Friday, May 2, 2014

Food Friday: Cinco de Mayo Favorite Recipes

We love Mexican food in our house. We probably eat some form of it at least once a week, most likely more. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taco salad, quesadillas, margaritas, chips and salsa, guacamole, nachos, carnitas, fajitas ... Mmmm. 

In honor of Cinco de Mayo coming up, if you're looking for some delicious recipes to try, here are a few of my favorites: 

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos: I shared the recipe earlier this month, and they are so simple and full of flavor! 

Oven Tacos [via Mommy? I'm Hungry blog]
Oven Tacos: I found this recipe on Pinterest a while back and they immediately became a favorite. I don't usually make tacos with hard shells, but these are too good not to. It's a great recipe to feed a small group, since you use 2 pounds of meat. I use ground turkey for mine. 

Beergaritas: You can't really go wrong with beer and margaritas, and if I weren't pregnant, I would definitely be having one (or two) of these. The recipe is super simple: 1/2 cup tequila, juice of one lime, 1/2 cup frozen limeade and 2 chilled bottles of Corona Light (we've also tried the mini Coronas and they work well too). Cheers!

Guacamole: I don't use a recipe for making guacamole but have a couple secret ingredients that I think make this dip: minced garlic and hot sauce. I usually smash a couple avocados, add diced tomatoes, a little chopped fresh cilantro, a little diced red onion, one minced garlic clove and lime juice, salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. 

Kim's Chicken Casserole: Lindsey shared this recipe and it's also a favorite in our house. It's full of tortillas, cheese, chicken and salsa. 

Taco Salad: This salad is so easy and versatile depending on what you like/don't like. When I make it, I usually include romaine and/or iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black beans, corn kernels, avocado chunks, black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, crunched up tortilla chips, and topped with taco meat, salsa and sour cream. It's also great tostada-style on top of flat flour tortilla and a layer of warm refried beans. 

Homemade Taco Seasoning: I no longer buy the packaged taco seasoning and instead make my own. It works for us since we always have these spices on hand, so I just mix it up as needed. Plus I control how much salt we add, since I sometimes find the packaged seasoning to be too salty. 

And here are a couple recipes that I have yet to try but sound pretty good!

Beer Beef Fajitas: This Sandra Lee recipe for Beer Beef Fajitas sounds so simple and tasty! Plus you just put everything in the crock pot and let it cook. One thing I would do differently in this recipe is grill the bell peppers and onions separately instead of letting them cook with the meat. I like my veggies a little crisper. 

Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos [via Tartine and Apron Strings blog]
Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos: These shrimp tacos sound so good! I'm sure all of the flavors of the lime, tequila, honey, chipotle, avocado and shrimp are delicious together, can't wait to give this one a try!

What are your favorite Mexican food recipes?! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

We'd love to hear from you! Comments make us happy! :)