Cinco de Mayo is this weekend - and I still don't know what to cook! Or maybe we'll hit up one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants?! While I search for inspiration - that Serious Eats Barbacoa recipe looked pretty good - here are a few of my fav meals for the occasion:
Insideout Chili Rellenos are as spicy as you make them. The tender pork pairs perfectly with sweet corn, smokey poblano peppers, and a side of corn bread is a fam-favorite. Get a jump start on this meal by cooking the pork in tomatillos and spices overnight in your slow-cooker.
My tortilla soup has a zip of lime and lots of roasted chicken in a tomato base. It comes together quickly if you utilize a rotisserie chicken. I love this with chunks of avocado and sharp cheddar cheese. Don't forget a dollop of sour cream & chips!
Fish Tacos are a great way to get some omega 3's into your cinco de mayo party. Pair them with cheesy pinto beans, red cabbage slaw, and you've got some good eats.
Not exactly Mexican, but you can incorporate lots of traditional Mexican spices and herbs into the chili - make it a one-pot dinner night!
Spicy Salsa Soup is the fastest dinner of the bunch. This soup is easily a vegetarian meal, add a little avocado and some beans and you've got a scrumptious vegetarian meal.
I hope that I gave you a little inspiration for this weekend. Make yourself a margarita (on the rocks w/salt please) and cook up something delicious at home this weekend. I think I will too!