If you’re planning a party, these easy Cinco de Mayo recipes will help you get the celebration started. From classics like tacos and refried beans to southwestern egg rolls and nachos, in this collection you’ll find something for everyone.
So, sit back with a cerveza or a homemade margarita and browse through these fun Cinco de Mayo food ideas.
Shredded chicken enchiladas
In this recipe flour tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken breast, corn, black beans and shredded Monterey jack cheese. Then smothered in a homemade red sauce.
Ground beef tacos
These ground beef tacos are the easiest weeknight dinner you can make. They take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
This recipe is made in a blender so there’s no cooking involved. Canned tomatoes are combined with onions, cilantro, lime juice and spices to make a delicious salsa.
In this recipe, canned pinto beans, onions, garlic, broth and spices combine for a flavorful dish that will complement your favorite Mexican-style favorites.
Shredded chicken tostadas
These shredded chicken tostadas are a great way to change up taco night. In this easy recipe, crunchy tostadas are layered with refried beans, shredded chicken and taco toppings.
Southwestern egg rolls
These southwestern egg rolls are a perfect appetizer for your party spread. Filled with seasoned ground beef, black beans, and corn they are flavorful and easy to make.
Beef and bean chili
This beef and bean chili is loaded with ground beef, red beans, black beans, tomatoes and spices. It’s an easy way to get a big pot of hearty chili.
A corn tostada with refried black beans, warm salsa, and a fried egg. Then it’s garnished with queso fresco, diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro. Need I say more?
Turkey taco casserole
This casserole is loaded with all the flavors of your favorite tacos in a convenient casserole. Change up taco night without giving up your favorites.
Shredded chicken nachos
In this take on the restaurant favorite, corn tortilla chips are loaded with flavorful shredded chicken, black beans, corn, black olives, green onions, tomatoes, and of course, cheese.
Refried black beans
These refried make a fantastic addition to tacos, burritos, tostadas, or as a dip for tortilla chips. They come together quickly and are easy to make.
Chorizo cheese dip
Fresh chorizo cooked and combined with a creamy cheese sauce. This cheese dip is a great appetizer for cinco de mayo spread.
Turkey taco soup
This soup is quick, easy, and fun. Simple pantry ingredients combine with fresh to make this delicious soup that’s a little bit spicy and totally satisfying.
These taquitos are easy to make, and perfect as an appetizer. Lean ground beef is seasoned and cooked with tomato sauce to make a flavorful and delicious taco filling.
Shredded chicken tacos
In this recipe, chicken breasts are cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce. Then the chicken is shredded and added back to the sauce until it soaks it all up.
Shredded pork tacos
In this recipe, the pork is gently simmered in a seasoned tomato sauce until it is fall-apart-tender. Don’t worry about the long cooking time; it’s mostly hands off and totally worth it!
This chili is made with lean ground turkey, red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and a combination of aromatics and spices.
This fresh mango salsa is light and refreshing. In this easy salsa recipe, diced mango, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro are marinated in fresh lime juice.
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