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20 Delicious Easy to Make Mexican Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

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These Delicious Easy to make Mexican Recipes were created for Cinco de Mayo, but you can enjoy them any time of the year while throwing a Mexican Fiesta Party, a Taco Tuesday night, or just simply for any weeknight dinners at home.


Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), also called Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, is a festive day, mainly in The US. Cinco de Mayo is not observed as a national holiday in Mexico but, as you may know, it is always observed in The US as a day where people go out to drink or eat their favorite Mexican dishes, at local Mexican restaurants and bars. Others search for easy to make recipes for Cinco de Mayo celebrations at home.

This year Cinco de Mayo happened during the lockdown, and on a Tuesday, so it was a perfect day to recreate some fun and simple to make Mexican recipes for any Cinco de Mayo party (Mexican fiesta!). Some of the recipes in this post are also perfect to make while doing a Taco Tuesday theme with Margaritas or other drinks of your choice.

In this post, you can find a round-up of 20 easy to make Mexican recipes for your own Cinco de Mayo celebration or any other occasion while staying home. Just another reason to party and enjoy yourself or add a zoom invitation and really celebrate with family and friends remotely! Enjoy!

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20 Tasty & Easy Mexican Recipes (Cinco de Mayo Recipes)

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Mexican Staple Dishes

Carne Asada Mexican Street Tacos
A staple of Mexican cuisine is Carne Asada. In this recipe, the carne asada is showcased into tacos, another Mexican favorite. This recipe uses inexpensive cuts of meat and the beer helps to tenderize the meat while cooking and actually makes the dish even tastier. This is perfect for Taco Tuesday so don’t forget to prepare this then.
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Homemade Salsa Authentic
Homemade salsa is a staple that one should master. It goes with just about anything from tortilla chips, tacos, or anything else you might like. The basic ingredients are tomatoes and spices. You can also make it spicy if you desire, chunky or smooth or add in other ingredients like black beans or corn. There is really no limit to making a great homemade salsa!
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Easy Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Shredded chicken mixed with spicy buffalo sauce between layers of crunchy, homemade tortilla chips topped with oodles of goodness from jalapeno peppers, green onions, blue cheese or any similar type of cheese you like and sprinkled with yet more cheese (American, Monterey or Pepper Jack) and this dish may simply become a staple in your monthly menu.
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Mexican Pulled Pork
With this Mexican Pulled Pork recipe, you can easily make it into any kind of dish. It is handy to keep on hand when you’ve got a craving for tacos, tamales, sandwiches, or just need something for a low-carb snack. Whatever you may decide on, it’s a surefire thing that will keep you filled and satisfied at any time of the day!
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Shrimp Chile Rellenos
A dish any shrimp lover will never get tired of! This has all the goodness of juicy shrimp cooked with tomatoes and onion, stuffed into roasted poblano peppers and topped with lots of cheese, and lastly put inside the oven to bake. Once done, it can be eaten with a drizzle of chipotle cream sauce or sour cream. A tasty dish, wouldn’t you say?
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Instant Pot Mexican Rice
This one is perfect for when you would like to make a one of a kind dish or you simply would like to please the crowd. It can be tweaked to suit your preference (just add your favorite seasonings and spices) and is a great item to have as a side dish, with salsa, tortillas, and more.
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Fun Mexican Recipes with a twist

Instant Pot Taco Lasagna
Can’t decide which dish to make, tacos or lasagna? Why make a choice when you can make a combination of the two! To top it all of, you can layer everything into your Instant Pot and voila! You’ve got a dish that will satisfy even the picky eaters in your home!
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Choco-Taco
Never heard of Choco Taco? Well, now you have. As the name suggests, it’s a taco but made with chocolates! The tacos are sugar cone waffles, fillings are vanilla ice cream, dipped into chocolate, and sprinkled with candies or nuts. As you can see, it’s truly a sweet kind of taco and perfect for those who love anything sweet and chocolatey!
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Cheesy Spicy Cornbread
What can be more satisfying than nibbling on the best tasting cornbread with tons of cheese but with the added punch of chili! If you’re not salivating right about now, then you’re definitely missing out on something truly wonderful! This cornbread recipe is perfect with a cup of Joe or as a meal in which you can add some proteins.
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Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos
All cooking for this dish is done using your Instant Pot. No mess and less fuss than cooking in your stovetop for sure. A homemade taco seasoning (ingredients to make one also included) will keep this dish even better. After shredding the cooked chicken breast, assemble it along with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!
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Easy and Healthy Mexican Recipes

