whats some good authentic Mexican food i can make on a tight budget?

I used to make my own flour tortillas when money was tight, and cooked some pinto beans and made refried beans with them and add a little cheese , you can make a burrito Hueveos rancheros are also pretty low cost and spanish rice


8 Responses to “whats some good authentic Mexican food i can make on a tight budget?”

  1. signsjaq
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    potataroes. cut into squares. fry.. wen potatoes are almost rteady add salt,garlic salt , and pepper to ur liking.. also add chopped onions,and tomatoes. fry until potatoes and vege are ready. yummm. u can also add eggs to fry wen about 2 min left for cooking
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  2. A!M
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    – huevos rancheros

    Flautas Recipe

    *Chicken boneless breasts or your choice.
    * 1 teaspoon Cumin
    * 3 tablespoons Chili powder
    * 2 Garlic cloves or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    * 1 medium Onion
    * 2 medium Bell peppers
    * 3 tablespoons Cooking oil your choice
    * 1 Canned whole tomatoes or chopped
    * 3/4 cup chicken broth
    * Salt to taste
    * 12 to 24 Soft tortillas

    Instructions for Chicken :
    In a pan add chicken breasts. Salt, cover with water, bring to a boil, & drain. Set chicken aside to cool.

    When cooled, chop or shred into small pieces. In the same pot add oil, sauté` onion and bell peppers, diced. Cooking overlow heat till lightly sautéed. Add chicken cooking 3 or 4 more minutes.

    In blender add canned tomatoes, chili powder, garlic, &cumin. Pour mixture in pan along with 3/4 cups of broth. Simmer until broth is reduced over medium high heat about 15 or 20 minutes & add salt to taste.
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  3. Patti
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    I used to make my own flour tortillas when money was tight, and cooked some pinto beans and made refried beans with them and add a little cheese , you can make a burrito Hueveos rancheros are also pretty low cost and spanish rice
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  4. Thomas N
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    Mexican food is very budget-friendly with many ingredients being naturally low in cost. If you utilize these tips, you too can enjoy delicious homemade Mexican food even on a tight budget.

    Buy in Bulk
    Although you may have to pay out a little more up front, you will save lots of money if you buy in larger quantities. For instance if you buy a 1 lb bag of rice for $2, you may be able to get a 3 lb bag for $4. So you get three times the amount of rice, for only twice the cost.

    Stock-up during Sales
    Many items have long expiration dates such as beans, rice, canned goods. These items will last 6 months to over a year, so when they go on sale, purchase enough to last you 6-8 months, and then they will most likely go on sale again so you can re-stock.

    Watch the Ads
    Check out the grocery store ads each week to find the best prices. When you see a great price, go get it. This may mean you have to go to more than one store, but because you’re stocking up, it will cost you less in the long run to buy items with the lowest out of pocket cost.

    Use Coupons
    You can cut your grocery budget in half if you use coupons. Many stores double or triple coupons on a regular basis (a quick call to your local grocer will let you know.) If you combine your coupons with local sales, you can get items for just a few cents or even free. A few examples- Guerrero recently offered a printable coupon for $1 off any Guerrero product. My local grocery store had them on sale for $1 each, so I was able to get 2 packages for free. La Victoria had a coupon in the local paper for $2 off any enchilada sauce. A couple of weeks later it went on sale for $2 and I was able to get them for free. I also buy multiple Sunday papers, so I when something is cheap or free with coupons, I can really stock up. Visit our guide to Coupons to learn more.

    Produce Co-ops Some ares may have a produce co-op, where you pay a flat fee (usually $10-$15) and then you pick up the pre-selected produce at the designated location every 2 weeks, or maybe even weekly. The co-ops get the produce from local farmers at a great price, so the amount of produce will vary each time (depending on what is in season) and should last 1-2 weeks. You can search online to see if your area has one.

    Farmer’s Market
    Farmer’s Markets are a great place to get fresh, local ingredients. Fruits, vegetables and specialty breads and more can be found for much cheaper than grocery store prices.

