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Happy Cinco de Mayo!


We’re very eager for our favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurants to reopen. We’d even settle for a taco truck. But in the meantime, we’re happy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a homemade Mexican feast accompanied by—dare we say it?—a couple of Coronas.

Or maybe we’ll kick off the evening by mixing up a pitcher of Mezcalinis—a cross between a margarita and a mojito—a beguiling beverage Steven discovered on one of his many trips to Mexico. Homemade chips and smoky salsa or some hot-off-the-grill poppers will do nicely as an appetizer. Or maybe will go with the spicy shrimp with chipotle cocktail sauce. See the video here.

Other Cinco de Mayo-worthy recipes can be found below.

Cinco de Mayo BBQ & Grill Recipes

1. Steak and Bean Nachos

Steak and Bean Nachos

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2. Smoked Shrimp Cocktail


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3. Mezcalini


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4. Jalapeño Poppers (Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Peppers)

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5. “Shepherd’s Tacos” (Tacos al Pastor)

Carving the pork for tacos al pastor

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6. Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Nopalitos Corn Salad

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Nopalitos Corn Salad

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7. Ember-Roasted Salsa with Grilled Tortillas

Ember-Roasted Salsa with Grilled Tortillas

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8. Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

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9. Barbecued Bean And Cheese Chile Rellenos

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