Tostadas, Tacos, and Burritos
Tostadas, Tacos and Burritos are the easiest Mexican dishes for the home cook. Below are the most common ingredients, but each person can use whatever they have at hand, or whatever suits their palate. One of the common tacos you will find in Mexico, especially near the coast, is a fish taco made with a firm white fish and thinly sliced fresh cabbage.
- corn tortillas (for tostadas or tacos) or flour tortillas (for burritos)
For tostadas, heat oil over medium-high heat.
To make the tostada, first place a small bit of the
sliced lettuce on a plate, then top with crisp tortilla (this helps when cutting the tostada into bite-size pieces).
- refried beans
Serve immediately. Ideal for a buffet where each person can make their own, just as they like it!
Tacos use the same basic ingredients, but use a corn tortilla that is folded or rolled. The tortillas can either be:
Fill the taco with any or all of the above ingredients. Usually eaten with the hands, this is like a Mexican sandwich.
Once again, the same basic ingredients, but using a FLOUR tortilla, rather than the corn tortilla.
Start with a single tortilla, place on a plate and cover lightly with shredded cheddar cheese.
A quick, easy meal. Great for using leftover meat, odd bits of cheese, etc.
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