Top 10 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is a uniquely Mexican-American holiday that celebrates the long relationship between the United States and Mexico. In recent years it has become an excuse to put together a party and blend each countries flavors. As you can see from my list of the most popular recipes on the 5th of May there is a wide diversity of food but always at the top is Carne Asada. Whether you are going traditional or hitting the ribs or beer can chicken, fire up the grill and celebrate this great holiday.

1. Carne Asada

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Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef served in in tortillas. This is not your run of the mill taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.

2. Grilled Lobster Tails

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This grilled lobster is perfect for any occasion. If you don't have a lot of experience grilling shellfish, then this easy recipe is for you.

3. Mexican Marinade

This marinade can be used on practically any meat or Mexican-style dish. You'll get a great lime and cilantro flavor without overpowering the flavor of the meat.

4. BBQ Beef Ribs

Beef Ribs on Plate

This is an easy way to prepare delicious, sticky beef ribs on your grill. Remember that the secret to indirect grilling is to make sure that the food doesn't get any direct heat at all. You will need to rotate the ribs occasionally to evenly cook them.

5. Carne Asada Marinade

While Carne Asada usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.

6. Fresh Corn on the Cob

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This is the general method for grilling corn on the cob. Remember not to remove the husks, they will hold in the moisture and keep the corn from burning. You might want to pull out as much silk as you can before hand.

7. Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

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Tri-Tip roasts might be hard at time, but if you happen upon it, grilled low and slow, you'll get a great piece of meat with fantastic texture and flavor.

8. Tequila Carne Asada Marinade

Whether you are making Carne Asada or not, this is a great marinade for most meats, especially beef. The acid from the citrus juices will tenderize the toughest cuts of meat and the tequila will give it a very unique flavor.

9. Beer Can Chicken

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This basic variation of the "beer in the butt" chicken recipe combines the flavors of a great spice rub with the flavors steamed out of the beer can.

10. Spit Roasted Chicken

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The bacon and the butter help to keep this rotisserie chicken moist and give it an old world fire roasted taste. This is as traditional as it gets when it comes to rotisserie chicken.

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