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10 Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

Celebrate cinco de mayo by trying out 10 of our favorite recipes that are inspired by the flavorful fare that Mexico has to offer.

Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexico’s army defeated French troops who invaded the area. Today, it’s a holiday that celebrates Mexico’s vibrant culture and cuisine that is recognized not only within its own country, but in parts of the United States as well. Check out our favorite recipes that are inspired by the flavorful fare that Mexico has to offer so you can try out a dish (or two) for this year’s festivities.  

 Slow Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor

Originating in the region of Puebla, “al pastor” refers to spit-grilled slices of pork served with pineapples. Our version takes this traditional dish and turns it into a one-pot dinner using canned ingredients and a slow cooker, as a low-effort hack that results in extraordinary flavor. 

Get the recipe:  Slow Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor 

Best-Ever Margarita  

While the origin story of this classic Mexican cocktail remains a mystery, it’s clear that it has become one of the most popular drinks today. This recipe is the only one you’ll need, as it features the perfect ingredient ratios that will make your guests confirm that it’s the best margarita they’ve EVER had.  

Get the recipe: Best-Ever Margarita   

Coconut-Orange Mock Margarita  

This tropical mocktail is a must for those who are opting out of alcoholic beverages. Freshly squeezed orange and lime juice mix with coconut milk to create a silky-smooth drink that can be enjoyed any time of year.  

Get the recipe: Coconut-Orange Mock Margarita   

Mexican Street Corn Dip  

Inspired by esquites, a Mexican corn street snack, this easy appetizer offers the perfect spicy-yet-tangy bite thanks to the lime and jalapeño peppers. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s a great option for last minute entertaining.  

Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn Dip   

Air-Fried Churros

This easy air-fryer recipe is so good, you’ll want to make it every week. Warm up some chocolate-hazelnut spread in the microwave for a decadent dipping sauce!  

Get the recipe: Air-Fried Churros 

Spicy Mexican Shrimp Ceviche with Lime  

We were inspired by a dish originating in the coastal city of Sinaloa, called aguachile de camarón, for this next recipe. The refreshing combo of shrimp, lime, and serrano chiles makes a great lunch, appetizer, or light dinner.  

 Get the recipe: Spicy Mexican Shrimp Ceviche with Lime  

Hispanic Heritage Month

Fast Red Pork Pozole  

Traditional Mexican pozole is a stew that can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete. If you don’t have that much time to spare, don’t worry. We’ve created a simpler version that you can enjoy during the busy work week.  

Get the recipe: Fast Red Pork Pozole  

Slow Cooker Birria Tacos  

The secret to good birria lies in the consommé, or broth, which is why we’re relying on the slow cooker to extract the rich flavors from the heavily seasoned pork. Once the pork is cooked, you’ll be left with tender meat and a delightful broth that can be used to dip your tacos in.  

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Birria Tacos   

Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Mole

Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Mole  

Classic Mexican mole is made easy thanks to the help of an Instant Pot®. While this recipe uses the mole for tacos, you can just as easily use it for quesadillas, tossed into a salad, or served with rice and beans.  

 Get the recipe: Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Mole  

Chili-Lime Watermelon Wedges  

Inspired by a popular Mexican street snack, this sweet and spicy dessert uses lime and chili to amplify watermelon’s natural sweetness. 

Get the recipe: Chili-Lime Watermelon Wedges  

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