Recipes for your Cinco de Mayo Party! From starters to nibble to the main affair, it’s about all things Mexican!
Grab a big bag of corn chips to dunk in these!
How it’s made it Mexico, a cut above the usual! Get the recipe.
Healthy and delicious, nothing in a jar can compete with this! (PS It’s also a 5 minute dump and whizz job). Get the recipe.
Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip)
Copycat of everybody’s favourite cheesy dip except it’s made with real cheese, no Velveeta in sight! Love how it’s stays creamy and dippable even at room temp. Get the recipe
Made with chorizo, corn and tomato, this is always the first thing to go at every gathering I have taken it to (I kid you not). Get the recipe
Big fat juicy Beef Nachos!
Corn chips layered with Nachos cheese sauce, juicy seasoned taco beef filling and topped with melted cheese….. be still my beating heart! Get the recipe
The low-effort-big-impact way to entertain: lay out a taco bar for people to help themselves!
Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork)
My personal favourite, seasoned pork is slow cooked until tender then gently shredded and pan fried so it’s golden on the outside, yet still juicy on the inside. It’s amazing! Get the recipe
Quick Shredded Chicken Taco Meat (with sauce!)
Super quick, big flavours, shredded Mexican Chicken that makes its own sauce, it’s like a homemade Old El Paso packet mix. Quick and easy option, no marinating needed. Get the recipe
Marinated Grilled Mexican Chicken
Spice infused marinade tenderises and injects chicken with flavour, ideal for grilling and serving whole or chopping to serve with tacos (or all things Mexican!). Get the recipe. Also try these Chicken Fajitas!
Mexican Shredded Chicken
Flavour loaded braising liquid made with Chipotle in Adobo, slow cooked until fall apart tender and served with the smokey Mexican sauce. Get the recipe.
Old School Ground Beef Tacos
I love making tacos using ground beef (mince) – it’s so nice and juicy! This beef taco filling is made with a homemade taco seasoning – it tastes just like Old el Base (minus the artificial flavour edge). Get the recipe
Mexican Shredded Beef
Beef slow cooked in a rich Mexican Sauce the gently shredded and tossed back in with the flavourful sauce. So good! Get the recipe
Marinated then cooked to perfected medium rare, one of my favourite ways with steak! Get the recipe
Terrific healthy option, fish fillets infused with a lime base marinade then pan fried or grilled, flaked into large chunks and stuffed in tacos. Get the recipe
Vegetarian option is glaringly absent. But if you are after a great meat free taco filling, use the vegetarian filling in these Quesadillas!
White Chicken Enchiladas
Shredded Chicken tossed in a savoury creamy sauce with a hint of Tex-Mex flavours, topped with melted cheese! Get the recipe
Slow Cooked Mexican Beef Short Ribs
Beef Ribs slow cooked in a flavour packed sauce until fall apart tender. Hands down the BEST cut of beef for slow cooking! Get the recipe
- Quick pickled red cabbage used in the Fish Tacos is a terrific all rounder I use quite often. Pairs well with any meat
- Shredded lettuce (iceberg is the old school way!), chopped or sliced tomato
- Mexican Corn Salad – golden pan fried corn tossed in a creamy jalapeno dressing, it’s essential Mexican Street Corn in salad form. Ideal for stuffing into tacos!
Mexican Red Rice
Seasoned rice with a light tomato flavour, it’s fluffy and so tasty, you can eat it plain straight out of the pot!
Sauces / dolloping / sprinkling
Tacos aren’t tacos unless there’s finished with a dollop or drizzle of something…. right??
- Sour cream
- Sliced jalapeno, cilantro / coriander leaves
- Guacamole or Avocado Sauce (smoother version of Guac)
- Restaurant Style Salsa
- Pico de Gallo (Authentic Mexican Salsa)
It doesn’t get any better than churros as dessert for a gathering!