[twitter]Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year.

Easy to do a Taco Tuesday night, right? Sure, it’s one of the best ways to get kids to try new things and build their own meal. And while I could really dig into some bona fide Baja Fish Tacos this week, I’m going to try something different.

Here’s 5 ways to give an unexpected ole to your regular recipes and make them Mexican. From burgers to pasta, pizza to ribs, and even a sweet dessert try these different Cinco de Mayo recipes

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

It really is just as easy to make your own pizza as it is to order in. Use Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust, toss it in cornmeal, top with some spicy Mexican cheese blend and you’re good to go. You could even add extra kick by dipping your slices in Old El Paso salsa, or by seasoning your chicken in Old El Paso taco mix. Get the recipe.

Grilled Mexican Chicken Burgers

Mexican Chicken Burgers

My mom and dad used to always hit their hand made burgers with some french onion soup mix when I was a kid. That may be okay for Bastille Day, but on Cinco de Mayo, sprinkle some Old El Paso taco mix in with your ground beef or chicken or turkey. Then serve the burgers up with melted Mexican shredded cheese, some Old El Paso salsa and a scoop of guacamole. Boom. Get the recipe.

Mexican Manicotti

Mexican Manicotti

Swap out tortilla shells for pasta tubes and you’ve got a Mexican manicotti instead of your usual enchilada. A subtle little twist that’s just as easy to accomplish. Get the recipe.

BBQ Mexican Ribs

Mexican Ribs

Ribs are an easy make in the morning, and cook all day in the oven or slow cooker option for easy families. Try using Old El Paso seasoning and salsa as your rub and marinade and you’ll be ready for some finger licking ribs by the time dinner rolls around. Get the recipe.

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Chocolate Cake

This is simple. Take a Betty Crocker SuperMoist Fudge cake mix and add a few hits of cinnamon. The bright, spicy combination is a classic in Mexican cuisine and the perfect way to finish your fiesta. Get the recipe.

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