Time to get the Cinco de Mayo menu ready. Make the best ground beef taco meat and use it for world-class tacos or nachos. Or makes some excellent enchiladas, fajitas, or carnitas. Add some homemade guacamole, Mexican rice, or Pineapple Mango Salsa. Choose what you like from my top 15 recipe picks for this year.
Cinco de Mayo is coming in a few days, and I admit, it is one of my favorite food holidays. I love turkey, filet, and lasagna but well-done tacos and fajitas are near the top of my list.
We all deserve some great Mexican food. Here are 15 of my favorite recipes, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step photo instructions.
Cinco de Mayo is a food holiday, if you didn't know. The food screams with incredible flavor and everyday life—all for only a little work and cost. Plus, unlike Thanksgiving, no need to spend all day cooking.
Cinco de Mayo was a victory in battle over the French and is not the Mexican Independence Day which is September 16th. I'm sure our French friends will join us on the food side of the celebration and wish our Mexican neighbors a happy holiday.
This year I'm picking my personal favorites, not by page views, not by comments. Just what I would cook for us.
🇲🇽The Best Mexican Recipes
You can call me pedestrian, but these are my personal favorites. I make a 2-3 pound batch of taco meat at least once per month. Rarely do we freeze any. It is all consumed by two of us in 3-4 days. I included four more of my favorite recipes.
♨️Crock Pot Mexican
👍Popular Mexican Recipes
🥣Mexican Sided Dishes
There you have my personal favorites. All are easy with great taste.
For a complete listing of all our Mexican offerings, please visit our Mexican Recipe Category.
Let's all join together in wishing our neighbor to the south Happy Cinco de Mayo (AKA Victory Over the French) Day. I'm sure the French would agree, at least on the food side.
Editor's Note: Originally published April 29, 2017. This roundup post is a "recurring" post meaning it is updated and reused yearly for a special occasion so that some comments may be older.