Mexican meal ideas you can cook fast

Often feel like you’ve got no time to cook dinner? Fast food can still be delicious, and these Mexican meal ideas prove it. There are plenty of satisfying dishes that will fit both your palate and busy schedule, so we’ve put together some quick and easy meal ideas you can make in under 20 minutes — from cheese-covered nachos to stuffed enchiladas.

Easy Nachos

Ready in 10 minutes, these easy-to-make nachos are a dream come true for the busy cook. All you’ll need is some nacho chips, a jar of salsa, some spring onions, cheese, chilli flakes and some guacamole to top it off. You can always add some pulled pork or beef if you’ve got a little extra time.

Get the recipe: Easy Nachos

Mexican Tortilla Wraps

Stuffed with guacamole, kidney beans and salsa, these wholemeal tortillas are healthy, taste delicious and vegetarian friendly. Best part? This dish only takes 20 minutes to make.

Get the recipe: Mexican Tortilla Wraps

Simple Quesadillas

Ready to eat in under 8 minutes, quesadillas are a quick and easy meal, snack or appetiser option. This cheesy, under-appreciated Mexican dish isn’t hard to make, but just make sure you use half-moon technique instead of a quesadilla that’s made with two tortillas as it’ll be easier to flip. Also, don’t be tempted to overfill it, a quesadilla is better when you keep it on the lighter side.

Get the recipe: Simple Quesadillas

Black Bean Tostadas

For a speedy supper that’s still healthy, these black bean tostadas provide the answer. Built on tasty corn tortillas and packed full of veg, this dish is short on time (only 25 minutes to prep and cook) but it’s long on flavour. Finish of with a spoonful of crème fraîche to cool down, or if you prefer it spicy, add a splash of chipotle Tabasco.

Get the recipe: Black Bean Tostadas

Chicken Enchiladas

There are a few reasons why these delicious chicken enchiladas are going to become your new dinner favourite. First, it’s easy to throw together after work, yet is still super filling. Second, filled with chicken and black beans and topped with a rich tomato sauce and cheese, this meal is tastes seriously good. And to make things even better, this easy chicken enchilada recipe is ready in less than half an hour. Need to reduce kitchen to table time even more? Using a convection oven means this dish will be ready quicker, and will be golden brown on the outside without being overdone in the centre. Just remember to adjust the recipe’s temperatures and cooking times that are written conventional ovens in mind.

Get the recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Sweet Mini Bell Pepper Poppers

After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking dinner. Filled with a mix of beans, corn, avocados and salsa, these mini pepper poppers will be on the table and ready to eat in 20 minutes. This recipe advises broiling the peppers, a great way to cook your stuffed veg even faster.

Get the recipe: Sweet Mini Bell Pepper Poppers

 

The Yucatan Times
Food and Drink



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