Let’s taco about something amazing, it’s Cinco De Mayo this week AND it's on Taco Tuesday - a match that God must have lined up to ease the burden of our troubled times, IMHO. This year may not be the typical Cinco De Mayo ceremony with a gathering of friends, but, there’s no reason that we can’t cook up and drink up some of the best Mexican recipes to celebrate at home!
Start your day on Cinco De Mayo with a Mexican breakfast - Migas! Migas is a traditional Mexican breakfast that contains scrambled eggs, crispy, yet warmed, tortillas, avocado, Cojita cheese, radishes, and cilantro, all mixed into one satisfying dish - I know, is your mouth watering yet? This recipe by Delish will get you started on Cinco De Mayo or really any day of the year.
Put down that regular coffee, and whip of this amazing Mexican Coffee recipe - you may even want this every morning after you try it. Mexican coffee has its origins back to a time during the Mexican revolution. The story is that women would make this coffee to support and help strengthen the soldiers. It was often made from ingredients on hand, such as cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, oranges, almonds, vanilla, and dark unrefined sugar. These added ingredients make all the difference. We've found this recipe for Joan's Mexican Coffee on Food52, but try your own combination of ingredients.
Elote is a Mexican street corn. Cooked like traditional corn on the cob, it’s an easy recipe filled with flavor. With a little bit of mayonnaise, lots of Cotija cheese, and a light dusting of chili powder and maybe some cilantro, this dish is a popular one that can be done right from your kitchen! Delish gives you all the details
If you want to stray away from your traditional taco, try making this amazing flauta dish, that I promise will be nothing short of amazing. These crispy tortilla wraps, filled with chicken, avocado creme, cilantro, red onion, cheddar - and much more, are the perfect way to celebrate! We found this Food Network recipe for you to try.
Chips and salsa are essential for Cinco De Mayo - I mean, would it even really be Cinco De Mayo then? We’re sharing an easy recipe from Muy Bueno Cookbook to make your own chips and salsa this year. This avocado and tomatillo salsa looks like the perfect appetizer!
If you’re ready for some heat, try this Mexican beef dish from Le Creme de la Crumb! Brown some ground beef, paired with chili powder, garlic, black and pinto beans, corn, cheese, rice and more, this is a one-dish meal that is easy and flavorful.
You may be inclined to drink a Corona this year, I mean the irony is real. But, if you want to get a little creative, and a bit in the party spirit, try creating these amazing Mexican Margaritas from Mexico In My Kitchen. This sweet and sour drink recipe will get you in the mood to celebrate!
Now that we have your drinks, appetizers, and meals, it’s time for dessert! Carlota is a very popular Mexican dessert that has French origins. This extra light, chilled, and sweet to the taste dessert, will be the best way to cool down and relax after a long day of cooking, whether it's for Cinco de Mayo or just our new everyday existence. Try this recipe by My Latina Table.
And just in case you didn't want to stray away from America's favorite way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here is an easy and perfect recipe to make the best tacos for this year's celebration. This is a beef recipe, but the great thing about tacos are that they can be easily customized, so substitute your meat of choice - and you've got the perfect, made for you, Cinco De Mayo taco!
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