Spicy Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

This year let your Cinco de Mayo fiesta be a spicy and delicious one with any of these fifteen recipes. 

  • 01 of 06

    Mexican Cowboy Beans with Longaniza Sausage and Poblano Peppers

    Spicy Mexican Cowboy Beans with Longaniza Sausage
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    It may or may not be warm for a barbecue yet, but if you're lucky do make a pot of these cowboy beans to bring to the cookout. Even if the weather is still not warm enough you can prepare a batch of them and enjoy on their own or with a side of grilled meats.

  • 02 of 06

    Chicken Stewed in Paprika and Cayenne Pepper Sauce Recipe

    Deviled Chicken Chipotle
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    If you love chicken and chipotle peppers then this is the dish for you. Chicken breasts are slowly stewed until falling off the bone tender and until the smokey heat penetrates the meat. Make this dish ahead or the same day you'd like to enjoy it.

  • 03 of 06

    Breakfast Tacos with a Bacony Twist

    In Mexico, we eat tacos for all three meals of the day. So why not start off your morning with these fantastic and very flavourful tacos.

  • 04 of 06

    Mango and Habanero Salsa

    Mango Habanero Salsa
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Mangos are coming into season right now, and this salsa is a great way of using them. You can use the salsa for chip dipping or to top your tacos or any other food you'd like.

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  • 05 of 06

    What Are Esquites and How To MakeThem

    What Are Esquites and How To Make Them
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Perhaps you've heard of this super popular Mexican snack? It is often sold by vendors all over Mexico and it is something that once you eat you'll want to enjoy often.

  • 06 of 06

    Achiote Paste Marinade

    Habanero and Achiote Paste Marinade Sauce
    Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    This marinade makes for a super juicy, tender, and spicy chicken or beef. Shred up the meat to stuff tacos, burritos or quesadillas.