Looking for Last Minute Recipes for Cinco de Mayo?

So you decided to have a last minute get-together with some friends... some beer... some Margaritas ... while chips and salsa are always good.... maybe you want just a bit more... nothing to break the bank or to spend hours in the kitchen...

Well.... I have the solution... I have some great recipes to choose from.... here are some suggestions... check out the Cooking Tip of  the Day Mexican Collection for a complete list of Mexican recipes... all with easy to follow instructions and tips to make your recipe a success!


Queso Fundido with Chorizo


Mexican Layered Dip

Finger Foods

Mini Mexican Cheesy Corn Snack Cups

Mini Mexican Refried Bean and Cheese Snacks

Nacho Pinwheels


Mini Loaded Potato Empanadas

Mini Buffalo Style Chicken Empanadas

Make Minis..... great recipes.. just make them a smaller size.... here are some ideas to get you started!


California Smoked Turkey Club Quesadillas

Fajita Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Smoked Turkey Quesadillas

Spinach and Black Bean Quesadillas

Burritos or Tacos

Black Beans and Rice Burritos

Tacos .... don't use the packaged seasoning... make your own!... it's easy and delicious.... less expensive too!

Taco or Burrito Bar - let them make their own!

Even Meatballs!

Enchilada Meatballs - not really finger food.... but... still a great option..... make them small and serve them with or without some rice on the side... put them in a crock pot on low to keep them warm... with some fixin's on the side like shredded cheese, chopped green onion and sour cream...

End with a one or two SWEETS!

Apple Enchiladas


Margarita Ole Bars

Tres Leches Cake

So many choices... all delicious and easy to make!

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