Easy Mexican Recipes

Craving great-tasting Mexican food, but don't want to go out to eat?

These easy Mexican recipes are simple to make, inexpensive, and likely lower in calories and fat than the Mexican food you might enjoy at a restaurant.

Black Bean Tacos

Heat up a can of black beans in the microwave or on the stove top, according to instructions provided.

Generally, about 1/4 cup of beans is enough to fill one taco, but this is based on personal preference and totally up to you.

Drain beans, but leave a little liquid to make it easier to stir in the seasoning.

meatless tacos

Stir in about one tablespoon of taco seasoning, optional. Mild is usually good, but use medium or hot for spicier tacos.

Warm up taco shells in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit or microwave for about one minute on high.

Scoop beans into hard or soft shell tacos.

Top with chopped lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc., as desired. These tacos go well with a side of rice or corn.

Easy Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla

Lay two wraps on a plate. Drizzle a little butter on each wrap, then sprinkle about 1/3 cup of shredded cheese on one of them.

Add chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, and/or whatever vegetables on top of the cheese. Sometimes I also add about 1/4 cup of beans for some extra flavor and protein.

Place the other wrap on top when you have finished adding all of the fillings.

To microwave, make sure it is on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for about 30 seconds at a time, until the cheese is completely melted.

Serve with low-fat sour cream or salsa.

Quick and Simple Bean Burrito

Cook a can of red or kidney beans in the microwave or on the stove top, according to instructions provided.

Drain and scoop into wrap. For burritos, use about 1/2 cup of beans to fill the wrap.

Add about 1/2 cup of cooked rice, if desired. Sprinkle any type of shredded cheese on top of beans.

vegetarian bean burrito

Roll up the burrito and heat in the microwave on high for about one minute. To heat in oven, preheat to a 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lay burrito on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum. Cook for approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until wrap is golden brown and center has reached desired temperature.

To make these more nutritious:

Choose for whole wheat wraps and brown rice when making your own Mexican food.

Also, go for the taco seasonings that say "reduced sodium" whenever possible.

Opt for low-fat cheeses and reduced-fat sour cream, if you would like to lower the fat content.

Use salsa or hot sauce to add flavor to your Mexican recipes instead of sour cream.

Any of these easy Mexican recipes are wonderful for preparing tasty, healthy vegetarian dinner that your friends and family will love.

They also make great vegetarian meals for when you are dining alone. leftovers from these easy Mexican recipes are great for an easy vegetarian lunch.

These are just a few of my favorite recipes that I've been making a lot lately. Submit your favorite recipes!

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