The way to eat more Tex-Mex in 2017 is to mix things up. Get some variety into your Tex-Mex menu by trying new versions of old favorites and experimenting with different dishes. And don’t just stick to the main course. Try out different Tex-Mex soups, salads, appetizers and desserts.
For example, you have probably had enchiladas before, but have you had chicken enchiladas adobo? For these enchiladas, you use multigrain tortillas with fire roasted tomatoes and adobo sauce, which uses apple cider vinegar and guajillo chiles.
Another tasty dish that will get you eating more Tex-Mex is a Mexican sweet potato and veggie medley. You can make it in no time at all. You simply sauté the sweet potatoes, then add corn and black beans. For a topping, you use chipotle-flavored sour cream, avocado slices and fresh cilantro.
Here’s another quirky Tex-Mex dish – Mexican meatball stew. All you have to do is toss the ingredients into a slow cooker. For this stew you need Italian style turkey meatballs, corn, black beans, stewed tomatoes, along with oregano and roasted garlic to spice things up.
For a salad that’s a little different, you might want to try a Mexican citrus salad with avocado. This delicious delight has a little bit of everything – lettuce, jicama, grapefruit, orange, red onion, avocado, pumpkin seeds, queso fresco, black pepper, honey, shallots, orange juice, and lime juice.
If you are in the mood for fish, you can try tilapia tacos with chipotle cream. In addition to the tilapia, these tacos feature sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and lime juice.
Polenta is a traditional Italian dish, but Mexican polenta pie gives it a Latino twist. In addition to the polenta, this meal has ground turkey, Monterey cheese, along with salsa, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, sweet pepper, chili powder and cayenne pepper.
If you are looking for something to put on your chips, you can make a delicious salsa verde using avocado, lime, cilantro, onion, and tomatillos.
Another mouthwatering recipe is a tortilla and black bean casserole. This dish has picante sauce, onion, sweet pepper, tomatoes, salsa, black beans, cumin, Monterey Jack cheese, olives and Greek yogurt.
All of these delicious recipes can be found at midwestliving.com.