Cinco de Mayo Recipes for the Grill or Smoker

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Cinco De Mayo is definitely one of my favorite food holidays. Below are our top Cinco de Mayo recipes for your grill or smoker!

Cinco de Mayo recipes for the grill or smoker
Our favorite collection of Cinco de Mayo recipes.

My Mama’s Easy Blender Salsa

Because you have to have a good salsa for Cinco de Mayo and this one has been in my family since I was a kid! Recipe here.

Bowl of Easy Homemade Blender Salsa

Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

In case green salsa is more your thing! Recipe here.

Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

Smoked Bacon and Tomatillo Guacamole

The title says it all. This is the guac of champions! Recipe here.

Smoked Bacon and Tomatillo Guacamole

Tequila Marinated Flank Steak Fajitas

These are out of this world. A favorite for any Mexican food craving and will certainly be a winner for Cinco de Mayo. Recipe here.

Steak Fajitas

Brisket Enchiladas

If you have any leftover brisket, these brisket enchiladas will knock your socks off! Recipe here.

Smoked Beef Brisket Enchiladas

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Enchiladas work just as good with leftover smoked pulled pork in them! Recipe here.

Cinco de mayo recipes are not complete without Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are fantastic with any protein, and this chipotle marinade makes for some spicy and delicious chicken fajitas! Recipe here.

Grilled Fish Tacos

You know, if you’re feeling all healthy this year and want to stick to fish. Recipe here.

Healthy Fish Tacos

Smoked Brisket Tacos

There are sooooo many fantastic uses for leftover brisket, and tacos are very high on that list! Recipe here.

Brisket Tacos

Carne Asada — Skirt Steak Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos made with marinaded skirt steak, then grilled hot and fast and sliced thin for the ultimate Taco Night or Cinco de Mayo party. Too good not to overindulge! Recipe here.

Grilled Carne Asada Skirt Steak Tacos

Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Crema

Grilled chicken breasts marinated in an easy spicy chipotle marinade, quickly grilled to perfection, and topped with a cooling and refreshing avocado crema. Recipe here.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Crema

Chipotle Honey Grilled Chicken

Chipotle Honey Grilled Chicken is a fantastic and versatile chicken dish that is amazing on anything from tacos to a light salad. Recipe here.

Chipotle Shredded Grilled Chicken

Reverse Seared Ribeye Steak Tacos

When you’re craving an expensive cut of meat, like a Ribeye, but you want to stretch the portions so you don’t break the budget. Also, taco night! Recipe here.

Ribeye Steak Tacos are great cinco de mayo recipes.

Pulled Pork Tacos

The ultimate recipe for Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos, using leftover pulled pork. Recipe here.

Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos

Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos

These Award-Winning Smoked Beef Brisket Nachos are a fan-flippin-tastic way to use up leftover brisket or any smoked meat! Recipe here.

Brisket Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

Nachos are deeeeeelicious with pulled pork too. Pass the hot sauce! Recipe here.

Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos in a Cast Iron Skillet

Smoked Mexican Burgers with Chorizo and Smoked Poblano Peppers

Burgers may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of Mexican food. But these over the top burgers are filled with the flavors of Mexico, and topped with delicious earthy smoked poblano peppers. Recipe here.

Mexican Burger and Bun in Hand

Beef Empanadas

We use brisket for these, but you can sub whatever smoked meat you have for these incredible empanadas! So. Very. Good. Recipe here.

Beef Empanadas with leftover brisket for cinco de mayo recipes.

You can find more of our favorite recipes for Cinco de Mayo in our cookbook, Fire + Wine, including our Fire Roasted Queso Dip.

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About Mary

I'm Mary, a wine/food/travel writer, Certified Sommelier, mom of twins, former vegetarian turned BBQ fanatic, runner, founder of Vindulge, and author of Fire + Wine cookbook. Thanks for stopping by!

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