These easy recipes include the traditional foods like Mexican rice, refried beans and more! So grab a bag of tortilla chips and let's celebrate with a Mexican fiesta!
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration that occurs on the fifth of May.
Historically, it represents the Battle of Puebla and is Mexican Independence Day, but for most of us, it's a darn good reason to have delicious Mexican food and a homemade margarita or a Michelada with fresh lime juice!
Why you'll love these recipes
- Easy recipes - step-by-step instructions with FAQ's and Expert tips
- All-natural, simple ingredients-no MSG, preservatives, additives of funny stuff...just clean ingredients and better than Taco Bell
- Economical - these recipes don't cost much to make and they go along way
- Nothing fancy...simple and fresh ingredients you can find at just about any grocery store
Traditional Mexican cuisine doesn't consist of just tortillas and ground beef tacos! In fact, in Mexico City, you'll find more seafood dishes (fish tacos, shrimp tacos, Mexican street corn) and others made with fresh ingredients like pico de gallo and green enchilada sauce!
Appetizers and side dishes
Authentic Mexican Rice
Authentic Mexican Rice is naturally gluten-free and deserves a shining spot on your party table!
This flavorful concoction of tomato-seasoned rice and spices complements any Mexican dish!
Restaurant-Quality Refried Beans
This quick and easy recipe really dresses up canned refried beans to have the best flavor -just add a little chili powder and a few other seasonings and you'll have refried beans that taste better than those at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Feel free to sprinkle a little Cojita cheese on them!
Tex-Mex Sour Cream Sauce
Serve this popular Sour Cream Enchilada sauce over chicken enchiladas, carne asada, tamales, or use as a dip! Restaurant-quality sour cream sauce in minutes!
Red Enchilada Sauce
Serve homemade Red Enchilada Sauce over homemade or store-bought enchiladas or tamales! Quick, easy and no tomatoes!
Sometimes, simple is best! Easy homemade guacamole dip recipe for cooks of all levels!
If you can't get to Oaxaca or Mexico City (both claim to be the culinary capital of Mexico) then try some of these delicious Mexican recipes! Here are even nore Cinco de Mayo party recipes!
Tex-Mex Migas (Mexican Breakfast)
This is an excellent dish and a great way to start off Cinco de Mayo with a hearty Mexican brunch dish: Migas, are a popular Tex-Mex brunch food that consists of scrambled eggs, onion, bell pepper, and tortilla chips. Top with fresh salsa, sour cream, avocado and a little jalapeño and you're good to go!
Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken
No need to stand in the kitchen cooking all day!
Throw some chicken thighs or chicken breasts and seasonings into the slow cooker for a delicious and versatile Adobo Chicken recipe! Seasoned with chipotle sauce and perfect in warm tortillas, corn tortillas (as a tostada) or rolled in flour tortillas for chicken enchiladas!
Vegetarian Poblano Cheese Enchiladas
Southwestern Cheese and Poblano Enchiladas: meat and gluten-free, these vegetarian enchiladas are perfect on Cinco de Mayo!
Authentic Texas Chili recipe! Serve as an entree or top enchiladas or tamales with a big scoop!
Restaurant-quality Chicken Tortilla Soup is a must for any Cinco de Mayo celebration. Serve in a big bowl as an entree, or in small ramekins as an appetizer!
Green Chile Chicken Soup
Green chiles are a staple in Southwestern cuisine, so be sure to include a bowl of Green Chile Chicken Soup !
Black Bean Soup
There's nothing better than a bowl of black bean soup! Seasoned with Mexican seasonings; make this as mild or spicy as you like!
Cool off on a hot day with this refreshing Mexican Michelada Cocktail - a beer and tomato based beverage that is accented fresh lime juice, spices and seasonings! Just a few simple ingredients, this "beer cocktail" is ready in minutes! Easy recipe for one serving or for a crowd!
Be sure to serve a big pitcher of classic margaritas with these Cinco de mayo party recipes!
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