"Some of my favorite food is Tex-Mex" says Rachael Ray. Here are some of her delicious Tex-Mex recipes including nachos, soups, pastas and frittatas.

Frito Frittata

"Texans love their Fritos, so two of my dishes include them. (Yes, they have to be Fritos!)," says Rach.


"Nacho libre! Free your idea of what nachos should be. Try these individual giant-size ones!" says Rach.

Corn & Poblano Quesadillas with Warm Salsa Verde

When you're looking for a cozy and comforting Tex-Mex meal, try this ooegy, gooey and melty quesadilla recipe.

Poblano Cream Pasta with Shrimp

This hearty pasta combines Mexican and Italian cuisine. Use tangy mexican crema instead of creme fraiche for a south-of-the-border spin.

Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Joses

Rachael served this Tex-Mex version of the Sloppy Joe at her 2013 SXSW Feedback party in Austin, Texas.

Top sandwiches with crushed Fritos corn chips for an extra crunchy finish.

Smoky Tex-Mex Sloppy Josés

Mighty Migas

"This is a great Tex-Mex breakfast for dinner. Migas (loosely, 'crumbs') is a traditional dish using leftover bread--here, tortillas." says Rach.

Deconstructed Tex-Mex Potpies

"Prepared puff pastry makes the perfect cheat for a potpie topper. Cut out and bake separately, then just plop atop the filling." says Rach.

Mole-Topped Sweet Potatoes

"Mole is a dark reddish-brown sauce that is a specialty of Mexican cooking--a smooth blend of chiles, spices and, often, chocolate. It's so good, I could eat it with a spoon!" says Rach.

Mole-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Pork Chops or Chicken with Biscuits & Tomato Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is a classic breakfast and brunch dish in the South. Amp up this recipe for dinner by adding pan-roasted pork or chicken.

Jane Fox's Famous Tortilla Soup

"This is my friend's easy tortilla soup, made lightning fast with rotisserie chicken. It figures: She is a Texan," says Rach.

Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) with Poached Eggs

You can buy egg rings to help the whites keep their shape when you poach them. Alternatively, you can use the rings from mason jar lids, or even small tuna cans with the ends removed.

Uptown, Get-Down-Filet-of-Beef-Topped Nachos

Upgrade your regular nacho recipe and try this over-the-top and delicious version featuring filet of beef and spicy refried beans.

Mexican Macaroni & Grilled Corn

Go Tex-Mex with your Macaroni! Pistachios and pumpkin seeds give this reinvented version of the classic a crunchy bite.

Meat-Free Fajitos (Fajita-Style Burritos)

Complete this vegetarian meal with black or refried beans and a salad on the side. To save time on weeknights, chop vegetables ahead of time and store in the fridge.

Pork Lover's Tamale Pie

This hot and hearty dish features ground pork and Mexican or Spanish chorizo. Sprinkle crushed Fritos on top before serving for an added hit of crunchiness.

Cheese & Green Chile Enchiladas

Serve this vegetarian meal for B, L or D--breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Mushroom, Ancho & Black Bean Chili

Make a big batch of this soul-satisfying chili on the weekend and you'll have leftovers all weeklong.

Personalize each bowl with toppings like shredded cheese, pickled jalapeno chile peppers, crushed tortilla chips or any other of your favorite ingredients.

Mushroom, Ancho & Black Bean Chili

Chipotle Stroganoff

"One of my fave hot kickers? Chipotles in adobo sauce. These canned chiles are dried, smoked jalapenos in a chile-vinegar paste," says Rach.

Chipotle Stroganoff

Chorizo and Black Bean Soup with Eggs

"My favorite tortilla chips are the healthy flaxseed kind. Use them to scoop up this hearty dish," says Rach.

Chorizo and Black Bean Soup with Eggs

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad

This flavorful chipotle-flavored salad is the antidote for boring salads. Keep leftover chicken on hand for an easy weekday lunch.

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad

More 30-Minute Meals

Get more of Rachael's delicious 30-Minute Meals like her Roasted Supper: Mexican Chicken or Fish (pictured)!

Roasted Supper: Mexican Chicken or Fish