Each year on May 5, the St. Louis area comes alive with Cinco De Mayo (5th of May) celebrations. Though the St. Louis are is made up of only approximately 2.3% Hispanic/Latino population, everyone enjoys a good Cinco De Mayo celebration or party. If you are hosting a Cinco De Mayo party or just enjoy food with a Mexican flair, following are 5 easy, frugal recipes to enjoy.
The "staples" for my friends and family are the Enchiladas in either Cheese, Beef or Chicken. My husband and some of my friends prefer the slow cooker chicken tacos. I personally have been on a Bean and Cheese Tostada kick the last few times I went. When you order Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, or Tostadas, or anything else that is similar, you can order 2 or 3 of each and get rice on the side or rice and beans. I love pouring my salsa on the rice AND on my cheese enchiladas AND basically anything I order!
A great appetizer to serve at a Mexican themed party is chicken nachos. All you need to make chicken nachos is Ritz Crackers, spicy cheese sauce, boneless skinless chicken breasts, taco chicken seasoning, sour cream, green onions, and tomatoes. Use a medium skillet to cook the chicken according to the taco seasoning package. Once the chicken is cooked, heat the cheese sauce. On a large platter, place a layer of Ritz and then put a spoonful of cheese sauce on each cracker. Then add the chicken, sour cream, diced green onion, and diced tomato. Serve immediately.
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To chicken tacos earls calories and current students of Virginia Tech, there is a second Cabo in Blacksburg, VA. I've heard each one is better than the other, so leave comments if you have been to one or both!