Food & Recipes

12 Mexican Favorites to Make for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, May 1, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 1, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

We’re counting down our favorite Mexican recipes to make on May 5th!

Frito Pie Burritos

Want all the salty, crunchy deliciousness of Frito Pie wrapped in a soft, pillowy burrito shell? Try Rach’s Frito Pie burritos.

Rick Bayless' Mexican Chicken Soup

Rick Bayless, one of the most well-known chefs specializing in Mexican cuisine in the U.S., brings us this flavorful, spicy chicken soup, just like abuela might make.

Josh Capon’s Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Pineapple

These adventurous steak tacos are the perfect blend of spicy, salty and sweet, with the sweetness of a pineapple salsa balancing the spicy jalapeno and rich charred steak flavor.

Josh Capon’s Margarita

Ever wanted to learn how to make the perfect margarita? Here’s your chance. Josh Capon has mastered the classic margarita, and he’s passing his knowledge on to you.

Katie Lee’s Taco Night

Katie Lee’s tacos are simple, but delicious, with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheese all wrapped up in a flour tortilla.

Mexican-Style Cumin Pepper Steak Tacos

These spicy steak tacos feature the smoky flavor of cumin, along with all your favorite toppings, and can easily be prepared for a barbeque style meal.

Tip: To avoid melty, globby cheese, use a dry Manchego cheese, which will keep its shape and won’t turn into a blob.

Bonus Tip: Serving tacos in a lettuce boat is a great low-carb alternative to a tortilla.

Chicken Suiza Soft Tacos

This recipe can be made as tacos or fajitas, which are served with a delicious tomatillo salsa.

Tip: If you can’t find tomatillos at your local grocery store (they look like mini green tomatoes with a papery skin), you can probably find canned tomatillo puree in the international or Latin foods section.

Beer-battered Fish Tacos

Bring the flavors of Baja California to your party with these delicious beer-battered fish tacos.

Curtis Stone’s Veggie Enchiladas

Save yourself some time at the grocery store by making Curtis Stone’s veggie enchiladas. This flavorful dish is hearty and can easily be made with leftover veggies, or whatever you can find in your pantry.

Taco Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Well, okay, so this isn’t exactly a traditional Mexican dish, but none of your guests will turn away delicious baked potatoes topped with your favorite Mexican flavors.

Josh Capon's Chile-Rubbed Mango Margarita

You didn't think we were going to leave you hanging without a Cinco de Mayo margarita, did you? Josh Capon's Chile-Rubbed Mango Margarita is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet.

3 Minute Churros

These churros are the perfect finale to your May 5th feast, and since they only take 3 minutes to cook, you won’t have to put down your margarita for too long.

What’s your favorite Mexican dish to cook at home?