Updated 03:27 AM EDT, Fri, May 14, 2021

Thanksgiving 2015: 5 Mexican Dishes to Spice Up the Holiday

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Thanksgiving is that time of the year when people are reminded that there is always something to be grateful for. These days, Thanksgiving is associated with Black Friday sales, cranberry sauce, pumpkin spice lattes and the ever-popular turkey.

Celebrating Thanksgiving can also be a celebration of one's heritage. Households can get creative with their Thanksgiving feasts and go beyond the usual pumpkin pie and roast turkey fare. For this holiday season, it would be best to surprise dinner guests by adding some Mexican flavor.

Here are some suggested Mexican dishes to try this Thanksgiving Day.

Mango Pomegranate Guacamole

Embellish the Mexican-themed Thanksgiving dinner with some guacamole! Kick the recipe up a notch by adding some mangoes and pomegranates for that holiday zest to it. Guests will certainly find the guacamole to be a tasteful appetizer for the rest of the meal.

Mexican-Style Roasted Corn

There is nothing like some corn-on-the-cob for the perfect accompaniment to a main course. To add some Mexican flare to roasted corn, Benitos Mexican says be sure to add some cilantro, as well as chile powder, when marinating.

Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo

While this fall vegetable might not be a popular favorite among the younger generation, add some Mexican flare to it by adding some smoked chorizo. The chorizo and sprouts work well together and are quite tasty.

Chile Rubbed Turkey with Beet Stuffing and Gravy

The turkey, for the most part, has always been the star of the Thanksgiving Day table. Dinner does not seem to be complete without it.

It is no surprising that many may have run out of ideas, as preparing turkey could be the most stressful and difficult part of the occasion -- specially when trying to come up with the best recipe twists.

However, this is one delicious Mexican-themed turkey that many food aficionados should not dare miss. Chile is another important ingredient to the mix to give it that spicy Mexican flare. Beets are also used as an alternative to the usual cornbread stuffing. Gravy would also go perfectly well with this roast turkey Mexican dish.

Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan

For dessert, try a twist to the popular pumpkin pie by trying out a flan. While preparation can be tricky, this Mexican dessert can very well be a new family favorite.

Thanksgiving Dinner is that time of the year when people remember what there is to be thankful for. With these Thanksgiving Dinner ideas, the Mexican-themed dinner will be anything but dull. A bit of spice always helps!

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