Cinco de Mayo Favorite Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1882, many in the U.S. think it's Mexican Independence Day (that's September 16th.) My understanding is Cinco de Mayo is not a major holiday in Mexico but somehow north of the border we've embraced it as a great excuse for a fiesta (party) with food, friends and family!

I had weight loss surgery and have chosen to make some healthy lifestyle changes but that doesn't mean the fiestas ended. Here are a few of my favorite protein packed recipes. I've included a few breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as a few for early post-ops. I hope you find a few to incorporate into your Cinco de Mayo celebraciĆ³n.

Shelly's Breakfast Taco Pie

4 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
dash of Sea Salt
1/4 cup Pico de Gallo (or Chunky Salsa), drained
1/2 cup Mexican Cheese, shredded (I used a blend of Manchego, Oaxaca, Quesadilla and Asadero)
1 cup Cooked Ground Beef, crumbled
2 Tablespoons Black Olives, sliced

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 9" glass pie plate with non-stick spray. Arrange cooked, crumbled beef in pie plate. Sprinkle evenly with sliced olives.

Beat eggs and add other ingredients. Stir to combined. Pour slowly over the beef & olives so not to disturb.

Bake for 25 minutes and then broil the top for 2-3 till slightly golden and puffy.

Serve with optional toppings: Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of Chili Lime Seasoning and salsa or hot sauce, sliced avocado or guacamole would be great too. This would be perfect for a brunch or lunch with a green salad.

Eggface Mexican Recipe Round-Up

Shelly's Mexican Scrambled Egg Bowl (soft)
Shelly's Cinnamon Churro Ricotta Pancakes (soft)
Shelly's Shrimp and Guacamole
Shelly's Mexican Caprese Salad
Shelly's Mexican Layered Salad
Shelly's Black Bean Soup (liquid)
Shelly's Crockpot Carnitas and Calabacitas
Build Your Own Taco Salad Bar & Taco Bites
Shelly's Individual Baked Chili Relleno Casserole (soft)
Shelly's Individual Tamale Pie
Shelly's Salsa Fish Foil Packet (soft)
Shelly's Spanish Style Cauliflower Rice
Shelly's Burrito Stuffed Peppers
Shelly's Black Bean Burrito Bake

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Find even More Healthy Mexican Food Favorites on my Pinterest page.