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5 Favorite Superfast Mexican Dishes for Tonight's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo might as well be the Fourth of July for me. I love the excuse to eat tortilla chips and drink margaritas almost as much as I love an excuse to don red, white, and blue attire and put a sparkling patriotic headband in my hair. It might not hold that much historical significance for Mexico (or at least I've been told), but that's OK. We'll celebrate anyway.

If you're throwing a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, these 5 superfast recipes are ready in less than 30 minutes. I've personally made all 5 of these dishes (wasn't kidding about loving Americanized Mexican food), so I can attest that they really are great and fast.

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas: If you think we're crazy for saying these enchiladas can be ready in just 20 minutes, you're partially right. We are crazy, but these enchiladas really can be done in less than half an hour. Ready in: 20 minutes.

Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa: Tossing the shrimp in a bit of honey gives these shrimp tacos an unexpected sweet twist--and extra delicious charring when grilling. Ready in: 20 minutes.

Chipotle Sloppy Joes: This might be the truest blend of Mexican flavors and American food. The iconic sloppy joe gets a south-of-the-border shake-up thanks to adobo sauce, chipotle chiles, and the best spice in the cabinet: cumin. Ready in: 20 minutes.

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