Mexican food has its own fan club among the rest of Latino specialties. Distinctive due to its comforting ingredients, combination of meat, vegetables and grains that make every dish a burst of flavors. Sometimes spicy and some others just the perfect seasoning, there is no doubt we love Mexican dishes. Thanks to the fast-food company Taco Bell, we are able to indulge in an approach of authentic Mexican meals that we have come to adore, helping to ease that every-so-often craving of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and novelties based on the Latino cuisine.
Of course, just as with any fast-food restaurant, even though the food is delicious and we cannot avoid wanting more, it’s a known fact that it has its downsides. Particularly the money spent on the menu, delivery or gas money to pick up or on the drive-through. So when we yearn for these meals so much it starts to become quite problematic to keep up. Luckily though, we have discovered many of these famous recipes are easy to prepare at home. Today, we bring you options to make your own Mexican dishes in the comfort of your personal kitchen and save money at the same time.
Can you picture making your favorite cheesy, crispy, golden tacos yourself? You can now, following the simplest instructions: https://mahatmarice.com/recipes/rice-and-beans-tacos-dorados/. If you are excited about the idea of cooking your own Mexican delicacies, continue reading to find out what more you can prepare with easy to get ingredients.
Taco Bell “Devil” Sauce
You can’t eat Mexican food without having some sauce nearby and there’s nothing like some heavy hitter Devil Sauce to spice up your meals. This red sauce is sure to bring heat to your dishes, leveling up your plates to the authentic Mexican taste. This is what you need:
- Tomato Paste.
- Half a cup of vinegar.
- Pepper paste (also known as Aji Panca).
- Spices… so many! Chipotle Peppers in adobo, Red Pepper Jalapeno Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, and Dried Chilies.
- Garlic and Onion Powders.
Blend everything together and get you a sweaty hot sauce (not for the weak). If the result is too thick, just add more water and blend again.
There is nothing that compares to the crunchiness of Taco Bell wraps, paired with those flavorfully mixed ingredients including ground beef, nacho cheese, and sour cream, all wrapped up in a pan-fried tortilla to melt everything inside. Truly mouth-watering. You will need the following ingredients:
- Lean ground beef.
- Chopped yellow onion.
- Taco seasoning.
- Minced garlic.
- Nacho cheese or cheese dip.
- Flour tortillas or corn tortillas.
- Sour cream.
- Shredded lettuce.
- Diced tomato.
- Mexican cheese.
- Cooking spray.
Once you gather all the ingredients, fill the tortillas with them and make sure to fold tightly so once you grill it everything stays together.
Melted cheese and sauce just oozing from the side of the Quesadilla, no way to resist it. This also may be one of the easiest recipes once you are able to master the sauce and the ingredients are so easy to find! Take a look:
- Minced Pickled Jalapenos.
- Pickled Jalapeno Juice.
- Cayenne Pepper.
- Garlic Powder.
- Chicken Breast.
- Cheddar Cheese.
- Sliced American cheese.
- Flour Tortillas.
To prepare, we follow almost the same procedure as with the Crunch wrap but make sure you don’t grill too much after wrapping it up.
Mexican food is just a pleasure to cook and feast in. Although the preparation may seem too much, it’s actually fairly simple to gather the ingredients and put together the best food you’ll ever have, saving some pennies and at the comfort of your cave. Also, you can manage how much spice you add according to your taste and avoid all those lines at the restaurant, it can’t get any better! If you want to have a healthier approach as well, cooking at home is the best option, since you look over the ingredients used and how the food is prepared.
So, now that you know your favorite take-out can be homemade, waste no time and gather your friends and family for a Mexican night and bedazzle your guests with fresh, comforting and delightful meals.