A collection of Mexican-inspired recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo deliciously. From Instant Pot Barbacoa to Salsa Verde, Gourmet Tacos to Dulce de Leche Chocoflan. It’s a fiesta!
So is it me or is this year flying by? I mean I swear like it was maybe like 5 minutes ago that I was buying Christmas presents or Valentine’s day candy. Easter just came out of no where and now, in a little over a week it’ll be Cinco de Mayo. I actually look forward to this holiday because I have a huge love of Mexico and Mexican cuisine but it also means it’s the kick start of my birthday month! And I can’t believe I’m admitting this or even acknowledging it but it’s a big birthday *gulp* Now THAT did creep up on me but that’s a different post. For now I want to concentrate on these 15 absolutely DELICIOUS recipes below. I have so many more other Mexican cuisine recipes on the blow so please make sure to explore!
Like most folks here I started my love of Mexican cuisine when ChiChi’s stood up their first restaurant in Pittsburgh. I was MADLY in love with their seafood enchiladas and let’s face it – their chips and salsa were the bomb! But it wasn’t until I spent time in Mexico, cooking and shopping with the locals did I develop not only a true appreciation of the food but also a greater understanding. Part of what I’d like to do is expand my blog and create more true-to-culture type recipes that I’ve had and learned throughout my travels. Since most stores are so ethnically diverse no longer are ingredients ‘hard’ to find. For now, if you’re looking for some absolutely DELICIOUS recipes to make your Cinco de Mayo more amazing, then scroll below. I’ve put together some of mine (and your) most favorite Mexican recipes!
CHICKEN BARBACOA SOFT TACOS
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo deliciously with these Chicken Barbacoa Soft Tacos! These Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas filled with Mexican spiced shredded chicken, crumbled Cotija, shaved radishes, cilantro, chopped tomatoes, and lime crema are certain to become a family favorite
SMOKY CHIPOTLE CHILI SPICE RUB
This Smoky Chipotle Chili Spice Rub is perfect on chicken, pork, shrimp and burgers. Deep and rich spices that take your food to a whole new level! Try it on roasted veggies for an amazing twist on flavors!
DULCE DE LECHE CHOCOFLAN
This Dulce de Leche Chocoflan is truly a magical showstopper! Absolutely delicious and one that will impress your guests! A blend of 3 different flavors and textures – you have your cajeta (dulce de leche or caramel sauce), your intense chocolate cake and then your flan.
HONEY GARLIC BROILED FLANK STEAK
By marinating this flank steak overnight you’ll tenderize it to the point it’ll just slice like buttah when you serve it! Add some sauteed onions and peppers along with some killer Chimichurri sauce and you have one killer recipe read for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and Mexican beef bowls!
CRISPY BAKED AVOCADO FRIES
Avocados are the best ever from guacamole to toast but for me, these Crispy Baked Avocado fries give me all the crunch of french fries without all the guilt! Serve this with some cilantro lime dipping sauce!
LUSCIOUS WATERMELON & PINEAPPLE SALSA
Jump on board the Flavor Train with this Ultimate Chimichurri sauce! Packed with fresh herbs & spices you’ll send your dishes over the top with this insanely delicious sauce!
DELICIOUS PRESSURE COOKER BEEF BARBACOA
Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday, or doing weekly meal prep, this Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa is absolutely fabulous! Flavor packed and super easy to make!
CHORIZO BURGERS WITH COOL RANCH PEPPER SAUCE
These Chorizo Burgers with Cool Ranch Pepper Sauce are perfect for a fiesta, party or because its’ football season! Packed with chorizo, topped with melted cheese, avocado and a cool ranch sauce, this will quickly become a family favorite!
SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE TACOS
These Sweet Potato Chipotle Tacos are made with crisp Tanimura & Antle® Artisan Romaine Lettuce leaves filled with sweet & spicy roasted sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans for the vegetarians in your life. Meat lovers you can add carved slices of tender and juicy seasoned chicken!
ONE PAN MEXICAN CHICKEN & RICE CASSEROLE
This Mexican Chicken Salsa One Pan Casserole is perfect for an easy and delicious weeknight meal or for Sunday meal prep!
ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde – perfect for chips, seafood, shredded chicken, tacos, beef and so much more! Packed with incredible flavors – you can’t stop eating it!
SMOKY CHIPOTLE SHRIMP TACOS WITH LIME CREMA
#TacoTuesday and Cinco de Mayo just got way more awesome with these Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema! Made with Mission Organics® Tortillas topped with corn, black beans and cilantro make these THE BEST tacos you’ll ever eat!
10 MINUTE INSTANT POT CHICKEN BARBACOA
KICKIN’ CHICKEN ENCHILADAS WITH HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE
These Shredded Chicken Enchiladas are absolutely delish with a homemade enchilada sauce!
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