Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! It’s no secret that I love tacos; and in Des Moines there are plenty of great taco joints where I can get my fix. But as I’ve shown before, it’s also easy to make top-notch tacos at home. Here are a few links from my previous posts that can get you a head start this Cinco de Mayo!

The braised beef taco recipe below might be from an Italian guy but it will taste very Mexican.

It’s OK to Trust a White Guy Making Tacos – Here’s a post where I talk about “food authenticity.” It’s also got great recipes for braised beef tacos, roasted tomato salsa and fantastic Mexican-style pinto beans; the trifecta for a delicious fiesta!

George’s basic short ribs

Demystifying the Short Rib – A lot of people can be intimidated by cooking short ribs, but this post breaks it down for you. And, once they’re cooked, short ribs make a great taco. Trust me on this – you’ll want to try it!

Shredded pot roast can be used in different ways.

Pot Roast: From Humble to Heroic – With the crazy weather we’ve got, you’re probably still in the mood for pot roast. Try it on corn tortillas for a fresh spin on the classic meat!

There you have it – three posts to get you inspired this Cinco de Mayo. Although with tacos this good, you’ll want to celebrate all week!

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