10 easy ways to make yourself a Mexican feast

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    We can’t travel right now, but our tastebuds can! Use your mealtimes to transport yourself to more exotic surroundings — from the safety of your kitchen. In this edition, we’re settling into a Mexican feast…

     

    Let’s start with nachos!

    Who doesn’t love nachos? Whether you’re in the mood for a classic chilli con carne topping, a tasty veggie version or mouthwatering barbecue pulled pork, we’ve got your dream nachos right here. Feeling a little bit fancy? Make your nibbles a special occasion with these luxury seafood nachos! Napkins mandatory.

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    Prawns and crab meat make these nachos extra-special — but still just as messy to eat!

     

    Tacos

    What’s better than taco night? NOTHING, that’s what. This shredded beef barbacoa is one of our all-time favourite taco fillings; cooked low ‘n’ slow, it’s a simple recipe that’s big on flavour. (It makes a great burrito filling, too!)

    It’s been five years since we featured this in the magazine. Still. Obsessed.

    A prawn filling is a light, fresh way to do taco night. Try this fiery version with a sweet mango salsa, or keep things cool and creamy with this Mexican yoghurt drizzle.

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    These lightly spiced prawn tacos are a great mild option.

    For something a little more indulgent, check out our Baja fish tacos, with white fish coated in a light beer batter.

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    The dark beer in this recipe makes for the perfect crisp batter.

    One for the veggies and vegans in the house, these roasted squash and black bean tacos make clever use of silken tofu by whizzing it up with lime juice and coriander to create a moreish plant-based crema sauce.

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    If any recipe ever proved that plant-based eating is far from boring, this is the one.

     

    Burrito bowls

    Ever thought about turning those tortilla wraps into bowls? You will NOT be sorry. Everyone will adore these chicken tortilla burrito bowls.

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    Who wants to wash up when you could just eat the bowls instead?!

     

    Fajitas

    Quick, easy and super satisfying, we’re big fans of fajitas for a crowd-pleasing midweek meal. Whether you prefer the classic chicken filling or tender marinated sirloin steak, fajitas are endlessly customisable: just put the toppings in the centre of the table and let everyone help themselves! For those meat-free days, try these tasty sweet potato fajitas — even the carnivores will be satisfied.

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    This recipe is a great way to encourage the kids to eat more veggies.

    When the weather is good, why not make your fajitas an al fresco affair? This barbecued pork version will have everyone crying out for seconds (and thirds!).

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    Fire up the barbecue for these full-flavoured pork fajitas.

     

    Speaking of barbecuing…

    If you’re already looking ahead to the long weekend (and who isn’t?!) check out this Mexican-inspired barbecue menu, complete with burgers, sausage dogs, a tasty corn salad and — of course — margaritas. Aaaaand chill.

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    Oh, hello, summer. Is that you?

     

    A bit on the side

    Adding a couple of tasty extras will bring any Mexican meal to the next level. This fresh, zingy pico de gallo and this luxurious queso dip both work as well with tortilla chips as they do as toppings for those tacos or nachos, while this Mexican street corn is the perfect middle ground between sweet, spicy and creamy. And don’t forget the guac!

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    Everyone will love this tasty twist on the classic barbecued corn on the cob

     

    We hope you enjoy your virtual trip to Mexico! Next week, we’ll be taking your tastebuds for a bit of pub grub. Don’t miss out.