Cuatro de Mayo

by Rachel on May 4, 2011

On this, the eve of Cinco de Mayo, I feel it is my duty to provide you with some recipes for any celebrations you’d like to engage in tomorrow.

But first, let us re-read the cautionary of what you should not do tomorrow: My Very Worst Date: Cinco de Bacle.

OK now that we’ve established that you’ll behave yourself (sort of)…let’s talk about what you should EAT.

I made these super-easy tacos on Monday night from a an old Cooking Light recipe. To make them yourself…

Cut 1 lb. pork tenderloin into thin strips and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Heat a large pan and add 2 tsp coconut oil (or olive oil) and add the pork, cooking for about 3 minutes until browned (not cooked through). Transfer the pork to a bowl. Add 1 and 1/2 cups chopped onion and 1 minced jalapeno to the pan and saute until tender. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth to the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 minute, scraping the pan to loosen the brown bits. Drain one can of diced tomatoes and stir into the mixture, along with the pork, cooking for about 2 minutes. Stir in 3 tbsp chopped cilantro and 2 and 1/2 tbsp lime juice (from two limes) and cook for another minute, until the pork is done. Serve in tortillas with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and salsa!

If that doesn’t do it for you, here are some of my other favorite Mexican recipes!

Black Bean Burgers and Homemade Guacamole

Black Bean Corn Casserole

Fish Tacos and Watermelon Margaritas

Chipotle Mayo Turkey Burgers

Black Bean Cocoa Lime Soup

Cinnamon Crisps

Homemade Sangria

Tequila Cupcakes

Pumpkin Margaritas

Mmm….even though we had tacos this week already, I’m feeling the need to make them again!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meredith @ An Epic Change May 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

Not to rain on your parade, but in Spanish “4” is spelled “cuatro” not with a q (that’s Italian — quattro — and Portuguese). But the recipes look great, I want the watermelon margarita!


2 Rachel May 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

Fixed! That’s what I get for taking French, I suppose!


3 Missy Maintains May 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

Tequila cupcakes…I need that. Now.


4 [SMASH] May 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

Those tacos look amazing! Definitely shouldn’t have stopped by — so hungry now!


5 Manda May 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

That’s SO going to be dinner tomorrow night!!


6 erin m. May 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Rachel! You rock! Thanks for providing the amazing menu choices! I shall have a shot of Patron in your honor : ) Happy Cuatro & Cinco de Mayo to you!


7 Rachel May 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Patron in my honor?! Such a compliment!! Have a wonderful holiday!


8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I love all of these ideas! I could eat Mexican 3 meals a day. Or more.


9 Rachel May 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

I’m headed back to Texas tomorrow for what is most likely non-stop-Tex-Mex binging. Will that stop me from partaking in tonight? No…

Can’t wait to make these tacos soon!


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