Mexican food made easy. And no fridge required!

Tortilla Machine in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Now that we are in Mexico tortillas have become a staple food, so I figured I better learn how to make them in case we run out. Corn tortillas are a breeze as long as you have Maseca (the recipe is right there on the bag and even I can decipher the spanish instructions), water and salt. Most important is a tortilla press! Not wanting to add more gadgets to my galley I tried making them without a press and they turned out a “bit” thick.
Since fresh meat only lasts a few days we found the perfect substitute: We call it bagged meat (see photo below). It lasts for two years unrefrigerated and tastes great! Just fry it up with some onion ( and /or bell pepper, mushrooms or anything that stikes your fancy) and a dash of water.Make fresh guacamole by adding lime, salt and several spoonfuls of your favorite salsa (I like to use Herdez Salsa Casera). Serve the guacamole with the avocado pit to keep it from turning brown.

To keep avocados from ripening too quickly put them into “green bags” in the fridge (leave the bag open to prevent moisture). I’ve kept avocados hard for nearly three weeks this way.

Then mix up some Media Crema with a squeeze of lime, chill for 10 minutes and you get instant sour cream!

¡Buen provecho!

Don’t forget to make up some of our favorite Margaritas. Recipe on GalleySwap.
02Maseca and my Tortilla Press from Cabo

Fresh Tortillas cooking on the stove


Bagged meat. Very little trash to boot!
Lately we’ve been buying the turkey meat which comes in a blue bag.

4 Responses

  1. Thanks for the information about the ‘bagged meat’! I will definitely be looking for that down in Mexico. Love the idea of making my own tortillas. Mexican food is delicious any time! I make my own salsa and can it for the winter. We get a little addicted to it, especially when mixed with avocado. Yum!

  2. Hmmm….bagged meat? Really? I may have to taste it to really believe that it’s actually tasty. I’m sure a few months without refrigeration ourselves and we’ll be loving it!

    Katie and Mark

  3. Haha, we just discovered the bagged meat too! (We eat the Turkey one – it’s not bad mixed in with stuff)We’ve started eating freshly caught fish a fair bit, (Rick’s catches and our generous friends’ catches too).
    I failed miserably in my first attempt at making corn tortillas – I think I need a press…

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