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    12 Cinco De Mayo Food Hacks - You'll Never Guess The Secret Ingredients!

    These Mexican food recipes have special ingredients that take them over the top - your friends will never know what hit them!

    The Very Best Mexican Rice

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    This mexican rice gets extra zing from being cooked with a whole bell pepper. Recipe here.

    Chipotle Shredded Pork Tacos with Raspberry Habanero Jam

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    Raspberries? In a taco? Well why not?! Recipe here.

    Baked Mexican Street Fries with Salsa Ketchup

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    Two words: Salsa Ketchup. Genius! Recipe here.

    Make Ahead Carnitas

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    This secret ingredient in this recipe is lots of oranges. Orange you glad I told you the secret? Recipe here.

    Tequila Lime Baked Chicken Wings

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    The secret here is in the sauce - dill to be exact. Recipe here.

    Smoky Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

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    Fish tacos, pork tacos, chicken tacos...sweet potato tacos?! Yes please. Recipe here.

    Smokey Mexican Beef Wedges

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    Nachos with fries instead of tortilla chips - why didn't I think of that?! Recipe here.

    Blue Margarita

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    Feeling blue? Don't be sad, just have another margarita. How about this one made with blue curacao? Recipe here.

    Mexican Lasagna Enchilada Stack

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    This is a cross between enchiladas and lasagna, two classics turned into one awesome meal. Recipe here.

    Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

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    This is a burrito bowl that no one will expect - mexican fixings inside a spaghetti squash. Recipe here.

    Churro Cupcakes

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    This is no ordinary cupcake - this is a cupcake with a churro topping! Recipe here.

    Skinny Queso Dip

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    What do cheese and coconuts have in common? This skinny queso dip - you have to taste it to believe it. Recipe here.