What You Need To Make Mexican Food At Home

People who normally eat out several times a week are now going to have to cook at home due to the COVID-19 virus. Many restaurants have closed, and more are limiting their service to drive-through and delivery only. So if you are someone who now has to start cooking at home, it is important that you have the supplies on hand. The following guide will help all of the fans of Mexican food. These are the staples that you should order and have on hand so that you can make delicious meals at home. 

Flour or Corn Tortillas

One of the building blocks of Mexican cuisine is the tortilla. You will need tortillas for tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and quesadillas. They are very versatile and can even be used in salads to add a bit of texture. You should have both corn and flour varieties since different recipes call for different types of tortillas. You can freeze them so that they don't go stale and then thaw them out when it comes time to eat

Canned or Dry Beans

Another staple of Mexican cuisine is beans. Beans are the building block of many dishes. You can either get canned beans or dry beans. If you decide to get dry beans, remember to always soak them. Soaking beans helps for several reasons. First, when you soak the beans it makes them easier to digest, and you avoid that uncomfortable indigestion problem that some people experience. Also, when you soak beans, they cook faster. So, always soak your beans before cooking them on your stove. 

Chimichurri Sauce

Sauces are very important to Mexican cooking. While some amateur home chefs might try and make Mexican sauces from scratch, an easier method is to just stock up on the jarred varieties. So, make sure to find a specialty foods supplier who will carry and ship chimichurri sauce, as well as adobo sauce. With a good variety of Mexican sauces, you can turn the basics (beans and rice) into a whole array of tasty dishes. 


Finally, one of the most important condiments in Mexican cooking is salsa. It's an essential to keep on hand. You will want to have this at almost every meal. You should stock up on all varieties of salsa, including pico de gallo, red salsa (tomato-based salsa), and salsa verde (a tomatillo-based salsa). With these on hand, you can enjoy Mexican dishes any night of the week. 

To learn more, contact a supplier like Cordoba Foods- Gaucho Ranch Foods