Tex-Mex Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Part of the reason I have always wanted to keep my maiden name is because it helps me retain my culture.

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Not to say I lose it without my last name, but people do not realize I am Hispanic without the name. They see it and go, “Oh! You’re Hispanic?” Yes, yes I am.

That means I get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with pride and eat all the recipes passed down in my family.

Tex-Mex Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo

Let’s first make sure we all know what Cinco de Mayo is. Literally translated, it means the 5th of May. That right there tells you when to celebrate. Now, what are you celebrating?

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).

Although it is actually a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the US Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of both Mexican culture and heritage.

The traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the US.

Growing up we would go to an annual celebration in Dallas as well as have a large meal at home. The food was always my favorite. It still is.

Hence the reason I want to share it with you.

Of course, the foods I grew up on are totally Tex-Mex, but, to me, they are the best! Plus, some fun additions that are spicy or tasty enough to add to any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Tex-Mex Cinco de Mayo Recipes

  1. Guacamole (I must have it on everything when it comes to Mexican food)
  2. Tex-Mex Enchiladas (favorite meal of all time)
  3. Chicken Nachos
  4. Pina Colada (non-alcoholic since we don’t drink)
  5. Horchata
  6. Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
  7. Mini-Mexican Pizzas
  8. Fish Tacos
  9. Cheesy Refried Beans
  10. Pork (Pernil) Empanadas
  11. Easy Mexican Corn
  12. Tres Leches Cake
  13. Tortilla Soup
  14. Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole
  15. Avocado Coconut Drink
  16. Flautas with Cilantro-Lime Avocado Cream Sauce
  17. Charro Beans
  18. Cinnamon Churros
  19. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  20. Mexican Bites

What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe?

Texas Tex-Mex food - cheese enchiladas