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Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays many of us celebrate simply because it gives us an excuse to eat and drink. And really, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, I say—and any occasion that calls for margaritas and chips and guacamole is just fine with me. Here are some recipes to get you in the mood for a fiesta, whether you just want to raise a cocktail or have a full-on Mexican feast.


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Day 9: Chorizo and Potato Tacos with Black Bean Salsa

Today’s updated classic was prepared by executive editor Sarah Humphreys, who edits the entire magazine (meaning she reads each story at least twice, and sometimes three times). She makes sure that all the articles in an issue fit well together and that everything is well-planned out.

As soon as football season starts, I get a craving for tacos. Hard-shell tacos—the kind my mom used to make straight from an Old El Paso kit and topped with chopped dill pickles (uh huh). Crunchy, spicy, creamy, no-frills delicious. Place plate on coffee table and eat while watching game.


And so when it came time to pick my Month of Dinners dinner, there was really no option. It had to be the Chorizo and Potato Tacos with Black Bean Salsa. Could this Real Simple recipe satisfy those same base cravings—in an admittedly more sophisticated (and less trans-fatty) way?




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