Spicy Cinco De Mayo Recipes: A Full Course Meal To Celebrate In Style!

It’s spicy food time!

Cinco de Mayo is known for its spicy Mexican food and drink. So what are you planning for your family on the 5th of May? We have some spicy Cinco de Mayo recipes that’ll knock their socks off – from appetizers to dessert – and all are simple to make. When you’re ready to wash these delicious eats down, be sure to choose one of our spicy Cinco de Mayo cocktails. They add extra oomph to an already oomph-filled meal.

The Appetizer: Fried Jalapeño Slices

Sure you could go with jalapeño poppers here too, but fried jalapeño slices are just as tasty and very simple to make. There’ something about that crisp fried flavor mixed with that jalapeño bite that just works.

Get the fried jalapeño slices recipe here.

The Salsa: Easy Pico de Gallo

What would a Cinco de Mayo be without a pico de gallo salsa? It takes 20 minutes and some dicing to pull together this super-simple recipe. Its heat comes from jalapeño peppers, but you can warm things up even more by choosing to go with serranos instead.

Get the pico de gallo recipe here.

shredded beef tacosThe Meal: Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos with Radish and Cabbage Slaw

This is a slow cooker recipe, so start preparing early. But if you put in the time, you’re in for a real treat. The beef takes on that smoky spiciness from the chipotle pepper and the radish and cabbage slaw adds a a slightly tangy crunch. It’s an excellent alternative to a typical Cinco de Mayo taco.

Get the chipotle shredded beef taco recipe here.

jalapeno cornbread muffinsThe Side: Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

These individual muffins make serving fast and easy, ideal for a party scenario. And the taste? Spicy food heaven. Who doesn’t love cornbread? They are terrific with the chipotle shredded beef tacos especially.

Get the jalapeño cornbread recipe here.

The Dessert: Mexican Brownies

This chocolate richness of this dessert pairs perfectly with the earthy chipotle from the tacos. Its heat comes from cayenne pepper powder, so you can adjust it to your liking. Try these brownies with a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect match to cool things down.

Get the Mexican brownies recipe here.

UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 5, 2019 to include new content.
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