Happy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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 Mexican/American style recipes we have made through the years in celebration for Cinco De Mayo our family enjoys.







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





This is rice and peppers with tomatoes







Mom's Spanish Rice









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

















Tortilla 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









this is a fish taco








Fish Taco









breakfast burrito








Breakfast Burrito








these are a recipe for how to make churros







Churros








margarita cheesecake







Margarita Cheesecake








chili with 15 beans







Old World Chili








this is a freezer marinade to make Mexican Chicken recipes







Freezer Mexican Chicken Marinade









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 a deep fried piece of fish in a taco








Fish Taco's With Chili Lime Sauce
















Churro French Toast















Southwest Bean Filling

















Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas









Cinco De Mayo Recipes Pin for later






this is a pin for later recipe roundup for Cinco De Mayo on May 5th celebrations

















10 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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  10. What a great list of delicious Mexican recipes. My husband is a Mexican food addict and I need all the recipes that I can get that are 'tried and true'! Thanks Claudia. Please stay safe and healthy!
    Ciao,
    Roz

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