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10 Muy Sabrosa Recipes to Bring Cinco de Mayo Home During Lockdown

Well, it looks like we're all going to be spending this year's Cinco de Mayo at home. And while that may not sound as appealing as celebrating with your friends at your favorite Mexican spot with pitchers of margs and tasty cocina, it can still be GREAT! We've rounded up 10 muy sabrosa recipes to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo minus any quarantine life FOMO. Buen provecho!

1. Pork Tacos al Pastor

Pork Tacos al Pastor

This is a recipe best started on Cuatro de Mayo. But if you don't have time or if you forget, don't worry, the recipe is complete with instructions for how to make the day of. Regardless of when you start cooking, this recipe is a winner and may just find its way into regular rotation, Cinco de Mayo and beyond.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Pork Tacos al Pastor

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
La Banderita 6″ flour tortillas
Crowd Cow Boneless Pork Butt Roast (it's the same thing as a pork shoulder)

2. Prairie-Fire Tostadas

Prairie-Fire Tostadas

This is a recipe best started on Cuatro de Mayo. But if you don't have time or if you forget, don't worry, the recipe is complete with instructions for how to make the day of. Regardless of when you start cooking, this recipe is a winner and may just find its way into regular rotation, Cinco de Mayo and beyond.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Prairie-Fire Tostadas

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
1800 Añejo Tequila
La Banderita 5.5″ white corn tortillas

3. Bacon Guacamole

Bacon Guacamole

Does this recipe even need an introduction? Bacon. Guac. Done and done. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, head down to #9. We got you.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Bacon Guacamole

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
Crowd Cow thick-cut bacon

4. Pan-Seared Fish Tacos

Pan-Seared Fish Tacos

If you're not much of a cook, this may be the recipe for you. Why? Because it's crazy easy to make by virtue of being semi-homemade. We used a store-bought marinade for the fish and simply cooked the fish in it. The rest of the recipe is basically just assembling. As simple as it is, the finished result is gorgeous. No one will ever know the recipe basically cooks itself.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Pan-Seared Fish Tacos

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
FarmFoods seafood selection
The Ginger People Organic Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce

5. Horny Bull

Horny Bull

Bottled cocktails are one of our favorite things in the whole world. They're great for game day, for instance, when you're tailgating or homegating and have to feed and provide for a lot of people. They're awesome because you can easily make them in large batches ahead of time. We certainly all wish we could be out there tailgating with all our friends this Cinco de Mayo, instead of being locked down inside. But that doesn't mean we can't make the Horny Bull bottled cocktail anyway! Drinking in quarantine basically starts at whatever time of day you choose–and all the more so on Cinco de Mayo. So prep your cocktail, stick it in the fridge, and nurse that baby all day. Salud!

 

Get The Recipe Here: Horny Bull

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
1800 Añejo Tequila
Bormioli Rocco Swing Bottle

6. Mexicorn Cups

Mexicorn Cups

This is our take on proper elote, or Mexican grilled corn, meets street food elote…in a cup! The flavors are there and then some. It's spicy, it's creamy, the texture is great. And it won't get stuck in your teeth like eating corn straight off the cob does. Win win all around! Olé!

 

Get The Recipe Here: Mexicorn Cups

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook
Don Froylan Queso Oaxaca (quality Oaxaca cheese)

7. Tater Breakfast Tacos

Tater Breakfast Tacos

Alright. Yes. We know. This is a stretch. Just because "tacos" is in the title doesn't make it appropriate for Cinco de Mayo. But hey, you gotta have breakfast, right? And it's great for those with gluten sensitivity because tortillas made from potatoes are totally fair game. But if you prefer, just take out the spuds, replace them with a tortilla, and you've got a proper breakfast taco (stuffed with eggs and ham). Yum. #BreakfastofChampions.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Tater Breakfast Tacos

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
Smithfield Hickory Smoked Cubed Ham
Mrs. Anderson's Baking® Heavyweight 9.5-Inch x 13-Inch Quarter Baking Sheet

8. BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ Chicken Tacos

This recipe will provide your home Cinco de Mayo celebration with a little southern twist…some barbecue flavor! And would you really be all that mad about that? It's two of our favorite kinds of food smashed into one tasty recipe you can easily make at home. And what's great is that if you have leftover chicken, you can easily save it as a topper or filler for future meals such as on salads, in sandwiches, or even just mixed into some beans and rice (Cinco de Mayo continues!).

 

Get The Recipe Here: BBQ Chicken Tacos

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
Hungry Fan Organic Barbecue Spice Blend
Crowd Cow free-range chicken breasts

9. Healthy Guacamole

 

Healthy Guacamole

 

Guacamole is always a winner, whether it's Cinco de Mayo or any day. It's rich, it's creamy, it can be simple or be jazzed up with toppings galore. It's easily one of our favorite foods of all time. No question. And, in moderation, it also happens to be quite good for you! So hurrah for that! So there are no excuses this Cinco de Mayo. It's time to get your guac on!

 

Get The Recipe Here: Healthy Guacamole

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
RSVP Authentic Mexican Molcajete
RSVP Stainless Steel Avocado Masher

10. Coconut Chili Margarita

Coconut Chili Margarita

You can't not drinks margs on Cinco de Mayo! You just can't! And marg mix is certainly an easy way to achieve solid Margarita flavor. But we thought we'd take it up a notch this time since we're home and have the time to hone our mixology skills. This recipe is a bit tropical and we've found it's really helping our non-guided meditation practice: Pretending we're on a beach and not stuck in our house.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Coconut Chili Margarita

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
C20 Pure Coconut Water
Nature Nate's Natural Raw & Unfiltered Organic Honey

BONUS: Loaded Chicken Nachos

Loaded Chicken Nachos

Cinco de Mayo wouldn't be complete without a recipe for a heaping plate of nachos. While these aren't traditional (more Mexican-style) nachos, they're rib-sticking, mouthwatering fun for your tastebuds. And since Cinco de Mayo is such a celebratory holiday, here's a little celebration on a platter.

 

Get The Recipe Here: Loaded Chicken Nachos

Recommended Products For This Recipe:
Late July Thin & Crispy Sea Salt Tortilla Chips
Harry & David Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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