Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger located in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute.

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 Easiest Pulled Pork 

I first featured this recipe in my ‘A Brunch Menu II‘ post.  It has received so much interest that I had to feature it again.    It turned out so perfectly that I have made it my own secret cooking weapon.  This super easy pulled pork can be made on the weekend and you can use it in a vast amount of dishes during the week.  Use it for pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, nachos, tacos, burritos, empanadas, or even thrown on a salad!

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Easiest Pulled Pork


  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 2-3 lb pork shoulder or pork butt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 Tbsp chipotle powder
  • 3 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne pepper (Cayenne is very spicy so eliminate if you don’t like spice)
  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Tbsp Canola Oil

Instructions

  1. mix all of the spices and the oil in a bowl and incorporate into a paste with your hands. Rub the mixture into your meat very well, massaging it to make sure the spices penetrate the meat. Put the meat into an oven safe dish. Pour in a bottle of beer around the pork. Seal your dish well with foil paper. Roast for 3-4 hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the dish from the oven at the 3 hour mark and check to see if the meat is coming apart easily. If it is not, roast it for a little longer. Once it is cooked and easily comes apart, carefully shred the pork with two forks. Add the shredded pork back into the dish with the drippings. Add your pulled pork to tacos, nachos or sandwiches!

 


The Guac Queen Irene’s Award-winning Grilled Avocado & Mango Guacamole

Irene’s award-winning guacamole was first featured last year for Cinco de Mayo.  I am posting it again because it got great reviews from our readers and it is so unique and delicious that you have to try it.image breakfast burrito Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes
As guacamole is one of our family favourites, I am always experimenting with different flavours. The inspiration for my recipe below is marrying the flavours from our travels to Jamaica and Spain. I love the sweetness of the Jamaican mango salad with red onion and fresh cilantro and the spicy smashed avocado with Spanish olive oil and smoked paprika we experienced in Spain. For those who do not prefer cilantro, you can substitute fresh basil which is part of Mrs K’s Columbian Style guacamole!

Grilled Avocado & Mango Guacamole www.dailytiramisu.com

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The Guac Queen Irene’s Award-winning Grilled Avocado & Mango Guacamole


  • Author: Julie
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 tbsp of Spanish Olive Oil and more for drizzling
  • 3 ripe Avocados
  • 1 mango peeled and cut into large slices
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup of red onion diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper sliced in ¼ inch rounds
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Smoked Spanish Paprika

Instructions

  1. Heat Grill or Grill pan on high heat. Carefully oil grill. Half, peel and pit the avocados and squeeze a little of the lime juice to avoid browning. Drizzle avocados with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Place avocados, mango slices and jalapeno on hot grill and cook until grill marks form, about 2 minutes per side. Smash avocados in a bowl, dice the mangos and jalapenos and add them to the avocado. Add onions, cilantro, garlic and lime juice. Mix well. Drizzle guacamole with Spanish olive oil and sprinkle the smoked paprika……enjoy!

 


 Lime Mint Tequila Sorbet Shooters

This recipe was first featured by Irene in our National Tequila day post last year.  Make the base the night before so it will be prepared and ready to go for the next day.

Lime Mint Tequila Sorbet Shooter www.dailytiramisu.com

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Lime Mint Tequila Sorbet Shooters


  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of 4 large limes
  • ½ cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ½ Tbsp of your favourite Tequila
  • Shot Glasses
  • Salt for rimming
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat the water, sugar, and mint leaves in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Set the mixture aside to cool and to extract the mint flavour. Once completely cooled, strain the mixture in a bowl to remove the mint leaves.
  2. Add the lime juice, zest, tequila and mix well. In a separate bowl beat egg white to a meringue. Add meringue to the lime mixture and beat on low until incorporated.
  3. Pour mixture in an air tight plastic container and freeze overnight.
  4. Note: When serving top up with additional Tequila!!

 

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