Top 9 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Let these most popular Cinco de Mayo Recipes inspire your Holiday

Cinco de Mayo is a uniquely Mexican-American holiday that celebrates the long relationship between the United States and Mexico. In recent years, it has become an excuse to put together a party and blend each countries flavors. As you can see from my list of the most popular recipes on the 5th of May there is a wide diversity of food but always at the top is Carne Asada. Whether you are going traditional or hitting the ribs or beer can chicken, fire up the grill and celebrate this great holiday.

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    Pulled Pork Tamales
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    You can fill you tamales with pretty much anything you have on hand. However, you should remember that that tamales won't have a lot of flavor if the filling is bland. When you make pulled pork tamales you can use leftover pulled pork just the way it is. It already has loads of flavor, but adding a few extra ingredients doesn't hurt!

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    Carne Asada
    Carne Asada. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef served in tortillas. This is not your run of the mill taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.

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    Cumin Marinated Steaks
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    Flavored with cumin, chiles, and a lime juice, this skirt steak is a perfect addition to tacos, salad, or served along with grill vegetables.

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    Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter

    Sweetened Chipotle Corn Butter
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    A wonderful sweet and earthy corn butter for grilled or steamed corn on the cob.

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  • 05 of 09
    Flat-Iron Steak Tacos
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    Flat-iron steaks are quite flavorful. While they work well for most recipes, they are a truly wonderful addition to tacos. This recipe is simple and works well for weeknight meals, but are so delicious, they can be served at any get together.

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    Grilled Tri-Tip Roast
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    Tri-Tip roasts might be hard to find in some places, but if you happen upon it, grilled low and slow, you'll get a great piece of meat with fantastic texture and flavor.

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    Grilled Asparagus Tacos

    Grilled Asparagus Tacos
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    Lightly grilled asparagus spears are smothered with chunky tomato salsa, topped with cotija cheese, and nestled in a warmed whole grain tortilla.

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    Carne Asada Marinade
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    While Carne Asada usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.

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    Smothered Beef Hot Dogs

    Smothered Beef Hot Dogs
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    This is a quick and easy way to serve up a delicious hot dog. If you choose to, you can make the chile verde from scratch, or you can simply pick some up from the deli at your supermarket or even a nearby restaurant. As long as you have this key component, you won't go wrong!