    Research and make a Plan
    Find out all of your produce options (co-ops, farmer’s markets or local farms) and make a plan to visit one or two. Order a few Sunday papers, or plan to make a trip to the paper machine each Sunday. Decide how to organize your coupons (there are hundreds of ways, just search online for more information) and plan on searching through the store ads. Once you get organized, you can plan on spending 1-2 hours each week getting your coupons, clipping them and organizing them. I just clip the ones I think I will use and then keep the rest of the inserts in hanging file folders in a crate. Then I use Coupon Mom’s coupon database if I want to look for a particular coupon.

    Deep Freeze
    This is another up-front cost, but well worth it in the long run. If you have a deep freezer, you can buy meat (one of the most expensive ingredients that we use on a regular basis) when it’s on a great sale, and store it for later. When ground beef is on sale for .99 cents a lb, I buy 15 lbs and freeze it. If you can’t afford a new one, check your local classifieds, PennySaver, Craigslist or Freecycle to get one for cheap or free.

    Check Online Money-Saving and Coupon Sites
    Once you get used to this way of shopping, you will save at least 50% of your usual bill. Most weeks I save 75-80% on my groceries and I mostly shop from my own pantry. I only go to the store for the cheapies and freebies. It takes some time to get a good stock of coupons to work from, but it will happen. You can also check online sites such as the Grocery Game or Slick Deals to help you save even more money.

    Ernesto’s Mexican Food Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

    These shrimp fajitas are the perfect dish for anyone who loves Mexican food.

    * Meal Type: Entree
    * Ethnicity: Mexican
    * Holiday Category: N/A
    * Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes


    * 6 plump jumbo shrimp
    * 1 tablespoon butter
    * Pinch garlic
    * Pinch pepper
    * Pinch salt
    * 6 slices red pepper
    * 6 slices green pepper
    * 6 slices onion
    * Few slices mushroom
    * Few slices zucchini
    * Few slices carrots
    * 1 ounce cooking wine


    1. Place butter in a saute pan. Add onions, red pepper, green pepper, and carrots. Saute for a couple minutes.
    2. Add mushrooms, zucchini and shrimps. Add salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Stir lightly and let cook for another 3 minutes.
    3. Finally, add the cooking wine and let reduce, and cook for another four minutes until you see the shrimps get that pink color.
    4. Serve with your favorite rice and beans.
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  5. HelloThere
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    What about bean burritos. You can buy re fried beans which is are easy to heat up or you can cook up some raw beans. That would be more economical. Add some garlic powder, oregano, cumin, minced onion, & Chili powder. If you wanted a little meat fry up 1 /2 pound of hamburger. Assemble burritos and add some cheese. Roll in foil. Freeze until needed. Then make you some spanish rice. and a lettuce salad as sides and you are all set.
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  6. Crabby
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    Chili con carne, frittatas, huevos rancheros, cafe con leche, rice and pinto beans. enchiladas, tripe
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  7. punchie
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    Here are a few ideas:

    -Cheese enchiladas: 1 pkg. of corn tortillas, 1 block of cheese (you shred it -preshredded cheese is more expensive), 1 med. size can of enchilada sauce, 1 chopped onion. Grease a baking dish, roll up a bit of cheese inside each tortilla, place the enchiladas next to each other, pour the enchilada sauce over them. Top with a little extra cheese and chopped onion. Cover with foil, bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until piping hot.

    -Tostadas: Fry up some of the corn tortillas until crisp, spread them with some refried beans (can is ok), top with lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and salsa.

    -Bean Burritos: Take warm flour tortillas and spread some warm refried beans in them. Roll them up and enjoy. Simple, filling and a good protein source.
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    I’m a personal chef.

  8. **ttc #1**
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    how about chilli con carne ! you need some rice ,some minced beef,& a jar of ready made chilli con carne from super market , easy & yummy,lol
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