Easy Mexican BBQ Recipes, Side Dishes & Food Ideas

May 21, 2024
Barbecued sirloin steak, courgette, red and yellow peppers and mushrooms on a skewer
Bright, colourful, and full of flavour, Mexican dishes are perfect for barbecues and there’s a range of delicious delights you can whip up on the grill in minutes. Join us as we explore some easy Mexican BBQ recipes and food ideas that are sure to impress your guests this summer. There’s inspiration for everyone, whether you’re catering to a small group or large crowd. With that said, let's get cooking!

Our Best Mexican BBQ Meal Ideas & Sides

pulled chicken and chile stand n stuff soft tacos

Pulled Chicken Tacos with Smoky BBQ Sauce

Pulled chicken tacos are another great Mexican BBQ dish. To make, simply slow-cook chicken breasts in our Old El Paso™ Fiery Jalapeno & Tomato Fajita Kit for tender and flavourful meat. Once cooked, shred the chicken, and toss it with a smoky BBQ sauce made with Old El Paso™ Fajita Seasoning Mix Smoky BBQ. Serve the pulled chicken in Old El Paso™ Stand 'N' Stuff™ Soft Flour Tortillas and top it with fresh cilantro, diced onions, and a squeeze of lime for a dish that’s both smoky and zesty.
char grilled steak fajita tacos

Grilled Steak Fajitas with Salsa Verde

If you prefer red meat at your barbeques, our mouthwatering grilled steak fajitas recipe is a must try! Begin by marinating strips of steak in a mixture of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and Old El Paso™ Fajita Seasoning Mix. Next, grill your steak to your desired level of done and serve it with a side of sautéed bell peppers and onions. To add a tangy twist, you can also drizzle your steak with salsa verde. Optionally, you can wrap the beef and veg up in our Old El Paso™ Stand 'N' Stuff™ Whole Wheat Tortillas for a delicious and filling meal.

Easy Vegan & Veggie BBQ Ideas

grilled vegetable skewers placed on grill near to red pepper and fork

Mexican-Style Grilled Vegetables

Mexican-style grilled vegetables are another quick and easy dish you can serve up in minutes. To prepare these toss your favourite veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, and onions in oil, lime juice, and Old El Paso™ Chili Con Carne Seasoning Mix. Grill until tender and slightly charred to bring out their natural sweetness and serve them up as a tasty side or in warm tortillas for a tasty vegetarian option.
delicious elote mexican street corn on table

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

One of the most iconic Mexican street foods, Elote, also known as Grilled Mexican Street Corn, is a must-have at your BBQ. This simple dish features charred corn on the cob slathered in a tangy and creamy sauce made with mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and spices like chili powder and paprika. Finish it off with a sprinkle of crumbled cotija cheese and a squeeze of lime for a burst of freshness that will have your guests coming back for seconds!
grilled pineapple skewers with mint leaves

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Chili Lime Glaze

End your BBQ on a sweet and spicy note with these grilled pineapple skewers. Cut fresh pineapple into chunks, thread onto skewers and cover with a mixture of honey, lime juice, and a sprinkling of chili powder. To finish, place the skewers over the grill until caramelised and serve as a dessert or with grilled meats for a savoury contrast!
Mexican food and BBQs are a match made in heaven. With these easy Mexican BBQ recipes and food ideas, you can bring the flavours of Mexico to your outdoor gatherings. From mouth-watering Mexican street corn to delicious pulled chicken tacos, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and let Old El Paso™ be your partner in creating memorable moments of togetherness over delicious Mexican-inspired BBQ dishes. Happy cooking and happy grilling!