From spicy beginnings to delectable endings and everything in between, Grits and Pinecones and I have your Cinco de Mayo celebrations covered with 29 tried and true recipes! In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Split Pea Soup with Ham is a perfect way to use leftover ham from Easter. Split Pea Soup with Ham cooked in an Instant Pot is a snap to make, and awesome to serve. In addition, the leftovers are just as good the next day, or frozen for an anytime lunch or dinner.
Turkey Chili is a perfect dish to serve for Cinco de Mayo. It’s easy to make, and spicy to taste. Top it with cheddar cheese, or mound it on lettuce for an awesome taco salad. What’s even better is that it makes incredible leftovers!
Slow Cooker Irish Guinness Beef Stew is comfort food at its best. It boasts tender chunks of beef with potatoes and carrots braised in a rich Guinness-infused gravy. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Easy Creamy Tomato Soup is a perfect starter to an elegant meal. It is equally perfect for a light dinner when paired with Caesar salad and crusty french bread.
Lentil and Sausage Soup is both hearty and delicious. This one pot meal is a snap to make, freezes beautifully, and is packed full of vegetables and protein. It’s definitely comfort in a bowl!
What should we have for dinner tonight? I thought some sort of soup made with leftover ham would fit the bill. I narrowed the list down to two options: Split Pea Soup with Ham; or Potato Soup with Ham.
When I was a kid, my very favorite soup was split pea soup. My mom would make it using the ham bone from Christmas dinner. Through the years, I’ve made my own split pea soup, sometimes with the Christmas ham bone for flavoring, and other times with smoked sausage.