Traditional Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What is Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the “fifth of May”) is a celebration held every year on May 5. It is celebrated everywhere in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla).

My dear friend and awesome cook, Lynda celebrates 5 de Mayo and loves cooking traditional Mexican dishes so to help you celebrate here they are: Flautas and Fideo.

* This can be eaten on it’s own or as a side dish


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (7 ounce) package fideo pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup of chopped onion
  • 3 cups of Chicken stock


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the fideo, and fry until lightly browned.
  3. Add onion and garlic. 
  4. Fry it up till the onion is carmelized.
  5. Add tomato sauce, and 3 cups of the chicken stock.
  6. Add black pepper and stir to blend.
  7.  Bring to a boil.
  8. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the fideo is tender, and the sauce has thickened.

Chicken Flautas


  • 2 pounds split chicken breast
  • 1 sm. onion, chopped
  • 1 small diced tomato
  • 1 or 2 pkgs. flour tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Boil chicken until cooked.
  2. Debone and place chicken in skillet. Simmer on low.
  3. Add a little chicken broth to simmer in.
  4. Add onions, salt, tomato, and pepper; let simmer until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Turn off and let set while making flautas.
  6. Flour tortillas must be soft so warm them on the stove of in the microwave. Fill each flour tortilla with chicken mixture.
  7.  Tuck the ends in and secure with a toothpick.
  8.  Deep fry until golden brown.
  9. Place on a paper towel to drain. Serve with sour cream and salsa

How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?


  1. […] Often they have 7 oz. fideo noodles for around $.35- they are little packages with different shapes if you are making any noodle salads or so – that’s only $.70 for almost a #. They have alphabet, wagon wheels, etc. Even for soup ——hhhhmmmmm you could make CHEAP chicken noodle soup using cheap # chicken and these noodles! Great for the freezer even for a meal for someone. Big pot of soup for under $1 or make these authentic Mexican Recipes. […]

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