Most Tex-Mex recipes originated along the border between Texas and Mexico by the Tejanos (Texans of Mexican descent), but they are no less tasty for it. Some of the most popularised and familiar Mexican dishes you might think of are actually Tex-Mex – nachos, fajitas, queso and chilli con carne to name a few.  Here we are sharing our favourite, tried and tested Tex-Mex recipes.

Pulled Pork Nachos

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Tex-Mex
Recipes

Here are what we think are some of best Tex-Mex dishes – tender, shredded beef barbacoa, traditional sizzling fajitas and the official dish of Texas chilli con carne. These Tex-Mex dishes are made even more delicious with a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste which adds just the right smoky flavour. But it wasn’t an easy decision narrowing down our favourites by any means, further down below are some more epic Tex-Mex dishes including queso, nachos and much more.

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Everything you need to make Tex-Mex recipes at home

Nachos are a signature dish of Tex-Mex recipes and Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips made with whole corn make the perfect base for epic homemade nachos.

Soft Taco Wraps are an essential for wrapping up fajitas and tacos.

The magic secret ingredient for adding delicious smoky flavour to simply grilled meats and chilli con carne is a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste.

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Gran Luchito's Favourite

Tex-Mex
Recipes

Our Tex-Mex recipes are crowd pleasing, delicious dishes that include melty queso perfect for dipping Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips into, fajitas for every taste including chicken, veggie, steak and prawn, as well as epic nachos and flavourful and warming chilli recipes.

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Our luscious and creamy Vegan Nacho Cheese is made with plant-based ingredients including our Crunchy Salsa Macha to bring you to nacho food heaven in no time!... See full recipe

Vegan Fajitas

Vegan Fajitas

Be creative with leftover veg in Vegan Fajitas with chipotle refried beans! We use tenderstem broccoli, spring onions, green beans, yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes and coriander in ours!... See full recipe

Vegan Nachos finished dish

Vegan Nachos

Looking for a recipe with layers of flavour and textures - look no further. Whether you are vegan or just fancy a meat-free meal, our Vegan Nachos really hit the spot.... See full recipe

Crunchy Beef Tacos

Crunchy Beef Tacos

Tender, succulent and delicious slow cooked beef short rib severed in a crunchy hard shell taco with some Mexican coleslaw spooned on top. Heaven in a taco?... See full recipe

finished dish of chicken nachos

Chicken Nachos

The perfect movie night in nacho! Delicious nachos layered with flavourful chipotle chicken thighs, Refried Beans, cheese and a salsa that packs a punch.... See full recipe

Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas

Made with delicious rump steak, cut into strips and cooked with our mild Fajita Simmer Sauce, these steak fajitas are a guaranteed crowd pleaser! ... See full recipe

Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo makes for a bold, flavourful and indulgent nacho topping in this recipe! Easy to make, flavourful and loaded with toppings, guaranteed to satisfy nacho cravings.... See full recipe

Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Delicious chilli con carne made with a dollop of smoky Chipotle Paste that brings all the flavours together then gets wrapped up into a hearty and meaty burrito... See full recipe

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos

Our perfect Loaded Nachos contain chipotle beef mince, fresh pico de gallo and our special homemade chipotle nacho cheese sauce which make this recipe taste amazing.... See full recipe

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

Mexican Cowboy Beans, or "Frijoles Charros", are an epic Mexican side dish with black beans, smoky chipotle, bacon, chorizo and onion - delicious!... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

Transform leftover pulled pork into an epic snack with this nacho recipe. Chipotle Paste gives the pulled pork a smoky kick and lots of toppings add even more flavour.... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Burrito

Pulled Pork Burrito

This Burrito recipe is a favourite here at Luchito! The combination of slow-cooked pork with Cantina Beans and smoky Chipotle Paste is so delicious and satisfying. ... See full recipe

Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Chilli Stuffed Peppers are a delicious and different way to enjoy chilli con carne. The sweet flavour of the roasted peppers is an excellent accompaniment to hearty chilli.... See full recipe

Beef Burrito

Beef Burrito

Tender, slow-cooked beef brisket and chuck steak make a delicious burrito filling. We then add crisp lettuce, spring onions, grated cheese, sour cream and Tomatillo Salsa. ... See full recipe

