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Food for Your Cinco de Mayo Party

Updated on March 21, 2015

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Delicious Food for Your Cinco de Mayo Party - Soy Chorizo, Sweet Potatoes and more...

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This is a delicious recipe that would make a wonderful addition to any Cinco de Mayo party, it is easy to prepare, it serves at least 6-8 people, it uses Soy Chorizo (less fat), and it is so delicious!

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Ingredients

10-12 oz Soy Chorizo (your favorite brand)

2-3 Sweet Potatoes

1-can White corn or 2-Fresh Ears

1 Large Carrot or 6-8 Baby Carrots

1-Medium Onion

1-Can Red Kidney Beans

1-Can Stewed tomatoes

1-Can Diced Tomatoes

Garlic Salt & Cayenne Pepper ( Season to Personal Taste)

Salt & Black Pepper (Season to Taste)

Instructions

First you want to peel your sweet potatoes, I usually leave a little skin but again that is personal preference. Next the Chorizo is already fully cooked but I like to brown it in a large skillet and add the sweet potatoes as well to soften them up a bit.

While that is browning you can add your remaining ingredients to a medium to large stock pot and mix together well. Then add your Chorizo and sweet potatoes, bring to a good boil on medium heat, for approximately 1-hour. Stir occasionally and make sure it is not sticking, then turn to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes.

While it is cooking, you can prepare the Guacamole so it will be fresh and ready to go on top! You can use your own recipe or follow the one below that is fresh and full of flavor. Keep reading to find out how to pull all of this together with some fresh guacamole and garnishments!

Soy Chorizo vs. Chorizo - You might be amazed...

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The first time we had Chorizo I knew it had to be full of calories and fat, (it had too much flavor not to) so we decided to try Soy Chorizo just to see the difference. I am sure that if Chorizo has been part of someone's regular diet for a long time, they can tell the difference but for me there was no difference except the calorie and fat content.

Chorizo

Serving Size 2 1/2 oz (71.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 290

Total Fat 28.0g

Saturated Fat 15.0g

Cholesterol 85mg

Sodium 610mg

Total Carbohydrates 4.0g

Dietary Fiber 4.0g

Protein 9.0g

Soy Chorizo

Serving Size 2 oz (57.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80

Total Fat 4.0g

Saturated Fat 0.0g

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 200mg

Total Carbohydrates 5.0g

Dietary Fiber 2.0g

Sugars 1.0g

Protein 6.0g

Find a Good Stock Pot

You can always use more than one...

I love some of the new designs and colors of some of the latest cookware. My stock pot (which is 8 qts) is a few years old and I really think it is time for a new one, just to spice things up. I love the bright colors of the enamel Le Creuset stock pots and Rachel Ray has them in the non-stick in either a solid bright color or just with the trim on the handles.

The bright colors would have been great to have for my Cinco de Mayo party this year! So, I have a plan for next year! Hope you find one you like as well. The size, quality, finish and price can vary depending on your personal choices. These are some of the top quality brands that all have good reviews and a mid-range price.

Red Soup Bowls - Give your food some color...

Waechtersbach Effect Glaze Cherry Soup/Cereal Bowls, Set of 4
Waechtersbach Effect Glaze Cherry Soup/Cereal Bowls, Set of 4

Red is such a wonderful rich color for dishes. I have several red pieces mixed in for color.

 

Benefits of Using Sweet Potatoes - A great substitute for White Potatoes...

Growing up about the only time we ate sweet potatoes was either baked with butter and brown sugar on top or in a casserole, things sure have changed. I love sweet potatoes and they are so much more versatile than you think.

The first time I saw a recipe using sweet potatoes in something savory, I thought to myself " that just will not taste good." Of course I was terribly wrong and now we incorporate sweet potatoes is so many of our dishes. Here are some of the benefits of Sweet Potatoes:

HIGH IN VITAMEN B6

GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMEN C

CONTAIN VITAMEN D

CONTAIN IRON

GOOD SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM

SOURCE OF POTASSIUM

CONTAIN HEALTHY CAROTENOID ANTIOXIDANTS- LIKE BETA CAROTENE

HAVE A LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX

We would love to have your help in naming this delicious recipe, please leave your suggestions in the comments section below! Thanks for your help!

White Corn Offers Health Benefits - Always a summertime favorite...

Sweet White Corn is a summertime favorite for outdoor BBQ's slow cooked on the grill but it also is another excellent choice for adding nutrition and flavor to your cooking. Here are some of the benefits of White Corn:

FIBER

VITAMIN C

POTASSIUM

NIACIN

ONLY 113 CALORIES IN ONE LARGE EAR OF FRESH WHITE CORN

Kidney Beans for your Health - Health Benefits abound from this dark red bean...

