When I set out to gather recipes for this post, I had no idea what I was getting into. Not a clue. Not even the thinnest sliver of an inkling. Nada.
Nevertheless, I approached the task with a great deal of trepidation, primarily because I’m by no means an authority on Mexican food. So when I discovered that Cinco de Mayo is really more an American celebration than Mexican (save for the state of Puebla), I heaved a sigh of relief. Which was short-lived, because then I remembered I’m no authority on Tex-Mex food either.
You know what? It was all for naught. Because once I started browsing the rich TK recipe archives and struggled to keep up with one great Mexican-inspired dish after the other (I was saving links left and right, my mouse practically developed writer’s cramp), I was too distracted by the food to remember what I was worrying about in the first place.
So let’s get this roundup off to a start, shall we? We’ve got almost 100 recipes to show you (I told you I didn’t know what I was getting into!), and what better way to start than with the first meal of the day: chocolate.
Just kidding! You know I meant breakfast.
For most, though, Cinco de Mayo is more about the party. Even the great Rick Bayless acknowledges that drinking has become a big part of it. And when I think Mexico and party, I think of two things: beer and margaritas. If you’ve got some non-drinkers or kids in the party, check out the horchata below!