Southwest

Basic Chili in a bowl being eaten

Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili

A simple jar of salsa is the key to making dinner fast and easy. Just try this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

This tangy, creamy, fresh, and garlicky Lime Crema is the key to taking your tacos, nachos, salads, and more to the next level. Budgetbytes.com

Lime Crema

These cool and refreshing Spiced Chickpea Tostadas are the perfect almost no cook dinner for summer. Customize the toppings based on what you have on hand to make the most of leftovers! Budgetbytes.com

Spiced Chickpea Tostadas (or tacos)

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Cowboy Caviar

These Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are fast, easy, super crunchy, a great way to use up leftover tortillas, and a great alternative to store bought chips. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Perfect for stashing in the freezer, these Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos will save you on busy weeknights!

Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos

This homemade taco seasoning is quick, easy, inexpensive, full of flavor, and can be made with just a few basic spice cabinet staples. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This simple homemade chili seasoning is made with a few basic pantry staple spices and can be used for so much more than a pot of traditional chili! Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Chili Seasoning

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup offers a deep, comforting, smoky flavor with simple ingredients and minimal effort. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep that you can put together in about 30 minutes with minimal cooking, chopping, and nothing to pack on the side. Lunch can be easy and tasty! BudgetBytes.com

Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Super flavorful chorizo is the key to keeping these Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers simple and delicious enough for a weeknight dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Green Chile Migas is a fast and inexpensive egg dish that is flavorful and filling any time of day, not just for breakfast! BudgetBytes.com

Green Chile Migas

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

Easy Taco Rice

Enfrijoladas are an easy, flavorful, and customizable recipe based on corn tortillas drenched in a spicy black bean sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Black Bean Sauce

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

White beans make an inexpensive and fiber filled alternative to chicken in these creamy Spinach White Spinach White Bean Enchiladas. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach White Bean Enchiladas with Pepper Jack Sauce

Warm spices, fresh orange essence, and a low slow cook time makes this Slow Cooker Carnitas tender, juicy, and full of flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Carnitas

This Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad combines a medley of vibrant colors and flavors, brought together by a bright and creamy dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad with Lime Crema

This Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to make sure dinner is filled with plenty of vegetables. BudgetBytes.com

Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Bright lime juice and earthy cumin pair perfectly with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes in these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes. BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos

Spaghetti squash makes a great fiber-filled low-carb substitute for rice in these Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowls. BudgetBytes.com

Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowls

This Beef Burrito Casserole is totally customizable and can include all your favorite burrito or nacho toppings. Leftovers reheat great for lunch! Budgetbytes.com

Beef Burrito Casserole

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is a fast, easy, and flavorful dinner full of southwest flavors. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls

Use your slow cooker to make these low fat and incredibly flavorful (not) refried beans and barely lift a finger. BudgetBytes.com

(Not) Refried Beans

Hatch Chile Sweet Potato Cornbread boasts the subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes paired with the smoky flavor of roasted Hatch chiles. BudgetBytes.com

Hatch Chile Sweet Potato Cornbread

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs make a fast and filling dinner or brunch, and are a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos are a fast and easy way to take Taco Tuesday to the next level and is the perfect last minute weeknight meal. BudgetBytes.com

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta is a fast and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love. BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajitas are an easy and flavor packed dinner perfect for summer. BudgetBytes.com

Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajitas

Warm Corn and Avocado Salad makes the perfect light and fresh side for enchiladas, grilled meats, or tacos. BudgetBytes.com

Warm Corn and Avocado Salad

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños are a quick and impressive appetizer for any party or game night. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Scallion Stuffed Jalapeños

Build BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy, customizable lunch option that is great both hot or cold! BudgetBytes.com

BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes - BudgetBytes.com

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks - BudgetBytes.com

Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks

5 Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce - BudgetBytes.com

5 Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce

Weeknight Enchiladas - BudgetBytes.com

Weeknight Enchiladas

30 Minute Posole - BudgetBytes.com

30 minute Posole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole - BudgetBytes.com

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Poor Man's Burrito Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork - BudgetBytes.com

Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork

Taco Salad Skillet - BudgetBytes.com

Taco Salad Skillet

These light and refreshing Sweet Potato Tacos are filled with a simple sweet potato and black bean hash, and topped with a tangy lime crema. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

Tomato and Corn Relish - BudgetBytes.com

Tomato and Corn Relish

Chicken Ropa Vieja - BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja

Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw - BudgetBytes.com

Fish Tacos with Cumin Lime Slaw

Cumin Lime Coleslaw - BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Lime Coleslaw