Now I love me some Mexican food, my favorite place in the world is Tulum, Mexico so that explains a lot. Usually I go out, grab a margarita, chips and Guac and have some Tacos! However, that is not happening this year so I am cooking from home and I wanted to give you guys some guidance if you needed it.
First off, do not start cooking until you’ve made a margarita … or two. Make sure you have a bottle of tequila and what ever flavor you want. Honestly, it is really hard to go wrong making a margarita, just add more tequila right? Best part about working from home, you can get up the next morning hung over and not have to drag yourself to work.
- Squeeze 4 -5 limes depending on the size. (if you are hand squeezing you may need more)
- Add 1/4 cup of orange juice or squeeze a half. (or just use cointreau)
- 1 tsp of Honey or Agave
- 2 shots of tequila
- Shake with ice until chilled and mixed well (you don’t need a shaker, you could also stir.)
- Pour over ice.
- Squeeze 2 limes into a cup
- add a splash of orange juice or Cointreau.
- add two shots of Tequila and mix all well.
- Put in blender and add 1 cup of frozen strawberries.
- Blend and Enjoy! (pour over ice if strawberries are not frozen)
Mango (or any other fruit)
- Same of above but substitute Strawberries for Mangos
Tacos and Taco Salad!
Honestly, this is so simple – you literally just need to make the meat. You can choose to get a taco mix packet at the store but I LOVE Trader Joe’s Chili Lime seasoning. I just put a pound of meat into my Wok pan, put about 2tbsp of the seasoning in and cook until done. I typically like to use 90/10 or higher meat but 85/15 is okay too. You can also do this with ground Turkey or Chicken as well. I also like to make mine a little spicy, so I add some Cheyanne pepper.
For my taco salads I like to do low carb so I don’t put tortilla crisps. I just do shredded lettuce, the ground meat mixture, and then Daiya’s Mexican Cheese Shred blend (cheddar and Mozzarella).
I am a soft tortilla kind of girl, I ONLY get corn tortillas because they are gluten-free. I literally just layer the ground meat mixture, lettuce and cheese. Many people like salsa on theirs or avocado, feel free to add that as well! J always adds Sriracha to his – feel free to spice it up!
I know this is super simple, but sometimes you just need a little guidance! I would love to hear your Cinco de Mayo menu selections. I know a lot of restaurants are doing take out, but this is a super cheap and easy way to cook at home and save money during quarantine when funds maybe low. I live alone so this all makes enough for a few days of left overs too.