Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexico’s victory. For me, Cinco de Mayo is the time for us to welcome in the Spring with some good company, some margaritas and/or ice cold beers and, of course, GREAT eats (any excuse for that, right?). So I’ve put together a menu of Mexican marvels for you that’ll have you singing, dancing and entering a food coma in no time!
Speaking of addicting things to eat…this Buffalo Chicken Chili may be a chili, but it also works beautifully as a dip (just check out the recipe by seeing how adding more cheese will transform this)! It’s basically like one of the best Quesos EVER!
What’s a Frito Pie? Nothing more than a delicious, thick masa-based chili served in an individual bag of Fritos topped with the typical entourage of Mexican fixins and then all mixed together!
Not only is it perfection in a bag, but it’s SUPER fun to eat! The kids (and the young at heart) will adore it as well everyone else you feed it to! It’s the ideal appetizer for any Cinco de Mayo!
The thing about Chicken Tortilla soup is that, like Pasta Fagioli, it’s very different depending on the person who makes it. Some are super tomatoey while others are more chicken soup based. Some also like to incorporate beans and corn (but I didn’t use those in mine – I’ll save that for chili). I decided to balance mine out by making it more chicken-packed with a hint of tomato but also adding a light touch of creaminess to the mix.
The soup couldn’t be easier to make thanks to the Instant Pot, is delightfully zesty in flavor, on the healthier/lower-sodium side and is truly the Mexican version of the classic Chicken Noodle Soup we all know and love!
There’s Chili…and then there’s CHILI.
This here Chili is going to satisfy ANY Chili lover – guaranteed. Why? Because I load it up with some of the simplest and tastiest ingredients that packs a classic and premium flavor punch so rewarding, you’d better clear the mantle for that office Chili cook-off trophy to show off! In fact, many of my readers have already entered these into Chili cook-offs and wrote to tell me they claimed the top prize!
MEGA-POPULAR RECIPE ALERT! This is one of my creations that have flown off the charts with resounding success from all of my readers!
ANOTHER MEGA-POPULAR RECIPE ALERT!
Now to me, there really isn’t any other way I prefer my corn than slathered in this incredible tangy cotija cheese sauce that is easily whipped up as the corn is cooking – they call it the Mexican Street Corn style due to it being exactly that – made in carts on the street. Folks, I’m telling you now it takes corn to the next level.
And what’s even better is how QUICKLY it cooks in the Instant Pot. This will be on your plate in no time at all!
I mean this one speaks for itself. Need I say more? It’s a joke how easy it is to make in your Instant Pot AND it goes on basically ANY dessert (or eat it on its own)!