(BPT) – Mexican food is a staple during this time of the year in the United States. Whether you’re gathering with friends to indulge in your favorite Mexican-inspired meal, celebrating Mexican culture with family or commemorating Mexico’s win over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 on Cinco de Mayo, the makers of the HERDEZ® brand are honored to partner with Mexican-American home chefs to inspire you with their own authentic recipes and traditions to help you celebrate.
Here is how a handful of popular Mexican-American content creators take part in the annual tradition, along with tasty recipes they recommend to make your celebration complete:
This Cinco de Mayo, Jerlynn Torres, a Mexican-American chef whose family grew up in Guerrero and Jalisco, Mexico, will bring out her original Mexican Talavera pottery plates and kick off the day by making her family an authentic Mexican breakfast, Chilaquiles Divorciados. Torres plans to use the holiday to educate her children on the significance behind Cinco de Mayo.
Fabrizio Villalpando, a New York-based foodie and content creator, believes Cinco de Mayo is all about gathering with family and friends with platters of food, drinks and Mexican music to celebrate. This year, he plans to blend the old with new traditions and will experiment with a new Michelada recipe that features HERDEZ® Traditional Salsa, which he’ll pair with bottomless tortilla chips and HERDEZ® Traditional Guacamole, made with real Hass avocados that follows an authentic Mexican recipe.
Recipe developer and home cook Alfredo Garcia says he finds joy in passing along his own culinary traditions and helping his fans cook simple, approachable Mexican recipes. His choice for this Cinco de Mayo: Easy Beefy Chipotle Empanadas topped with a creamy flavorful Chipotle Salsa Cremosa, which features the smoky, spicy flavor of chipotle and is inspired by Mexican cuisine from the ages. It is also a great complement to chicken, pork or seafood, and may be enjoyed in shrimp tostadas or chipotle chicken taquitos, according to the HERDEZ® product website.
Leonor “Lilo” Vargas, an Instagram-famous Mexican American known for sharing easy and authentic homecooked meals, is looking forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo with her family, all of whom are from Durango, Mexico, at her mom’s house cooking a family recipe. This year’s favorite? Spicy Steak Fajitas with HERDEZ® Traditional Salsa and Guacamole, Vargas explains, while listening to her dad’s ranchero music.
The key to a festive holiday meal is combining the authentic flavors of Mexico with the ease and convenience of a day spent with family and close friends. For more recipe inspiration, or to find delicious, ready-to-serve dips, hot sauce and salsas that will enhance celebrations of any size, visit www.herdeztraditions.com.