25 Cinco de Mayo recipes


I’m generally not one for posting a lot of round ups in my blog, but I didn’t think I could let Cinco de Mayo go by without mentioning it and listing some of my favorite Mexican recipes. And well, I certainly have a lot of those. In fact, despite its moniker, this blog has 1 more Mexican recipe posted than it does Greek.

The list below does not even begin to exhaust the recipes posted (head to the Mexican/Tex-Mex tag for all of them) but includes many of my most favorites. (I have to say “most” favorites, because whittling it down was sort of tough, since I like all the recipes I post!)

Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo (hopefully with a margarita in hand)!

(P.S. Does anyone else just think Liz Phair when they hear “Cinco de Mayo”? :))


Chipole Salsa withPan-Roasted Tomatillos
Queso Fundido

Soups and Salads

Guacamole Salad
Jicama Slaw with Roasted Poblano Dressing
Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Roasted Corn and Green Chile Bisque



Butternut Squash and Poblano Gratin (since butternut is out of season, this could also be made with sweet potatoes)
“World Famous” Black Beans
Mashed Pinto Beans with Bacon and Manchego Cheese

Main Courses (meat)

Short Ribs in Chipole and Green Chile Sauce
Slowcooker Shredded Beef for Tacos/Burritos
Queso Fundido Burgers
Red Chile Chicken with Rice and Black Beans
Red Chile Enchiladas with Chicken and Cheese
Green Chile Hominy Casserole with Chorizo
Baked Bean and Beef Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce
Smoky Pork Tinga Tacos with Avocado and Cheese
Chicken Fajitas

Main Courses (vegetarian)

Chipotle and Tomatillo-Sauced Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas
Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce
Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream
Tortilla and Black Bean Pie 

25 Cinco de Mayo recipes

7 thoughts on “25 Cinco de Mayo recipes

  1. So when are you going to change that blog name? jk 😉 But I agree that Cinco de Mayo would not be complete with a roundup from you!

  2. maybe you should change the title to elly says opa (and ole!) 😛

    These all sound so delicious…I love your mexican recipes, always.

  3. I like what Joanne said … I’ve come to appreciate your blog for your Mexican dishes and this is a wonderful round-up. You do great work!

  4. So many good cosas going on here! I am banking on you to make some crazy Mexi-Greek delicacy this Saturday to share with the world wide web. I hope to visit Chicago one of these days, and I will track you (and Esi) down for some tea time.

  5. Sounds great to me, being both Mexican and Greek. I really enjoy food and cooking. I just love your blog and your recipes. This blog is such a treat. Thank you!

  6. I can’t wait to whip up a few courses with these tomorrow. Such great choices. I also think of Liz when I hear ‘Cinco de Mayo’. Gracias!

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