Cinco de Mayo Starters

Chunky Guacamole

Tyler's guac is creamy and spicy thanks to sliced serrano chiles. Keep it cool in the fridge before serving, but don't forget to cover tightly with plastic wrap to prevent browning.

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Empanaditas con Picadillo Clasico: Small Turnovers with Classic Picadillo

Picadillo is a classic Latin dish traditionally made with ground beef, tomatoes and seasonings that vary by region. Emeril uses it as a delicious filling for mini empanadas.

Chorizo, Bean and Cheese Nachos

Emeril gives these nachos an extra hit of flavor with crumbled chorizo sausage.

Cheesiest Fried Chicken Empanadas with Chili Con Queso Dip

Using pre-made refrigerated pie dough makes Paula's cheesy, spicy empanadas a snap.

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Poblano Stuffed with Chorizo, Shrimp and Rice

Once you remove the ribs and seeds, poblano chiles are relatively mild. A little jalapeno in the stuffing gives this dish a kick.

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Chicken Tamales

Ingrid makes tamales easy: Use store-bought rotisserie chicken and bottled green salsa.

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