Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by Carne Diem
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we have some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes that you need to try this year. There is still time to step up your food game this year and make it the best Cinco de Mayo celebration ever. From guacamole to margaritas these recipes will surely make you the hit of your Mexican fiesta. These Cinco de Mayo recipes are perfect for a neighborhood get together and many are some of our favorite Mexican recipes to make on our grill or smoker.
These Cast Iron Chicken Fajitas are perfectly seasoned with a blend of chili peppers, cumin, warming spices, and a touch of lime. They are super easy to make and easily cooked on your grill or smoker, or on your stovetop. They have been a family favorite for years.
These Scratch Fire Roasted Chile and Beef Enchiladas were inspired by one of my favorite chefs, Rick Bayless. His techniques and recipes showcase a love of scratch cooking and demonstrate just how much better using fresh and traditional ingredients can be. They take a few extra steps, but I think you will agree they are worth it.
This tender and juicy Beer Braised Barbacoa is a result of slowly braising the beef in a cast iron Dutch oven with beef broth, chiles, onion, garlic, Mexican spices and beer. It makes the perfect filling for your tacos, burritos, tortas, or just by itself. We used wagyu beef cheeks for our barbacoa, but other cuts of beef work wonderfully as well.
This truly is the Best Fresh Guacamole recipe. Simple to make, but packed with flavor, it has been a favorite in our family for years. The most difficult part is trying to decide if you should make a double batch. Spoiler alert: you will want to make a double batch.
Carne asada street tacos are the quintessential food truck dish. Tender, juicy steak on a warm tortilla, with salty cotija cheese, and spicy salsa hit all of the right foodie notes. These carne asada tacos make the perfect additional to a Cinco de Mayo inspired taco bar.
These Northern Mexican Charro Beans are the perfect side to your Mexican or Tex-Mex inspired meal. Hickory smoked bacon rounds out these frijoles charros perfectly. Slightly smoky and packed with flavor, they are sure to become a family favorite.
These Brisket Quesabirria Tacos are a fusion of two of our favorite foods, brisket and birria style tacos. Tender smoked brisket is simmered in a rich au jus then loaded into corn tortillas with smoked mozzarella before being fried to perfection in beef tallow.
If tacos are the perfect food and al pastor is the best taco, does that make al pastor tacos the world's most perfect culinary creation? You won't get any argument from us. Tender and juicy pork all wrapped up in a warm tortilla with slightly charred pineapple, onions, and hot sauce. Make this classic taqueria style taco at home on your grill or smoker.
Step up your appetizer game with this Smoked Taco Dip. Cook it on your BBQ grill and smoker and become a legend at your next Cinco de Mayo party. This zesty dip makes the perfect appetizer to celebrate the holiday.
These Mango Habanero Margaritas are here just in time for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. They are the perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness, and have become one of our favorite versions of this classic drink. Lets face it, it is not Cinco de Mayo without margaritas!
More in the mood for dining out? Be sure to check out our definitive list of the absolute best tacos in Kansas City.
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