6 Easy Recipes for Your Next Mexican Fiesta

6 Easy Recipes for Your Next Mexican Fiesta

Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Each year on May 5th, the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo celebrates the unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

The holiday is therefore celebrated in Pueblo, but has no bigger meaning in the rest of Mexico. Still, the day enjoys increasing popularity in the United States thanks to its strong Mexican-American culture. The food served on that day is not always 100% authentically Mexican, but more of an adaptation. Most importantly, it celebrates a love for Mexican traditions and ingredients. 

As such, it’s time for us to step into the Mexican kitchen and present to you our favorite recipes! But first, let’s go over which ingredients you should have on hand:

The Ingredients

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Today’s supermarkets often have a well-stocked shelf with selected Mexican ingredients. If yours doesn’t, look for a nearby Mexican grocery store or order online. 

Here’s your shopping list: 

- Tortillas: Soft, thin flatbreads made of wheat flour 
- All kinds of beans: Better go for the dried ones for optimal taste
- All kinds of chilies: Árbol, habanero, gajillo, poblano, or chipotle—the sky’s the limit!
- Spices&herbs: Ever heard of Mexican cinnamon or oregano? Give them a try!
- Keep it fresh: You’ll never go wrong with avocado and lime
- Mexican chocolate: Laced with cinnamon and irresistable

The Basics

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Two things that are indispensable for Mexican cuisine are guacamole (which was first created by the Aztecs) and mole sauce (generally made of some type of fruit, chili, pepper, and nut—and often chocolate!). Time to cook!

The Recipes

Here are our favorite Mexican recipes!

Mexican mole chicken

Mexican mole chicken

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Now that you know how to prepare mole sauce, lets marinate chicken in it! Spices like aniseed, cinnamon, and clove will give your dish a new twist! 

Slow-cooker 3-Bean chili

Slow-cooker 3-Bean chili

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Mexican cuisine is not all about meat! This bean casserole is easy, filling and very aromatic. 

Frozen margarita

Frozen margarita

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No fiesta without a proper margarita! This frozen margarita is just the perfect drink for a summer party.

Spicy Taco Skillet

Spicy Taco Skillet

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15 minutes, 10 ingredients, 1 pot! This spicy taco skillet is not only the perfect party food, but also a good choice for a lazy movie night. 

Skirt steak tortilla with chimichurri sauce

Skirt steak tortilla with chimichurri sauce

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Chimichurri verde comes from Argentinian cuisine, but let’s give it a Mexican twist bz serving it in a tortilla. It’s spicy and full of flavors! 

Churros with chocolate sauce

Churros with chocolate sauce

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Of course we wouldn’t leave you at your fiesta without dessert. Warm, buttery dough covered in cinnamon and sugar, served with hot chocolate sauce - what do you want more?