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Let’s Taco-Bout Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. This unlikely victory in the Franco-Mexican War was a huge symbolic victory for the Mexican government. While this is a minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a day where the United States honors Mexican culture and heritage.

 

 

Are you hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration this year? We’ve gathered a bunch of our favorite traditional Mexican recipes that you can devour while learning more about Mexico’s rich culture.

Taco platter with limes and drinks and cactus decor on table

Tacos de Barbacoa

Calling all taco lovers! Beef barbacoa is a very traditional Mexican meal that appears at birthdays, weddings, and other large get-togethers. This spicy Tacos de Barbacoa recipe is juicy, tender, and irresistible.

Chicken Pozole Verde

Tangy ingredients like tomatillos, cilantro and green chiles steal the show in this Chicken Pozole Verde. This traditional Mexican stew is easy to make, comforting, and filling. It also freezes well, so you can cook a bunch and enjoy days of delicious leftovers!

Chilaquiles

traditional chilaquiles with avocado on white plate on wooden table

Is your favorite meal of the day breakfast? A classic Mexican comfort food, Chilaquiles is a hearty casserole of predominantly tortilla chips, eggs, cheese, and salsa. To spice it up a bit you can add chopped jalapenos, or try adding avocado slices for some creaminess.

Elote

Not to get too corny, but we love Elote! The Mexican name for corn on the cob, this portable food can be found on almost every city street corner in Mexico. This snack is easy to customize so everyone can put their own unique twist on this sweet and savory dish.

Huevos Rancheros

Flavorful and complex, this Huevos Rancheros recipe is a delicious way to start your Cinco de Mayo! Typically served for breakfast on Mexican farms, this delightful dish features corn tortillas and fried eggs topped with plenty of salsa.

Chile Verde Tamales

traditional andean corn meat tamales served wooden board regional food

Share masa with some friends this Cinco de Mayo with savory Chile Verde Tamales. The tasty pork gives depth to the filling, which complements the bright and fruity cilantro.

We hope you have a fun time celebrating Cinco de Mayo and celebrating Mexican culture!