Tex-Mex cuisine is hard to define, but in essence, it's Mexican dishes infused with the regional flavors of the southwest. Dishes like tacos and nachos are heavily favored in Tex-Mex cooking, being just as (if not more) widely eaten here in America than in their place of origin. Help yourself to a heaping spoonful of Texan-style bean salad, or sink your fork into cheesy, chili-covered enchiladas! The smoky, spicy flavors of the southwest are waiting.

New Mexico Red Chile Enchiladas from MJ's Kitchen

New Mexico Red Chile Enchiladas

Southwestern Salad from stephmodo

Southwestern Salad

Tex-Mex Tilapia Tacos from Bev Cooks

Tex-Mex Tilapia Tacos

Southwestern Black Bean Salad from Snack the Planet

Southwestern Black Bean SaladSouthwestern Style Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Confetti Double Baked Potatoes from Snacking in the Kitchen

Southwestern Confetti Double Baked Potatoes

Mexican Lasagna from Branny Boils Over

Mexican Lasagna

Chili Quesadillas from The Hot Plate

Chili Quesadillas

Chile Verde Tamales de Pollo from The Partial Ingredients

Chile Verde Tamales de Pollo

Shredded Beef Tacos from A Duck's Oven

Shredded Beef Tacos