Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and what’s better than indulging in authentic Mexican food on this festive day? This day holds much importance to people living in Mexico and some parts of the USA as it portrays a good moment in history. So it doesn’t matter if you can’t go to a Mexican restaurant this year or see the parade, you can easily whip up some amazing recipes that are sure to make your day!
Enchiladas are simple to make and will give you an authentic Mexican feel while you devour it. Get your hands on the tomatillos, garlic, onion, jalapeños, poblano, shredded chicken, lime, and tortillas. Broil all the vegetables and then toss them into a blender to create a smooth sauce. Then all you need to do is layer up 8 to 10-inch tortillas, insert your shredded chicken (or meat), pour the sauce over your tortillas, and finally, bake it altogether, to get the Enchiladas Verde hot, delicious & ready!
Chalupas are some of the most common food items opted for on Cinco de Mayo. You can easily make them at home now as slow cookers are here to help you. Add the meat, spices, beans, and vegetables into the crockpot and let them sit for 4 to 6 hours. You can carry on making other delicious for Cinco de Mayo while this gets done. Once the timer is up, all you need to do is shred up the meat, layer the contents from the crockpot onto a tortilla base, add some cheese on top, and voila! Your crockpot chalupas are ready.
What’s a Mexican festival without burritos? Add a spin to it and start you Cinco de Mayo with a breakfast burrito. Add all the ingredients that you would like in the burrito and start your day right! A saucy breakfast burrito with beans, eggs, and cheese is sure to put you in a great mood while you stay at home.
Indulge in delicious variations of tacos this day! While people mainly opt for beef in their tacos but if you don’t want it, then you can easily switch the beef with chicken or beans. To make your crispy tacos, toss in your preference of meat and vegetables in spiced salsa, add a bit of lime on top to give your tacos that boost in flavor and enjoy! You can create different variations of these tacos and snack on them all day long, you can be creative with this one.
And finally, Cinco de Mayo is incomplete without red salsa and nachos. The best thing about this is that you don’t even need too many ingredients to make it! Get your hands on some tomatoes, spicy jalapeños, cilantro, some onions, and lime; to make the perfect dip, pair it up with your choice of nachos. And don’t be tempted to buy ready-made salsa from your local supermarket, they just don’t taste the same, as a freshly made salsa, and its definitely not as fun.
While this Cinco de Mayo is going to be all about staying at home this year, you might as well indulge in cooking some of the greatest Mexican food! These recipes are simple and easy to make, and make sure to have fun while you’re creating these dishes. Viva Mexico!