Kidney beans originate from Peru and have increased in popularity all around the world with their savory flavor and many health benefits. But did you know another reason they are a popular addition to recipes, they absorb other flavors during cooking! A great way to bring food flavors together.

They are best known for providing Healthy Antioxidants and Vitamin K to help preventing cancer and protecting cells from oxidative stress which also greatly reduces the chance of getting cancer.

The Vitamin K is also "BRAIN FOOD", along with a good source of thiamine from the Kidney Bean. They are also high in protein, helps keep blood sugar levels from spiking. They also offer these benefits:

Sulfite Detoxification

Digestive Tract Health

Cardiovascular Benefits

Energy Booster

High in Protein

Bone Strength

Hard to believe that some little red beans good be so good and essential to our health!

Stock Pot Size - My Bialetti Stock Pot

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The stock pot I used is 8 Quarts but you could use a smaller one for this recipe or if you decide to make a larger amount you may want to use a larger stock pot.

Emile Henry Mixing Bowl Set of 3, Cerise Red
Emile Henry Mixing Bowl Set of 3, Cerise Red

Red is one of my FAVORITE Colors! This is a beautiful set and there is a great story behind the company, check it out!

 

Fresh Ingredients for Great Flavor - Guacamole Ingredients

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Mixing Bowls are Always a Necessity - A color and finish for every taste...

I already don't have enough cabinet space but... I love kitchen STUFF! I like to freshen up my styles and colors sometimes by adding color with my mixing bowls. There are some really beautiful and quality mixing bowl sets that can fit just about any budget.

If you think you have too many... wait until you prepare for that party or holiday dinner, then you realize you can never have enough!

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set, White
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set, White

You just can't go wrong with OXO , I have several of their products including this very set and I love them.

 

This recipe can be used for Guacamole dip but for this particular recipe we will use it to go on top of the soup. It is not only delicious but simple and easy to make. You could always make more if you wanted to have enough for a dip as well. If you have a favorite recipe already you can use that or try something new!

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 - Large Avocados
  • 1 -Lime
  • Small Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 - Small Purple/Red Onion
  • 1 -Can Red Kidney Beans
  • Salt & Black Pepper (Season to Taste)

Instructions

  1. Chop up your onion, jalapeno, and cilantro and put in a medium size mixing bowl along with the salt and pepper, set aside. Peel your avocados and chop then add them to the rest of your mixture, also cutting and squeezing in your lime. Mix all of your ingredients thoroughly until it is mostly paste but with a few small chunks of avocado. You can do all of this while your soup is simmering, cover it and keep in the fridge if necessary.
  2. GARNISHMENTS:
  3. Tortilla Chips-1-2 Bags depending on if you make some extra Guacamole dip.
  4. Shredded Cheese-8 Oz. (whatever is your favorite)
  5. Sour Cream-8 Oz.
  6. Once the soup is done, serve in a bowl with the guacamole on top, shredded cheese mixture (we used a Mexican mix) , a little sour cream and a few broken tortilla chips. We put them in small dishes for everyone to add as they liked but you can also look at the pictures for ideas.
  7. Eat up and enjoy!
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Cast your vote for Fresh Guacamole Recipe

Starting Mix of Guacamole - Are you getting hungry yet?

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When chopping fresh vegetables, you need a good knife or sometimes multiple knives depending on what you are chopping and you also need a good cutting board or two. I have several different sizes and colors so I am never without one when I need it!

Adding Avocado - Hass Avocados are always delicious!

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Mixing All Ingredients - And we have Guacamole!

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Smell the Flavor! - Don't forget to leave your name suggestion in the comments...

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Garnishments - Cheese, Sour Cream, Tortillas for everyone...

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These toppings are strictly optional but they do add some more great flavor and add a little crunch. We used a blended mix of Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheeses but you can certainly mix it up and use your favorite! Small prep bowls are a great way to allow guests to choose which garnishment/toppings they may want.

Mmm.. Mmm... Good!!!

Mmm.. Mmm... Good!!!
Mmm.. Mmm... Good!!!

More Great Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - Some food and fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo...

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      sbconcepts 

      5 years ago

      @SavioC: You are quite welcome! It is really delicious and I owe it all to my son for creating the recipe, and helping me put together the steps and pictures. Hope your daughter enjoys it!

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      SavioC 

      5 years ago

      My daughter is big on Mexican food & she will love this. You have put it in a very simple, easy to make style. Thanks for sharing .

    • sbconcepts profile imageAUTHOR

      sbconcepts 

      5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: We do to! It is delicious and could really work for any time, not just Cinco de Mayo. It is really easy and could also be easily modified to someone's personal taste. I love the idea of using the healthier Soy Chorizo. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These all look good. I love Mexican food all year round.

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