Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Menu

on May 1, 2012

Add a little Mexican flair to your dinner or create a full-scale fiesta with family-friendly recipes for tacos, enchiladas, sweet tortilla snacks, casseroles and more.

Black Bean and Rice Burritos

Simple to make and satisfying, these healthy burritos are an excellent weeknight supper and a family-friendly addition to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Get the Recipe

Spanish Rice with Tomatoes and Oregano

Skip the high-sodium, preservative-laden can of store-bought Spanish rice and make this simple at-home side dish. Spanish rice is prepared by browning rice with onions and garlic before cooking it in chicken broth. Get the Recipe

Chile and Cheese Fritters

Much like hush puppies with cheesy, Mexican flair, these fritters are best served with tomato or fruit salsa. Make plenty because they go fast. Get the Recipe

Beef and Cheese Tamale Pie

Feed a crowd with our hearty, Mexican-inspired casserole featuring beefy, cheesy filling sandwiched between layers of cornbread-like crust and topped with sour cream, cheese and tomatoes. Get the Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Buñuelos

Buñuelos, sweet and cinnamon-y tortilla crisps, are an easy, crunchy treat. Use the thickest tortillas you can find and cut them into festive shapes for a quick snack kids will love. They’re also great drizzled with chocolate syrup alongside ice cream. Get the Recipe

Whole Enchilada Bake

Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss, aka the Meal Makeover Moms, sneak veggies into family-friendly dinners. This healthy casserole, packed with Vitamin A, is no exception. Get the Recipe

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Filled with chicken, bacon, black beans, peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, this true Southwestern meal is sure to please. Get the Recipe

Kalua Pork Tacos

Transform a pork shoulder or Boston butt into a tender, flavorful taco filling with liquid smoke and a few simple seasonings. But don’t use a loin or tenderloin in this recipe—they are too lean and dry. Get the Recipe

Baja Fish Tacos

Hot beer-batter fried fish is cooled by crisp cabbage and a creamy cilantro-spiked sauce. Get the Recipe

Cornbread Taco Bake

A cornbread crust surrounds a cheesy mixture of fresh corn, chopped green pepper and crunchy French fried onions in this reader-submitted recipe. Complete the meal with a big salad. Get the Recipe