Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Although Cinco de Mayo is not a highly celebrated holiday in Mexico (Independence Day on September 16th takes the cake taco), it is clearly a much celebrated day in the US. Cinco de Mayo  literally means "Fifth of May". The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin

The victory represented a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and the Mexican people at large. As Time Magazine remarked, "The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath." It helped establish a much needed sense of national unity and patriotism.

Fast forward to this week, and we're either looking for a spot to fill our craving for Mexican food and margaritas, or we can create our own at home. We've rounded up our top 5, most popular Mexican family recipes...as determined by our readers. 

  1. Camarones a la Diabla
  2. Carne en Chile Rojo / Beef in Red Chile
  3. Enchiladas de Dulce / Sweet Enchiladas- the recipe that sparked the idea for this blog 
  4. Tamales
  5. Tostadas
How are you spending your Cinco de Mayo? Do you join in the festivities? We'd love to see your pictures on our Facebook page!


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