Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:19:50 PM
Tacos in the US are completely different from the US. There is no lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc on them. And yet, they are far superior. So with that in mind, this will be another cheap food post on how to make tacos.
1) Very thin meat (2.80 for half a kilo. You need about a third of that for 3 filling tacos)
2) A slice or two of Queso Machego (a bit on the expense side 25.04 for about 1/4 a kilo, but you only need a little)
3) A dash of Tajin Salsa en Polvo. This is a salt and red pepper mixture with a dash of lime (10 pesos for a bottle that will last bloody forever)
4) Corn Torillas
Slice you meat into thin strips and put them in the pan with hot oil. Add you dash of Tajin. When cooked, set aside. Put the torillas in the pan and cheese on and allow the cheese to melt. When cheese is melted put the meat on the torilla and fold and eat. Do not add sour cream, etc. You can serve with salsa verde or any real Mexico salsa. The flavor comes from the nice warm tortilla and cheese and meat and boosted by the Tajin. Maybe a dash of lime and clilantro would be good added to the meat, but I haven´t tried that myself.
Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:45:30 AM
These are some very cheap meals that I came up with. You can eat cheaply with ramon type food, but with that you`re eating little more than salty water and noodles.
Pasta and Frijoles
Half a small package of pasta (4 pesos for the packages)
A third a can of black beans (10 pesos for the whole can)
1 tomato (5 pesos for a kilo)
1 onion (10 pesos for a kilo)
Optional: A chipotle pepper (5 peso for a can)
These directions are very complex, so pay attention
Boil the pasta using purified water. Maybe tap water will work, since the water is boiled but I don't want to chance it. While that's boiling cut up the tomato and onion. When pasta is done drain 90% of the water, add the beans, cut up tomatoes and onion and the pepper. Continue cooking untill the tomatoes are soft. Total cost: 2 peso for the pasta, 3 peso for the beans and a peso or so for the rest is about 6 peso or 60 cents. I got complaints on how this smelled.
Pasta and guten. The same only replace beans with a third a pack of flavored guten. Total price is horribly expensive now...about a dollar.
Guten and tortillas. This is sorta like fajitas only cheaper.
a third a bag of fajita flavoured wheat gluten (22 pesos for the whole bag)
1 tomato and an onion.
Optional a chipotle
a few corn tortillas (5 pesos of 1/2 kilo)
chop the tomato and onion. cook tomato and onion in a pan with the guten untill the guten looks like cooked meat and the oninion is soft. Heat the tortillas in the same pan until hot. Put the guten mixture in the tortillas and eat. Cost about 8 pesos.