Cinco de Mayo Dinner Night Ole’

Cinco de Mayo Dinner Night Ole’

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Cinco de Mayo Dinner Night Ole’

Make it a Cinco de Mayo Dinner Night Ole’ at your house tonight. Make Easy Taco Dip with Frozen Margaritas, Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Brownies made with Mexican cinnamon. This dinner is tasty and delicious. You don’t have to wait until Cinco de Mayo on May 5th to enjoy this dinner, make this dinner any night of the week.   “Que tengas un buen dia”

Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, on the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Celebrate tonight with this delicious Cinco de Mayo Dinner.

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Frozen Margaritas

Frozen Margaritas are also great served with this tasty and delicious dip for Warm Turkey Fiesta Dip. Turn the page to find three more recipes, (Easy Taco Dip, Green Chili Chicken Burritos, Mexican Cinnamon Cream Cheese Brownies) to make this delicious Cinco de Mayo Dinner, plus the recipe to make these cool and refreshing Frozen Margaritas (pictured above). After all no Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without Tequila!

cinco de mayo dinner

Easy Taco Dip

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) package
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package
    taco seasoning mix (dry)
  • 1 1/2 pounds
    ground beef
  • 1/2 head
    lettuce, shredded
  • 1 (8 oz) container
    cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups
    Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups
    honey barbecue sauce
  • cilantro
    chopped, garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. With the back of a large spoon, spread softened cream cheese on a large serving plate.
  2. Brown ground beef, drain. Add taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water. Cook according to package directions.
  3. Spread taco/ground beef mixture on cream cheese layer.
  4. Layer on shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onions and cheese.
  5. Pour barbecue sauce over all.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.

 

cinco de mayo dinner

 

Frozen Margaritas

 

Ingredients

  • 10 cups
    pineapple juice
  • 8 cups
    water
  • 6 cups
    tequila
  • 3 cups
    orange liqueur
  • 3 (10 oz) cans
    frozen margarita mix concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • 1 (12 oz) can
    frozen limeade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • garnish: lime wedges, coarse salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine pineapple juice, water, tequila, orange liqueur, frozen margarita mix, and limeade in a very large plastic container. (A large, clean, ice cream pail works great for this recipe.) Cover and freeze at least 24 hours or until frozen to a slushy consistency. Moisten rims of margarita glasses with lime juice and dip into coarse salt. Pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime wedges.
cinco de mayo dinner

 

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups
    shredded taco-style cheese
  • 1/2 cup jarred
    diced roasted red bell peppers,
  • 1 (4 oz) can
    diced green chilies
  • 1 cup
    sour cream
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 package
    flour tortillas
  • 1 (10 oz) can
    mild green enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups
    shredded lettuce
  • 8 oz container
    cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 ripe
    avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    red onion, chopped
  • green taco sauce or
    salsa
  • chopped
    cilantro

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350. Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, taco cheese, roasted red bell peppers, green chilies, sour cream and cream of chicken soup; mix well.
  3. Spread 2 teaspoons enchilada sauce on each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup chicken mixture. Roll up tortillas; arrange seam side down in prepared dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray, cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  4. Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil during last 10 minutes of baking.

To serve:

  • Divide shredded lettuce between 4 plates.
  • Place 2 enchiladas on top of lettuce on each serving plate.
  • Sprinkle with cherry tomatoes, chopped avocado, and red onion.
  • Serve with taco sauce, sour cream and chopped cilantro.

 

cinco de mayo dinner

Mexican Cinnamon Cream Cheese Brownies

 

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18 oz)
    Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/3 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup
    water
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground Mexican cinnamon 
  • 1/3 cup
    cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tablespoon
    flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, flour and vanilla extract. Mix well, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325º Spray 11 x 7 x 2 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together egg, oil and water until combined. Add brownie mix, ground cinnamon and cinnamon chips. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Spread mixture into prepared pan.
  4. With a large spoon, drop cream cheese filling onto brownie batter. With a knife, cut through filling to create a marble/swirl effect. Bake for 22 to 28 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Looking for more Cinco de Mayo recipes? Here is one you’ll want to make: Bunuelos or Mexican Fritters

*Recipe Note: Purchase Mexican Cinnamon from Penzey’s Spices



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