Cinco de Mayo is coming soon. Here are 15 recipes you can make to celebrate! Start planning your perfect Cinco de Mayo menu now.
Classic tacos with cinco de mayo
These tacos are viral for a reason: tender smoked, sweet and spicy beef cooked in a savory stew. The tortilla shells are dipped in fat, stuffed with beef, and deep-fried into a crispy, glorious bite.
Classic Carnitas, you will always have my heart. Good carnitas are juicy, crisp and so tasty. The slow-braised, crispy, then comfortably braised pork in soft tortillas is absolutely the best. The best part about carnitas is that it’s so easy: pack a meal in lots and you’re good to go.
If you’re a beef fan, barbacoa is for you: a slow cooked, very tasty, soft and juicy brisket, seasoned with dried chili peppers, cumin, oregano and vinegar. Barbacoa is amazing in tacos, burritos, on their own. There is nothing Barbacoa cannot do.
Tacos off the beaten track
Al pastor quesatacos
Cheese tacos> tacos without cheese, amirite? These ultra cheesy al pastor tacos are sweet, smoky, juicy and so cheesy. I love the sweet, shiny acidity of pineapples with al pastor – don’t sleep on these guys, they will be a life-changing taco!
Al pastor chicken tacos
If you are a fan of the sweet and smoky flavors of al pastor but feel like chicken, al pastor chicken tacos are perfect. This is a super easy 6 ingredient pastor sauce, barely a minus, perfect with chicken. Everything is baked in the oven while you relax with margaritas and when the chicken is ready you shred it and put it in warmed tortillas.
If you’re from New Mexico or even been through the state of enchantment, I’m sure you’ve had the adovada: a New Mexico Red Chili Pork Stew that is perfect when put away. in soft, chewy tortillas. The deep, smoky flavor comes from roasting dried peppers – you can extract just as much flavor and complexity.
Air Fryer Chicken Tacos
These types are based on those famous crispy chicken tacos from El Parasol, New Mexico. They are juicy, crisp and so good. I dream of these tacos. If you are a fan of crunchy tacos try these guys, the juiciness of the chicken with the creamy avocado alongside the crispy crunch of the freshly fried corn tortillas is amazing.
Other delicious dishes for the cinco de mayo
Chili verde pork stew
Slow-roasted pork shoulder in a grilled green pepper and tomatillo sauce makes a hearty and satisfying stew that you can serve in burritos, enchiladas, tacos, or on a plate with retry beans, rice and tortillas. .
Corn tortillas wrapped around a super salty chicken, topped with homemade enchilada sauce and cheese, cooked to perfection.
Tortilla Soup Chicken
The tortilla sopa made with tomatoes, garlic, onions and chili is warming, filling and full of flavor. Don’t forget the toppings, as crispy strips of tortilla, avocado and cheese galore take this soup on top.
Taquitos air fryer
Crispy and crunchy wrapped tacos stuffed with chipotle chicken, served with avocado lime cream and pico de gallo.
Incredibly good side dishes for your cinco de mayo
Rice is absolutely essential for classic Mexican plates, with enchiladas, alongside tacos, wrapped in burritos or with stews. The rice is fried with aromatics and spices, then cooked with water and tomatoes for a flavorful side that is excellent on its own or as the supporting star of a large main course.
Homemade tortilla chips
The hot and fresh tortilla chips are a re-evaluation. Once you’ve had tortilla chips fresh out of the deep fryer, you’ll never look back. Super simple to prepare and even easier to eat!
What are crisps without guacamole? The ingredients are so simple but the execution is where your guacamole can shine. Don’t be afraid to be creative, guacamole can take it!
A four ingredient green salsa for all your sauce and dip needs: smoky, fresh and delicious.