Cinco de Mayo Favorites

Salads & Appetizers

Avocado Dressed Shrimp
From Rick Bayless, a refreshing cool you off treat

Bacon & Tomato Guacamole
From Rick Bayless

Mushroom, Jalapeno, & Cilantro Salsa
From the Muy Bueno Cookbook. Even mushroom haters like this.

Pickled Jalapeno Dressing
From Rick Bayless

Quesadillas Fritas
From Rick Bayless

Queso Fundido con Hongos y Chile Chipotle
From Rick Bayless

Main Dishes

Beef Tongue w/ Tomato
I ate tongue. And it was good. From the Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Black Bean Quesadillas
From Yotam Ottolenghi.

Brava Steaks w/ Lazy Salsa
From Rick Bayless. Don't skip the salsa.

Cheese & Shrimp Filled Poblanos
A healthier, more sophisticated chile relleno. Less mess to make too. From the Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Chile Relleno Burgers
Heaven on a bun

Chiles Rellenos
Heaven on a plate

Crawfish Calabacitas
Mudbugs go Mexican!

Crusty Black Bean & Chorizo Subs
from Rick Bayless

Fajita Shredded Beef
slow simmered, tender, one of my favorites

Fresh Corn Chowder w/ Roasted Poblano Peppers
from Rick Bayless

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos with Roasted Poblano Rajas
From Rick Bayless. Loved the rajas.

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas
Easy.  Lots of summer produce.
Lime Chicken Soup
One of my favorite soups...and I'm not a soup person

Picante Pot Roast
A Tex-Mex spin on pot roast

Poblano (and banana pepper) Chicken
Roasted peppers, chicken, and beer. Oh...and potatoes too.

Potatoes with Mexican Sausage
Try this. Now. Ready? Go!

Quick Fried Shrimp w/ Sweet Toasty Garlic
From Rick Bayless. The Mojo de Ajo is fantastic.

Roasted Red Pepper & Cumin Quesadillas
Grown up quesadillas

Shrimp-ball Soup w/ Roasted Pepper & Tomato w/ Sweet Toasty Garlic
From Rick Bayless.

Southwest Rubbed Steak w/ Chipotle Butter
I'm just a girl with a grill.  And a burnt arm.

Taco Casserole
Chips for supper!

Tex Mex Truckstop Enchiladas
From The Border Cookbook.  My favorite Tex Mex cookbook and my favorite enchiladas.

Zucchini con Queso or Chicken & Zucchini con Queso
From The Border Cookbook.  A cheesy side dish or main.


Arroz Pilaf
Mexican rice better than a package can give you

Charcoal-Grilled Corn w/ Cream, Cheese, and Chile
From Rick Bayless

Cumin Scented Rice

Not the typical Mexican rice side dish

Frijoles de Olla (Pot Beans)
Eat as is, or turn 'em into refried

Garlic Soup
Great served w/ quesadillas

Green Poblano Rice
From Rick Bayless

Jalapenos w/ Soy Sauce
Looking for something besides the usual rice and beans side? From the Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Quick Fried Zucchini w/ Toasted Garlic and Lime
From Rick Bayless

Simplest Fried Beans
From Rick Bayless