I’m a Mexican food tragic, since visiting Austin,TX, several times and being exposed to their DIVINE Mexican and Tex/Mex food. So I wanted to share with you some of the easiest Mexican recipes ever so you can enjoy a slice of southern hospitality at your house.

Whether for now or later to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Oct 31, here you’ll find the easiest Mexican recipes for;

  • Chicken Quesadillas
  • Mexican BBQ Corn Cobs
  • Pulled Chicken Taco
  • New Orleans Prawns, and
  • Smokey BBQ Beans

easiest Mexican recipes

McCormick Grill Mates have two Tex-Mex style sauces perfect for your Mexican food feast. The following recipes use either Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce or Vintage Smokehouse BBQ Sauce – Viva la Mexico!

Easiest Mexican Recipes : Chicken Quesadillas

Prep time: 10 minutes (+1 hour marinate) : Cook time: 20 minutes : Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 12 chicken thigh fillets, diced
  • 3/4 cup McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups grated Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp McCormick Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp McCormick Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp McCormick Smoked Paprika
  • 1 bunch chopped coriander
  • ½ bunch sliced spring onions
  • ½ tsp McCormick Chilli Flakes
  • McCormick Sea Salt and Black peppercorns, ground
  • 8 mini wraps/tortillas

Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken in McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ Sauce for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your BBQ or chargrill plate to medium heat. Cook the chicken for five to ten minutes until cooked through. Set aside.
  3. Place the cooked chicken in a large bowl, add all other ingredients and stir well to combine.
  4. On a clean surface, lay out four tortillas. Add enough chicken mixture to cover each tortilla to about 2-4cm thickness. Place a tortilla on top.
  5. Preheat a non-stick frying pan to a medium heat.
  6. Spray with olive oil and place a quesadilla in the pan. Allow to gently toast until golden and crunchy. Spray tortilla with olive oil spray before turning with a spatula.
  7. Toast other side until golden and crunchy. Gently remove from pan with a spatula and place onto a chopping board. Repeat process for all quesadillas and then slice all four into wedges and serve.
easiest mexican recipes

Chicken Quesadillas

Easiest Mexican Recipes : Mexican BBQ Corn Cobs

Prep time: 10 minutes : Cook time: 20 minutes : Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 corn cobs, husks removed
  • 100g Parmesan, Romano or Manchego cheese, grated
  • Lime wedges, coriander, chilli & spring onions, to garnish

BBQ Butter:

  • 250g salted butter, softened
  • ¼ tsp dried McCormick chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 4 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ Sauce

Method:

  1. Turn on your hooded BBQ to medium heat.
  2. Make the BBQ butter; In a bowl add the softened butter, and all other ingredients. Mix to combine thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. When BBQ is preheated, cook corn cobs 15-20 minutes with lid on, turning occasionally until tender and charred.
  4. Remove corn from the BBQ and place on a serving plate. Smear with the BBQ butter and sprinkle with cheese and scatter coriander, spring onion and chopped chilli.
  5. Serve with lime wedges.

Tip: Reserve extra butter and can be used to make BBQ bread on toasted crusty bread.

easiest mexican recipes

Mexican BBQ Corn Cobs

Easiest Mexican Recipe : Pulled Chicken Tacos

Prep time: 20 minutes : Cook time: Nil : Serves 4

  •  Ingredients:
  • 2 cups shredded roast chicken meat, warmed
  • ½ cup McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ sauce, warmed
  • 8 fresh tacos (we used enchiladas), warmed

Coriander dressing:

  • 2 bunches coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • McCormick Sea Salt and Black peppercorns, ground
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp McCormick Ground Cumin 

Avocado salsa:

  • 3 avocados, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp McCormick Ground Cumin
  • McCormick Sea Salt and Black peppercorns, ground

Method:

  1. Dressing: roughly pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Salsa: In a bowl, gently mix all ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. Coat shredded chicken in McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ sauce and set aside. Keep warm
  4. Place warm tacos on a plate and assemble with chicken, salsa and dressing, fold or roll up and serve.
easiest mexican recipes

Pulled Chicken Tacos

Easiest Mexican Recipes : New Orleans Barbeque Prawns

Prep time: 10 minutes (+2 hours chill) : Cook time: 35 minutes : Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1kg raw prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp McCormick Chilli Flakes
  • ¼ cup McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tsp McCormick Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp McCormick Dried Oregano
  • McCormick Sea Salt and Black peppercorns, ground

Method:

  1. Melt butter and oil in a medium saucepan with the garlic.
  2. Add all other ingredients and simmer on a low- medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  3. Add prawns to sauce, and marinate for a couple of hours in fridge.
  4. Preheat oven 180 °C
  5. Place prawns & sauce in a heat proof oven dish and bake for 15-20 mins.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.
easiest mexican recipes

New Orleans BBQ Prawns

Easiest Mexican Recipes : Barbecue Baked Beans

Prep time: 10 minutes : Cook time: 2 hours : Serves 4- 6

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 cups McCormick Grill Mates Hot n Spicy BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Keen’s Mustard Powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt flakes
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 4 tins butter beans (or cannelloni beans)
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup pulled Pork (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 150 degrees Celsius
  2. Heat bacon in oven proof pot (Dutch oven) on medium to low heat for 4 to 5 mins till fat renders out of bacon
  3. Add onion and cook stirring 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Place lid on pot or cover with foil. Place on middle rack of oven.
  6. Cook for approx 2 hours or until sauce is thick and fragrant.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with crusty bread.
easiest mexican recipes

BBQ Baked Beans

YUM. Even a novice like me can prepare and cook the easiest Mexican recipes EVER and they’ll be DELICIOUS.

I’ll be trying out some more delicious recipes  including a genuine Sticky BBQ Bourbon Ribs, American Club Sandwich, Slow Roasted Pork Belly,and Pulled Pork Sliders. Stay tuned.

Why not check out some other recipes such as Peppered Strawberry Pizza and delicious soup and egg brunch ideas.

easiest Mexican recipes

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