40 Mexican Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo


The amount we love Mexican food is a bit ridiculous. There are tacos and burritos and nachos and guac and barbacoa and enchiladas and margaritas and so, so, so much more - we love it! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, these homemade Mexican recipes are perfect to celebrate. Check out these 40 (yes 40!) Cinco de Mayo recipes that you’ll want to make all year long!

Mexican Rice “This rice is so easy to make! It’s basically rice...

Mexican Rice

“This rice is so easy to make! It’s basically rice that is cooked in the tomatoes, to give it the red colour, along with some extras, like onions, garlic and cumin for flavour and jalapeno peppers (or chili powder) for some heat. You simply saute the veggies, add the rice, tomatoes, and broth, and cook it like you would normally cook rice.” - Kevin

To Die For Beef Tacos “I have been making tacos this way...

To Die For Beef Tacos

“I have been making tacos this way ever since I was 17 years old when I learned how from a lady I babysat for. My family loves them and they now prepare their's the same way! It is the chorizo that sets them apart from any other taco that I have ever had. I hope you try this recipe and feel the same as I and my family do!!!” - Jeanne

5 Ingredient Beef Enchiladas “I made the enchiladas for dinner last night....

5 Ingredient Beef Enchiladas

“I made the enchiladas for dinner last night. SO GOOD!!! Thanks for another great recipe. (And so glad that I have leftover enchiladas for lunch today! WIN!

Top Shelf Margaritas “We love these margaritas, they are made with premium...

Top Shelf Margaritas

“We love these margaritas, they are made with premium liquor and are not too tart. Careful, they do not taste strong, but are. Enjoy!” - Jenny

Skillet Mexican Street Corn Recipe “I have loved Mexican Street Corn since...

Skillet Mexican Street Corn Recipe

“I have loved Mexican Street Corn since trying it for the first time at my favorite local restaurant. As a result, I developed this recipe that is very similar. The restaurant serves Mexican Street Corn with shrimp tacos; I serve it with everything I can. It’s that good.” - Paula

Mango Strawberry Salsa “This salsa tastes as good as it looks -...

Mango Strawberry Salsa

“This salsa tastes as good as it looks - delightful. The sweet combination of fruit is perfectly balanced with the bite of the onion and Anaheim pepper. Sweet and tart, the cilantro dressing pulls everything together. This salsa recipe makes a rather large serving so it's perfect for a crowd. Wendy recommends serving with tortilla chips which is fabulous. Try the salsa on your favorite grilled fish or chicken too. Make sure to serve this the same day it's made.” - Kitchen Crew

Mama’s Mexican Cornbread “Most families I know make a version of this...

Mama’s Mexican Cornbread

“Most families I know make a version of this deliciously moist and decadent cornbread. Studded with sweet corn, cheddar cheese, and spicy bits of jalapeño peppers, whenever I make this, I can happily eat two pieces of it, hot from the oven, and nothing else. Even my husband, who really doesn’t care for cornbread unless it’s sweet, comes running whenever I make this.” - Christy

Mini Mexican Taco Bites “Every time I make these I have to...

Mini Mexican Taco Bites

“Every time I make these I have to double the batch because they go FAST!” - Angie

Barbacoa Burritos “The beef barbacoa can be made in the slow cooker...

Barbacoa Burritos

“The beef barbacoa can be made in the slow cooker with almost no effort and then the burritos are as easy as throwing the beef barbacoa along with your favourite burrito fillings into the tortilla and wrapping it up! For these burritos I like to go with a simple pico de gallo and creamy avocado cilantro lime rice filling!” - Kevin

Baked Chicken Chimichangas “Love, love, loved this. This was so good! My...

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

“Love, love, loved this. This was so good! My husband doesn't like sour cream so I didn't tell him what the white sauce was and just didn't put a lot on his. He went back for seconds and tripled how much ‘white sauce’ I had originally put on his!” - Julia

Frozen Watermelon Margarita “This cocktail screams summertime! Freezing the watermelon means you...

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

“This cocktail screams summertime! Freezing the watermelon means you don't have to add much ice to this refreshing, adult only drink. It's sweet and full of watermelon flavor with a slight tang from the lime. Perfect for the beach or sipping poolside.” - Kitchen Crew

Fiesta Taco Salad “We would put all the ingredients into bowls and...

Fiesta Taco Salad

“We would put all the ingredients into bowls and then we could just go down the line and add on whatever we wanted. It felt like a buffet to us! Feel free to change out the Doritos with regular tortilla chips. And have fun and play around with your favorite taco toppings on this!” - Brandie

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup “This hearty soup will tickle your taste buds...

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

“This hearty soup will tickle your taste buds with bold spicy flavors. You can spice it up or dress it down. Either way, I promise you will make it again and again. I know I will.” - Robynne

Creamy Green Chile Queso “Spicy and cheesy my Creamy Green Chile Queso...

Creamy Green Chile Queso

“Spicy and cheesy my Creamy Green Chile Queso is easy to make, tastes great and is always the first to go at parties!” - Paula

Holy Guacamole! “I've spent years perfecting my guacamole. It's always a hit...

