Thursday, May 1

Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Five easy Mexican recipes that are perfect for your next fiesta

Mexican Cinco de Mayo Recipes

It's officially May, which means that Cinco de Mayo is almost here. Although it's barely even a recognized holiday in Mexico, it's a great excuse to enjoy some tacos and drinks with your friends. And now that spring is fully here, it's time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dining outdoors again. One of our favorite ways to entertain is to grill a bunch of meat and vegetables, lay out tortillas, salsa, and other toppings, and let everyone make their own tacos, fajitas, or burritos. It's such an easy and stress-free way to host an event and it's fun to let everyone customize their own plate. Here are some other favorite Mexican recipes that are great for large parties.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes:
  • Queso Fundido Dip - This cheesy dip is the perfect party appetizer and always a crowd-pleaser. It's called queso "fun"dido for a reason.
  • Chicken & Black Bean Nachos - Everyone loves nachos, and they're great finger food for parties. The key is to layer the toppings evenly so that no one gets a handful of bare chips.
  • Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos - Fire up the grill for this spice-rubbed skirt steak. Slice and serve with an array of topping for a make-your-own buffet.
  • Pork Carnitas - This is a dirt-cheap recipe for serving a crowd. Slowly braise a big cut of pork shoulder before guests arrive, mound it on a platter, and let your friends go crazy. 
  • Jalapeno Margaritas - A fiesta isn't complete without homemade margaritas. These have an optional spicy kick and are one of the best I've ever had. Prep everything in advance and place the drink in a pitcher without ice so that you don't have to make each drink to order.

See a full list of my Mexican recipes here.