Happy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and probably a few margaritas.

But Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5 in Spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays.

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day.

Mexican independence is celebrated Sept.16.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

In fact, the holiday had its origin more than 50 years after the date associated with the country’s independence.

Here are some great American style Cinco De Mayo Recipes our family celebrates on May 5th.




recipe for may 5th to celebrate cinco de mayo these are cormeal chicken wings














Staples in Mexico



The staples of Mexican cuisine are typically corn and beans.


Corn, traditionally Mexico's staple grain, is eaten fresh, on the cob, and as a component of a number of dishes.


Most corn, however, is used to make masa, a dough for tamales, tortillas, and many other corn-based foods.


Squash and peppers also play important roles in Mexican cuisine.



this is a collage of mexican recipes


Tulum Ruins



We have cruised to Mexico a few times and even flew there on vacation to see the beautiful country, ruins, and history.


It's very beautiful in some tourist areas, then run down and poor in others.


The history and artifacts are fabulous.


The first time I visited Tulum was just a few years ago when the area was very touristy and crowded.


Your best chance at exploring the site without having to fight your way through the masses is to be there right before opening time.


The Tulum ruins are accessible to visitors from 8 am - 5 pm every day, and even before 8 am you can usually expect a huge amount of tourists waiting for the site to open.


If you get there earlier you should have a good hour before the caravan of tour buses arrive.







Spice and Foods




The most important and frequently used spices in Mexican cuisine are chili powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, epazote, cinnamon, and cocoa. Chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chili, is also common in Mexican cuisine.

Many Mexican dishes also contain garlic and onions.

Next, to corn, rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine.

The initial introduction of rice to Spain was from North Africa in the 4th Century led to the Spanish introduction of rice into Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the 1520s.

This created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest fusion cuisines.



Happy Cinco De Mayo Recipes this is Cabo st Lucas




Chili Rellenos recipe



Chili Rellenos





strawberry blenderita recipe


Strawberry Blenderita





bean dip




Bean Dip

this is how to make a white peach Sangria for Cinco De Mayo


White Peach Sangria



mexican casserole


Black Bean Rice Casserole




This is how to make flour tortilla taco bowls then filled with salad




Taco Bowl




lasagna mexican style with beans and cheese



Mexican Lasagna




from scratch tortilla recipe



Tortilla




breakfast burrito



Breakfast Burrito




these are a recipe for how to make churros



Churros




margarita cheesecake



Margarita Cheesecake




chili with 15 beans



Chili




this is a freezer marinade to make Mexican Chicken recipes




Freezer Mexican Chicken Marinade




taco soup with corn, olives, tomatoes, sour cream and tortilla chips



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this is a taco casserole


Taco Casserole




this is how to make a fruit tart


Mexican Fruit Tart or Tartlets



This is a bowl of easy taco soup and how to make it with olives and avocado garnishings





Easy Taco Soup





these are how to make Mexican chicken wings with salsa



Mexican Cornmeal Wings



these are air fried tacos


Air Fried Tacos




this is chili over pasta and melted cheese



Mexican Chili Pasta




This is how to make a homemade blueberry flan with condensed milk and so easy




Blueberry Flan




this is how to make a bean and meat chimichanga




Beef Bean and Rice Baked Chimichangas






Churro French Toast







Southwest Bean Filling



Cinco De Mayo Recipes Pin for later




this is for pinterest and a pin for later of Mexican food



Watch This Quick Video On Cinco De Mayo Recipes



9 comments

  1. We're having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in a week, and all these recipes would fit right in! Looks so delicious!

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  2. Wow I am certainly spoiled for choice here. Don't know where to start! (:

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  3. There are so many delicious recipes here and so many combinations to make a fabulous meal. I can't wait to try!

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  4. These all look so amazing! Can't wait for Cinco de Mayo!

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  5. Such a great compilation of Mexican recipes! There is something for everyone! I absolutely love the look of churros and Mexican Cornmeal Wings, yum! :)

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  6. I've learned so much about Cinco de Mayo from your post! And sooo many great recipes too.

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  7. Jacqueline DebonoMay 3, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Wow you have so many delicious looking Mexican recipes here. I like the sound of Mexican lasagna. I have to check that out!

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  8. Loved reading this post! I also loved all the recipes you shared. Thank you can't wait to try them all!

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  9. You have certainly given a lot of options here my friend! Super inspiring to read through all these!! (:

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