Holy Guacamole!

“I've spent years perfecting my guacamole. It's always a hit at parties. I feel shallots complement the avocado more than onions. Also, mashing the shallots, jalapeno, and garlic with rock salt brings out their juices and oils and it infuses the guacamole nicely.” - Jacinda

Fajita Chicken Casserole “I absolutely can’t wait for y’all to try this...

Fajita Chicken Casserole

“I absolutely can’t wait for y’all to try this recipe. Seriously. I just know y’all are going to love it. It really packs a punch of flavor and my family just went crazy over it. It’s based on a Mexican Chicken Casserole I’ve been making for years that I shared over on Southern Plate a few years ago. This one twists things around a little and adds a packet of fajita seasoning mix for some truly amazing flavor. The best part is it’s got your veggies, protein, and starch all right in there so you can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes and only have a bowl and a dish to wash!” - Stacey

Oven Fajita Bake “We love fajitas and easy dinner recipes, so this...

Oven Fajita Bake

“We love fajitas and easy dinner recipes, so this fajita recipe was a win-win for us. All you need to do is cut up the chicken and veggies, then pop them in the oven. The outcome is juicy and tender chicken and a dinner that's packed with flavor. The seasoning and salsa add a wonderful robust flavor. Serve with tortillas, over rice or quinoa and you have a delicious and healthy dinner.” - Kitchen Crew

Chicken Tamale Pie “This Chicken Tamale Pie is a variation of the...

Chicken Tamale Pie

“This Chicken Tamale Pie is a variation of the classic Tamale Pie. My recipe calls for chicken and I love to use a rotisserie chicken for added flavor, plus it makes it so easy. I also like to use the sweet cornbread mix for the topping; I like the flavor contrast, but you are welcome to use unsweetened if you’re totally against the sweet.” - Stacey

Carne Guisada “I have made this recipe twice now and am about...

Carne Guisada

“I have made this recipe twice now and am about to make it a third time. Don't change anything. You will not be disappointed. I LOVE how easy it is and how amazing it tastes. Better than any restaurant and I live in central Texas so that's saying a lot. It's good as is with a tortilla, but I've also put it on nachos and loaded fries. Both amazing!” - Brandi

Pineapple Margarita “A little tart, a little sweet, and completely refreshing, Pineapple...

Pineapple Margarita

“A little tart, a little sweet, and completely refreshing, Pineapple Margarita will be your favorite cocktail this summer!” - Paula

Carne Guisada - Slow Cooker (Mexican Beef Stew) “I now know why...

Carne Guisada - Slow Cooker (Mexican Beef Stew)

“I now know why this recipe got a blue ribbon. It is so delicious! There's only two of us so I cut the recipe in half and seared all the meat. I let it slow cook for 9 hours, the meat was so tender. The hubby likes his ‘stew’ over rice so that is how I served it to him with his flour tortillas on the side with butter. I sprinkled cilantro, Mexican cheese and served it with some sour cream on the side...yum! I had mine rolled up like a burrito with cilantro, sour cream and Mexican cheese...this is a make again recipe and is going in my best of 2018 cookbook!” - Teresa

Huevos Rancheros “A quick and easy breakfast with layers of refried beans...

Huevos Rancheros

“A quick and easy breakfast with layers of refried beans and salsa on top of crispy fried tortillas all topped with fried eggs with runny yolks!” - Kevin

Beer Batter Fish Tacos “We absolutely love fish tacos, but we generally...

Beer Batter Fish Tacos

“We absolutely love fish tacos, but we generally eat them at our local restaurant. I'm not big on frying anything, but I made these in my deep fryer and they turned out great. I served them with cabbage, onion, lime, avocado, crumbled cotija cheese and we used corn tortillas. I made a cilantro/tomatillo sauce to go with these fish tacos and they were a hit.” - Daily Inspiration

Green Enchiladas “I created this original recipe, wanting a lighter version of...

Green Enchiladas

“I created this original recipe, wanting a lighter version of enchiladas. Everyone loves them and requests them at family gatherings.” - Charlie

Street Tacos “These street tacos are great with rice and beans or...

Street Tacos

“These street tacos are great with rice and beans or just by themselves. Add your favorite salsa weather it's green or red! Very tasty.” - Cathy

Mexican Stuffed Peppers With Ranchero Sauce “These stuffed peppers are fantastic. The...

Mexican Stuffed Peppers With Ranchero Sauce

“These stuffed peppers are fantastic. The filling for the bell pepper is worth making this recipe alone. It's meaty and full of chunks of onion and bell pepper that add tons of flavor. You will have a bit of filling left over but don't worry, it's delicious on its own too. The ranchero sauce is thick, creamy and really elevates the stuffed peppers. This dish does take a little bit of effort, but it's so worth it.” - Kitchen Crew

Mexican Cornbread Casserole “The only problem I had with this dish was......

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

“The only problem I had with this dish was... no leftovers! This is a super easy casserole that your family will love. A little spicy and a little sweet, perfect combination with the cornbread and taco meat.” - Angela

Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas “I was craving Mexican food today. My husband and...

Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

“I was craving Mexican food today. My husband and I collaborated to come up with this tasty low-fat recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!” - Melissa

Quesadilla Burgers “This tasty burger is a big hit with my adult...

Quesadilla Burgers

“This tasty burger is a big hit with my adult children! It is a fun item for a backyard BBQ or fiesta that people will be begging for more. The flavor EXPLODES in your mouth with every bite. Serve with some sliced avocado, chipotle aioli or guacamole to add another layer of creaminess to the burger. These are phenomenal!!! ENJOY!” - Christina

Late Night Nachos “These should be called anytime nachos because you're going...

Late Night Nachos

“These should be called anytime nachos because you're going to want these all the time! The star is the layers of savory beans, taco meat, nacho cheese and shredded cheese. Once baked, it's ooey gooey deliciousness. Serve over your favorite tortilla chips with your favorite toppings and you have fantastic nachos.” - Kitchen Crew

Healthy Chicken Tacos “We absolutely love tacos! My husband is on a...

Healthy Chicken Tacos

“We absolutely love tacos! My husband is on a diet so I devised a different way to enjoy tacos by using chicken and a different salad mixture. The mixture of avocados, tomatoes, and red onion in the EVO and lemon pepper really gives a new flavor and flare to the taco. They are so easy to prepare.” - Sena

Fajita Dip “Just made this for weekend snack day... I could eat...

Fajita Dip

“Just made this for weekend snack day... I could eat this for dinner!!!! LOVED this will definitely make again and again! Thank you!” - Brenda

Easy Weekend Quesadillas “These quesadillas are easy and pack a big punch...

Easy Weekend Quesadillas

“These quesadillas are easy and pack a big punch of flavor. Ham gives the quesadilla a smokey taste and you get a pop of sweetness from the corn and the apple. Sriracha brings heat to the creamy sauce. If you don't like spicy, definitely leave the Sriracha out. Everything mixed together creates a really delicious quesadilla.” - Kitchen Crew

Cilantro Guacamole Chicken “We really loved this way to serve a chicken...

Cilantro Guacamole Chicken

“We really loved this way to serve a chicken breast. Everything is fresh and yummy. The chicken breast comes out of the foil packed so juicy. It's a little on the plain side but the guacamole on top is what adds tons of flavor. This is a delicious and healthy way to serve chicken.” - Kitchen Crew

Brother Ron's Fresh Marinated Summer Salsa “While visiting our relatives, our brother-in-law...

Brother Ron's Fresh Marinated Summer Salsa

“While visiting our relatives, our brother-in-law had us try this wonderful fresh salsa he made using fresh vegetables from his garden. It was so light and fresh tasting and we couldn't get enough of it." - Valeree

Sweet Potato Fajitas “A friend mentioned he’d made sweet potato fajitas and...

Sweet Potato Fajitas

“A friend mentioned he’d made sweet potato fajitas and it sounded so good I had to give them a go. I love the combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors!” - April

Mexican Gorditas (Little Fat Ones) (Gorditas Rellenas) “Each time I make gorditas,...

Mexican Gorditas (Little Fat Ones) (Gorditas Rellenas)

“Each time I make gorditas, I can still picture my grandmother making these little fat corn masa pattie cakes. These gorditas are a favorite Mexico street food. Crisp on the outside and soft and tender within. These savory little pattie cakes are a great base for all types of toppings from pulled pork to shredded chicken, salsa, sour cream or crema Mexicana to chorizo with minced onion, queso fresco, and salsa. Serve hot. You will not be able to eat just one. Enjoy!” - Juliann

Chicken Enchilada Pie “I made this meal for dinner this evening and...

Chicken Enchilada Pie

“I made this meal for dinner this evening and used a cookie cutter to cut the tortillas and made them in ramekins so I could share with neighbors since I am alone now. It worked out great and the neighbors that also live alone loved getting a hot casserole and salad for dinner. I will pick up the ramekins tomorrow so I can share another great Christy meal. Oh in order to not waste the leftover pieces of tortillas from cutting the circles I sprinkled the odds and ends pieces with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar and baked until toasty for a little sweet treat for everyone.” - Marsha

Mexican Citrus Roasted Pork “Juicy and moist, this pork tenderloin is a...

Mexican Citrus Roasted Pork

“Juicy and moist, this pork tenderloin is a flavorful dinner. The peppers add a bit of heat and smokiness which pairs well with the beautiful citrus flavors. It's so easy to make too. We served it over rice and spooned the delicious juices on top. So good!” - Kitchen Crew

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas “This fajita recipe is such a time saver....

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

“This fajita recipe is such a time saver. Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker, turn it on, and forget about it. The chicken turns out tender and easy to shred. Once shredded, it goes back into the Crock Pot to mingle with the sauce. Spooned onto the tortillas, it makes really flavorful fajitas. These will be great if you're serving a crowd. Set up a fajita bar with the chicken and toppings and let everyone create their own.” - Kitchen Crew




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Lori McLain - May 5, 2019
So any delicious ways to celebrate! Awesome recipes❣️
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Jeanne Gliddon - May 5, 2019
Thank you for including my taco recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
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