed burritos.

Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Burrito Skillet

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Casserole in a dish topped with cheese.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

You can easily make this Mexican style casserole ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you get home. If you make it ahead of time, be sure to add the chips when you’re ready to bake, not beforehand.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Chicken Casserole

Braised Al Pastor Tacos

Al Pastor tacos with guacamole on a grey background.
Photo Credit: Sweet Tea and Thyme

These delicious al pastor tacos consist of tender pieces of pork marinated in pineapple juice and Mexican spices.

One recipe reviewer said the tacos taste just like the ones you get from food trucks.

Get the Recipe: Braised Al Pastor Tacos

Asado de Puerco (Pork in Red Chile Sauce)

Chili Colorado in a bowl with a colorful background
Photo Credit: Muy Bueno

Sometimes called Chili Colorado, Asado de Puerco is a pork stew made with chili sauce.

You can easily make a big batch of this incredible stew ahead of time, and reheat it when you get home from work.

By the way, Muy Bueno has tons of authentic Mexican recipes, so be sure to check out all the other amazing recipes too.

Get the Recipe: Asado de Puerco (Pork in Red Chile Sauce)

Dorito Casserole

Ground Beef Dorito Casserole on a plate and in a casserole dish.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

When a recipe has Doritos, you know it’ll be good. This comforting casserole contains layers of taco meat, cheese, crunchy chips, and delicious taco toppings.

Get the Recipe: Dorito Casserole

Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

A slow cooker with enchilada casserole on a wooden board.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian

Making enchiladas in the slow cooker is so much easier than traditional recipes, which require you to roll each enchilada individually.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Chorizo Tacos

Chorizo tacos on a brown background.
Photo Credit: In Krista’s Kitchen

Mexican chorizo is one of the cheapest meat choices out there, a pack costs only $3 or less, with the cheapest price I’ve seen being $1.37.

These chorizo and homemade salsa verde tacos are a great way to get your Mexican food fix without eating out.

Get the Recipe: Chorizo Tacos

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