December 6, 2023

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17 Best Mexican Recipes for the Grill (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

These Mexican recipes for the grill are so chock full of flavor and give burgers and dogs a run for their money. 

They’ll totally up your grilling game when warmer weather arrives.

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If you’re tired of the same BBQ staples, these recipes are worth checking out. 

Homemade Grilled Fajitas with Peppers

From spicy chorizo hot dogs with chimichurri to classics like Mexican street corn and street tacos, these recipes are incredible.

So fire up that grill and debut these Mexican recipes for the grill at your next big summer BBQ. 

Grilled Mexican corn is the ultimate treat. It’s spicy, smoky, cheesy, acidic, and so delicious. It’s hard to stop at just one ear of corn. 

Mexican street corn is a popular Mexican street food for good reason. 

Using the grill creates all those lovely char marks that take a boring ear of corn to new heights. 

Did you know that you can make sizzling steak fajitas on the grill?

It delivers tons of flavor and is a departure from the same old burgers and dogs. 

Flank steak is the best choice for fajitas because it’s insanely flavorful. 

As a tougher cut of beef, it’s important to marinate it in bright Mexican seasonings and then cut it very thin. 

Throw in all your fajita veggies like onions and bell peppers, and get the party started!

These grilled shrimp tacos scream summer.

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With sweet, tender pieces of shrimp marinated in Mexican spices and bright avocado salsa, they explode with flavor. 

Grilled foods have a reputation for being heavy (looking at you, BBQ ribs), but this recipe is so light and refreshing. 

Top tacos with avocado salsa, a squeeze of lime juice, and feta cheese. So tasty!

Give ground beef the night off, and check out these chorizo burgers instead!

What I love most about chorizo sausage is it’s spicy and flavorful. 

Since these chorizo burgers bring the heat, it’s best to pair them with cool burger toppings to tame the heat. 

Burger toppings like avocado, lettuce, and pickles combat the fire.

And to take these burgers over the top, pair them with super creamy and fragrant cilantro mayo. 

Grilled chicken breasts don’t have to be boring!

These grilled chili, lime, and cilantro chicken breasts explode with flavor in every bite. 

With a rich marinade that tenderizes and infuses flavor, throwing this chicken on the grill for a quick seer is so easy!

They’re spicy, herbal, and acidic and are great on their own or sliced up and stuffed into a burrito. 

Rib eye steaks and the grill go together like peas and carrots.

While rib eye is a tender cut of beef, you can take those flavors over the top with a simple Mexican-inspired marinade. 

The rib eye marinade consists of a mixture of Mexican spices like chili powder and cumin, with lime juice and plenty of garlic. 

The steaks cook to tender perfection on a hot grill.

They taste so good on their own with a crisp garden salad, roasted potatoes, or stuffed into tacos. 

Mexican street tacos are always a big hit.

This recipe is a little lighter, brighter, and perfect if you crave Mexican food but are watching your calories. 

These simple street tacos incorporate tender pieces of marinated and grilled chicken with super-fresh ingredients like red onion, lime, and avocado. 

They’re simple, yet oh-so-satisfying. 

Are you as crazy for margaritas as I am?

Then you’ll adore this flavorful margarita-inspired marinade for shrimp!

It infuses a margarita’s greatest hits, like freshly squeezed lime juice, jalapeno, chili powder, and sugar. 

This recipe is sweet, spicy, and grilled to smoky perfection.

If you’ a’re scratching your head, wondering what to serve with this tasty appetizer or main course, the answer is clear. Margaritas! 

The next time you crave grilled hot dogs, try these grilled chorizo and chimichurri criollas instead!

They’re like hot dogs, but they swap the mystery meat with chorizo sausage. 

Top them with a fragrant chimichurri sauce (to tame the heat) and a fresh salsa criolla.

It’s the perfect mixture of spicy, herbal, and fresh flavors. 

Be warned, though. After these fantastic dogs, you might never return to traditional hot dogs again. 

In the mood for an insanely flavorful steak? Then these chipotle adobo skirt steaks are right up your alley!

Skirt steak is notoriously tough but bursts with flavor when treated right.

The spicy and sweet Abobo marinade helps to tenderize the steak while infusing bold flavors. 

It cooks low and slow on the grill, so take your time. It’s well worth the wait for a tender, juicy, and flavorful steak. 

When grilling for a big group at your next summer BBQ, you must try this Mexican roadside chicken. 

It pairs a 3-pound chicken with a rub of flavorful Mexican spices like cloves, cinnamon, garlic, and orange juice. 

For the best results, grill it low and slow on a charcoal grill for the ultimate smoky and juicy chicken. 

Don’t worry, this recipe for grilled tamales doesn’t require tamale stuffing.

Stuffing tamales is rewarding, but it’s an all-day process. 

Instead, opt for a bag of frozen tamales to make your life easier. 

To jazz up frozen tamales, bundle them together and cook them on the grill alongside your protein. 

Serve with fresh salsa or guacamole to take those flavors over the top. 

Chicken fajitas are one of the tastiest and most healthy options for your grill. 

These grilled chicken fajitas explode with fresh flavors and are so easy to whip together. 

Marinating your chicken for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight) yields the most tender and flavorful chicken you’ve ever had. 

Throw some fresh veggies on the grill, and serve them with warm tortillas or over a bed of fluffy white rice. 

Nothing says summer like grilled fish tacos.

These light and bright fish tacos are flakey and delicious and pair perfectly with a creamy fish taco sauce. 

Marinating your fish fillets is the key to these tasty tacos.

The marinade incorporates Mexican seasoning like chili powder, garlic, onion, and cumin, which you likely have on hand. 

Pair your flaky fish with crunchy additions like shredded cabbage, and top with a herbal cilantro mayo fish sauce. 

It’s hard to find a vegetarian option for your grill, but I have you covered. 

These plant-based fajitas are just as flavorful as their meaty counterparts and are just as filling. 

The dish infuses staples like bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and jalapenos in a flavorful fajita sauce. 

Pair them with grilled tortillas and top them with avocado and fresh salsa. 

The meat-eaters at your summer BBQ won’t miss the beef with these flavorful veggie fajitas!

Put the ketchup and mustard away. You won’t need it. 

Even if you are famous around your neighborhood for your juicy burger, it’ll take a back seat to this guacamole burger recipe. 

It pairs a perfectly seasoned ground beef burger with a slice of pepper jack cheese and so much guacamole. 

It’s smoky and spicy, and the creamy guacamole makes that burger sing! 

These grilled cheese-stuffed poblano peppers are heaven-sent.

Poblano peppers are spicy but less spicy than their jalapeno popper cousins. 

The recipe combines a sliced poblano pepper with equal parts mozzarella and cheddar cheese. That’s it!

They grill to gooey perfection, and you can sprinkle extra red pepper flakes on top to dial up the heat. 

Mexican Recipes for the Grill