Breakfast Chilli

Breakfast Chilli

Start your day with a flavour bomb of leftover chilli con carne with a perfectly fried egg with guacamole and tomatoes all wrapped up in Soft Taco Wraps - delicious!... See full recipe

Mushroom Fajitas

Mushroom Fajitas

Don't knock till you've tried it! Our Mushroom Fajitas are nothing short of delicious. A fantastic vegetarian substitute packed with flavour using our Red Fajita Simmer Sauce.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Mexican recipes

Slow Cooker Fajitas

Fancy a fajita recipe that you can make in the slow cooker? This Slow Cooker Fajitas recipe couldn't be easier! Just add everything in with our Red Fajita Simmer Sauce. ... See full recipe

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

This burrito has all of our favourite breakfast ingredients - chorizo, eggs and guacamole - rolled up in a soft, warm tortilla and is seriously delicious!... See full recipe

finished dish

Beef Picadillo Recipe

One of the easiest meals to prepare, beef mince is fried with onions and garlic, then cooked with diced vegetables, served with refried beans and Mexican rice on the side. ... See full recipe

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli beef nachos layered with flavourful, meaty and saucy chilli con carne are the ultimate party food or snack - perfect for sharing with your carnivore mates!... See full recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce, homemade Mexican sauces

Nacho Cheese Sauce

At last a recipe for nacho cheese sauce prepared with good ingredients! One that's easy to prepare and can be poured over nachos or just as dip with chips!... See full recipe

Vegetarian Nachos

Vegetarian Nachos

For all the vegetarians out there, we have an amazing Nacho recipe! It combines crunchy chips with corn, radishes, avocados, black beans and our Jalapeño & Pineapple!... See full recipe

Fish Fajitas

Fish Fajitas

Make your fajitas summery, fresh and light by using halibut instead of the usual chicken or beef! These Fish Fajitas are delightful with just a squeeze of lime and some Chipotle Crema.... See full recipe

Prawn Fajitas

Prawn Fajitas

With a touch of tequila, lime, and our signature smoky Chipotle Paste, these prawns fajitas are seriously fun food that are guaranteed to put a smile on everyones face.... See full recipe

Chilli Cheese Fries

Chilli Cheese Fries

Like the mighty smoky chilli dog, this indulgent delight is a classic from over the pond. We recommend guac and sour cream for dipping your meaty, saucy fries.... See full recipe

Halloumi Fajitas

Halloumi Fajitas

Strips of pan-fried Halloumi are served with onions, peppers and olive oil having been infused with a mixture of our Chipotle Paste and Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Our Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef recipe is yet another reason to love the slow cooker! It cooks beef to perfection, full of flavour and so tender it falls apart.... See full recipe

Chilli Con Cornbread

Chilli Con Cornbread

Chilli Con Carne is often eaten with cornbread in the Southern States Of USA and makes for a delicious alternative to rice. Serve it on the side in chunks - yum!... See full recipe

Easy Crispy Chicken Tacos

Easy Crispy Chicken Tacos

Our Hard Shell Tacos are spread with Refried Beans and filled with delicious pan fried chicken, topped off with a sprinkling of grated mozzarella and Jalapeño & Pineapple.... See full recipe

Chilli Con Carne Balls

Chilli Con Carne Balls

These chilli con carne balls go down a storm. We recommend this recipe for when you have leftover chilli. Chilli is rolled in a tortilla chip crumb for one delicious nibble!... See full recipe

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Tex-Mex Recipes
FAQs

Have any questions? Below are our most frequently asked questions about Tex-Mex recipes.  If you want to learn more about Tex-Mex recipes be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

Why is Tex-Mex food so popular?

Tex Mex dishes are some of the more familiar dishes because they were popularised in the border states in the US and spread out to other regions in America before coming to the UK and other countries. Tex Mex food is characterised by simply grilled meats, is not hugely spicy and features soft wheat tortilla wraps and lots of cheese - who can resist?!

Are tacos Tex-Mex or Mexican?

Tacos originated in Mexico but the hard shell crunchy tacos popularised by the fast food restaurant chain Taco Bell originated in the US and are considered Tex-Mex. Mexicans do eat hard shell tacos in the form of open faced tostadas.

What are the most popular Tex-Mex dishes?

Nachos, Fajitas and Chilli Con Carne are some of the most popular Tex-Mex dishes.