Cinco de Mayo

A plate of churros with a cup of hot chocolate in the background

Churros

Fried dough in any incarnation is something to get excited about. Though we’re sorta partial to this particular cinnamon sugar-coated awesomeness.

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A person mashing avocado into a bowl of easy guacamole on a table with salt, avocado, cilantro, lime, and chiles.

Easy Guacamole

Easy as heck, this guacamole takes a minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials yet doesn’t disappoint. Sorta tricky to come by that these days. And yet here we are.

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Two glasses filled with rhubarb and tequila cocktail with an orange wheel with three more glasses ready to be filled.

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

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A hand holding a grilled fish taco topped with cilantro that is wrapped in a paper napkin.

Grilled Fish Tacos

You’ve had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos suffused with tequila? That’s what we thought.

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A cast-iron skillet filled with chilaquiles on a wooden cutting board with a block of queso fresco and half a jalapeno beside it.

Chilaquiles

Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.

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Wood bowl with tequila-lime chicken tacos, charred limes, radishes, sour cream

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

Chicken gets a little tipsy after being doused with tequila but is then given a cold shower in the form of a squeeze of lime and a cooling cilantro-chile mayo sauce.

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A large blue Dutch oven filled with green chicken chili, topped with sliced jalapenos.

Green Chicken Chili

A little spicy, a little tangy, and a little less than an hour from start to table.

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A white bowl of red pozole--a soup made with hominy, pork or chicken, and chiles

Red Posole | Pozole Rojo

In Nahuatl, pozole means “make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice.” (Not really.)

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A white bowl filled with quick posole with pork topped with avocado with a lime wedge on the side.

Quick Posole With Pork

Despite this recipe having a cheater-like approach with a surprisingly short ingredient list and no waiting all day for it to be done, it tastes remarkably like the real deal. Swear.

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Two wrapped tamales on top of an open corn husk

Red Chile Pork Tamales

These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal. They taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here’s how to make them.

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