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Our Cinco de Mayo Winners - 61 recipes

Celebrate the Mexican army's victory at the Battle of Pueblo with these classic and simply delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes. From margaritas to all the scrumptious salsas that we know you're craving, we have all your recipe needs to celebrate this holiday right.

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By á-174535

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (11 Votes)
Classic Margaritas 1 Picture
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Servings 8
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 10

  • 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 9 lime wedges
  • Ice cubes

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Often margaritas are made with simple syrup or agave nectar, but this recipe uses powdered sugar

Top rated Cinco de Mayo recipes

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Slow-Cooker Braised Brisket or Machaca is the perfect main course for filling scrumptious tacos with

  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 8 (4-inch) crisp corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese, about 1 cup
  • lime wedges, for serving
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Bacon makes this spicy guacamole so much better! Use less jalapeños if your prefer a milder version

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons drained jarred pickled jalapeño slices, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons brine
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • tortilla chips, for serving
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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Tres Leches cake is the Hispanic-influenced dessert that is sure to become your new favorite dessert, soaked in thr...

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 2 medium bananas
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 container fluffy white frosting
  • banana slices and/or toasted coconut, to garnish
4.6/5 (48 Votes)

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Make your own homemade salsa verde and you'll never buy it in a jar again

  • 12 ounces fresh tomatillos, husked or 1 (13-ounce) can tomatillos, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 fresh serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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Paleo Comfort Foods' Chicken Tortilla-less Soup is the healthy, hearty, and delicious recipe that you'll want to wh...

  • 3 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, and skinless
  • 3 tablespoons oil, your choice, divided
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of fajita or taco seasoning
  • 1 large or 2 medium onions, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 to 2 poblano peppers, diced
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes or regular canned tomatoes
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • avocado, cubed and fresh cilantro, diced, to garnish
4.5/5 (147 Votes)

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Made with real mangos, no concentrate or watered down juice here! Looks and tastes great, if it's hot then this wil

  • 2 fresh mangoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 limes, plus 1 to cut into wedges for serving
  • 1 cup grapefruit soda
  • 1 cup good silver tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons agave nectar {depending on how sweet you like it}
  • 3 cups ice
4.5/5 (93 Votes)

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Chocolate-lovers will rejoice over this super moist, Triple-Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

  • 1 (2-layer size) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) bar Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup Breakstone's or Knudsen Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
4.5/5 (82 Votes)

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The dulce de leche drizzled on the dulce de leche buttercream frosting really compliments the cupcake and creates a...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • dulce de leche
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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Tres Leches Cake is a light and airy sponge cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, sweetened c...

  • FOR THE ICING:
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pint heavy cream, for whipping
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
4.7/5 (32 Votes)

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On our date to Sugarbeet restaurant in Longmont, Colorado, I had the most marvelous ceviche

  • 16 ounces red snapper filets, skinned, sliced thinly into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 medium jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 large mangos, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Tilapia Tacos with Cucumber Relish is the grilled tilapia recipe that's topped with a cooling cucumber relish that ...

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia, halibut, or black bass fillets
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 radishes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
5/5 (1 Votes)

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This margarita is sweetened with honey for a different take on the classic cocktail

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 whole limes, 1 sliced into rounds
5/5 (1 Votes)

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A little spicy and super rich, this is the perfect guacamole to top your tacos, stuff your burritos, or dip your cr...

  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 to 3 serrano chiles, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, torn
  • big pinch Kosher salt
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • 1 medium tomato
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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Serve this sweet and tangy mango salsa with fajitas, tacos, or over grilled fish

  • 2 mangos
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 1 fresh chile pepper, chopped, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 to 2 limes
  • salt, to taste
  • pinch sugar (optional)
4.7/5 (23 Votes)

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