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16 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo 2016

16 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo 2016 | Catz in the Kitchen | | #CincoDeMayo #Mexican #Recipes

Though I’m quite positive it was just Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo is upon us! I may not be a Mexican citizen or have Mexican heritage, but I did grow up in a little border town (back when the border was a little more fluid by design and a little less contentious), loving the people, sights, and especially tastes of the dynamic culture just across the manmade line dividing the Estados Unidos de America and the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. That doesn’t make me an expert on Mexican cuisine by any stretch of the imagination, and very few of the recipes here would be considered “authentic” in any way, but, seriously…


…you know you love seeing those words and their corresponding ingredients and flavors on a menu or a recipe card! Therefore, in honor of Cinco de Mayo 2016 (celebrating 154 years since the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla), we offer you 16 of our favorite “Mexican”-style recipes!

Want even more? Check out the Mexican/Latin recipe archive!

1. Oven Baked Fajitas

In the Pacific Northwest, we can’t always grill, but thanks to this easy oven baked fajitas recipe, we can have smoky flavors and beautiful colors in our tortillas all year round!

Oven Baked Fajitas

2. Meatless Breakfast Tacos

If you are looking for something a little different and lot fun for your weekend breakfast, you’re going to want to give these Meatless Breakfast Tacos a try!

Meatless Breakfast Tacos

3. Crispy Chicken Tacos

There’s just something about this recipe for crispy chicken tacos – there aren’t ever any left overs! You can’t make enough!

Crispy Chicken Tacos | Catz in the Kitchen | | #Mexican #chicken #tacos

4. Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Tacos

Looking for the simplest, easiest way to get healthy homemade tacos on the table without browning up some beef? Try this easy recipe for slow cooker lime chicken tacos!

Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Tacos | Catz in the Kitchen | | #Mexican #slowcooker #tacos

5. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

This easy, cheap, healthy sweet potato and black bean enchilada recipe is ready in 45 minutes or less, and kids and adults alike will love it!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas | Catz in the Kitchen | #enchiladas

6. Sweet Corn Tomalito

Craving Chevy’s yummy sweet corn tomalito? Lucky for you, you can make it at home between visits!

Sweet Corn Tomalito

7. Grilled Margarita Chicken

Have some leftover margarita mix in the fridge? Use it up with this easy, quick, and family-friendly recipe for margarita chicken!

Margarita Chicken | Catz in the Kitchen | #margarita

8. Cilantro Lime Quinoa

A fluffy, tasty, flexible southwestern-style side – start putting this cilantro lime quinoa under all of your favorite proteins!

Cilantro Lime Quinoa | Catz in the Kitchen | #quinoa

9. Slow Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Looking for a delectably different use for your leftover turkey? Cocoa, peanuts, chili, cilantro – these simple but incredibly flavorful tacos are just the ticket.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

10. Cheese Enchiladas

What’s better than an easy, wonderful recipe for cheese enchiladas? Mmm…that would be…nothing. This kid-pleasing meal can be ready in 30 minutes!

Cheese Enchiladas

11. Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

Want to upgrade from the can? How about a smokey homemade chipotle enchilada sauce recipe? It’s easy, and you’ll love it!

Chipotle Enchilada Sauce | Catz in the Kitchen | | #chipotle #enchiladas #recipe #sauce

12. Homemade Skinny Salsa

This Homemade Skinny Salsa is probably one of the best salsas I’ve ever eaten. It tastes so fresh and bright, and is super healthy – like only 34 calories per half cup!

Homemade Skinny Salsa | Catz in the Kitchen | #salsa

13. Chicken Tamale Pie

Making homemade tamales is a lot of work. But this simplified chicken tamale pie recipe doesn’t take long to prepare and is packed with flavor!

Chicken Tamale Pie

14. Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Craving some pseudo-Latin cheesy goodness without the accompanying calorie intake? These tasty and fun zucchini boats are just the ticket!

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats | Catz in the Kitchen | #zucchini

15. Oven Baked Tacos

Saucy taco meat, gooey melted cheese, and crisp taco shells make taco night a snap when you bake it all together and serve it at the dinner table.

16. Spanish Rice

This spanish rice is as easy as the boxed rice you buy at the store, more flavorful, and healthier. This is the perfect side to your taco nights.

Spanish Rice

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