CINCO DE MAYO RECIPES

If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo the way folks around here do, you’re going to need some serious grub to soak up the booze. The following recipes will not only satisfy any Mexican cravings, they’ll also lay down a base coat before your night gets going. Best of all? They can pretty much all be scaled up to feed a crowd. So enjoy responsibly and leave other Cinco de Mayo menu ideas in the comments.

TACOS, TOSTADAS, APPETIZERS

Tacos de Barbacoa

Chile-Braised Pork Tacos

Tacos de Cochinita Pibil

Red Chile Beef Tostadas

Taquitos

SALSAS & DIPS

Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa

Guacamole

Habanero Hot Sauce

Chipotle Bean Dip

Crema Mexicana

ON THE SIDE

Smoky Chipotle Black Beans

NICE & REFRESHING

Agua de Horchata

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    • Gary
    • May 5th, 2010

    I know it’s a cliche but 7 layer bean dip is a favorite of mine. It’s like the Super Nachos at at AT&T Ball Park but even better!! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/lucky-7-layer-dip-recipe/index.html

  1. Completely forgot about Cinco De Mayo…it always sneaks up on me. Need to find a nice mexican dish for tonight!

    The Chile-Braised Pork Tacos looks the best…

  1. May 5th, 2010