Cinco de Mayo recipes that rock! 5 de Mayo outside Mexico is often taken as another excuse to gather with friends, have lots of beer, drink Margaritas, and eat guacamole with tortilla chips.
Just like the Saint Patrick’s Day is an excuse to drink even more beer. Chicken Tinga is a great dish to make ahead and serve over tortilla chips or tostadas or buffet style allowing everyone to prepare their own tostadas.
Cinco de Mayo Recipes (Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in America)
Chicken Tinga is originally from the State of Puebla but is not classified as a Cinco de Mayo Traditional Food, since the city of Puebla has many other dishes and the locals celebrate mainly by going to the annual parade.
Why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
However, the victory at the battle of 5 de Mayo was of great significance for the Mexican-American people of that time. General Ignacio Zaragoza, leader of a poorly armed force of Mexican soldiers, won the battle of 5 de Mayo against the undefeated French Army.
The French Army, double the size of Zaragoza's men, was considered the most powerful army in the world.What few people know is that Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California were once part of the Mexican republic just 15 years before the battle of 5 de Mayo.
Even though these territories were part of U.S.A. at the time of the battle of 5 de Mayo, the epic battle was celebrated by Mexican-Americans from Texas to California as a way to show solidarity with their mother country.
Enjoy a menu of authentic Mexican Cinco de Mayo Recipes!
Of course, they did not celebrate right away because the news back then did not travel as fast as it does today.
However, this celebration was not a public thing, some people just celebrated in their homes with close friends and relatives. Mexican civic and social clubs also celebrated by organizing dances.
Nowadays, 5 the Mayo is considered an important date to celebrate the music, culture, and food of the large Mexican community.
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If you wish to join this celebration with friends and family with authentic Mexican dishes these Cinco de Mayo recipes can help you create a delicious and memorable Cinco de Mayo Menu.
Enjoy these Crispy Tacos filled with shredded chicken, beef or mashed potatoes. Then topped them with lettuce, crumbled cheese, and a drizzle of cream.
And of course, we can not forget the Cinco de Mayo Recipes for drinks. Here are two popular ones. A Basic Michelada, and the Classic Margarita, which by the way is amazing! Just 2 margaritas for me!
Don't forget to include in your Cinco de Mayo Recipes the Classic Margarita Cocktail
And for the seafood lovers a Shrimp Cocktail with a spicy sauce.
Crispy Potato Tacos are always a crowd pleaser, made early during the day and reheat in the oven.
These are the type of Cinco de Mayo recipes you need in your menu, authentic and with lots of flavors.
And for those of you, that love the taste of corn masa, nothing like these little Sopes topped with shredded beef.
And for your Cinco de Mayo dessert, here is an easy and quick dessert that can be made ahead of time or at the last minute just before serving since it takes about 5 minutes to make. Mango Mousse.
I know you will and your family will love all these Cinco de Mayo recipes, please come back and let me know which ones you made.
Have a happy Cinco de Mayo!!