MTM Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Northern Michigan!

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday celebrating the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.

Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico but in the United States it has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage.

We’re kicking off our celebration with some tasty, easy-to-make recipes.

Kid-Friendly Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Frozen Limeade
  • 4 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Agave Nectar
  • 1.5 cups Ice
  • Salt, Lime Wedges (For a garnish)
  • *Adults can add alcohol if desired 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a blender and blend!
  2. Pour in glass and add salt and lime for your garnish and enjoy! 

Slow-Cooker Queso Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 32 oz Velveeta Cheese
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Jalapeno (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pre-cook beef.
  2. Add all ingredients into slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 2 hours or until all the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve and enjoy with chips.

Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 Avocados
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup Red Onion
  • 1 Lime
  • 3tbsp Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • Jalapeno (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze in lime juice.
  3. Combine until it reaches your desired Consistency.
  4. Serve and enjoy with chips!

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