Thursday, May 4, 2017

Menu Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

Cook's notes: A great way to start a Cinco de mayo party or a Mother's Day Brunch.
This Tequila Sunrise Mimosa is quick and easy to make. 

Recipe from

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies
Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos
Cook's notes: A great selection of 44 Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes for Cinco de Mayo.

Mexican Lasagna
Cook's Notes: A favorite Ever Ready Mexican Special Meal.
The following recipe was prepared in a 9 x 9 baking dish and serves 6-8. For a 13 x 9 pan double the ingredients below. Pair the main dish with cornbread and a fruit salad. The recipe has previously been posted but worth repeating. Using corn tortillas is what makes the dish shine.

  • 1-lb. ground beef or Chorizo sausage 
  • ½-3/4 cup onions, diced 
  • ½ green pepper, seeded, diced 
  • ½ red pepper seeded, diced 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • optional chiles 
  • 1 tsp. chili powder 
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano 
  • ¼ tsp. cumin 
  • 1-16 oz. jar of salsa 
  • 1/3 of the can refried beans 
  • 8 oz. of enchilada sauce 
  • ½ can of corn (11 oz.) drained and rinsed (could use Mexican style corn) 
  • ½ can of black beans (15 oz.) or dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 3-4 cups Mexican 4 Cheeses 
  • 1 package of yellow corn tortillas (6 inch size) you will need 10 for a 9 inch baking dish 
  • Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, lettuce, sliced black olives, guacamole 
  • Brown ground beef or sausage with onions, red/green peppers and minced garlic. 
  • Drain and add mixture back to fry pan. 
  • Add in spices, salsa, enchilada sauce, refried beans, corn, black beans. 
  • Cook on low heat for 10 minutes uncovered. 
  • Grease 9 x 9 baking pan and place 4 tortillas in bottom of pan overlapping-to fill in spaces. Tear another tortilla into fourths to fill in corners and sides. 
  • Place half of the meat mixture on top of tortillas with ½ of the cheese. 
  • Repeat with another corn tortilla layer ending with cheese. Black olives can be added at this step. 
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes-remove foil and cook 10 minutes longer. 
  • Let set 15 minutes before cutting 
  • Serve on the side your favorite Mexican toppings. 

1 comment:

  1. You are making me hungry for a Mexican meal. And it's not even 9 in the morning.