10 Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo, also known as the fifth of May, is a holiday that commemorates the day the Mexican army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867) in 1862. It is not as big a holiday in Mexico as it is in the U.S. Here, Americans and Mexican-Americans alike take the opportunity to celebrate with fruity margaritas, spicy guacamole, and other Mexican treats.

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With so many different recipe ideas for Cinco de Mayo, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with Cinco de Mayo recipes and here are some of the highlights:

  • Christina Lakey of Food Apparel shared with us her recipe for decadent tres leches cake, which is a perfect way to end a spicy meal.
  • Lauren Gordon, the entertain editor at The Daily Meal, made a fruity margarita with raspberries that is sure to get the party started.
  • The winner this week is Peter Block of Feed Your Soul 2 and his recipe for Mexican stuffed meatballs. These cheese-filled meatballs are a delicious and festive appetizer for your celebration.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos Recipe

These loaded nachos are the perfect party appetizer.

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Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa Recipe

These easy slow-cooker fajitas are simple to prepare and extra tasty.

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Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.