Make a Mexican Party Buffet!

Turn a simple dinner into a full-on event. Create a choose-your-own-Mexican-adventure buffet. All you need is some counter space and colorful tableware (paper or plastic does the trick). Let people assemble their own dream meals from this mix-and-match menu. Ole!

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The Basics


—Soft flour tortillas
—Crispy corn tacos

Lay out in a basket lined with patterned napkins.

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The Main Event


—Grilled chicken
—Grilled steak
—Pulled pork
—Grilled veggies

Prep that morning and store in fridge until serving.

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Toppings Central


—Shredded cheese
—Pico de gallo
—Sour cream
—Chopped green onions

Arrange in colorful bowls with serving spoons.

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—Nonalcoholic margarita mix
—Nonalcoholic pina colada mix

Fire up the blender for frozen concoctions.

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Easy Queso Fundido Dip


Kick off the meal with tortilla chips and a queso fundido dip.

—Mix together 1 jar medium-hot salsa; 1 can chopped green chiles, drained; 1/2 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese; and 1/4 pound shredded cheddar cheese in a baking dish.
—Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

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