Dump And Start Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa {Vegan, Gluten Free}
A quick and healthy dish to make using an Instant Pot and this recipe is a hit! Quinoa is a superfood, easy to cook, and with the added bonus of salsa, peas, black beans among others, this is one healthy choice that unlike others. If you’ve got kids, just omit the chipotle paste from theirs!
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Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are a staple for those following Keto, Weight Watchers, and Low Carb. It’s such a versatile recipe that either has tortillas, taco shells, or a bed of lettuce and still be a tasty dish that will keep you wanting more! To make it, even more, healthier, add in some quinoa and tons of vegetables to it.
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Easy Healthy Taco Salad
This taco salad is low carb and gluten-free, perfect for those on a diet or are just into healthy eating. It still has all the fixings and toppings of any tacos with the option to use your favorite ones, on a bed of romaine lettuce. There’s no denying this is such a great dish since it can be tailored to your own taste plus aside from that, it’s quick and easy to prepare.
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Everything Tacos

Turkey Taco Skillet
If you are tired of your good old chicken, turkey is a great alternative to mix it up. This recipe is basically the same as what you normally have for chicken tacos but instead of chicken, you’re using turkey. Still, all the goodness in a taco is in this recipe like salsa, corn, and vegetables. You really can’t go wrong with this dish!
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Rio Rancho Taco Meat
This dish is one of those kinds that you can prepare ahead of time or just keep in the freezer for when you’re lazy to do anything other than heating something up and cutting up a few items for toppings. Made with beef, onions, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, pepper flakes, or chilies for heat, you can either have it on taco shells or on a bed of lettuce for a quick and tasty meal.
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Turkey Taco Casserole
A casserole is one of those dishes that you can make ahead of time, perfect for weekend dinners or to bring over to a friend’s house kind of thing. Cooked ground turkey and onions are placed on top of a layer tortillas on a casserole dish, topped with salsa, and a layer of cheese and popped into the oven to bake. After the cheese had melted and taken off the oven to cool, it gets layered on with any type of toppings of choice.
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Easy Taco Pie
Easy Taco Pie is truly a low-fuss meal. You’ll have to make it to believe me but once you do, it’ll become a meal favorite. It’s also a one-dish kind of meal which is a real time saver. Just layer cooked ground beef, then soft tortilla on top, followed by meat mixture, salsa, cheese, and just keep repeating. Bake in the oven and once done, enjoy a plate or two!
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Dump Meals

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
Looking for a dish that is easy to prepare and you can leave to cook on its own? Then this recipe is the right one for you! A slow cooker is the best answer for someone who doesn’t have the time to be a slave in the kitchen as they say. It’s as easy as putting all the ingredients (just 4 for this recipe!): chicken breasts, corn, salsa, and black beans into the slow cooker, press the desired cooking time, and forget about it for hours! This recipe is perfect for salads, burritos, tacos and more.
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Instant Pot Mexican Ground Beef Casserole With Rice And Beans
This is such a quick dump recipe and only the beef and onions are needed to be sauteed before it can be added into the Instant Pot but aside from that, it’s still an easy dish to do. A hearty meal you can cook for those nights you have friends and family over, this dish will leave all of you in a good mood. This is what a great meal can truly do.
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Simple and Classic Dish

Shrimp Ceviche
Shrimp Ceviche is a super classic dish but there’s nothing wrong with eating a classic dish once in a while. If you appreciate a simple dish then this one is for you! Add some avocado to make it more refreshing and it will be a great appetizer for anytime or occasion.
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20 Delicious Mexican Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

We hope that you enjoy this round-up of delicious and easy to make Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo. Decorate your home, make one of these quick dishes, and grab a margarita with alcohol or just a virgin margarita to make your celebrations at home memorable. Enjoy!

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20 Easy Mexican Recipes for cinco de mayo
20 Delicious Easy Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

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