Cinco de Mayo roundup

All hail the mighty taco

Even if it wasn’t Cinco de Mayo, tacos are always a good idea. Of course nothing goes better with a taco than refried beans, homemade salsa and a margarita. Don’t forget the guac!

I marinated the flank steak in the red burrito sauce for about a day after pounding it out to a ½ thickness. The tacos were topped with fresh corn salsa which is explained below. Depending on what is fresh and on hand this delicious topping can vary quite a bit. I love mixing in black beans when I have some on hand too.

Grilled Corn Salsa

  • 3-4 ears corn grilled
  • 1 green pepper grilled until skin chars
  • 1 small onion cut in half and grilled
  • 1-2 jalapeños grilled until skin chars
  • 2 fresh tomatoes diced
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 grilled red pepper *optional*

Cut corn from the cob and put in large mixing bowl. Peel off charred skin from peppers once cooled. Chop everything into small dice. Combine in bowl and season with salt and pepper.

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26 Responses to Cinco de Mayo roundup

  1. Alison says:

    This looks great… I want tacos now! 🙂

  2. ChefMom says:

    I actually just said out loud, “Oh, yum!” Got a raised eyebrow from the hubbie. LOL. Showed him the pic and he agreed. This looks seriously good. Seriously.

  3. JamieAnne says:

    That’s a great salsa recipe. Yum!

  4. Ben says:

    Happy cinco de mayo! 🙂

  5. The Practical Cook says:

    Beautiful photo of a well-crafted meal. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  6. Linda says:

    I have to definitely try out the burrito sauce! Nice round up of recipes and timely for testing out tonight!

  7. The corn salsa sounds great. Going to try it with my ribs tomorrow night. Thanks!

  8. Mary says:

    The meal sound delicious and your salsa is to die for. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. Those tacos with the flank steak is making me go into overdrive. Very delicious looking and now I am successfully hungry yet again after visiting your wonderful blog lol. Love the guac.

  10. Joyti says:

    Nice take on salsa…it sounds delicious.

  11. Yuri says:

    The flavors in your salsa must be pretty good with the grilled corn and charred peppers 🙂 I can’t remember the last time I had a taco… must fix that soon!

  12. Caroline says:

    Delicious. That’s what my meal is going to consist of tonight! I could really use that margarita right now though.

  13. saminacooks says:

    I am definitely going to make this. I love Corn Salsa. So, when can I come over for dinner?

  14. martko1964 says:

    Looks great. I love tacos. Happy cinco de mayo.

  15. ChgoJohn says:

    This is a great blog entry and I love that you’ve included links to your recipes for guacamole, refried beans, salsa, and burrito sauce. That’s some feast!

  16. Christina says:

    Mmmm, Mmmm! Looks delicious! I LOVE mexican food. I have to give this corn salsa a try. 🙂

  17. indyink says:

    I took the easy way out… homemade quesadillas with pico. And regular homemade lemonade… I was out of blueberries to make the blueberry kind. You came up with one colorful supper!


  18. I love the sound of your grilled corn & black bean salsa. It’s making want to rethink dinner that is already in the oven.. I’ll have to wait till tomorrow. I hate waiting…

  19. I am always looking for ways to change it up a bit. This salsa sounds great and really adds the veggies to the taco. I will probably leave out the jalopenos so my younger one will eat it.

  20. rsmacaalay says:

    I love the ingredients on that corn salsa! really good for a soft taco.

  21. spree says:

    I’m liking the look of this Rufus! I’ll have to try it! Is it ever too late for Cinco de Mayo?

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