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Since May is the month containing our favorite Mexican-centric holiday, Cinco De Mayo, we wanted to share some delicious Mexican recipes that you can bring to the party!

Mexican cuisine is known for rich and complex flavors, in addition to the spectrum of natural and healthy ingredients that are typically used to make it!

The following recipes are no different in regards to health and taste – but you will notice these aren’t your standard Mexican recipes either! Even your Grandma or Abuela will be impressed with these fresh takes on classic dishes.

We invite you to continue reading to unlock some seriously tasty Mexican meals!

 

Sweet Heat Vegetarian Tacos

This recipe cuts back on meat, but not on flavor. These sweet and spicy vegetarian tacos will make everyone happy! Instead of beef, steak or chicken, peppers take center stage. With peppers as the main focus, you may be concerned that these tacos will be too spicy. But don’t worry – poblano peppers have much more flavor than heat and are actually lower on the Scoville Scale of heat than jalapeños.

And, as for the jalapeños, we’ve devised a devilishly delicious way to contain their heat and add a new dimension to the dish at the same time. Using a little bit of sugar, water and a hot pan, this recipe candies the jalapeños! Making the jalapeños candied helps cut the heat by giving them some yummy sweetness! Also, having a crema will add a cool, creamy element to the dish.

Crunchy corn gives these tacos great texture change-ups, and our pinto beans give a little extra creaminess that helps tie the whole dish together: a little bit of spicy, sweet, crunchy and creamy.

Best of all, you don’t have to jump through hoops to make this recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local Kroger (including our beans)! Also, from prep to plate, this vegetarian taco recipe only takes about 30 minutes.

 

Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Want the dish you bring to the table to stand out at this year’s party? This twist on stuffed peppers is perfect for the occasion! Delicious Randall Beans black beans pair perfectly with ground turkey, quinoa, and spices to make a healthy dish honoring traditional Mexican ingredients. Turkey is great at absorbing the spices you cook alongside it, making it just as flavorful of a protein option as beef and chicken, but with lower fat content.

Poblano peppers aren’t quite as spicy as their jalapeño cousins, but they have a smokier taste than bell peppers and compliment the sweetness of the stuffing that includes sweet corn. A lime crema to top brings it all together and cuts the heat. Topped with cheese and served with fun toppings, your friends and family can create their own plate to their liking! Stuffed peppers are a great Mexican recipe for feeding a large crowd because they are so simple to make, and you can always adjust this recipe for more peppers.

By omitting the ground turkey, adding more beans, and using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, this easily becomes a vegetarian stuffed peppers dish. No matter what your dietary choices or restrictions are, everyone deserves to try a Cinco de Mayo recipe THIS good!

 

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Lasagna

Wouldn’t it be nice to make delicious, cheesy chicken enchiladas without all the work, fuss and mess? Our food blogger Ashleigh cooked up this awesome recipe for making chicken enchiladas easily – lasagna-style!

All you have to do is prepare the chicken, cheese, and bean filling like normal. Except, when it comes time to put it together, just alternate layers of filling and tortillas and toss it in the oven. No rolling, no mess, no fuss.

This recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It will fill up your family on your next taco night or on an evening you and your family are just craving some Mexican cuisine!

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