History of Cinco de Mayo
You’ve probably heard of, and celebrated, Cinco de Mayo, but do you know the story behind it? Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France. The battle, the Battle of Puebla, was fought during the Franco-Mexican War. The day is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.
While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
I’ve compiled a list of 11 Authentic Mexican Recipes you can eat to enjoy Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy!
Flour Tortillas at Home
After learning How to Make Flour Tortillas at Home, you’ll never go back to the store bought kind! These tortillas are easy to make and so darn delicious.
Cochinita Pibil: Yucatan Slow Cooked Pork
Cochinita pibil, Puerco Pibil or slow cooked pork, is a favorite dish from Mexican’s Yucatan region that is most often prepared on Sundays.
Baja Style Fish Tacos
Baja Style Fish Tacos popular in the Baja region of Mexico. Fresh halibut nestled in corn tortillas, topped with crunchy shredded cabbage, homemade pico de gallo and a cooling lime crema
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
If you’re looking for the best filling, flavorful homemade Instant Pot Pinto Beans Recipe, then look no further. With no need to pre-soak the beans and full of healthier every pantry staples, you can have dinner on the table in about an hour!
Pico de Gallo
This recipe for Homemade Pico de Gallo will take you only a few moments to make at home! Soon enough, you will have a refreshing, healthy, and easy snack on your table, just ready for tacos, nachos, or anything else you could desire!
Chiles en Nogada, Poblano in Walnut Sauce
What’s so great and unique about this dish is that the colors of the Mexican chiles en nogada represent the Mexican flag. To make this dish, stuff the poblano, then top it with a wonderfully delicious walnut crema.
Pozole Verde: Mexican Hominy Soup with Chicken and Pork
There are many regional varieties of pozole. Some are white, red or green. This green version made with a homemade Salsa Verde is both hearty and filling with both chicken and pork.
To make this authentic Chile Relleno recipe stuff chilies with cheese, then batter and fry them, and finally, smother in homemade sauce for a flavorful meal.
Chicken Mole with Dark Chocolate
A scintillating blend of dark chocolate, red chilli and aromatic spices weave their magic in this Mexican Chicken Mole recipe. It’s deliciously tender AND easy enough to prepare for a mid-week dinner.
Huevos rancheros is an authentic Mexican breakfast recipe that’s hearty, rich in flavor, and a delicious way to start your morning. To prepare a dish, top a freshly fried tortilla with a sunny side up egg, fresh salsa, beans, avocado, and a sprinkle of cheese.
The classic margarita is a delicious party staple that everyone should know how to whip up. My recipe is easy to make (and easy to remember the ratios) and doesn’t have any added sugar. Enjoy this classic margarita on the rocks or frozen.
Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas
Easy homemade whole wheat tortilla recipe only takes 30 minutes to make from scratch! They freeze well and are much healthier and cheaper than store-bought.
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