Five Favorite Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn’t a holiday we really celebrate as far as throwing a party, but any excuse to eat Mexican (or Mexican-inspired) food is worth mentioning. I could eat this stuff daily.

I’ve also decided that street tacos would be my last meal on earth.

Out of the 60+ recipes I have in my Mexican/Southwest category, these are our all-time favorites.

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Of course I had to start with the Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. It’s the most popular recipe on my site!

If you like these you’d also like the Stacked Chicken & Zucchini Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chile Sauce or the Leftover Shredded Beef and Kale Stacked Enchiladas.

(I’m into stacking enchiladas instead of rolling them. Can you tell?)

taqueria-shredded-beef

Speaking of shredded beef, this is my favorite shredded beef in the whole world. The Taqueria-Style Shredded Beef takes a bit of prep, but it cooks all day in the slow cooker and is great for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, salads…. omelets. (Yes, I actually did that. Best omelet I ever had.)

It’s criminal to have Mexican food without guacamole. Or at least a chopped avocado. I adore this Loaded Roasted Chile Guacamole! I have a basic guacamole recipe as well if you want something quick. For the laziest of lazies, try my Lazy Guacamole.

I have to pace myself when I make Crispy Shredded Chicken Tacos. I could really eat an entire platter and then bask in a crispy tortilla-induced coma for the next several hours. No, not even close to paleo, but so, so worth it once in a while. For a vegetarian version, these Crispy Black Bean Tacos are great, too!

And for the best Mexican food, you need the best tortillas. Have you ever made your own corn tortillas? Hand-rolled Corn Tortillas are a snap, once you get into a good rhythm. I can pump out 35-40 in a half hour.

Have a great weekend! Ole!

(Do people actually say Ole? I may have outed myself as a great, big dork.)