Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate with Enchiladas

Cinco de Mayo... it's not Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16).  In fact, it's actually the celebration of an underdog victory against the French at the Battle of Puebla.

Did you know that the holiday isn't even celebrated widely in Mexico?

Nonetheless, we do love a good excuse to celebrate with food.  And so we're hauling out our bottle of tequila and getting ready for a celebration of sorts.   Think of it as a tribute to all the great cuisines of Mexico -- and the cultures and influences that have changed our way of eating here in the U.S. forever.

It seems fitting to offer up a variety of Burp! fare for this event.  So, since enchiladas originated in Mexico, we thought we'd share a round-up of our favorites.  Maybe they'll serve as inspiration for you as you contemplate your own Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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  1. happy Cinco de Mayo!! these all look amazing...

  2. For a midwestern girl, you sure have a southwestern flair! Actually, it's more of a "worldly" flair considering last week it was Thai Pizza. I love Mexican food because it's so easy to make gluten-free. All your enchiladas look awesome. I remember both the stacked version and the pablano and mole version. Delicious! Are you sure your hair is that blonde for real?

  3. Ah, enchiladas. Mmmm. I've been making my mother's enchiladas for as long as I can remember (and she got them from her mother.) They're quite simple with ground beef, spices, tomato sauce, and potatoes (of all things...I know, again, probably not authentic), but they're super tasty and remind me of home.

    But, Lo, that goat cheese version and the seafood one? I'm about to chew off my arm.

  4. I think those goat cheese enchiladas have my name written all over them!

  5. Awesome display of my favorite Mexican food! I worked in a Tex Mex restaurant for ten years and ate my fair share of these babies. Tonight I tried a pineapple black bean enchilada recipe. Sounds gross, tasted great!

  6. id like to nestle myself right next to those goat cheese enchiladas!

  7. Yummy yummy. My husband was askign for tacos tonight. I should consider some enchiladas with caramelized onions!

  8. Love the ideas--not your usual enchiladas. How am I not surprised? I especially want to try the poblano, onion rendition. Looks delicious!

  9. Look at all those yummy enchilada recipes!


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