What are typical ingredients in easy Mexican food recipes?


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Easy Mexican recipes, including tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas, use ingredients such as tortillas, cheese, chicken, oregano and onion. The Food Network, Real Simple and Sunset websites offer recipes for these items.

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What are typical ingredients in easy Mexican food recipes?
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For the Food Network's chicken quesadillas recipe, the cook sautees chicken and seasonings, then empties the pan and sautees vegetables such as peppers and onions. The cook then combines these fillings with cheese and assembles the quesadillas. The quesadillas are then cooked in butter until the tortillas are golden and the cheese is melted. These can be served with a homemade pico de gallo. The website offers an instructional video to demonstrate the techniques.

Real Simple's chipotle beef tacos recipe combines beef chuck with seasonings in a slow-cooker for between three and eight hours. The recipe suggests draining the prepared beef, then serving it in tortillas and topping the tacos with cabbage slaw, sour cream, hot sauce and lime.

Sunset Magazine's enchiladas suizas recipe on MyRecipes provides instructions on making a green sauce from tomatillos, white wine, heavy cream and spices. It directs the cook to wrap warm tortillas around chicken and queso fresco, then drizzle the sauce over top. It recommends sprinkling the dish with queso Oaxaca and baking until the cheese melts.

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